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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  • Play Rugby Spring Gala

    Join us for an inspirational evening celebrating our vision of a Better World Through Rugby! We’re pleased to welcome guests back to our annual cocktail benefit at the spectacular waterfront venue Current, Pier 59 at Chelsea Piers. This event brings together over 250 guests – with leaders from a range of sectors, including finance, construction […]

  • RAMAPO for Children Training!

    On the 24th of February, Ramapo for Children visited the Play Rugby office in NYC and spent the afternoon with a group of 15 Youth Development Mentors. Ramapo for Children started out as a camp for special needs children in Northern New York. Today, Ramapo helps schools, community organizations and families foster inclusive and supportive environments […]

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    NYC Program Director – Job Opportunity!

    About Play Rugby USA Play Rugby USA is a Sports-Based Youth Development organization committed to helping young people find success both on and off the rugby field. Our mission is to use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire young people, primarily from underserved communities, to Go Forward and realize their true potential. […]