We are currently seeking a full-time HS Girls Academy Head Coach to join our team and play a vital role in delivering positive youth development on and off the rugby pitch. The Head Coach is responsible for the on-the-ground execution of their team, including recruitment and retention of players. The Head Coach acts as the…

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We are currently seeking a Fund Development Associate to support the Executive Director and Development team in donor cultivation and execution of our revenue growth strategy. They will be responsible for managing our donor CRM, stewardship journey and coordinating with COO for financial reporting. They will also be responsible for facilitating the collection of content…

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We’re thrilled to welcome Thierry Telfort as Program Director at Play Rugby! He officially joined the team on Tuesday, February 1st! Thierry has significant youth development experience, having worked as a Program Director at Sports & Arts is Schools Foundation (today known as NY Edge) and most recently serving as the Director of Community Development…

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About Play Rugby USA:Play Rugby provides rugby training and competition, youth development and educational resources to help put young people on a path to success. Our programs are designed specifically to address the unique needs of youth growing up in at-risk communities in New York City. Through our unique values-based curriculum, students build and develop…

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Ashley Allen

Play Rugby is excited to announce the selection of Ashley Allen, program manager, to the Rise Academy for Leaders of Color!  Developed by Youth INC in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University, the program integrates personal leadership development, nonprofit management, community leadership, and a mentor program in a 15-month immersive experience for emerging leaders. …

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After a tremendously challenging yet momentum-building year, we have made some changes to the staffing structure of the Play Rugby Academy team, to maximize our ability to Go Forward into the fall season! We are so proud of this amazing group of people that are committed to changing lives both on and off the rugby pitch! We…

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Enjoy working with Youth? Looking for a hands-on and meaningful role? Interested in mentoring the next generation of student athletes while having fun?   At Play Rugby USA, we use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire youth from underserved communities, helping them to go forward and realize their true potential and we are currently hiring Youth Development Mentors in New York City.   Our…

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From humble beginnings, Kevin Braithwaite, started off as a player in our Academy program and fell in love with rugby. He joined the Play Rugby staff in 2014 and has been loving every moment of being a Youth Development Mentor. Kevin says he joined as Youth Development Mentor due to, “the impact my coaches had…

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Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Denisse Zambon did not know a lick of English before she moved to New York when she was 14.  But, by being immersed in rugby and high school she slowly learned and is now completely fluent. Denisse began playing in a Play Rugby program. She’s been playing rugby…

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Brooklyn born and raised, Jahquar Williams has been working alongside Play Rugby USA for 2 years, and is also a Play Rugby alumni, which he believes really “helps with my connection to the kids that I work with day to day.” When Jahquar isn’t on the field, you will find him studying as he’s a…

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