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

    2,755 Children in 2017

  • 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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  • Mark Griffin Joins USA Rugby

    We are excited to share that Play Rugby USA Founder and CEO, Mark Griffin, will be joining the team at USA Rugby as Commercial Director. View the USA Rugby Press Release here We know that collaboration across stakeholders in American rugby is vital for grassroots growth, and Mark has demonstrated a unique ability to establish […]

  • 2018 NYC Rugby Cup Recap!

    Our 2018 NYC Rugby Cup was a huge success! Over 50 flag rugby teams from elementary through high school descended on Randall’s Island for the opportunity to showcase both their skills and their Go Forward attitudes. The day was filled with sun, smiles, some incredible rugby and even better sportsmanship and community building. Thank you […]

  • Play Rugby Awarded Sports 4 Life Grant

    Play Rugby USA Awarded 2018 Sports 4 Life Grant by Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation joins the effort to empower young girls of color through sports   The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW, in collaboration with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced Play Rugby USA as a 2018 recipient […]

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    Spring Elementary Tournament in NYC

    On a crisp, bright, sunny day over 100 kids, parents and coaches convened at Chelsea Waterside Field for the first Elementary School Spring Flag Rugby Tournament of the season in NYC. 8 teams competed from 6 different programs: PS208 (x2), PS282 (x2), All Saints (Hoboken), Long Island City Youth Rugby, Booker T. Washington and Manhattan […]