Chris Northup, President
“I still enjoy playing this hooligan’s game!” Chris exclaims. His dad played rugby as he grew up and, for as long as he can remember, Saturday is a Rugby Day. In 2016, some rugby friends, his wife and him started a youth rugby program in their hometown. They did not want any child, regardless of their gender, ability or disability, race, creed, age or religious beliefs to miss the opportunity to be a rugby player. A great group of committed adults worked diligently to offer rugby to over 100 players that first year. Today, we are taking that blueprint state-wide as an output of the Rugby Ohio Strategic Planning process. He hopes all kids and families are able to find what they’ve found through this amazing sport.