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Washington DC Youth Rugby was founded in 2004 with the mission to reach out to under-served children in Washington DC to promote health and physical fitness and to teach valuable life skills through the sport of rugby.

Our Club is free for all the children. Boys and girls are learning an exciting new sport and having fun. In many cases there are limited organized youth activities available in their communities. Children are developing physical, mental and social health through their participation in our program. We encourage parental involvement and all of our staff and coaches are volunteers.

WASHINGTON WARRIORS SUMMER 2017

We have started practice at Burroughs Elementary School (1820 Monroe St NE). Please register your child for the season on our website.  We are looking forward to another great summer.

Date Opponent Location
Saturday June 17 @ Freedom Fighters Freedom Park 100 Raincliffe Rd Sykesville, MD
Saturday June 24 Cape St. Claire/Maryland Exiles John Burroughs EC 1820 Monroe St. NE Washington, DC
Thursday June 29 PAC (U-7, U-9, U-11)
Saturday July 1 Off – Happy 4th of July!
Saturday July 8 @ Howard County/Freedom/Andover East Columbia Library 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
Saturday July 15 Lutherville Timonium Vipers John Burroughs EC 1820 Monroe St. NE Washington, DC
Saturday July 22 @ MD Exiles/ Ellicott City Sligo Middle School, Denis Avenue Silver Spring MD
Saturday July 29 @ TOURNAMENT (U-7, U-9, U-11) Edgewater Park 209 Maryland Ave Edgewater, MD
Sunday July 30 @ TOURNAMENT (U-13, U-15) Edgewater Park 209 Maryland Ave Edgewater, MD

OUR PROGRAMS

Launched in 2004, our summer touch rugby program continues to be our core program which runs June to August and is open to children age 5 – 14 years old.

We welcome all kids and families to join with Warriors rugby team.  Raymond Recreation Center is also offering touch rugby during the summer months in the Petworth neighborhood.

Now in its 4th year, Washington DC Youth Rugby supports a tackle program for boys and girls at Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights.  We are looking forward to a successful spring season.

This year, our primary goal has been to offer flag rugby to as many District elementary and middle schools as possible. We are also partnering with DC Parks and Recreation to bring flag rugby to all their recreation centers.  With coaches training provided by PlayRugbyUSA, this is where we see Washington DC Youth Rugby experiencing real growth.

We are excited to be supporting a new boys and girls tackle program at Anacostia High School in the coming year.  In addition, we have launched a middle school tackle program lead by coach Marcus Wood.

2017 BELL LADY GRIFFINS

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 Coach of the Week:  Jaron Henry

img_3286WJLA-TV ,WASHINGTON D.C. – When you look at Jaron Henry you’d think running back, that’s wrong. He’s a rugby player and he loves the game so much he started his own program for D.C. Parks and Recreation for district youth ages 7-11.  Watch Henry’s story here.

For inner-city youth, there’s a new game in town: Rugby

rugby161469640793Check out a recent article in the Washington Post metro section about the Raymond  Raiders.

The Washington DC Youth Rugby has expanded to Petworth with Washington DC Youth Rugby alum Jaron Henry successfully running youth u11’s program with the DC Department of Recreation.

 Check out this awesome VIDEO FROM OUR 2016 TRAINING SESSION and TESTIMONIALS FROM THE LAST TRAINING COURSE.

THANKS TO OUR FLAG RUGBY SPONSOR

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