Rugby is BACK!
2016 is an exciting year for USA Rugby fans! The sport makes its triumphant return to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, and this news is made all the more exciting by the announcement earlier this year of Play Rugby USA’s designation by the United States Olympic Committee as the country’s first Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) for Rugby.
Formally launched in January 2016, the CODP combines resources from Play Rugby USA – an established grassroots rugby development program – and the Northeast Academy – a USA Rugby approved elite development program – to formalize and consolidate a pathway for talented young players to USA Rugby national teams.
Road to Rio Tour – 100 Days Out Celebration
Play Rugby USA invites you to a celebration of the Olympics and Team USA’s Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Meet us in Times Square for Olympic and Paralympic sport demonstrations, samba dance performances, fan activities, and a chance to zip line from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain!
Play Rugby USA’s students will be participating in a Rugby 101 Demonstration** in the middle of Times Square! Join us to celebrate the 100 Day Countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and receive free prizes and giveaways from Team USA and its sponsors.
**Exact location and time TBA.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
42nd – 44th Street
New York, N.Y.
Free and open to the public. **Exact location and time of PRUSA demonstration TBA.
The @TeamUSA Road to Rio Tour presented by @LibertyMutual!
Road to Randall’s Tour
To commemorate Rugby’s return to the Olympic Games we’re embarking on our own “Road to Randall’s” Tour – at the 9th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup, taking place on Saturday June 11th, each of the 72 youth teams competing will represent an Olympic Nation, and complete an activity pack designed to help them learn more about their assigned country and the history of the Olympics.
Watch this space for updates as teams complete portions of their Olympic Activity Packs and share their progress!
Learn more about our West Coast Rugby Cup Tournaments below: