• 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 […]

  • Introducing the Go Forward Award

      Last year at the AIG NYC Rugby Cup we introduced Green Cards for the first time. Referees and volunteers were on the look out to award them to players showing exceptional sportsmanship during a match or on the sidelines. A player must go above and beyond the minimum standard of fair play, discipline and […]

  • Just 5 days to go before the AIG NYC Rugby Cup!

    It’s not too late to support this fantastic event! Make your donation of just $15 to provide a jersey for one of the 840 players competing this Saturday and the NYC Rugby Cup. We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of some amazing volunteers, and we’re pleased to announce that an overwhelming number of […]

  • Kiwi in the Big Apple!

    This year Play Rugby USA celebrates our 10th Anniversary – a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby. We owe so much of our success over the last ten years to the hard work and passion of our office staff who provide admin support for our programs, as well as our Youth Development Mentors who work […]

  • A Magnificent British Experience

    (photo credit: Sky News) We began 2015 with some excitement when Mark Griffin, the Founder and CEO of Play Rugby USA was awarded an MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours List. This past weekend Mark traveled back to the UK to accept his award, […]

  • NYC Rugby Cup Battle of the Boroughs

    On Saturday June 6th we host the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup, the largest annual flag rugby event on the East Coast! Each year we work to make the NYC Rugby Cup more engaging and rewarding for players, coaches and fans and as with anything, in order to keep getting bigger and better it does […]

  • 10th Anniversary Gala makes history, smashes records!

    On Tuesday May 12th we celebrated a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby at our 10th Anniversary Gala held at the Manhattan Penthouse. Over 200 supporters were present for what proved to be our most successful fundraising event to date, helping us raise a record smashing $145K. These funds are critical to ensuring we’re able […]

  • 2nd Annual Women in Rugby Day

    On Saturday, April 11th we hosted the 2nd Annual Women in Rugby Day on Randall’s Island! This event, launched in Spring 2014, was created to foster the growth of women’s rugby in NYC and highlight the player pathway that now exists for girls thanks, in part, to the programs provided by Play Rugby USA. Young […]