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Closing out 2021

This past year has been full of amazing things for the Salt Lake City Gladiator Rugby Club. We have had several games, travel opportunities and some great awards. We have won some and we have lost some. We are a team that is full of powerful players but regardless of the situation, regardless of the scoreboard, we're going to be successful because we’ve put in all the time, all the effort, all the hard work, and you know that it’s going to pay off!

Let's all remember the reason why we are a part of this organization; we love RUGBY. The reason we are here transcends the desire to play at a higher level. Don't get me wrong, the sound of playing professional sports sounds great and is an option we plan to provide those that are interested but that's not the only reason why we chose to be part of the Salt Lake City Gladiators. We love the game for the joy of accomplishing something great. We love the game because it has always been a part of us and we can't imagine our lives without it. We LOVE the game because it takes all team members to give it life. It isn't about who scores the most tries, runs the fastest, gets the most tackles or kicks the most balls.

A famous athlete once said: Even when you've played the game of your life, it's the feeling of teamwork that you'll remember. You'll forget the plays, the tries, and the scores, but you'll never forget your teammates. Of course there will always be those heartbreaking losses and underdog wins that will stick with us forever, but the bonds we form will be some of the greatest relationships in our lives. never take this for granted. There are others who wish they could be in our position. Appreciate every practice, game and workout...Love the game so much that when you are by chance scouted for a Select team or MLR division; your dedication, your work, your challenges, your triumphs and your attitude are what is recognized.

For those individual names already being recognized at a National level, as we have said before, CONGRATULATIONS. Remember where it started. We support each other on and off the field. It is about Gladiators. This organization is about you guys, family. Please know that we appreciate all of your efforts. Thank you for building SLC Gladiators into what it is today. We have had an amazing year and look forward to more. 2022 is going to be the biggest yet and will set precedence for years to come. We are going to take it!

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year!!!

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