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

  • NYB

    Going Forward since 2003

    3,400 Children in 2016

  • LAB

    Going Forward since 2010

    1,200 Children in 2016

  • SFB

    Going Forward since 2012

    550 Children in 2016

Join us and help to achieve our vision of
A Better World Through Rugby

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  • NY Academy Does it Again!

    We are thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our NY Academy program saw all of its seniors graduate high school on time and for the third year in a row, they’ve all enrolled in college. With a graduation rate of just over 70% in NYC, Play Rugby USA is clearly making […]

  • we're hiring

    Development Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA

    Use your marketing training and communication skills to build capacity of a leader in Sports-Based Youth Development in New York City! Play Rugby USA has an opportunity for an AmeriCorps VISTA to significantly contribute to our three-year strategic initiative, aiming to transform the Sports-Based Youth Development Sector through innovative and impactful programming. As a VISTA (Volunteer […]

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    Healing Through Sport

    Play Rugby USA was invited to participate as thought partners in the first ever workshop on sport & trauma, at the 28th Annual Psychological Trauma Conference in Boston, MA. Play Rugby USA was honored to be among its peers in the Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) sector, (Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, Soccer without Borders, and others). The […]

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    10th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup

    When the opening ceremonies began at 9 am on Randall’s Island in NYC, the sun was shining and over 700 young people were getting ready to compete in their final tournament of the year! Games kicked off at 10 am and as pool play ended, so did the nice weather. With the playoffs came the […]