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.
The summer program accepts boys and girls from five to 14 years old regardless of athletic ability. Washington DC Youth Rugby also supports Bell Multi-Cultural High School boys and girls rugby program located in Columbia Heights.
All of our programs are free to kids and we highly encourage parents to participate and volunteer if possible.
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.
DC Flag Rugby Tournament Date Set-Sunday Nov 13th
Sponsored by WRFC alumnus Paul Sheehy, we are teaming up to host the fall Flag tournament at Gonzaga High School from 11 – 5 pm on Sunday November 13th.
It will be a full day of rugby with the 6th annual Tom “Sully” Sullivan touch event taking place at the same time. The day will include an Elite Division and some social games for adults plus our DC Flag tournament.
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.
Training session by Play Rugby USA
In partnership with Play Rugby USA, we hosted the 3rd training session for non-rugby personnel to learn to teach rugby to elementary and middle school students.
Check out this awesome video on our program. Let’s GO FORWARD and bring rugby to boys and girls in the District.