Play Rugby Academy

We play hard, we play smart, we play with integrity.

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The Play Rugby Academy is our flagship community program! Boys and girls from age 5 through 18 can join the most diverse rugby club in the country, committed to helping our players become more focused, more confident and more engaged, both on and off the pitch.

The Academy is a place of learning and growing, a diverse and inclusive community where our professional mentors focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure each student can fulfill their maximum potential. Children will find the level right for them across our flag, introduction to tackle, competitive tackle, and sevens teams.

Need-based scholarships are available at all levels! You can find our scholarship application here: Academy Scholarship Application

Want to learn more?

Contact Director of Youth Development, Dominic Wareing:


Winter Season

We're so grateful that we were able to get back on the pitch and host a full, non-contact, COVID-safe rugby program this Fall!

We are planning to resume sessions for boys and girls ages 8-18yrs in January. We have permits pending at Randall's Island and various parks throughout Harlem. Once we have a finalized schedule, we will post it here!

All sessions will be held in line with current state and city guidelines to make them as safe as possible and limit everyone’s exposure to COVID-19.  Click here to view ourCOVID Policies and Procedures. 

More information to come soon! If you would like to get in touch, please email us at