Eagle Alumni Spotlight: Meet Miles Craigwell

The most important factor in growing rugby in the US is exposure. Miles Craigwell

When and where did you play rugby?

I started playing rugby in 2010, in New York City, with the New York Athletic Club, under Albert Caravelli. From there, I transitioned to the US Men's National 7's Team, and played with the Seattle Saracens out of Seattle, WA.

When did you play as an Eagle?

I started playing as an Eagle in the winter of 2010...been soaring ever since ;)


What is your favorite rugby memory?

My favorite rugby memory was my first international try in Dubai, UAE against South Africa. We came up a bit short, but it was a monumental experience for me.

What are you doing now?

I am based out of Seattle, WA working for Kibble & Prentice; an insurance brokerage and consulting firm. I sell disability insurance that pays an insured a certain percentage of their income, in the event they become disabled and cannot work. I'm at beck and call for the rugby community, call me!

What do you believe is the most important factor in growing the game in the United States?

The most important factor in growing rugby in the US is exposure. We need placement of rugby equipment in top sporting stores, we need rugby coverage on top-rated television channels, rugby needs to be introduced to the American population at a young age, much like the big three; basketball, football, and baseball. The new PRO Rugby league gives hope to athletes that want to pursue rugby as their pathway to professional athletics.