Rugby Illinois supports coaches in their development of Illinois youth rugby. Parents also play a crucial role through their commitment and support.
Boys high school rugby is growing stronger every season! We welcome new clubs and players every season.
Every year is exciting in the Girls high school division. We are adding new teams and many new players every year. Girls high school rugby is developing in Illinois!
Illinois Tornado Select Side Player Andrew Guerra was recently featured in The Beverly Review. The Chicago South Side news outlet highlighted how Guerra went from a high school freshman, only knowing about football, to a student who excelled academically and athletically growing into his rugby boots. Over his four years of playing rugby with Mt. Carmel, he became a more confident athlete, developed his fundamental skills, and went from an athlete who wasn’t sure if he wanted to play rugby, to one who was selected for an All-Star team traveling to South Africa representing Illinois.