The idea for Girls Rugby all started with a phone call in 2017 that led to a dream and a vision of using sport to help young athletes become the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow. We knew we wanted to do something that would make a difference and have a massive impact on young athletes, we just weren’t sure where to start. Our first meeting in San Diego was full of ideas about how we could provide more opportunities for girls and athletes to play rugby in a positive, supportive, and inspiring environment. But what would set us apart? How could we ensure we would make a difference?

We knew that opportunities for girls to play rugby and be active at a young age were sparse and we wanted to change that. We also wanted to make sure that our passion for providing children with core values and skills to be successful in life were heavily incorporated, which led to the idea for our values-based curriculum. Rugby is a game rooted in inclusion, diversity, and core values, making it the perfect vehicle for delivering our impact. We knew that if we could provide the right experience for young athletes, just imagine what impact that would make on their lives and the lives of others.

After days of brainstorming and planning, Girls Rugby, Inc. was born. We knew it would be a lot of work to get it off the ground, but we were determined. Our programming provides the opportunity for children to be athletic and healthy with flag rugby, but more importantly, it teaches them life skills that will transfer to every area of their life. It is our goal to bring that experience to as many athletes as we can and help them reach their potential through sport.


We started this organization with diversity and inclusion at the core. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to be a part of our family, no matter what their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. We are committed to creating an environment where they feel that they belong. We welcome individuals to be a part of our mission and vision who can help us create opportunities for all individuals to lead and succeed. When they succeed, we succeed.

Girls Rugby’s DEI Statement & Non-Discrimination Policy