Founded in 1999, Rugby Oregon is a State Rugby Organization (SRO) overseeing youth and high school rugby in Oregon and SW Washington. Rugby Oregon is a member of USA Rugby, the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, and Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB).
We knew that opportunities for girls to play rugby at a young age were sparse and we wanted to change that. We also wanted to make sure that our passion for the values of the game were heavily incorporated, which led to the idea for our values-based curriculum. From our own involvement in rugby, we knew that if we could provide the right experience for young girls, just imagine what impact that would make on their lives and the lives of others.