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.

    Purple Side

  • Aug 31-Sep 1 - Beaver Bowl Tournament (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • September 7 - Scandals @ Prince William County Owls (away)
  • September 14 - Scandals @ Wilmington, DE (away)
  • September 21 - Scandals v. Loudoun County (home)
  • October 5 - Queen City Crown Tournament (Charlotte, NC)
  • October 19 - Scandals v. West Potomac (home)
  • October 26 - Scandals v. Washington Renegades Reds (home)
  • November 9 - Scandals @ Severn River (away)
  • Red Side

  • Aug 31-Sep 1 - Beaver Bowl Tournament (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • September 14 - Scandals @ Baltimore Flamingos (away)
  • September 21 - Scandals @ Charleston Blockade (away)
  • October 5 - Queen City Crown Tournament (Charlotte, NC)
  • October 19 - Scandals v. Columbus Kodiaks (home)
  • October 26 - Scandals v. Washington Renegades Whites (home)

Practice Info

New location effective August 13th through August 29th

Through the end of August, practices are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Jefferson Field (720 9th St SW). Please arrive at 6:45 to be ready for kickoff by 7:00 PM. Practice typically lasts about 2 hours. To reach Jefferson by public transportation, use the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station (Orange/Silver/Blue/Yellow/Green Lines), Metrobus 52, 74, V1, or DC Circulator (Eastern Market-L'Enfant Plaza). Practices may occasionally be moved or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, please check our social media for the latest information.

Practice details for September through the end of the season will be announced soon once the permit is finalized.

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