“Charter schools see rough sports as a way to increase girl’s confidence” The utilization of rugby as a means to promote girls self-esteem and confidence continues to develop within High School sports throughout the United States. The Noble charter schools in Chicago, IL provide a prime example of a private school system dedicated to empowering their female youth through rugby and what competition within a city can do for the development of the programs and the athletes which participate in the sport. In one of the few settings “where bodily aggression is sanctioned and celebrated”, the positive benefits can be immediate for girls who learn that they are capable of things they have never before thought possible to achieve.
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Rowe-Clark's Shanya Jones is brought down by Pritzker's Taylor Jackson, left, during their championship rugby game at Altgeld Park.
(Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)