We believe that all growth of rugby starts with a rugby ball. Try on Rugby offers two major grant programs available that aid in grassroots development of rugby for young girls.
Try on Rugby Starter Kit Grant
This grant program is intended for schools and community organizations interested in starting a new flag rugby program. The program will provide a free starter kit, which is enough to start a program for more than 30 girls! The program requirements are:
- The request must be from an official school or community organization (non-rugby entity)
- Organizations are limited to one grant request application for up to five (5) kits.
- Organizations are required to submit pictures and a small write-up upon receiving the kit and implementing the program.
Before You Apply
Before you submit your application, please review the frequently asked questions below. These questions will help you produce the best application. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
1. I’m a rugby club, am I eligible for this grant?
The grant is meant for non-rugby schools and community organizations looking to start a new program. If you are a current rugby club, please work with a local school, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, etc. to start a program and have a school or program administrator submit the application. Applications coming from rugby clubs will not be approved and will be asked to resubmit with a school/community organization partner.
2. How many kits can I apply for?
Applicants are limited to submitting one application for up to five (5) kits. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated to determine the overall need. Applications may be approved for the total amount requested or less.
3. Who reviews the applications and what are they looking for?
A grant committee familiar with grassroots rugby development from many levels reviews each application. A quality application clearly outlines what the program looks like, how it will be executed, and what results are expected. Applications missing components or only briefly answering each question are likely to not be approved.
Try on Rugby Referee Development Grant
Try on Rugby and USA Rugby Referees are excited to announce a new initiative to find our next generation of female referees: The Try on Rugby Referee Development Program
Local Referee Organizations will run Level 1 Referee Certification Courses for area women. Course registration will be offered at no cost to the participants with a commitment to refereeing locally after completion on the course.
The Level 1 course helps make participants comfortable with rugby refereeing. It is a one-day certification covering:
- Rugby Laws
- positioning and basic refereeing.
- Basics risk management and on field safety
Atlanta 7s, April 8-10
Any participants in these courses will be eligible for assignment to events alongside the Women's 7's Series Weekend in Atlanta GA, April 8th-10th!
A combination of Level 1 Course performance and Local refereeing experience will be used to choose participants.
20 women referees of various levels will officiate at these events including:
- Referee development program
- National Panel referees and High Performance Referee Manager mentorship opportunities.
- hotel accommodation
- custom jersey
- ticket to the 7's series!!!
Events to be covered:
- U-19 Men's and Women's 7's and 15's festival, Fri/Sat
- Collegiate Playoffs @ Life College, Sat/Sun
- Life vs. Boston ARP, Sat
- U-19 NACRA 7's, Fri/Sat/Sun
- Women’s Collegiate 7's qualifier, Sat
Individuals or teams may host Try on Rugby referee development programs. Contact your Local Referee Organization or contact the USA Rugby Referee Manager, Marc Nelson – email@example.com.