2011 GIRLS’ RUGBY GRANT RECIPIENT NEW YORK RUGBY CLUB’S UNDER-19
Founded in 2006, the New York Rugby Club’s Under-19 program hopes to serve as a model,
for achievement through participation in citywide sport and community building efforts.
The U-19 program strives to use rugby as a tool to promote citizenship and teach the
transferable values of accountability, sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and fitness
through exposure to and participation in citywide club rugby. The U-19 program also specifically
aims to encourage and facilitate participants to achieve a secondary education,
demanding high academic standards while providing resources to meet this goal. Since 2006,
our program has grown to include more than 60 participants, including nearly 40 in the girls program,
from every borough and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
The 2011 spring season has been a truly remarkable one for the NYRC U-19 Girls Program.
This year the girls went undefeated in league play in the MetNY Rugby Football Union.
The NYRC U-19s represented the MetNY as the #1 seed at NRU playoffs this spring, beating
Union to qualify for nationals where they will have the opportunity to compete for a
national title for the very first time. The support provided by the U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation
has an immense impact on the program, contributing significantly to the program’s current financial
resources and to the team’s efforts towards achieving success at the highest levels of U-19 rugby
in the United States. Read more about New York Under-19 program at newyorkrugbyU19.