Rugby in Utah is a multi-generational and cultural community sport that it breaks down barriers and can be a tool to develop the lives of all who participate in the sport–on or off the pitch.
Rugby Utah recognizes that the true ethos of the sport is often in simply staying connected to the sport and serving the community in which the sport is played. As such we have worked with a number of organizations to develop opportunities for the entire rugby community–player, coach, referee, fan, parent, family member, co-worker, etc.
Learn more about our programs below…
Touch Rugby League
Rugby Utah (RU), the governing body for elite and senior division rugby in Utah and operator the USA Rugby sanctioned RU Olympic Development Academy, in partnership with Utah Youth Rugby, the Utah National Guard and USA Touch has created the country’s first community-based recreational Touch Rugby League.
Games begin July 11th and run weekly through the month of September. Games will be played in the central location of Dimple Dell Recreation Center at 10670 S 1000 E, Sandy, UT 84094.
The RU Touch Rugby League is sponsored by USA Touch and as such utilizes the Federation of International Touch’s (FIT) rules of play, which is 6 v 6 with roster sizes of 12+ players. Games are played in 20 minute halves and the RU Touch Rugby league will culminate with an October 1st Championship for the High School, Corporate Co-Ed and Elite Men’s Divisions.
***REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 27th***
*Schedule will be released July 6th
Rugby Business Network
The Rugby Business Network’s (RBN) mission is simply to create the best rugby clubhouse in the world, where the game’s values of camaraderie, honesty, humility, community and bravery set the tone for long-lasting, productive and enjoyable relationships.
We are constantly looking to create value and bring new benefits to our members, hence our partnerships in a variety of areas, from hotels, banking, sports hospitality, travel, fine wine, tailoring, golf and prestige cars, to leadership development.
Wherever you go, there will be an RBN community nearby where you can immediately feel at home.
Rugby Utah has entered into an exclusive agreement with GoPlay Tours, a division of ACIS Educational Travel of Boston, MA and one of the leading companies in the Study Abroad industry. The purpose of the partnership is to develop international cultural exchange programs allowing student-athletes to receive training in Rugby-rich locations such as the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
The partnership between Rugby Utah and GoPlay comes at a time when interest among student athletes in Rugby is at an all time high and Rugby participation is growing at double digits among high school and college-age participants across the nation with the state of Utah leading the US in growth and participation.
A 2nd Try Foundation
Rugby Utah is committed to developing opportunities on and off the pitch for kids and families are deserve a “2nd Try.”
The 2nd Try Foundation is organized using the ethos of rugby, which is family.
More details on the 2nd Try Foundation will be released soon.