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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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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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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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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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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