PLAY RUGBY USA

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Play Rugby USA is a non-profit on a mission of “Developing Youth Through Rugby” with over 5,000 students served yearly in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The organization works mostly with inner-city students at various Elementary, Middle and High Schools using Rugby as the vehicle for social change.

Founder Mark Griffin – who is a former USA 15s Eagle – was awarded his MBE from the Queen in 2015 for his amazing work in youth development in the United States over the past decade.

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The Los Angeles program is run by former USA 7s Eagle Dallen Stanford – who has been responsible from expanding it’s reach from 6 to 125 schools over the past 5 years.

Stanford was awarded Athletes in Excellent Award by the Global Sports Foundation in 2014 for his work in youth development.

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