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.
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.
Now in its 5th year, Washington DC Youth Rugby supports a tackle program for boys and girls at Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights. And, we are excited to be supporting a new boys tackle program at Anacostia High School lead by Kristen Clardy.
In addition, we have launched a middle school tackle program lead by coach Marcus Wood. Finally, we are working to getting flag rugby in DC elementary and middle schools as well as recreation centers across the city.
Contact us for more information about any of our programs.
INTERNATIONAL RUGBY COMING TO RFK STADIUM
Washington DC Youth Rugby is pleased to be involved with the upcoming international rugby match when Wales taking on South Africa in the District on June 2nd. Stay tuned for more event information regarding tickets, coaching clinics, meet and greets with international rugby players and coaches. Read more here.
BELL GIRLS HEAD TO SPRING TRAINING CAMP
Saturday’s a rugby day! The Griffins DC girls high school rugby team woke up on February 17th and met coach Kat at the metro to kick off a weekend of learning about rugby, bonding as a team, and mastering the silver line. Read more about their adventures with Scion Rugby Academy coaches.
ANACOSTIA RUGBY COACH ATTENDS PREMIERSHIP HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
In March, Anacostia coach Kirsten Clardy attended a high performance rugby training camp in England for a week. Here she is meeting Saracens Owen Farrell. Thanks for to the Friends of the British Council and Premiership Rugby for this fantastic opportunity for team.
RUGBY MENTORING DAY AT CW HARRIS
In February, players and mentors gathered in the gym to introduce rugby to boys in Southeast DC. Great to see Washington DC Youth Rugby alum Brandon Kelley coaching the young lads at CW Harris Elementary School.
Keep up the good work and we can’t wait to see you on the pitch soon!
MEET AND GREET WITH AUSSIE LGEND JOHN EALES
Our coaches and supporters had the opportunity to meet two time RWC champion John Eales. Eales lead an insightful Q&A session on the past and future of rugby both in the United States and Australia. The event took place at the Queen Vic, who’s owner Ryan Gordon, continues to support Washington DC Youth Rugby whenever possible.
OUR FOR INNER-CITY YOUTH, THERE IS A NEW GAME IN TOWN: RUGBY
Check out an 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.