Founded in 2005, the U.S. Women's Rugby Foundation (USWRF) is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girls and women's rugby.

The Foundation seeks to be:​

  • An advocate and resource for players, coaches, referees, administrators, journalists and their allies to advance girls and women in rugby

  • A research site for scholars and practitioners

  • A benefactor for the women's national and developmental teams


In 2017, the USWRF created the Women's Rugby Coaches & Referees Association (WRCRA) as the professional organization for women's rugby coaches and referees at all levels of play. In recognition of the vast network of support that sustains women’s rugby, WRCRA is open to all coaches, referees, players, administrators, journalists and fans.

USWRF is a non-profit organization.


Women’s National Teams – bolster player development activities and help ease the financial burden on national players and coaches.

Women’s Rugby Coaching & Referees Association (WRCRA) – provide current and aspiring women coaches and/or referee’s a network of support and a public forum for organizing and advocacy.

Youth – encourage the development of youth programs.

Collegiate – identify and develop resources that support the growth and quality of college programs along the continuum from fully funded varsity programs to clubs with limited access to university resources.

Women – facilitate information and resource sharing among clubs through education and events.

Community – host events that celebrate our history and encourage retired players to return to the game.


Member Forum - network with fellow women's rugby professionals and advocates from all sectors of the game through in-person events and our members-only online forum.

Career Center - find and post jobs on our members-only job board; gain access to career-related resources that help best position you to advance your rugby career.

Mentoring – find and/or serve as a mentor.

Events - attend the Women In Rugby Conference at a members-only rate.​


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