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 Brevard County to learn to win not only at sport but also life lessons. After a nearly perfect inaugural season and defeating 6 time state champions Napals Bears, Coach Roper focused on introducing youth throughout Brevard County to the sport of rugby. In addition, the team focus is on academia, community, and the principle elements of sportsmanship 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. CPR members volunteered for numerous community and philanthropic events to this day.
The next generations of rugby players will continue with this tradition of giving back to the community, lifting up, working with, and encouraging team mates to achieve a common goal, and learning that hard work pays off in the end.
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