We are a youth rugby club established in 2006, offering a year-round tackle rugby program for youth, middle school, and high school boys and girls.

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Welcome to Fort Hunt Rugby!
Update, 1 July 2021

     Our 2020-21 rugby year has mostly ended, with the boys HS program done and the Gators likely doing some ad hoc summer 7s.  The Warriors Varsity won the state championship and went 0-3-0 at the boys HS nationals, finishing officially at #8 in the country, with a Goff Rugby ranking of #12.

     Both the Gators and the Warriors are taking the summer off, and will not play summer 7s.

     Enjoy your summer and look for registration to open for USA Rugby and Fort Hunt Rugby in the first week of September.  Bring your friends!

     The Warriors intend to tour to Ireland in March 2022, during the Fairfax County Public Schools spring break, so start saving your pennies now.  More info to follow.

     Right now we are offering a program of rugby for boys/girls HS (9th-12th grade), girls MS (7th/8th), and girls youth (5th/6th) for 2020-2021.  We have plenty of interest for boys MS (7th-8th grade), but don't have two coaches to make it go...volunteer!

     Next year's likely USA Rugby registration fee will be $42, and the Fort Hunt club fee likely will be $200 for the rugby year.  We will finalize the club fee at the club AGM--more info to follow in August/September.

     All players must register with USA Rugby/Rugby Virginia via the Sportlomo website.  If you have previously registered with USA Rugby, use those log-on credentials and simply renew as a "Fort Hunt HS" player.  If not previously registered, just create a new registration for your player(s).

     Check this space and the Gators and Wariors pages on Facebook for updates.  The POC is John Dacey, club president, 301-503-3377, rugby007@aol.com.

Come play rugby with us!
(photo: Max Dacey)
We are a youth rugby club established in 2006, offering a program of fall rugby developmental activities, an organized spring state-level and regional competition leading to possible national and regional all-star opportunities, and sometimes a summer recreational rugby 7s season for boys and girls high school (U-19) and girls middle school/youth (7th/8th grade, 5th/6th grade) players (no boys MS or Youth at this time).  We are the 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021 boys Virginia state high school Varsity champions, and have been nationally ranked in the US top 15 since 2017.  Our 2019 boys fresh/soph team was last ranked #2 in the country...among state all-star teams.  Our girls HS team is the Virginia state champion runner-up in 2012, 2013, and again in 2014.  Our coaches have a combined 150+ years of playing experience, most at elite levels, more than 130 years of coaching experience, more than 30 years of refereeing experience, and more than 50 total years of rugby team/club administration experience.

Our mission is to introduce youth--and parents/supporters--to the lifetime sport of Rugby Union Football, an outstanding and immensely fun sport to play and to watch, which offers players improved strength, fitness, and coordination and teaches discipline, decisionmaking, teamwork, comraderie, closely controlled and focused tackle contact in an environment emphasizing fun, high-level competition, tradition, sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, and officials.
Looking for Middle School Coaches: we have plenty of interest, all the equipment and full structure/organization in place to support dedicated Fort Hunt middle school teams for girls and boys, but we need coaches to make it happen.  No experience necessary--we will teach you.  If you'd like to run 7th/8th grade boys or girls rugby, please contact us.

Fort Hunt Rugby, 2021-2022

As of 1 September 2021 it will a new rugby year, and everyone must register with USA Rugby via Sportlomo.  This is an annual requirement.

ALL players must register with USA Rugby via Sportlomo. This is a mandatory annual online registration, and is valid every year until 31 August.  If you don't register you cannot train and will not play in any scrimmage or match.

Make sure you sign up for Fort Hunt Rugby, on this site and the big orange REGISTER button at top right.     

Club Registration and payment of fees is mandatory.

Click the "REGISTER NOW" link at the top of this page to register for Fort Hunt Rugby.  This is a club registration--in addition to USA Rugby registration--and is mandatory.  You cannot play with our club unless you are a member in good standing.

Players who need assistance with registration fees do have to pay the full registration amount, but must pay a minimum of $20  per month to be a member in good standing with the club, and to be eligible to train and play in matches.  Contact Coach Dacey (below) for specifics, and to arrange payment. 


Contact Us

...we're happy to answer your questions

For more information, please contact Fort Hunt Rugby President John Dacey at , 301-503-3377.
Pictures by David Hughes
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