The Washington Scandals Rugby Football Club was originally founded in the spring of 2013 to foster community and athleticism for gay men in the DC metropolitan area. The organization currently works to promote diversity and an inclusive environment for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, religion, or fitness level through learning and playing the dynamic sport of rugby.
The Scandals are a team and a family both on and off the pitch. We are dedicated to succeeding and growing as a team and as individuals. Additionally, we strive to cultivate brotherhood amongst athletes of all different sexual orientations.
Rugby is a game for everyone, regardless of size or athletic ability. It’s also an incredible growing experience, an outlet, and a fun time for everyone involved! Come check us out – learn a new sport, get in shape, make friends, and create memories you’ll never forget.
The Spring 2019 match schedule is below. Match dates are subject to change.
Practices are currently being held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 PM, located at Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Rd NE). Practices last approximately two hours. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. By public transporatation, use the Red Line (NoMa station), Green/Yellow Lines (Shaw station), or Metrobus lines 80, 90, 92, G8, G9, P6, and X3. Practices may occasionally be moved or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, please check our social media for the latest information.
The sport of rugby is played with minimal equipment making it very accessible to new players. However, we strongly encourage both new and experienced players to bring a few items to practice:
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