About The Team

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.

Scandals lineup

Fall 2015 Schedule

Practice Info

Practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at 200 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC.

The sport of rugby is played with hardly any equipment making it very accessible to new players. However, we strongly encourage both new and experienced players to bring a few items to practice:

  • Cleats: Rugby boots or soccer cleats may be worn but football cleats cannot be used.
  • Clothing: Weather appropriate clothing suitable for physical activity and strong physical contact.
  • Mouthguard: A strapless mouthguard. Top half only.
  • Water: Stay well hydrated.
  • Towel: Rugby is played in adverse weather conditions. It's recommended to bring a towel.

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