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, 27 February 2022


     Click on the orange "Register" button at top left to register with USA Rugby and with Fort Hunt Rugby.

     We are fully into the 2021-2022 rugby year.

     USA Rugby registration: it is open and ready via the Sportlomo website.  Go ahead and register now, clicking on the organge button at top right, valid for the entire 1 Sep 21-30 Aug 22 rugby year.  Players MUST be registered before they can play.

     Club (FHYAA) dues for 2021-2022 will be $200 for high school and $125 for middle school/youth.

     We have reconsidered, and at this time we will NOT impose a vaccination mandate for players and coaches.  We strongly encourage all players and coaches to be fully vaccinated, and may impose a vax mandate at a later time, if the need arises.

    The Gators (girls) are up and running, and have begun training for the spring season.  We are welcoming new high school and middle school players, no experience necessary.  The Gators train at West Potomac HS, on the back training field on Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm and Saturdays at Walt Whitman MS, 8:00-9:30am.

     The Warriors (boys) are training Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-9:00pm at West Potomac HS.


     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 2021-2022. 


     We have plenty of interest for boys MS (7th-8th grade), but don't have two coaches to make it go...volunteer! For middle school boys (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade), our friends at Alexandria Rugby have a strong and growing program and we encourage you to consider joining their club.  Alexandria Rugby and Fort Hunt have a longstanding partnership and many of our high school boys got their rugby start at Alexandria Rugby.  They also have FIT Touch Rugby available starting for preschool all the way through 8th grade.  Check them out at www.alexandriarugby.com or email

     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 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 Boys/Girls Middle School Coaches:
     For MS boys 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's 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.  Registration will open later in September.     

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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