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Asociacion Guatemalteca de Rugby
The Guatemala Quetzal Rugby Club (also known as GQRC) is a rugby union team based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The club competes in the Asociacion Guatemalteca de Rugby 15s tournament. The club uses both their location, Guatemala, Guatemala, and the Guatemalan national bird, the Quetzal, as club identifiers. The club in its beginning was represented mainly by players from Guatemala but also from The United States, Argentina, Japan, Mexico, England, Italy, France and Canada. As of today the club is represented by 95% Guatemalan players. The club used Maya numerals on the back of their jersey to identify a player's position in the first two years of activities.
Guatemala Quetzal Rugby Club Wikipedia
The club was established in early 2010 becoming only the sixth club rugby team in Guatemala's history. The club was formed by a mixture of Guatemalan nationals and expatriates with the intention of raising the level of play in Guatemala and competing in the Association Guatemalteca de Rugby 15s tournament. Their first training took place at Colegio Interamericano on March 20, 2010.
A grievance filed with the Asociacion Guatemalteca de Rugby by another Guatemala City team nearly prevented the club from competing in the 2010 Asociacion Guatemalateca de Rugby 15s tournament. However, support from other Guatemalan club teams and the El Salvadorian National Rugby Team prompted the association to allow their entry into the 2010 season. The Guatemala Quetzal Rugby Club went on to win the national title, the first team in Guatemala's history to do so in an undefeated fashion. GQRC has since been accepted as full and lifetime members of Asociacion Guatemalteca de Rugby.
Ricardo Alvarado Anguiano Colin Brown Farzad Darouian David Horner Lautaro Cayarga PaoltroniGuatemala National Champions - 2010 (undefeated)
Guatemala National Champions - 2011
The primary sponsor of GQRC is Rattle'n Hum Bar of Guatemala, Guatemala which doubles as the team's clubhouse. Colegio Interamericano supports the team by allowing the use of their secure training area. WorldGym Guatemala is the club's official gym.
GQRC promotes the sport of rugby in Guatemala by seeking out new players through established relationships with local schools, embassies volunteer work and by holding rugby clinics.