A Game For All
RugbyWA is proud to serve a diverse membership of players, coaches, officials and fans and is committed to creating and promoting a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, age, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation.
RugbyWA expects its leadership, coaches, officials, teams, players, administrators and fans to promote a culture of acceptance and support through their actions and through the recruitment of members without regard to sex, race, physical disability, or sexual orientation.
"The Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament, or Bingham Cup as it is more widely known, is the biennial world championships of gay and inclusive rugby.
The tournament was first held in 2002 in memory of 9/11 gay rugby hero Mark Bingham, one of the passengers who fought back against hijackers on board United flight 93. While Mark and all on the flight tragically lost their lives when the plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, it is widely recognised that through the actions of those brave individuals on board, the plane did not continue on to its intended target." -IG Rugby
Athletes with Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in youth rugby in Rugby WA and its member clubs and teams will strive to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures when such modifications are necessary to enable otherwise eligible individuals with disabilities to participate.
Requests for reasonable modifications may be submitted here.
"WE ARE WASHINGTON’S ONLY WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CLUB.
Seattle Slam competes in the Pacific Conference of U.S. rugby league governed by the USQRA (United States Quad Rugby Association). The season starts in September and we host and travel to a number of tournaments throughout the year. The season ends with the USQRA National Championships in April." -Seattle Slam
We celebrate the differences that make our members unique and special and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, or exclusion in any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act.
We, the Member Clubs and Officers of RWA strive to increase the number of youth and high school rugby players and programs in the state of Washington, foster the positive, inclusive, and safe development of our players as athletes, individuals, and members of their communities.
PO Box 88053,
Tukwila, WA 98138