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:

Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing measures being adhered to in New York City, all in-person programs have been cancelled until further notice.

We remain committed to our participants, families and communities and are now offering Virtual Academy sessions! We meet live twice per week while providing workouts and personal development assignments via Google Classroom.

If you would like to sign up for the Virtual Academy, please let us know by emailing our Youth Development Director, Dominic Wareing at: