Jean Kim – Fighting for the right to play rugby

Jean King is a rugby player with Fordham University but has never officially played a match for them? How could this be? In 2015, the International Olympic Committee ruled that transgender athletes could participate in the Olympics without undergoing sexual reassignment surgery. Now, female-to-male transgender athletes are able to take part in men’s competitions without … Read more

The Northeast Academy Drives the Elite Women’s 7s Competition

The Northeast Academy recently hosted the inaugural Elite Women’s 7s tournament at Dartmouth College, featuring top sides including Atavus, Stars, Tiger Cubs, Combined Services, and the Northeast Academy. This Elite Women’s 7s was conceived at the 2017 USA Rugby National Development Summit (NDS), and Academy Director John McGeachy plans for it to be the first … Read more

Northeast Academy Women’s Rugby Spotlight

Founded in 2013 by Sean Horan and Steve Lewis, the Northeast Academy was originally envisaged as an elite Mens 7’s program and designated by USA Rugby as its initial Olympic Development Academy (ODA). Its mission was to providing playing opportunities for athletes between the club and international levels, as part of the pathway to national … Read more

Rugby Barbados World 7s – Dec 9-10, 2017

Two action-packed days of amazing international rugby, set in a beautiful Caribbean island paradise! The second annual Rugby Barbados World 7s is taking place December 9-10, 2017 at Trents Playing Field, near historic Holetown St. James, Barbados. Along with a highly competitive tournament featuring powerhouse teams, Saint Lawrence Gap (The Gap), where the teams will … Read more