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Urban Rugby Championships This Weekend in SoCal

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Urban Rugby Championships This Weekend in SoCal

The Seven Urban Rugby Championships Teams.

City youth programs will face off this weekend in the Los Angeles area for the 2023 Urban Rugby Championships.

The tournament was born out of a meeting between ICEF Rugby founder Stuart Krohn (LA), and Memphis Inner City Rugby founder Shane Young. The two realized they were of like purposes and decided to work together as part of an Urban Rugby Initiative.

In 2022, MICR hosted the inaugural Urban Rugby Championship—the first time in American rugby history that young people of color from under-resourced communities were united and embraced by something exclusively for their benefit. The tournament featured faced-paced 7s rugby with an injection of culture. It was a huge success.

ATLAS USA stepped in for support, funding travel, nutrition, and gear, and more have come in—US Rugby Foundation, AEG, the Todd Clever Foundation, and more. 

This year urban-based youth programs, boys and girls, from Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, as well as Memphis and Southern California, will play in a tournament. 

The first day of competition will be on Friday at the Rancho Cienega Recreation Center in Los Angeles. The finals will be held at the Dignity Health Sports Park fields next to the stadium where the LA 7s is being held.

Tournament Sponsors: 
AEG Rugby
The Atlas Foundation
US Rugby Foundation
San Diego Legion Foundation
USA Youth & High School Rugby
Rugby LA
The Todd Clever Foundation


Friday February 24 | Rancho Cienega, 5001 Obama Blvd. LA 90016
8:00 AM Washington DC vs Chicago Lions Boys
8:20 AM Dallas Youth vs Warren HS A Boys
8.40 AM Chicago Lions vs Dallas Youth Girls
9:00 AM ICEF View Park v Memphis Inner City Girls
9:20 AM Memphis Inner City vs Family Faith Dallas Boys
9.40 AM Warren HS B vs ICEF View Park Boys
10:00 AM Dallas Youth v Warren HS Girls
10:20 AM Memphis Inner City v Family Faith Dalls Girls
10:40 AM Washington DC vs Dallas Youth Boys
11:00 AM Chicago Lions vs Warren HS A Boys
11:20 AM Memphis Inner City vs Warren HS B Boys
11:40 AM Family Faith Dallas vs ICEF View Park Boys
12:00 PM Chicago Lions v Warren HS Girls
12:20 PM ICEF View Park v Family Faith Dallas Girls
12:40 PM Washington DC vs Warren HS A Boys
1:00 PM Chicago Lions vs Dallas Youth Boys
1:20 PM Memphis Inner City vs ICEF View Park Boys
1:40 PM Family Faith Dallas vs Warren HS B Boys
2:00 PM Chicago Lions vs ICEF View Park Girls
2:20 PM Dallas Youth vs Memphis Inner City Girls
2:40 PM Warren vs Family Faith Dallas Girls

Saturday February 25th—Dignity Health Sports Complex Fields
8AM-11AM URC Finals