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Executive Director Update

Are we over halfway through the year already?! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and the last few months have been a whirlwind with season wrap ups, Gala entertainment and our biggest tournaments of the year.   To begin, as always with the programs. It was inspiring to see so many kids expressing…

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Academy Seniors Win PSAL Wingate Awards for Rugby

The Play Rugby family would like to congratulate our Academy seniors, Destiny Quinones and Dylan Swincicki, for receiving the prestigious PSAL Wingate Award for Girls Rugby and Boys Rugby respectively. Despite many worthy nominees of PSAL rugby participants, Destiny and Dylan, were honored with these awards. Girls Rugby Winner: Destiny Quinones Senior at the Bronx…

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#DHLGoForward Winner Announced

Memphis-Based Young Athlete Wins DHL Contest to Deliver Match Ball at Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan #DHLGoForward contest winner will travel to Japan to deliver the official Match Ball on the field for the USA v France match Plantation, Fla., June 28, 2019: Jamiyah Brown, an 11-year-old rugby player from Memphis, will experience the once-in-a-lifetime…

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International Rugby Kit Sale

We’re excited to announce an International Rugby Kit Sale! Thanks to AIG’s generous donation of official All Blacks and USA Rugby gear, we are selling it for over 80% off retail through Rugby Athletic. All proceeds go to support our programs that enrich youth, from underserved areas, through the unique power of rugby. Show off your…

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Now Hiring: Operations Specialist

Job Title Operations Specialist Start Date: July 8, 2019 July 8, 2019 Application Deadline June 28, 2019 Salary Salary commensurate with experience Overview We’re looking for an all-star Operations Specialist to join the Play Rugby team and support our vision to create a better world through rugby! The Operations Specialist will drive a variety of…

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Executive Director Update

From the desk of Wil Snape-Rogers Coming off the back of a busy start to the year, I couldn’t be more excited about the momentum we’re building and the positive results we’re seeing. Six months into the role, it’s been a rollercoaster of learning and planning. I’m grateful to Mark for the time he’s given…

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Play Rugby Academy U18 Boys Win New York Championship

Academy Boys

On November 4th, the Play Rugby Academy U18 Boys brought back the Cup Championship for the New York Fall 7s league. This victory came from a perfect record of 24-0, following eight tournaments in their regular division and one guest appearance in the New Jersey division, where they also swept the competition. The current team…

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Saturday Night Lights in Harlem

SNL flag rugby

In partnership with the Office of the District Attorney of New York, Play Rugby USA is now approaching its second year collaborative program Saturday Night Lights (SNL), a youth development initiative that seeks to activate community spaces with exceptional sports (like rugby!), connect youth to resources and build trust between law enforcement and the community.…

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Wil Snape Joins as Executive Director

Wil Snape head shot

In June, we announced that Play Rugby USA Founder and CEO, Mark Griffin, had accepted a position with USA Rugby as their new Commercial Director. Since that time, Mark has been working closely with Play Rugby’s Board and Senior Leadership Team on the execution of a succession plan, including the hiring of a new Executive…

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