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  • Rugby World Cup 7s

    An action packed week of collaboration! Impact Beyond highlights:  In the lead-up to the tournament, we worked closely with Impact Beyond partners: NorCal Rugby, USA Rugby and PlayWorks to build momentum and leave a lasting legacy on young people in the Bay Area once the tournament left town. We’re excited to share our impact! Launched 12 new teams at partner sites Activated 22 […]

  • 2018 NYC Rugby Cup Recap!

    Our 2018 NYC Rugby Cup was a huge success! Over 50 flag rugby teams from elementary through high school descended on Randall’s Island for the opportunity to showcase both their skills and their Go Forward attitudes. The day was filled with sun, smiles, some incredible rugby and even better sportsmanship and community building. Thank you […]

  • Play Rugby Awarded Sports 4 Life Grant

    Play Rugby USA Awarded 2018 Sports 4 Life Grant by Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation joins the effort to empower young girls of color through sports   The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW, in collaboration with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced Play Rugby USA as a 2018 recipient […]

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    Spring Elementary Tournament in NYC

    On a crisp, bright, sunny day over 100 kids, parents and coaches convened at Chelsea Waterside Field for the first Elementary School Spring Flag Rugby Tournament of the season in NYC. 8 teams competed from 6 different programs: PS208 (x2), PS282 (x2), All Saints (Hoboken), Long Island City Youth Rugby, Booker T. Washington and Manhattan […]

  • Manhattan RFC Season Wrap-up

    The Manhattan RFC Fall 2017 campaign is best described as a season of perseverance. A combination of competing fall sports, cold weather, and a tough away schedule could well have ended the season before it got off the ground; however, as always, the competitors of MRFC chose to Go Forward and rose to the occasion.   […]

  • Becoming Hopeologists

    In late September, three members of the Play Rugby USA team attended a two-day workshop to become Hopeologists: Kevin Braithwaite, Youth Development Mentor; Ben Slaughter, Program Manager; and Dom Wareing, Youth Development Director. Held at PS76 in Harlem, NY and led by ‘Kids at Hope’ founder and chief treasure hunter, Rick Miller, the workshop was attended by local […]

  • Community Agreements: What, where, why and who?

    What is a Community Agreement and why is it one of the first things Play Rugby USA does in all of our programs at the start of the school year?   The Community Agreement is a set of guidelines that the entire group must agree upon. It helps set expectations of behavior and gives the students goals to work towards. Our Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) help their students form the document, but essentially […]

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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 […]

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    Healing Through Sport

    Play Rugby USA was invited to participate as thought partners in the first ever workshop on sport & trauma, at the 28th Annual Psychological Trauma Conference in Boston, MA. Play Rugby USA was honored to be among its peers in the Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) sector, (Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, Soccer without Borders, and others). The […]

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    The CODP is Headed to Vegas!

    In 2016, Play Rugby USA announced its designation by the United States Olympic Committee as America’s first Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) for Rugby, giving the organization an opportunity to offer a formal pathway to support exceptional athletes in achieving their potential, no matter their background! The purpose of the CODP is to immerse players […]

  • 6th Annual Los Angeles Rugby Cup Report

    The 2016 Play Rugby USA (PRUSA) Los Angeles Rugby Cup broke all previous records with well over 400 young boys and girls taking part in this magical event on Saturday May 7th! Click HERE to view all the amazing photos from the event! The tournament saw students from afterschool providers Beyond the Bell, After-School All-Stars […]