Now Hiring – Senior Program Director

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We are seeking a Senior Program Director to serve as the team leader for all of Play Rugby’s programs! They will be responsible for implementing program strategy, ensuring that existing programs and growth align with overall organizational strategy, while providing hands-on support to the entire team. The Senior Program Director is also responsible for quality…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

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Play Rugby USA was recently featured by ABC News on “Our America: Fifty50,” an ABC Owned Television Stations special commemorating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, hosted by Sofia Carson. Click the link below to view the full video!

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Play Rugby Announces Partnership with Coaching Corps

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Play Rugby is excited to announce its partnership with Coaching Corps, an organization committed to training coaches and afterschool programs to cultivate an environment where kids experience trust, belonging, autonomy, and growth.  Coaching Corps has provided Play Rugby with access to its online portal, free of charge, to support the continued training and development of our Youth…

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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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Executive Director Update

Are we over halfway through the year already?! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and the last few months have been a whirlwind with season wrap ups, Gala entertainment and our biggest tournaments of the year.   To begin, as always with the programs. It was inspiring to see so many kids expressing…

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2019 Rugby Cup is a Success!

12th Annual NYC Rugby Cup On Saturday, June 8th 2019, Play Rugby USA hosted the 2019 NYC Rugby Cup, on Randall’s Island. Started back in 2008, the Rugby Cup is our biggest annual rugby tournament. This year, we brought together over 600 students from 52 schools from all five borough of New York City together…

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Play Rugby USA and Engage! Coventry Exchange Knowledge

New York City and Coventry, England are quite different from one another, but they have at least one thing in common: rugby value-based youth development programs that empower young people. Play Rugby USA calls New York City its home while Engage! Coventry, Coventry. Representatives from these two programs spent a week together in June, learning…

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Meet Kevin – Youth Development Mentor

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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Meet Denisse – Youth Development Mentor

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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Rugby Jamborees Bring Rugby to Northern California

Since April of this year, Play Rugby USA has been partnering with Playworks Northern California to host Rugby Jamborees throughout the Bay Area. The very first of these Jamborees was on April 19th — on a sunny day at Raymond Kimball Park where children from 10 elementary schools throughout the Area came together to play…

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