Hawaii Youth Rugby (HYR) was formed in October 2004 with the mission of increasing participation in rugby through a positive culture based upon honoring the game in a safe and fun environment. HYR has grown substantially by joining USA Rugby, the National Rugby Organization, and becoming one of the first State Based Rugby Organizations (SBRO) in 2009. As a functioning Level 3 SBRO, we have the added national support to provide ongoing training, development programs, grant opportunities and more in order for us to grow the game of rugby in Hawaii. New clubs can join today – island wide. They can play in their own island competitions and come together annually for the Hawaii Youth Rugby Invitational Championship and the Hawaii State Championship events which showcase the growing standard of rugby across the islands and attract teams from the US mainland, Canada, New Zealand and Europe.
Since its inception "Creating a rugby o'hana in the spirit of aloha" has been HYR's motto and it is one which demonstrates our intent to fuse the best of Hawaii's strong community values with rugby's tradition of discipline, fair play and sportsmanship. New players and volunteers are always welcome so get in touch and become a part of the HYR SBRO o'hana.
To view the full training schedule for your team go to our Clubs page and find your HYR club.
Visiting teams are welcome to contact Kevin Perry via email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Big Island President for Hawaii Youth Rugby, I just wanted to say a Big Mahalo to those on the HYR Board for your belief and support as we prepare for the up and coming 2014 season and beyond.
With Rugby now so much more a global game with it's introduction into the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, I envisage a greater open door for our young local athletes into College and Universities, prominent Rugby... Clubs and teams, with the ability to compete for places into our USA National teams from the High School All Americans up through to the USA National and or Olympic team.
As always rugby begins at the grass roots level, without strong rookie rugby and youth programs both in players, volunteer coaches, development training programs, admin support staff and fan support we will continue to (excuse the expression) spin our wheels only to finally realise we are still in neutral gear and going no where!
Thank you to those of you who will put your hand to the plow and help assist our youth this coming season what ever team you support or are affiliated with. Mahalo for your sacrifice of time and energy, family, resources.
Lets continue to work together in building our rugby youth programs. Dare to believe, to dream, to hope, to inspire, to give, to lead by example. Make it Happen!!!
I look forward to 2014 as together we continue to instill and reinforce the rugby values and goals of Hawaii and USA Rugby and ensure a safe and fun enviroment for all involved in the game we all so love.
As rugby continues to grow across the USA more and more colleges are offering rugby programs to complement their academic courses. The attached document lists some of the programs available. Collegiate Rugby programs.