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  • CODP Update – Utah

    Community Olympic Development Program Update   North American Invitational 7s Tournament Report Earlier this year Play Rugby USA, in partnership with the Northeast Academy, proudly announced our selection by the United States Olympic Committee as the nation’s 16th Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), the first in the country for rugby. Formally launched in January 2016, […]

  • Canterbury’s Corner – NYC Rugby Cup 2016

            Canterbury’s Corner NYC Rugby Cup Story presented by Canterbury. The Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup is our biggest event of the year, a culminating tournament featuring over 1000 youth from our programs throughout the city converging on Randall’s Island for the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East coast. A visual […]

  • NY Academy Spring Season Report

      About the Girls. The Girls season has been impressive, starting the season with a win over Morris RFC in March. They had a lot on the line for this fixture, having lost to Morris twice in previous years, however the girls showed up and SWITCHED ON for this very physical game. Stand out performances […]

  • 9th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup Report

    On Saturday June 11th we hosted the 9th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup where nearly 800 student athletes made up 66 teams and came together to celebrate the youth rugby community in NYC and to compete in the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East Coast. Staff and players had there fingers crossed leading up […]

  • A celebration of American Rugby – 2016 Gala

    It’s been just over one week since the record-smashing 2016 Play Rugby USA Gala. Let’s take a look back at this incredible event! We are deeply grateful for the support we received for this fantastic evening celebrating American Rugby and honoring Mike Tolkin with the 2nd Annual Founder’s Award for his lifetime contribution to Rugby. The generosity of over […]

  • Celebrating American Rugby at the 2016 Gala

    Join Play Rugby USA supporters, players, and coaches as we celebrate American Rugby and honor Mike Tolkin, longtime defensive coordinator for the US National Team​ and Head Coach​ from 2012-2015, for his lifetime contribution to American Rugby, and his support of the transformational youth programming pioneered by Play Rugby USA. Taking place on Tuesday May […]

  • Inspiring students from Monroe HS to #GoForward

    At Play Rugby USA our mission is to use the unique power of rugby to inspire and empower youth, primarily from underserved communities, to Go Forward and realize their true potential. A key element to achieving these outcomes are the Youth Development Mentors (YDM) who work with our students every day and build strong bonds, […]

  • Kip’s Corner: Thoughts from Play Rugby USA’s Senior Program Director

    We’re pleased to introduce Kip O’Rourke Brown, Senior Program Director at Play Rugby USA. A true sportsman, Kip has been involved in organized athletics from childhood and upon moving to New York City in 2007, Kip began managing and directing after-school programs in public schools in all 5 boroughs. Kip is deeply passionate about using sport to promote youth’s development academically, […]