Youth Development Mentor, Dan Taylor started off with Play Rugby USA by volunteering in his free time, to prove he is seriously passionate about helping young people and supporting them on their path to a bright future. Today, Dan has been working for Play Rugby for six months and enjoying the progress that he’s made…

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At Play Rugby, we pride ourselves on being a youth development organization, we don’t just focus on the on-field performance, but also the off-field success. Over four weeks our Communications and Youth Development intern, Gabrielle Tutheridge, has created and conducted four amazing workshops, which inspire our under 18 academy girls to go forward and create…

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Name: Paris School: P.S. 185 in Harlem, Manhattan Age: 8 Favorite color: Purple Favorite animal: Unicorn Favorite desert: Chocolate cake with a dollop of chocolate ice cream Favorite Subject: Math Paris is a rugby superstar! During her after-school Play Rugby program in Harlem, NY, she came up with a brand new game called Flag Tag…

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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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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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