The Youth is Rising in New York
This Is American Rugby / Press Release
Rugby in NYC is growing and there are a number of contributing factors, organizations and people paving the way. There have been a number of athletes off to college rugby through the likes of Play Rugby USA Senior Academy and New York Rugby Club U19 programs.
Need Scholarship? Join Scrum
The New York Times / John Otis
Last year, Brianna Danner, 17, had never even held a rugby ball. Fourteen months later, she is weighing scholarship offers from two colleges with premier rugby teams.
Teaching Youth Rugby: Instructional strategies and models that work
Eward B. Olsen, Courtney Caram and Mark Griffin
In an effort to lower the age at which students are introduced to the game of rugby, as well as increase participation in the game and activity in students, the game of “Rookie Rugby” was created for physical education classes. What is Rookie Rugby and why is it so much fun?
Play Rugby new program update
September 3, 2008
Many people say that the key to successful growth in the USA is to get children playing thegame at an early age, what steps is Play Rugby USA taking to make that happen?
University of Glamorgan helps Harlem girls tackle rugby
British Consulate supports Play Rugby USA
The Bronx honors the sport of Rugby.
By Fausto Giovanny Pinto
Friday, May 27, 2011
In the concrete courtyard of PS/MS 279 in Morris Heights on a schoolday afternoon, coach Mike Rosario screamed at the Bronx’s most successful youth rugby team. “You already know!” he yelled. “Yes! Yes!” a varying range of pubescent middle school boys and girls yelled back, as two teams of five lined up for a drill.
A life after the Saints!
By Dom Wareing
After two-and-a-half seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the Saints. I made the different decision to leave a dream job in professional rugby. After the 2007 National League one pre-season I decided to take up a completely different role and follow another dream: making a difference to undeserved youth in some of the poorest and most dangerous inner city areas in one of the worlds greatest cities – New York City.
Profile of the Week: Mark Griffin – CEO, Play Rugby USA
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Mark Griffin is a pioneer in the field of sports-themed youth development. He founded Play Rugby USA in June 2003 as a wellness and prevention resource for America’s urban youth with a philosophy of “developing youth through rugby.”
Kids, The future of American Rugby
By Mike Malone
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Burgeoning youth groups like Play Rugby and the NJ-based American Flag Rugby (read more) are introducing the sport to thousands of young athletes and have become the breeding ground for the next generation of ruggers…
Making a pretty big pitch
By Ebenezer Samuel
December 15, 2009
BRIANNA PAULINO was on the verge of tears. Just moments earlier, the 10-year-old had been beaming after leading her team to the Play Rugby exhibition flag tournament title at the Henry Street Settlement’s Boys & Girls Republic in Manhattan…
Pioneering spirit keeps American dream alive amid the reality of minority status
By Brendan Fanning
Sunday June 12, 2011
Soon after they arrived at their base in Surrey, Eddie O’Sullivan had a decision to make. The (English) RFU, as host union for the Churchill Cup, were picking up the tab for their lodgings…
Rough and Tumble
American Way / David J. Dent
PSAL rugby season opens on Randalls Island, defending boys champion Canarsie sweeps opening round
Monday, May 2, 2011
It was fitting the weather was straight out of the East Midlands, the English countryside birthplace of rugby…
Rugby Finds an Unlikely Home
The Wall Street Journal / Joshua Robinson
June 7, 2012
Usually Played by Burly Men Outside the U.S., the Sport Is Thriving at a Middle School in the Bronx…
American Rugby targets grass roots
64 Teams Compete in NYC Rugby Cup
June 15, 2011
Jersey City PAL representing Australia and Washington Irving Elementary School representing Kazakhstan, win first NYC Rugby Cup Middle School and Elementary School Championship Titles…
Hersey’s STRIVE award program
National Council of Youth
Mark Griffin being congratulated as Hersey’s STRIVE award’s National Youth Sport’s Administrator of the year…….
December 1, 2007