The Westport Parks and Recreation Department is running a youth rugby program for the first time.

Designed for boys and girls entering grades six through nine, the program is "touch" rugby (no tackling) and will introduce young people to the sport.

There will be 10 sessions from July 5 throughAug. 4 at Wakeman C field at Bedford Middle School from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and costs $50. For information, call David Levi at 203-913-1029.