The Sr. Boys Rugby Team was recently removed from the Richmond AA Rugby League because of consumption of alcohol during their tour to California. We realize that we have severely violated rules and laws instated by the Richmond School District. However, we believe that our season should not be banned for the following reasons: -Our imprudent actions should not damage our school\'s pride and our school\'s team spirit -We feel that we are a part of a special organization that can be successful in the sport. -Playing rugby keeps us more disciplined and is a way of keeping us off of the streets. -We can develop skills such as teamwork and leadership. These qualities would otherwise be hard to learn. -We take pride in representing McNair Secondary and are truly regretful of our wrong-doings. Most of the individuals on this team are playing rugby for the first time and possibly the last time. All we ask, is for a second chance. We understand, our actions cannot go unpunished. However, we wish to repay the school by representing McNair and repairing the image that we have damaged. We are willing to accept anything as alternative punishment including, providing service to the school and the community. Please do not deny us of our passion.