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The USWRF focuses on the following areas of focus within women's rugby:


  • 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.


The USWRF was founded by five old girls as the result of growing frustration over the historical low funding and support for successful US Women's National Team (WNT).

Initial focus was on supporting the WNT followed by subsequent evolution into all areas of women's rugby including Girls & Youth; College/NCAA; Club/WPL; and WNT 7’s & 15’s.

The USWRF has served as an advocate, provided funding and grants, and supported the rugby community through networking and professional development events.

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