Enter to Win a Week of Rugby Camp

Local Youth Organization Hosts Cleat Drive for Underserved Ruggers

By Kristen Wright Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow June 9, 2021

Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR)s mission is to build character and athleticism while fostering diversity, sportsmanship and community in a fun, safe, and inclusive atmosphere. The organization operates all over Atlanta serving nearly 3000 kids annually. 45% of our young ruggers are female, 80% identify as ethnic minority, and 85% are from under-resourced zip codes. 

Many youth players find themselves lacking in cleats and proper equipment.  AYR is dedicated to outfitting everyone. Throughout June, AYR is hosting a cleat drive to help underserved ruggers in the Atlanta community get on the field and play the greatest team sport! With the community’s help, we can provide cleats to many deserving kids who want to play. Enter to win one week of rugby camp for your prospective rugger this July. Your kid, age 5 to 14, can get an early exposure to one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.  

Donate online or bring a pair of new or gently worn cleats and join us on June 19th at 8 PM as we watch Rugby ATL take on Houston at home. Donation is not required to enter. If you. Have cleats to donate but cannot make the game? Please send an email to

Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR) aims to build character and athleticism in young women and men through rugby. AYR currently fields neighbor-based clubs with teams at age levels from  8U flag rugby through high school tackle rugby.

Camp Sessions Offered to contest winners below. Please make sure your child will be available to get to the camp during the week their age group is offered. (Transportation is not provided.)  

Little Ruggers (COED - Ages 5 to 7) 

July 19 - July 23

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM 

Location: PRUMC (3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)

Learn fun fundamentals, body control, character traits and have a blast with our expert coaching staff! Camp is non-contact with a focus on evasive running, passing, catching and flag pulling. No experience necessary. 

Fun with Fundamentals (COED - Ages 7 to 10) 

July 19 - July 23

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM 

Location: PRUMC (3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)

Learn the fundamentals of America's fastest-growing youth sport in a fun environment! Ruggers will focus daily on rugby skills, rugby rules, and sportsmanship, with swag (t-shirts and other prizes) awarded for character and sportsmanship traits. No tackling for ages 7-10. The week will culminate with flag-rugby scrimmages. 

Rugby Skillz (COED - Ages 10 to 14) 

July 26 - July 30 

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM 

Location: PRUMC (3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)

Brush up on your technical skills to step up your game for the upcoming season. Taught by the best coaches in Atlanta improve your passing, attacking, body positioning, and tackling skills. Work on technical skills demanded by your subunit to make a major impact on the field in 2022! 


No purchase or donation required to enter!


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