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Welcome to the Florida Youth Rugby Union (FYRU) website. We were formed in 2007 to promote and facilitate the development, growth and enjoyment of Rugby for Youth and High School athletes across Florida. 

Like rugby in the rest of the United States, Youth and High School rugby has seen significant growth in Florida. We have teams from as far North as Jacksonville, South to Miami and West to Niceville. With Rugby’s inclusion into the 2016 Olympic Games we are seeing this growth continue to gather large amounts momentum. Currently, Florida has three players represented in Team USA’s Olympic Sevens team. We hope produce many more over the coming years. 

The FYRU is proud to work in partnership with both USA Rugby and the Florida Rugby Union to achieve achieve our goal of 10,000 registered rugby players by 2020. Please explore our site and learn more about inclusive and family based sport in the Sunshine State!! 

Kind Regards,


Evan Haigh 
FYRU Executive Director

Our Vision and Dream for Florida Youth Rugby 
To inspire and enrich people’s lives through the power of rugby 
Creating Our Legacy
We wish to create a long standing tradition for Florida Rugby that can improve people's’ lives through health, athletics, education and community awareness. 
Our Values
  • Joy - Creating an enjoyable environment for our members to excel in 
  • Unity - Ensuring the inclusion of all of Florida’s diverse culture 
  • Inspire - Inspiring our members to dream and achieve more 
  • Community - Growing our communities and bringing everyone together 
  • Excellence - Striving for excellence in everything we do


Our aim is to achieve these goals by the end of 2018/19 Registration Year
Sustainable and Strong Union 
  • 10,000 Registered rugby players under the age of 19
  • Clean and professional image for rugby in Florida 
  • Every Adult Club to have a Youth Team (Men & Women) 
  • Goal 2 - Diversified Self Governed Leagues 
High School Club Leagues 
  • Single School Leagues 
  • High School 7s League 
  • Touch Rugby Leagues and Tournaments (Flamingo Rugby) 
  • Goal 3 - Coaching & Administrative Support  
Standardized coaching theories 
  • High Level Rugby educated coaches 
  • Volunteer activation pathways and programs for managers, coaches, referees, and team parents.