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.
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.
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.
“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!”
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.
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.