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.

Contact Us

General Inquiry
Derek Dufresne
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Match Secretary
Matt Melikian
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Fall 2019 Match Schedule

This season, Scandals RFC has expanded to two full sides. The Purple Side will play according to the MAC Division IV schedule, and the Red Side will play friendlies. Players from both sides will compete in the Beaver Bowl and Queen City Crown Tournaments. Please note that on select weekends, the Purple and Red sides will be playing in different locations on the same day.


    August 31st-September 1st

  • Beawer Bowl Tournament (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • September 7th

  • Scandals @ Prince William County Owls (away)
  • September 14th

  • Scandals Purple @ Wilmington, DE (away)
  • Scandals Red @ Baltimore Flamingos (away)
  • September 21st

  • Scandals v. Loudoun Rugby (home)
  • October 5th

  • Queen City Crown Tournament (Charlotte, NC)
  • October 19th

  • Scandals Purple v. West Potomac (home)
  • Scandals Red v. Columbus Kodiaks (home)
  • October 26th

  • Scandals Purple v. Renegades Reds (home)
  • Scandals Red v. Renegades Whites (home)
  • November 9th

  • Scandals @ Severn River (away)

Practice Info

2019 Fall Season

Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at Harry Thomas Rec Center (1743 Lincoln Rd NE). Please arrive at 7:15 to be ready for kickoff by 7:30 PM. Practice typically lasts about 2 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.


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