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raymond harrower

Ray was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and has been involved in rugby since he was a youngster.  Ray played the game at a semi-professional level through to his Club Rugby days.  Ray has been coaching rugby for over 20 years, beginning at the club-level in South Africa, then coaching the Waterford Rugby Football Club in England.  When Ray moved to the United States in 1999, he coached the UNL men's rugby team and the Omaha G.O.A.T.S.

Ray founded Big Red Rugby for his sons, Henry & Axel, with full support and enthusiasm from his wife, Katie.  He is excited to bring his love of rugby to children in Omaha.
 

Email: ray@bigredrugby.com

jake bowers

Jake is a veteran rugby player with sixteen years of playing experience.  He began as a high school senior in Lincoln, NE.  After graduation, he started playing men's club rugby, first with Lincoln City Rugby Football Club, then to his present team, the Omaha G.O.A.T.S.  During the summers of 2010 and 2011, Jake played 7's rugby for Aspen, CO.  While playing for Aspen, he was invited by the Eagles assistant coach to play in a world tournament in Las Vegas, NV.  Jake is currently the assistant coach of a rugby team made up of students from Papillion, Bellevue and Council Bluffs area high schools.

Recently, Jake and his wife, Elizabeth, have started their own family and he can't wait until his 1 year old daughter, Zella, can join Big Red Rugby and share his love for the game.

Email: jake@bigredrugby.com

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jordan frost

Jordan played his first game of rugby his senior year of high school, in 2004, for Millard North.  In 2010, he began playing with the Omaha G.O.A.T.S.  That's when he rediscovered his love for rugby.  Jordan has played multiple positions, including wing, full back and scrum half.

"My passion for rugby extends off the pitch.  It truly is a brotherhood and these players have become my family.  I believe rugby is a teacher of life.  Things won’t always go your way and when life throws you curve balls you have to be able to adapt on the fly.  Rugby teaches patience and critical thinking.  I have learned that rugby is community and it’s not defined by the individual effort, but more defined by the 23 plus players that it takes to field the team. By playing rugby I’ve realized a dream of mine is to help grow the sport and pass this on to future generations.  I think this sport helps build character, integrity and discipline.  That is why it is so important to me to introduce this great sport to the youth of Nebraska."

Jordan and his wife, Michaela, are excited to welcome their first child this fall.

Email: jordan@bigredrugby.com