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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

Southern Rugby Conference Finals

By Amanda Cox 04/22/2019, 8:45am EDT

Catch some sevens this weekend!

This Saturday 4/27/19, on the manicured natural grass field at UNCC, the Mean Green will host the Southern Rugby Conference 7’s finals. The winner of this tournament will advance to USA Rugby 2019 National 7s Championships held in Tucson Arizona. Matches start at UNCC at 10:00am.

The 49ers are led by USA Rugby 2018 7’s Collegiate All-Americans Tyrek “2 times” Huntley and Matt “CPI” Plott. 

Former NCYRU players make up huge parts of the team. The UNCC club captains for this year are former Charlotte Catholic star Blake “All Day” Jackson and Hough High School state champion wrestler “Slightly less angry” Jordan Thompson. Important addition North Meck graduate David “Downhill” Moore has been in good form from day one of this season. A veteran of the NCYRU High School Allstars, Hough graduate Jackson Masterton has been the star as advertised. The highly successful Raleigh Rattlesnakes program has given the 49ers freshman Daniel Rising, who has been a force. Triad HS Rugby alumni “Senor” Alex Pardy is amongst the leading try scorers in the conference. John “Thighs” Steuber from Providence High School is an established and trusted veteran. Raleigh Redhawks product freshman “Pretty” Michael Baric is a well-coached addition with a great potential up-side.

Tyree Reed selected as High Performance Director for NCYRU

By Amanda Cox 03/04/2019, 9:00am EST

New HP Program director!

Tyree Reed has been selected as the new High Performance Director for North Carolina Youth Rugby. In this role, Tyree will be responsible for developing and delivering content that will improve coach development in the area. He will also oversee the NCYRU Select Side programs and manage the pathway for players and coaches to participate.

Tyree has an extensive rugby background that includes currently being the Head Coach for Myers Park and League Commissioner for the NCYRU Open HS Boys. Tyree was awarded Coach of the Year in 2017, a high honor from USA RUGBY.  Tyree obtained his Level 300 coaching certification in 2017. He worked with the All-Stars in 2015 and 2016 as Assistant Coach and then took over as Head Coach for the All-Star JV program in 2018.

NCYRU is pleased to have Tyree taking this new position and we look forward to the growth and development that he can bring to our area. 

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

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