Motivation is understood as a key force which determines our behavior, impacting how we feel, think and interact with others. It is known to be essential in getting individuals to fulfill their potential. At Play Rugby USA, our Academy program helps to develop and inspire youth to become more focused, confident and engaged on and off…

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We rely on supporters like you to raise the critical funds needed to support our programs and the thousands of young people we serve! Now, thanks to Facebook, you can amplify your impact by creating your own fundraising campaign, just follow the simple steps below. In addition to donating directly to Play Rugby online (the…

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Last month, Play Rugby benefited from a tremendous fundraising event in sunny California! Hosted by our friends at Goldschmidt Vineyards, over 50 people came together to enjoy the gorgeous backdrop of Sonoma County, sample some amazing wines and raise crucial funds for Play Rugby USA. Scottish Rugby Legend, Gavin Hastings joined us and shared his…

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From humble beginnings, Kevin Braithwaite, started off as a player in our Academy program and fell in love with rugby. He joined the Play Rugby staff in 2014 and has been loving every moment of being a Youth Development Mentor. Kevin says he joined as Youth Development Mentor due to, “the impact my coaches had…

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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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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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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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For the 2019 Play Rugby Gala, we are celebrating the Power of Rugby and honoring our 2019 Athlete Giving Back Award Winner, Bryan Habana. Set on May 1st at Midtown Lofts & Terrace in NYC, this is a must-attend event for rugby fans (especially Springbok fans!) as well as those looking to mingle with the…

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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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