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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On the first weekend of June, the Play Rugby Academy teams competed at the Rugby NY State Championships at Binghamton University. A total of 16 Girls’ teams — including notable teams like Syracuse, City Honors and Corning — gathered from all over New York State. Despite the tough competition, the Academy/NYRC combined team won first…

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Since April of this year, Play Rugby USA has been partnering with Playworks Northern California to host Rugby Jamborees throughout the Bay Area. The very first of these Jamborees was on April 19th — on a sunny day at Raymond Kimball Park where children from 10 elementary schools throughout the Area came together to play…

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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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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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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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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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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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The most anticipated HS rugby event of the season, Rugby NY State Championships, are taking place on the first weekend of June, in Binghamton, NY. After a very successful regular season, both the U18 Academy Boys and Girls teams will be battling it out, in hopes of bringing home the title. The Academy Boys have…

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About Play Rugby USA:Based in the heart of New York City’s bustling midtown, Play Rugby USA operates out of a modern office hub with other sector leaders on the cutting-edge of Sports Based Youth Development. We believe that youth thrive when offered access to high-impact sports programing and have developed an innovative curriculum and coaching…

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