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February 28, 2017 – Op-Ed: Reaching African American Rugby Players

A shout out to Coach Marcus’ high school coach at Archbishop Carroll Robert “Bo” Newsome.

Testimonial by one of our parents after reading this article: Rugby has bought my son to a whole new level and given him something he is passionate about. He has blossomed from the quiet football player to a dominant rugby leader. He found his voice out there and I will do anything I can to keep him playing. I am forever grateful to Marcus Wood and the DC Warriors for the program. He is looking forward to playing in college and I hope he does. Now he plays football to stay in shape for Bell HS Rugby.

January 28, 2017 – Washington DC Youth Rugby Alumnus Josh Dyson Clemson Man of the Match

October 12, 2016 – Coach of the Week: Jaron Henry

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.Henry’s team, The Raymond Raiders, practices every Thursday at the Raymond Rec Center. Harris was a product of the Washington DC youth rugby program and he says if it weren’t for rugby things would be a little different. Now it’s all about paying it forward for Henry, keeping kids on the right path, teaching discipline and it seems to be working.

August 25, 2016 – DC Flag Rugby Video – A must see to learn more about our program

August 5, 2016 – Washington DC Youth Rugby & Let’s Read, Let’s Move!

Washington DC Youth Rugby and President Brian Mihelic 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.  Rugby sessions were played by children from around the local area.

July 29, 2016 – For inner-city youth, there’s a new game in town: Rugby

“I read the Washington Post online story of the Raymond Raiders team and just wanted to wish that team, and all involved in your Washington DC Warriors club, huge success.  My own sons and my daughter play rugby here in Ireland, and the confidence, self-discipline, and pure enjoyment they get from it is amazing. I hope your kids get as much out of it, and well done to all the coaches and volunteers who continue to encourage all kids to participate. Rugby truly is a fully inclusive and enjoyable sport for everyone. Regards, Irish Rugby Mum!”

April 11, 2016 – Warriors alumnus Justin Owens representing AIC as they qualify for the USA Rugby National Championships in May.

July 27, 2015 – As the summer season wraps up we want to thank the Embassy of Australia for supporting our youth rugby program.  We value our partnership and the support the Ambassador and his staff provide our club.

July 13, 2015 – Coming to A Rugby Pitch Near You: Isaiah Harris.

June 9, 2015 – Welcome to our new sponsors – Virginia Spine Institute. Thanks for your support!

May 30, 2015 – Over 50 Washington DC Youth Rugby players travelled to the Collegiate Rugby Championships. Many thanks to the University of Michigan for supporting our program. Go Wolverines!

May 14, 2015 – Bell Multicultural Takes MAVRC Division II Championship.

Feb 13, 2015 – Bell Griffins participate in a Leicester Tigers/Mary Washington Mother’s Rugby Camp.

January 21, 2015 – Youth rugby training comes to DC public schools.

July 25, 2014 – New York Times: Need a scholarship? Join a scrum.

June 25, 2014 – Washington DC Youth veteran and high school junior Jasean Davis attends an elite Serevi Rugby Camp in San Diego. He spent 5 days training both on and off the field and experienced the 360 degrees of being an elite athlete.

June 1, 2014 – Australian Broadcasting Company Correspondents Report – Celebrating the mysteries of Rugby Union in Washington DC at the Embassy of Australia.

May 29, 2014 – The Australian Embassy hosts 10th Anniversary Celebration for Washington DC Youth Rugby.

May 22, 2014 – The Hon Eleanor Holmes Norton Congressional Record Statement regarding the 10th Anniversary of Washington DC Youth Rugby.

April 1, 2014 – The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) helps raise over $2,700 for the program! Many thanks of our federal employee supporters.

October 30, 2013 – Washington DC Youth Rugby Receives Grant for DC Office of Latino Affairs.

May 23, 2011 – Coolidge Rugby Team: Eager to Learn, Eager to Win.

November 1, 2010 – Isiah Willis Receives Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Grant Recipient.

September 10, 2010 – Inner City Rugby Gains Momentum in Washington DC.