Another fantastic story and another website I am really proud of. I saw an article in the New York post about a remarkable man – Tal Bayer – in a remarkable school, in Washington DC, USA. I am not articulate enough to portray to you just what this group have achieved, I cannot put it into words – so please visit the website and have a look at the media and the TV programmes that have been made about them all. This is a great rugby story and I am so proud to be a tiny part of bringing them to the world stage with our RuckinRugby website. – this for me is what RuckinRugby is all about, there are stories like this all over the world. A little extract from their home page:
“What began as a rag tag bunch of kids tossing a “funny shaped” ball around on a rough patch of grass and dirt has evolved into a highly competitive program that includes more than 90 high school and middle school boys and girls from the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington, DC.
Their unique story as one of the first all African American rugby programs in the USA has defied stereotypes and changed perceptions. It is not just playing a game that makes them special, it is more than that. The experiences shared between the rugby players at Hyde, their opponents and the larger community, have helped change minds, hearts and futures…”
Once we were agreed and ready to go, Tal sent me over some photos taken of the boys, the school and the team in action – all taken by an extremely talented local photographer … I was blown away. Usually I get a handful of jpegs that are 50% sky and 50% grass with a few teeny people in the distance that my clients think can be miraculously salvaged and transformed by the wonders of photoshop, but on this occasion I had several hundred images, EVERY single one of which I fell in love with – HELP!! I love this website, and I went above and beyond to get every single inch of it spot on and it is probably still my favourite website from an artistic/design viewpoint.
Hyde are still our only club from over the pond, despite my constant nagging of clubs from Canada to Los Angeles – we shall continue to ‘poke’ in hope.
Thank you Tal and Thank you Hyde for this great project.
You can the website here: hyderugby.com