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STA Saints Rugby is a club sport affiliated with Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Started in 2007, Saints Rugby has won 14 of the last 15 Kansas State Rugby Championship titles. In 2022, we finished 4th in the nation out of 2,500 rugby clubs.

The Saints Rugby Girls program was established in 2023, and they won their first Girls 7s High School State Title in 2023.

Thanks to our dedicated coaching team, we have an amazing team culture that creates great players and incredible young people. Come join our Saints Rugby family!

If you're interested in playing rugby, please fill out this form and we will contact you before our informational meeting.

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Team Jersey Laundry Sign Up

By Saints Rugby 02/12/2024, 9:00pm CST

We need all parents to help launder the rugby team jerseys throughout the season.
Please sign up through this Sign Up Genius form.
Jerseys are expensive so we treat them with care and do what we can to sustain their longevity.
Here's how it works:
  • Please make sure you get the bag(s) of jerseys from the managers after the games end. They will need time to gather all jerseys and make sure they are accounted for before you take the bag, so please be patient with them while they complete this task. 
  • It is preferred that jerseys be laundered in cold water and hung to dry. 
  • If you sign up for an out of town tournament, sometimes we have laundry in our hotel, and sometimes we need to find a laundromat. Sometimes we are in a pinch, and we have to throw the jerseys in the dryer on low temp. Pro Tip: Take quarters, hangers, and laundry detergent with you!
  • If you sign up for the last day of an out of town trip, you will need to transport the jerseys back to KC to launder. 
  • Please wash, fold, and have your player return the jerseys to Coach at the next practice.
  • All jerseys need to be folded with the number facing out and placed in numerical order in the bag provided (2 stacks in one bag). Coaches need them in this order for game days so please pay close attention to this detail.

If you have any questions, you can always reach out, I am happy to help.  

Thank you for helping with this necessary chore for the team!

Mouse Races Fundraiser Details

By Saints Rugby 01/12/2024, 7:45am CST

A few key notes from our Mouse Races kickoff meeting:

Our biggest team fundraiser takes place on Saturday, Feb 3. Spread the word!

Mouse Races event tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through our new event website.

You can find the Mouse Races packet that we handed out and the sample script for selling on this page to download.


  • We use gift cards as the prizes for the Mouse Races betting.
  • Each player needs to turn in $40 worth of $5 gift cards (8) to any of the following businesses (and ONLY these businesses): Starbucks, QT, Dairy Queen, Target, Panera, Chick Fil A, Chipotle, Raising Cains, McDonalds, or Taco Bell.
  • If you prefer, you can turn in $40 cash or Venmo @Whitney-Courser, and we will buy gift cards for you.

We will pick up completed packets with checks/cash/gift cards at rugby practices on Saturday, Jan 20 and Saturday, Jan 27.

Saturday, Jan 27 is the LAST DAY to turn in packets!! 

By Jan 27, email sponsor logos to: (If they were a sponsor in 2023, we already have the logo.)

*** Find more details on our Fundraising page and the Mouse Races event website.

Rugby Practices Start Friday, Jan. 5

By Saints Rugby 01/02/2024, 7:45pm CST

Practice Schedule (until further notice)

Beginning Jan 5, 2024 – Rugby Practice in the STA Gym, 5:00-7:15AM, Wednesday & Friday.

Weekend Training – Saturday, 10AM-12PM or 11AM-1PM, weather dependent, usually at STA football field (TBD).  Coach will share practice updates with the team.

In-Season Training (late Feb/early March) – Once the season gets started, we will train 3 times a week after school: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at Prince of Peace football field. 

Practice details are subject to change and will be communicated by Coach Kluempers through the Player Group Me.



Saints Rugby Titles

National Awards & Honors

2022: Finished 4th in Tier I National Rankings
2021: Finished 6th in Tier I National Rankings
2019: Finished 7th in National Rankings
2018: Finished 4th in National Rankings
2017: Tier II National Champions

Boys’ State Championship Titles

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Girls’ State Championship Titles


Join the Rugby Conversation on GroupMe:

The Rugby Players and Rugby Parents each have a GroupMe set up for quick messages, reminders, and match updates.

To be added to the Player GroupMe, contact Coach Kluempers.

To be added to the Parent GroupMe, contact Michelle Middendorf or another parent.

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Kansas Youth Rugby

Heartland Youth Rugby and Saints Rugby operate under:

Kansas Youth Rugby Association Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
EIN 46-1435017