We’re a non-profit organization on a mission
To use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire youth, primarily from underserved communities, to go forward and realize their true potential.
We use flag and tackle rugby programs to teach positive life skills to
5,500 young people each year
We are so lucky to have five amazing supporters running the 2017 NYC Marathon on November 5th to help raise money for Play Rugby USA: Rose Ellen, Jason, Ed, Jonah, and Matt! Read more about our incredible Team below and make a gift to help support them on their journey. Jonah, Denver, CO Jonah became […]
In late September, three members of the Play Rugby USA team attended a two-day workshop to become Hopeologists: Kevin Braithwaite, Youth Development Mentor; Ben Slaughter, Program Manager; and Dom Wareing, Youth Development Director. Held at PS76 in Harlem, NY and led by ‘Kids at Hope’ founder and chief treasure hunter, Rick Miller, the workshop was attended by local […]
What is a Community Agreement and why is it one of the first things Play Rugby USA does in all of our programs at the start of the school year? The Community Agreement is a set of guidelines that the entire group must agree upon. It helps set expectations of behavior and gives the students goals to work towards. Our Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) help their students form the document, but essentially […]
These are some highlights from our training session at Pier 5 in Brooklyn! We also asked some of our Play Rugby Academy students to say what they love about playing rugby!