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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  • Now Hiring – Executive Director, Play Rugby USA

    Play Rugby USA seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of development and stability, taking the reins from the organization’s founder. This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned and driven professional who enjoys a dynamic non-profit environment, is motivated by ambitious fundraising goals, and is passionate and committed […]

  • Friends and Family Day 2018

    On Saturday, August 4th, Play Rugby hosted its first Friends and Family Day in Prospect Park, Brooklyn! Members of the Play Rugby community – particularly players and families from our community-based programs –  were invited to spend an afternoon enjoying some sun, food and friendships while celebrating our Academy student-athletes and coaches after a very […]

  • Rugby World Cup 7s

    An action packed week of collaboration! Impact Beyond highlights:  In the lead-up to the tournament, we worked closely with Impact Beyond partners: NorCal Rugby, USA Rugby and PlayWorks to build momentum and leave a lasting legacy on young people in the Bay Area once the tournament left town. We’re excited to share our impact! Launched 12 new teams at partner sites Activated 22 […]