Welcome to Knightmares Rugby

The Hempfield Knightmares Rugby FC boys field a U-19 and U-15 side. The Knightmares girls field a U-19 and an attached 7th & 8th grade girl’s developmental squad. The Knightmares are club teams, open to all high school boys, girls and middle school boys & girls with no residency or experience requirements.

Fall 2021 Rugby Registration

Fall 2021 Knightmares Rugby Registration for Boys and Girls

PLAY RUGBY in FALL OF 2021 with the KNIGHTMARE BOYS & GIRLS High School and Middle School Teams. 

MISSION: To provide a dynamic Rugby program for boys and girls of various age groups to develop skills, ability and promote interest in the sport by linking them with certified coaching. Along with the rules of the game, technical skills, and tactical play, players are taught rugby ethics and the value of teamwork in a disciplined environment. The sport of Rugby offers competition, fun, friendship, and playing time. The game promotes self-esteem, pride and teamwork. It teaches goal setting, strategic thinking, and cooperation and develops leadership skills. As coaches, we will take the time to teach you the basics, find the right playing position to suit your physical size, get youfit and have you playing confidently and safely.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTMARES RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB (EST 2006) The Knightmares are a member of Rugby Pennsylvania and USA Rugby. Rugby PA is a state based rugby organization formed in 2012 and recognized by USA Rugby as the official youth and interscholastic rugby administrator in Pennsylvania.

  • The Knightmares boys program fields a High School and a Junior side. 
  • The Knightmares girls field a HS team for 7th thru 12th graders and an attached middle school/developmental side for 5'"through 9'"graders. 

The Knightmares are a club team, open to all. There are no residency requirements. No experience is required.

Rugby PA Fall 7s tournament schedule to be advised, typically  Mid-September thru October. 
Tournaments are held on Sundays at Host club locations in East and Central PA.

  • Girls team pre-season training are Sundays 12noon to 2pm, & Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30pm start date TBA
  • Girls in-season practices Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Boys  team, contact  Coach Knarr  for details 

Contact coaches shown below with questions or other specific information not shown.

*FALL 2021 KNIGHTMARE RUGBY club player fee is $65 ($40 for each sibling). Fee includes shorts, socks and mouthguard. 
**USA/PA RUGBY FEE is $75 for HS, $60 for Youth, Contact team coach for more details

Please complete all 3 steps:

*1. Register Now (credit card) - click here 
Note: If you don’t already have a PA Classics registration account, please create one to register. 

**2. Use following link & please pay directly to RugbyPA with credit card at: https://www.rugbypa.org/registration-player
Contact boys or girls team coaches prior to Rugby PA registration for fee and team selection details. 
USA/PA RUGBY Registration opens 9.1.2021

***3. Download and complete the following 3 documents to turn in at first practice. 
Please also read the Protocol for COVID-19 Response document. 

  • Code of Conduct - Link
  • Medical Release - Link
  • COVID-19/Communicable Disease Release - Link
  • Please read the Protocol for COVID-19 Response - Link

Team Contacts 

Club Rugby Administrator 
Curt Walter, Ph# 717.629.8938
Email: curtw@tbll.com

Girls Head Coach 
Joe Capp Ph# 717.413.8549
Email: jcapp15.jc@gmail.com

Boys Head Coach 
Christopher Knarr
Ph# 484.332.8196
Email: knightmarerugby@gmail.com

Spring 2021 Recap


Girls Season - Spring 2021:


Brief recap of the girls season. 23 players turned out for the girls team with their experience ranging from 1 year to 6 years. The team opted to play 7s instead of 15's in order to get everyone plenty of playing time. We fielded two teams for each tournament. The team has players from the following schools: Hempfield, Penn manor, E-town, Manheim Township, Warwick, Cocalico, and Wilson. The team is graduating 8 seniors and is looking forward to the challenge of adding new players to the team.


The overall season record through (4) 7s tournaments and one 15's scrimmage is 19-3-1, and at one point both teams had won 14 matches in a row. With the spring season over many of the girls will participate in the Roses Rugby summer 7s academy, and get ready for the start of the fall 7s season which will kick-off with pre-season training in Mid-August and culminate with the 7s state championships at the end of October.


Boys Season - Spring 2021


Recap coming soon



2021 Scholarship Recipients

Annually Knightmares Rugby honors a female and male graduating high school senior a monetary scholarship award.  The honors go to players that have promoted and exemplified the spirit of rugby in the greater Lancaster community and have set an example for others to follow.Knightmares rugby awards.

  • Hope Campbell (Penn Manor) received the 2021 Knightmare Girls Rugby Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Hope played 4 years for the Knightmares excelling in both the 15's and 7s version of Rugby Union. Prior club accolades include outstanding first year player in 2018, Coaches award in 2019, and in 2021 Outstanding defensive back, and the Knightmare Fourtitude award for playing 4 or more years of HS rugby. Hope will attend Messiah University in the fall majoring in Athletic Training.
  • Nate Berger received the 2021 Knightmare Boys Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Nate will attend Kutztown University where he will also play rugby.

Girls Rugby 2021

Girls Rugby 2021