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  • NY Academy representing Atlantis at Vegas 7s

    A handful of Play Rugby USA Academy Players have again been selected to play for Atlantis at the Vegas 7’s tournament, the country’s biggest Sevens event. Five girls from the academy have been selected: Gio, Naomi, Susan, Mallory & Nilly with Noah being selected for the boys team. Atlantis is a select national invitational side, […]

  • Going Forward in 2016

    January is time for reflection on the year gone by and for looking forward to an even better year ahead. We wanted to share some of the exciting things we’re looking forward to in 2016! Our Team is Growing We start the New Year by congratulating a few team members who are taking on increased […]

  • United States Olympic Committee designates Play Rugby USA as nation’s first Community Olympic Development Program for Rugby

    Play Rugby USA, in partnership with the Northeast Academy, is proud to announce it has been selected by the United States Olympic Committee as the nation’s 16th Community Olympic Development Program and the first in the country for rugby. Formally launching in January 2016, the CODP will combine resources from Play Rugby USA – an […]

  • We’re giving back on #GivingTuesday

    Once again we’re thrilled to join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. ‘Tis the season for Developing Youth Through Rugby! Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and after […]

  • NYC rugby community celebrates the RWC Final!

    On Sat October 31st hundreds NYC rugby fans assembled in the heart of Chelsea to celebrate the Rugby World Cup Final with Play Rugby USA! With over 250 guests, the family friendly event was one of the largest viewing parties in the city, and the theater was buzzing during the thrilling match between New Zealand […]

  • Meet Nyasia Wright, a 2015 NY Academy graduate

    As the summer wraps up and school begins we’ve been sharing the stories of the 11 student athletes who graduated from High School and our NY Academy program this year. Of those 11 students 100% of them graduated on time and 100% are enrolled in college. We’re proud of their accomplishments and will continue to share […]

  • Academy Grads Take the Next Step

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 NY Academy is a high performance select side where players are selected based on the 4 A’s: Academics, Attendance, Attitude and Athletics. The Academy’s purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them […]

  • Gio returns from WJAA U20s Camp

    Last month we shared the exciting news that the Captain of our NY Academy, Gio, was selected to attend the Women’s Junior All Americans U20s Camp in Greeley, CO. At just 16 years old this presented a challenge for her both mentally, physically and financially, but thanks to an outpouring of support she was able to […]

  • Rugby student exchange program launched in July

    In our effort to increase opportunities for youth in our programs to have positive and eye opening experiences Play Rugby USA is proud to partner with the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) in Sydney, Australia for the first ever Rugby Student Exchange Program! Two students from our NYC programs were selected through a […]

  • The NY Academy closes out another successful season.

    Our Play Rugby USA Academy is a high performance select side, drawing players from schools and programs throughout NYC. The Academy’s purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them develop excellence off the field. The PRUSA Academy has […]

  • 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup

    On Saturday June 6th we hosted the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup where over 800 student athletes made up 67 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. The morning weather threatened to spoil the fun but the drizzle couldn’t […]