Atlanta Youth Rugby

Our Mission: to build character and athleticism while fostering sportsmanship and community in a fun, safe, and inclusive atmosphere.



Latest News from AYR

Summer Rugby in ATL

Missing rugby already now that the core season is over? Check out our growing list of options for playing rugby this summer in Atlanta!

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Featured Sponsor

AYR is proud to partner with Ball’s out! rugby, a local rugby supplier that has been supporting youth rugby for decades! You can find Ball’s OUt! Rugby at many of our host events, or on their website here.


Our Programs

AYR offers rugby programs for preschool through high school aged kids, including both boys and girls! Learn more about our age-grade teams and community programming through the links below.

Competitive Programming

Community Programming


Our Partners

AYR is lucky to partner with community organizations across Atlanta and surrounding areas. These relationships help further AYR's goals of spreading the game of rugby, and increase our impact throughout the city.

Our organizations allow us to coach rugby in afterschool programs, summer camps, saturday clinics, gym classes, and more! Explore our partner programs and their great work here.

I loved the way the AYR staff embraced and got to know our kids on an individual level.  They were able to help the kids hold themselves accountable to the individual goals on their scorecard (discipline, sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, passing/catching, evasive running, defense and communication).  The AYR staff was able to  encourage and coach kids that needed more attention in the different areas.

Jill Mitchell/ The Ascent Project



Our People

Atlanta Youth Rugby prides itself on its people—great coaches and administrators who love the game of rugby and are passionate about providing safe, high-level instruction to all players. 

Board of Directors

Headed by AYR President Anton Forbes-Roberts, the board is full of great team parents, coaches, and leaders. Our board's goal is to build and execute AYR's strategic plan, which is guided by a commitment to providing a high quality rugby program. 

Meet the board



Our competitive and community program coaches come from all backgrounds and levels of rugby! They include parents who have hung up their boots, to college players who are regularly competing for USA rugby national championships.

Meet the coaches