Our Mission

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Chicago Youth Rugby seek to get Chicago youth aged 4-18 from every neighborhood involved in rugby

We are a group of individuals, coaches, local teams and rugby enthusiasts who believe that ALL kids can benefit from the skills and confidence that they gain from any sport, however there really is nothing like the friendships and opportunities that come from the sport of rugby union.


We actively look for ways to connect fans of the game with the youth that will become the future fans, and thereby establish a sustainable culture of fostering the game here in Chicago.


We seek barriers, socio-economic or bureaucratic or other, that keep kids from participating in rugby, and we remove them as simply and quickly as possible.


Far from the mythic rough and tumble game of the past, modern rugby has long-since evolved into a fast-paced sport featured in the Olympics and beloved by millions around the world as a platform for fun, opportunity, friendship and community.


Chicago Youth Rugby Alliance has applied for non-profit 501(c)3 status.