Cape Pirates Rugby was established in 2012 by New Zealand native, Coach Steve Roper. With over 5 decades of rugby experience, Coach Roper saw a need for the youth in Cocoa Beach to get out and learn to be a team and how to win at sport and at life. After a nearly perfect inaugural season and defeating 6 time state champions Napal Bears, Coach Roper has focused on introducing youth throughout Brevard County to the sport of rugby. More importantly has been the teams focus on academia, community, and the principle elements that define the rugby culture. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, 4 team members were awarded scholarship to continue their education and playing career at D1A institutions, 1 team member was awarded scholarship to attend a service academy, and 2 members enlisted in the armed forces. Additionally, CPR members volunteered for numerous community and philanthropic events.
The purpose of the Cape Pirates Rugby Club is to be a charitable sports organization for the youth of Brevard County which promotes the development, participation, and enjoyment of the sport of rugby. It provides a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for the building of character and athleticism while fostering a sense of community and sportsmanship.
Initiate collegiate relationships and generate academic opportunities through scholarship. Rugby’s principle elements of Teamwork, Respect, Discipline and Integrity, Sportsmanship, Solidarity, and Enjoyment are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create. They define the game and define Rugby.
Integritas, Disciplinam, Communitatis
Integrity, Discipline, Community