New Partnership Between Play Rugby and Rugby New York

Rugby New York and Play Rugby USA are delighted to announce a multi-year partnership in which professional New York players will be trained as Youth Development Mentors and assist the Play Rugby Academy in its drive to create a better world through rugby. “Both organizations believe passionately that rugby can be a force for good for…

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Play Rugby Academy Receives $50,000 Grant From RBC Foundation USA

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Play Rugby is honored to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant from RBC Foundation USA to support the Play Rugby Academy. The Play Rugby Academy provides rugby training and competition, youth development and educational resources to help put young people on a path to success. Our programs are designed specifically to address the unique…

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Academy Students Gain Hands-On Production Experience at Rugby Wrap Up

Many young, entry-level job seekers in the twenty-first century face a catch-22: to get work, you need work experience. 91% of employers prefer to hire new graduates with previous work experience; 65% prefer candidates with relevant work experience; a mere 5% state that work experience in not a factor in hiring decisions. Access to such meaningful, hands-on work experiences is essential for young people’s workplace readiness usually years…

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Meet Jahquar – Youth Development Mentor

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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Meet Dan – Youth Development Mentor

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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Play Rugby Academy U18 Boys Win New York Championship

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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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