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My Coast Guard
Commentary | March 4, 2021

Try out for the 2021 Women’s Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship

By MyCG Staff

Contingent on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coast Guard Rugby Team will participate in the 2021 Women’s Armed Forces Sports (AFS) Rugby Sevens Championship in Wilmington, North Carolina, from June 18-28 2021. In consultation with the other services, the Rugby tournament remains on schedule for this year. Due to the planning required, we are soliciting interest from Coast Guard athletes for potential participation if the tournament does occur as scheduled.

Participation is open to all female active duty members and reservists on active duty orders. Members who wish to participate should plan to attend training camp on June 18. The training camp will conclude on 24 June, and 12 athletes will be selected to represent the Coast Guard.

The tournament begins June 25-28. All members interested in applying must email by March 19 to receive an application. Command endorsed applications are due to the Community Services Command (CSC) by April 9. Team managers will reply to your email with additional information for submitting applications.

Experience in the sport is preferred but not required. Members with athletic experience at the elite levels of collegiate or high school sports are encouraged to apply. The Coast Guard Rugby program is seeking athletes who wish to compete at the highest levels of rugby.

The team will represent the Coast Guard in competition against the other military services with potential follow-on competition with national all-star teams and select sides. Participation in this event may lead to further selection to the All-Armed Forces Rugby Team. 

In accordance with the Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation Manual, commands are encouraged to support participation in the Armed Forces Sports program. Participation on an Armed Forces team brings credit to our service members and the United States military.

CSC will fund members selected for a try-out to represent the Coast Guard in the Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship.

For questions or if you would like to request a team application, email. You may also contact the Coast Guard Rugby Team Director, Lt.Cmdr. Keith Wilkins.

Submit command concerns and command endorsed applications to the AFS Service representative, Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Collins.