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.
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. 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.
This year, our primary goal has been to offer flag rugby to as many District elementary and middle schools as possible. This is where we see Washington DC Youth Rugby experiencing real growth. In addition, we are excited to be offering boys and girls tackle rugby at Anacostia High School in the coming year.
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Washington DC Youth Rugby is pleased to announce our participation in this year’s Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.
Thanks to Sheehy Auto for hosting the DC Flag Rugby Tournament
Many thanks to DC Flag Rugby Tournament sponsor Paul Sheehy for hosting a full day of rugby as part of the 6th annual Tom “Sully” Sullivan touch tournament at Gonzaga High School.
Coach of the Week: Jaron Henry
WJLA-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
Check 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.
Let’s Read! Let’s Move!
Washington DC Youth Rugby participated in the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event on August 5th at the National Arboretum. Let’s Read! Let’s Move! aims to increase awareness about the critical importance of summer learning, nutrition and physical activity.