Rugby Development Partners


USA Rugby would not have today’s membership growth or global performance momentum without the important support of our Rugby Development Partners. We take great pride in our partnerships with these organizations, both on and off the field. Their work brings new members to the sport of rugby, develops new and unique partner opportunities, expands us in to diverse and new demographics and help to legitimize and market the game in the USA. Please visit our partners and get involved in their initiatives. With strong partners and a strong USA Rugby, our sport will continue its explosive growth!

Logo (click for website)OrganizationContactContact titleEmail AddressDescription
Division 1A Men's College RugbyKevin BattleCommissionerkbattle@usarugby.orgElite mens league, featuring the 72 top teams in the country
Girls RugbyJenn HeinrichCEOjenn@girlsrugbyinc.comValues based development program featuring flag rugby leagues for girls 2nd - 8th grade
Major League RugbyNic BensonDeputy Commissionernbenson@usmlr.comUSA and North America's professional men's 15s rugby league
National Intercollegiate Rugby AssociationAmy RusertCommissioneramy.rusert@gmail.comNCAA Varsity Collegiate Womens Rugby organization and league
National Small College Rugby OrganizationSteve CohenPresidentpresident@nscro.orgNational organization focused on the growth and development of small college rugby
Play Rugby USAWil Snape-RogersExecutive Directorwil.snaperogers@playrugbyusa.comYouth Development organization focusing on inner city, values and social change based rugby programs
US Rugby Football FoundationBrian VizardPresidentbvizard@usrugbyfoundation.comPhilanthropic organization hosting the US Rugby hall of fame, and raising money to support development of rugby in the USA
US Womens Rugby FoundationDanita KnoxPresidentdanita.knox@us.abb.comFoundation supporting growth, development and performance of women's rugby in the USA
USA Deaf RugbyMark BurkePresidentmarkpburke@gmail.comOrganization advocating for deaf athletes, developing deaf playing opportunities and fielding a national deaf team
USA Gay RugbyGus VenturaPresidentGus.Ventura@igrugby.orgDevelopment org for gay rugby in the USA, affiliated to the International Gay Rugby organization
USA Maccabi RugbyDave RudzinskiPresidentdrudzinsky@gmail.comUSA's Jewish rugby development organization, and national team competing in the Maccabi games
USA TouchOJ HaweaPresidentoj@usatouch.orgNational organizing governing and growing touch rugby in the USA
USA Wheelchair RugbyMandy GoffHigh Performance Managermandyg@lakeshore.orgUSA’s Paralympic medalists in the sport of wheelchair rugby and responsible for the governance of national team and emerging athlete pool
Womens Premier LeagueMilla SanesDirectorcommissioner@wplrugby.orgUSA's premier adult women's 15s rugby competition, pathway to the USA national team
Womens Rugby Coaches & Referees AssociationKerri HeffernanPresidentkerrissa_heffernan@brown.eduOrganization focused on advocacy, education and opportunity for women coaches and referees in rugby