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 preliminary Spring 2018 match schedule is below. Match dates are subject to change.
The Scandals are currently in pre-season and will begin indoor practices on Tuesday, January 23rd. Practice is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N St SW Washington, DC 20024). Practice will move outdoors when weather allows. Please check our social media posts for any changes.
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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