2024 TCS New York City Marathon

Play Rugby is proud to be an official charity partner for the TCS New York City Marathon again this year! Through this partnership, we are able to provide the opportunity for runners to support the mission of Play Rugby, raising awareness and funds for the young people we serve throughout NYC! As a Play Rugby…

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2023 Golf Day

Join Play Rugby for our Annual Golf Day on Tuesday, September 19, 2023! This annual event brings together our amazing rugby community and network of supporters, donors, and Board members for a great day of golf all in support of the young people we serve. All proceeds will benefit Play Rugby’s programs in NYC, specifically in the Bronx and Harlem, helping to…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

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Play Rugby USA was recently featured by ABC News on “Our America: Fifty50,” an ABC Owned Television Stations special commemorating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, hosted by Sofia Carson. Click the link below to view the full video!

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2022 Spring Gala Announcement

2022 Gala Invite

Celebrate the Power of Rugby with us on May 5th! Join us on Thursday, May 5th for the Play Rugby Spring Gala! Our first fully in-person Gala since 2019. We’re so excited to bring together our community of supporters to celebrate the power of rugby and raise crucial funds for Play Rugby USA! The evening will showcase the work of Play Rugby in NYC and honor some amazing community …

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Welcome Thierry Telfort, Program Director

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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Ashley Allen, Program Manager, Selected to Rise Academy for Leaders of Color

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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Academy Staff Updates

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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Play Rugby Announces Partnership with Coaching Corps

Play Rugby Kids

Play Rugby is excited to announce its partnership with Coaching Corps, an organization committed to training coaches and afterschool programs to cultivate an environment where kids experience trust, belonging, autonomy, and growth.  Coaching Corps has provided Play Rugby with access to its online portal, free of charge, to support the continued training and development of our Youth…

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Play Rugby USA Awarded Laureus Grant

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Play Rugby is honored to be the recipient of a $25,000 Sport for Good grant from Laureus USA, for the second year in a row, to support the growth of the Play Rugby Academy.  The Play Rugby Academy provides rugby training and competition, youth development and educational resources to help put young people on a path to success. Our programs are…

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Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we are highlighting black athletes and leaders that have influenced the sport of rugby throughout the world.   Each week our Academy coaches shared the story of one individual, their impact on the sport of rugby, and how they exemplify one of the Play Rugby Values-in-Action. Phaidra Knight – Go Forward Phaidra Knight is a World…

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