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.



web-ludlow-taylorWashington DC Youth Rugby is excited to announce the 2nd Annual DC Flag Rugby Championship Tournament will take place Saturday May 14th at Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010. The tournament will kick off at 10 am.

In partnership with Play Rugby USA and sponsored by the David R and Betsy Lewis Foundation, we expect 20 teams to compete in the tournament this year in elementary school and middle school divisions.  Join us and come out to support the next generation of rugby players in DC!  If interested in volunteering or sponsorships, please contact Brian Mihelic at 703-220-5018.


noahRegistration is now open for the Washington Warriors summer season.  Beginning Monday June 6th, our summer touch rugby program has over 100 participants playing with Under-7, Under-9, Under-11, Under-13 and Under-15 teams.

The season runs June to August with practices Monday and Wednesday evenings and matches are on Saturdays.  We primarily compete against teams from the Maryland suburbs.  We provide uniforms, equipment, transportation, food and water.  At the end of the season, the kids get a rugby shirt and their own rugby ball.  Register today and see you on the pitch soon.


The Honourable Joe Hockey will be hosting a reception celebrating rugby across the globe on Thursday August 25 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at the Embassy of Australia.

Please join Washington DC Youth Rugby patron Ambassador Hockey to toast the Australian Wallabies and USA Eagles participation in the Olympics for the first time since 1924.  All proceeds to benefit Washington DC Youth Rugby, a non-profit (501c3) promoting health and fitness through the game of rugby.

For more information, check out save the date 2016.