Navajo Rugby Team Plays on Despite Culture Clash
In Gallup, New Mexico, where, for some, it is easier to get in to trouble than find a fun place to hang out, one group of kids are staying out of trouble and having a good time.
“I was a pretty crazy kid growing up, but rugby gave me direction,” Clayton Coan told Irb.com. “I was staying out late, I got into drugs a little bit. [Rugby] gave me discipline…Something to keep me going.” Coan is a member of the Gallup Rugby Football Club—a team with primarily Navajo players.