ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Aardvarks are the longest running sports club in the state of New Mexico. They were founded 41 years ago and the Aardvarks are only getting better as time goes on.
“We are trying to make a big push to move to division I rugby, which is going to take a couple of years to accomplish, but the more people that get involved and the more people that participate, the better chances we have to grow rugby in New Mexico,” said Albuquerque Rugby Club President Jason Leonard.
The open tryouts will be held at Johnson Field on February 21st, at 10 a.m. The tryouts will run until 2 p.m, and if you have anymore questions visit their Facebook page.
“We have a lot of new players coming out that take to it day one, so with the ball handling and the running. I mean, if you have any athletic sensibility, you will probably do just fine,” said Leonard. This is no ordinary club though; the Aardvarks are a competitive team. They took second in the Division II nationals in 2009, and have been contenders ever since.
The season opener for the Aardvarks will be March 7 at Balloon Fiesta Park. They will face off against the El Paso Scorpions at 3 p.m.