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Sunny Myers - New Treasurer

Sunny Myers

The NCYRU Board of directors has appointed Sunny Myers as the new Treasurer of the Union. Sunny will also become a voting member of the Executive Committee with this appointment.

Sunny, based on her past experience with the youth game in Raleigh, brings a new focus and voice as NCYRU continues to expand our game at the youth level.

Welcome aboard Sunny.

Board of Directors Welcomes New Member

Steve McAreavy

In an exciting announcement the NCYRU Board of Directors welcomes Steve McAreavy as a new member. Steve’s leadership in rugby as a referee, coach and mentor will add great depth to the Board.

This spring will bring deliberation on a new strategic plan for our Union and Steve's input will be invaluable.

Welcome Steve!



Tournament scheduled from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 20th==>  Girls Bracket will be held at the British International School of Charlotte 7000

      End Haven Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277

October 20th ==> Boys Bracket will be held at Mary G David Leadership Academy

                             3351 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC 28203

November 3rd==>Poole Road Rugby Complex

                              7417 Poole Rd. Raleigh, NC 27619

November 10th ==>BOYS BRACKET

                            British International School of Charlotte 7000

      End Haven Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277

November 11th ==>GIRLS BRACKET

                             British International School of Charlotte 7000

      End Haven Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277

Upcoming Coach Education Opportunities

By Amanda Cox 01/09/2019, 11:00am EST

Several Coach Courses are being held locally. 

Sign up at

Dates and Location:

L300 Clayton 1/19-1/20

L200 Raleigh  2/2

L200 and S&C Queens 2/3

It's Time to Order 2019 Lawbooks

By Amanda Cox 01/09/2019, 9:30am EST

The Best Way to Win is to Know the Laws of the Game

You can order your copy of the 2019 Laws of the Game from USA Rugby now!

Follow the link and it will ship directly to you.  Each book is 5$ and 1$ shipping. What a deal!

Order today!

NCYRU search for local referees

By Amanda Cox 12/26/2018, 6:45pm EST

Youth rugby needs referees

NCYRU is looking for referees to cover boys and girls rugby. The greatest need is in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas. 

Interested people need to have passed the L1 referee course and be registered as a referee with USA Rugby.

If you meet these criteria, drop us a line and let us know you'd like to help out! We reimburse referees for travel and expenses at a very fair rate. Please contact us for more information

How many former NCYRU players does it take to win a conference championship?

The UNC-Charlotte 49ers have finished this Fall 2018 season as Southern Conference Rugby Champions for the 2nd year in a row. On Friday 11/2 the 49ers left the friendly confines of their natural grass home pitch and traveled to Greenville SC where they defeated Chapel Hill 55-7 on Saturday and Furman University 44-21 on Sunday. Furman had advanced to the conference finals after defeating ECU 40-20 on Saturday.

The 49ers have thus advanced into the USA Rugby College 15s DII National sweet 16 for the 3rd year in a row. This year’s 1st round of nationals is the weekend of 11/17-18 at East Carolina University.

The 49ers are North Carolina home grown and proud of it. We are led by these former North Carolina High School rugby players:

Jacob Etringer- Chapel Hill Highlanders

Blake Jackson – Charlotte Catholic High School

Zach Hylton - Charlotte Catholic High School

Michael Baric – North Raleigh

Michael Basnett - North Mecklenburg High School

Anthony Recinos – North Mecklenburg High School

Jackson Masterton – Hough High School

(c) Jordan Thompson – Hough High School

Josh Suhanov – Hough High School

Ryan Scibetta - Hough High School

Alex Pardy – Northwest Guildford High School

Brandon Sanders – South Mecklenburg High School

Christian Sanchez– Union County

DeMichael Ramsey – Charlotte Tigers

John Stueber – Providence High School


Last Spring the 49ers played 7s:


Interested in playing rugby at a nationally ranked academic institution?  Visit UNCC website to see the awesome opportunities:


Then visit the Mean Green Rugby site:

College Seminar and Skills Clinic Announced!

By Amanda Cox 11/04/2018, 1:45pm EST

Want to know more about options for rugby in college?

Rugger’s Edge College Seminar – Charlotte, NC

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Queen’s University of Charlotte, Sports Complex
2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210

Hosted by North Carolina Youth Rugby Union, Queen’s University, & the Women’s Rugby Coaches’ Association

Rugby North Carolina, in partnership with Queen’s University of Charlotte and the Women’s Rugby Coaches’ Association, will host a Rugby Skills Clinic featuring Jenny Lui and other members of the women’s national team staff, plus other surprise guests!

There will also be a College Rugby Seminar featuring Karen Fong Donoghue, owner & founder of The Rugger’s Edge, the one and only College Rugby Advisory consultancy in the world. Learn about the college rugby landscape and how rugby recruitment can help with college admissions and scholarship. Special guest speakers TBD!

All ages are welcome including youth, high school college, and club athletes!

This event is being held in conjunction with the Women in Rugby conference at Queens.  For more information, visit

Location: Queens University of Charlotte, Sports Complex – 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210


  • 1-1:30p: Rugger’s Edge Students & Parents Presentation
  • 1:30-2p: Rugger’s Edge Parents Presentation (Students Released to Skills Clinic)
  • 1:30-3p: Rugby Skills Clinic

Sign Up:

USA College Scholarships

By Danny 02/25/2017, 11:00am EST

More Rugby Scholarships available!!

Details on Rugby Scholarships:

USA rugby has details on which colleges can offer rugby scholarships

USA College Rugby Teams Directory

By USA Rugby 10/29/2016, 11:45pm EDT

USA Rugby College Team Directory

Please follow the link to see which USA colleges have rugby teams

Single High School State Champions

By Danny 08/08/2016, 8:00am EDT

Congratulations to our new Single High School State Champions: The Myers Park Mustangs

Well done to the Myers Park Mustangs boys on becoming our new Single High School State Champions.  They defeated the Hough Huskies on Friday night 36-7.  Also a huge congratulations to Adam Phifer, from the Mustangs, for picking up the Man of the Match award.

Also, in our 3rd & 4th ranked game, the Providence Panthers edged out the South Meck Sabres 22-18 to take the 3rd spot.

Such a great finish to an amazing season.  Well done to everyone involved!!!

Junior Ravens

By Robert Peterlin 03/20/2016, 3:15pm EDT

Next Generation of Ruggers in East Charlotte is Born

20 Mar 16. Mint Hill/Charlotte, NC.  The Rocky River RFC, a School based rugby team at Rocky River High School is launching an outreach program for the surrounding elementary schools.  The Rocky River Players are going to volunteer as mentors and tutors for the children at Reedy Creek Elementary, J.W. Grier Elementary and J.H. Gunn Elementary.

In addition to mentoring and tutoring, the High School Ravens will institute a community based U10 and U12 contact and non-contact Rugby programs for students at those schools to participate in the North Carolina youth rugby leagues.

For additional information, to provide words of encouragement, to offer to support this undertaking, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Derrick Brown or Robert F. Peterlin.  #RavensRugbyStrong #JuniorRavensSoar