Team Spotlight: ICEF Rugby
ICEF (Inner City Education Foundation) Rugby was founded in Los Angeles by rugby legend Stuart Krohn. He coached the Santa Monica Men's Club for 10 years, coached rugby at Dartmouth College, was an international player for 13 years and was an All-American rugby player at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Krohn has simultaneously taught English at ICEFs View Park Preparatory School for the past eleven years.
As director of ICEFs rugby program, he is assisted by 10 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 is in its 12th season serving thousands of students in South Los Angeles. 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.
Assistant Rugby Director at ICEF, David Hughes, organized these sleek Canterbury singlets for View Park Rugby Academy!
- Flag rugby for over 4,000 elementary, middle and high school students in PE and afterschool
- Over 225 elementary, middle, and high school boys and girls playing competitive tackle rugby every year, including seven ICEF traveling All Star teams which compete in the SoCal Rugby League from December-May (U12 boys, U14 boys and girls, U16 boys and girls, U18 boys and girls).
- ICEF rugby has gone on eight international trips: Hong Kong x4, New Zealand x2, England, and South Africa. Touring rugby scholars stay with local families and attend school.
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