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    Ruggers Helping Others

    Those of us who are lucky enough to be a part of the rugby community know how truly special it is. Here at Play Rugby USA, we often find ourselves humbled by the outpouring of support from those who love the sport of rugby as much as we do. Recently, two members of the Play Rugby USA […]

  • Become a Youth Development Mentor

    At Play Rugby USA, we use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire young people from underserved communities in NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco! Our Youth Development Mentors form the backbone of our program and deliver our curriculum on a weekly basis at schools, parks, and community centers across each of our three […]

  • 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 […]

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    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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    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 […]

  • We’re Hiring – Senior Director of Development

    Play Rugby USA seeks an experienced and dynamic fundraising professional to serve as the Senior Director of Development. He/she will be responsible for ushering all aspects of development for the organization, with a primary focus on direct asks from foundations, individual donors up to $10k and event-based giving and sponsorships. Reporting to and working closely […]

  • Spring Gala Success!

    The Play Rugby USA Spring Gala, held on June 13th, was a smashing success – literally breaking all of our previous fundraising records! We are deeply grateful for the immense support in the room that evening, as over 250 guests cheered on our three amazing student athletes, Ariel, Susie, and Gio, and raised more than$248,500 to […]

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    Play Rugby USA at USA vs. IRE

    On Saturday, June 11, 2017 the USA Men’s Eagles took on the Irish at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Play Rugby USA was well represented on the day! We raffled off some Official British & Irish Lions gear (courtesy of Canterbury) during the pre-match festivities and met a ton of amazing fans. Shout out […]

  • A visit from the Australian Consul-General

    The Consul-General of Australia in New York, Nick Minchin, has been a great supporter of Play Rugby USA since his appointment in NYC a few years ago. Mr. Minchin has attended a few of Play Rugby USA’s larger events but wanted to observe how we run our after-school programs. We brought him up to visit a great […]

  • Support the 2017 AIG NYC Rugby Cup!

    On June 17, 2017 over 1000 youth rugby players, fans and volunteers will gather on Randall’s Island for the 10th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup, the largest flag rugby event on the East Coast! This event provides a chance for youth in Play Rugby USA’s NY programs to compete with their team and showcase the […]

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    Play Rugby USA Gala, June 13th

    The Play Rugby USA Spring Gala is just around the corner! This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13th and we’ll be returning to the spectacular venue, CURRENT, Pier 59 at Chelsea Piers. The evening will feature a VIP reception, exceptional networking, award winning food, custom cocktails and exclusive silent and live auction items. […]

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    CODP Players Gain Great Experience in Vegas

    The Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) at Play Rugby USA had its 2017 tournament debut at the Las Vegas Invitational March 2-4.   CODP Background The CODP is a high performance 7’s side where we work with players year-round. Our primary concern is not whether the team wins or loses. Our primary concern is developing […]