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New High School
Grant Program

From 2023-2024, YHS and the US Rugby Foundation operated a national program that provided seed funding to new high school rugby programs. This initiative successfully established numerous varsity and school-adopted club rugby teams across the United States, increasing access to the sport at the high school level.

2023- 2024 Grant Recipients

Ascend Leadership Academy
North Carolina
Canton High School
Cumberland Valley
East Jefferson Warriors High School
Great Hearts Forest Heights
Grove City
Hudson Catholic High School
New Jersey
Junipero Serra High School
Loyola High School
Maui High School
Orange Lutheran
San Juan RFC
New Mexico
Scotland Chapel
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
St. John's College High School
Washington DC
St. Rita of Cascia High School
Sun Valley High School
North Carolina
Villa Park High School
Warren Easton
Worcester HS

What They Are Saying

Success Stories

Ramon Samaniego from Loyola High School commented on the success of the recently launched Loyola High School team, which participated in the Southern California “single” school league season. “Thanks to the USA Rugby Foundation Grant, we were able to legitimize and launch the new program at Loyola.” Despite low numbers due to injuries, the team qualified for postseason play in its first year. A new rivalry with Bellarmine College Preparatory in Santa Clara has been created and plans to reciprocate hosting for next season are in the works. 

This success was made possible by the support and trust of the Loyola community. A vision-plan was developed, approval from Loyola was secured, a qualified coach was hired, and the team admin/manager executed a recruitment and marketing plan. The fundraising campaign exceeded expectations, leaving them with a substantial balance for next season. A popular social media presence has been established and they have now registered nearly 45 student-athletes, mostly freshmen and sophomores. This achievement has inspired other high school alumni groups to consider adding rugby to their campuses. “Loyola and I extend our heartfelt thanks to the USA Rugby Foundation for their support and look forward to helping spread the story of our success.”

Loyola High School Rugby Team
Ignite Club Fund

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How to Apply

Grants go to YHS Rugby. Applications should address the specified areas and include a presentation or written format.

Basic Information
High School Name
Address & Contact Info
Director of HS Affiliated Club
High School Administration Sign Off
Principal Name
Athletic Director
Rugby Coach
People & Playing Fields(s)
Coaches, Referees, Administrators
Certifications & bios
Practice & match venues
New High School Grant Program

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