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.
Winter conditioning will be held at Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20010) Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 PM and will last approximately 90 minutes. Raymond Rec Center is conveniently located near the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metrorail station on the Green Line. Conditioning and practices may need to be moved or cancelled due to extenuating 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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