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ICEF Rugby

Stuart Krohn: Director of Rugby. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara as an All American rugby player. He then had a 13 year professional rugby career in France, New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong. Stuart began teaching and coaching at the French International School in Hong Kong. He then coached Dartmouth, the Santa Monica Mens Club to two National Championships, and founded ICEF Rugby in 2003.
David Hughes: High School boys Coach
Lisa Finegan: High School girls coach, Middle School rugby director  Lisa Finegan

As director of ICEFs rugby program, Stuart Krohn is assisted by coaches from the Santa Monica Rugby Club. The coaches are knowledgeable about the sport and dedicated to the students. The coaches come from a variety of backgrounds and offer exposure to positive role models for the students. The ICEF Rugby Program started in 2003 and serves thousands of students in South Los Angeles annually. ICEF Rugby includes physical education programs, after-school, middle school flag rugby teams, and boys and girls, middle and high school tackle programs. ICEF Rugby is opening worlds for students in South Los Angeles.
  • Flag rugby for over 2,500 elementary, middle and high school students in PE and afterschool
  • 200 elementary, middle, and high school boys and girls playing competitive tackle rugby every year.
Program Support

ICEF Rugby exists because of our annual fundraising efforts. We are incredibly grateful for the support and dedication of our sponsors, friends and family.

If you would like to make a donation to the Ruby Athletic Program, please visit our Donate page.

To learn more about the ICEF Rugby Program, check out this short documentary.


3855 W. Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90056

Stuart Krohn
Rugby Director

David Hughes
Assistant Rugby Director 

Program Success
ICEF rugby has been on 12 international trips: China, Japan, New Zealand, England, France, South Africa Tahiti, Brazil and Hawaii. Touring rugby scholars stay with local families and attend school.

In 2010, we took 40 ICEF rugby/scholars to Washington, DC to stay with and play against students from the Hyde Leadership Academy. There was a private visit to the White House where we were hosted by Director of Domestic Affairs, Melodie Barnes. The Hyde rugby/students visited us this Spring in LA for one week and the return matches of the LA/DC Cup.

Rugby to College
Rugby to College

ICEF Rugby promotes college-going culture. In January 2013, 50 ICEF high school students visited University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a private tour of campus, lunch, training, and special meeting with UCSB admissions. UCSB was so impressed that the university created a summer camp especially for ICEF students, including6 weeks of intensive academics, work-study, and rugby.

ICEF rugby students have organized tours of UCLA, Stanford, Berkeley, Georgetown, Howard University, George Washington University, and the University of Cape Town.

ICEF Rugby Alumni are now attending or have graduated from these colleges and universities:
  • Arizona State
  • Brown University
  • Cal State University, Northridge
  • Cal State University, East Bay
  • Cal State University, Sonoma
  • California Maritime Academy
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dominican College
  • Duke University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Morehouse College
  • New Mexico State
  • San Francisco State
  • Santa Barbara College
  • Santa Monica College
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Xavier University
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