Nov. 15, 2022

Ep. 60 The Lightning Rise of Thunder Rugby - A Conversation with Founder and President Josh Williams

Ep. 60 The Lightning Rise of Thunder Rugby - A Conversation with Founder and President Josh Williams

Humility, respect, camaraderie, and excellence: how the core values of Thunder Rugby translate to life on the field and off - an interview with Josh Williams. For most of us, rugby is a bit of a mystery. Is it more like soccer or football?


Humility, respect, camaraderie, and excellence: how the core values of Thunder Rugby translate to life on the field and off - an interview with Josh Williams.

For most of us, rugby is a bit of a mystery. Is it more like soccer or football? Or maybe it’s a little bit of both? Thunder Rugby Founder and President Josh Williams sets the record straight in this entertaining and illuminating interview. 

At Thunder Rugby, team building and character building are at the heart of the game, and Josh Williams is intent on developing our young future leaders for good.  Hear the amazing story of how Thunder Rugby went from a small startup club to National Champions in ten years – a remarkable achievement. Learn all about rugby’s history, its subtle differences and connections with soccer, football, and wrestling, as well as the positive impact it’s had on Carlsbad’s youth sports. 

And finally, Josh divulges the greatest rugby secret of all…why do they pass the ball backwards? 

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Produced by Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com/ 

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Josh Williams

President & Head Coach U18s

I was one of the founders of Carlsbad Thunder Rugby back in 2011. Originally we were just u8's and u10s, over the years as the kids have grown our program has grown, to u8s - u18s, coed, Older Boys and Older Girls. In 2021 Thunder Rugby won the Boys High School National Rugby Championship. We have a high school program at Carlsbad High School (season goes from January - early march) and our Club program goes from January to March for the youngers (u8-u14) and Mid-March to May for the older (u15-u18)