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Fordham Prep Boys Suspended From Play

Updated: May 15, 2022

Announcement of Fordham Prep Boys Rugby Club Suspension from RugbyNY President Matt Persanis

To: All RugbyNY Member Clubs and Coaches From: Matt Persanis, RugbyNY President Date: May 12, 2022

Re: Fordham Prep Boys Rugby Please be advised Fordham Prep has been suspended from all rugby activity retroactive to May 6, 2022 for a period of four (4) weeks and are ineligible to participate in post season games.

If any RugbyNY club plays them your club will be opening yourselves up to a suspension and Fordham's suspension may be extended.

If your club was scheduled to play them in a league match on or after May 6, you will be awarded full bonus points for the match.


Matthew Persanis




Email from RugbyNY Disciplinary Chairman Rob Sliwinski to Fordham Prep informing them of the committee's decision:

From: Robert Sliwinski <> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:30 PM To:, Jerry Wolf Cc: Lake, Matt, David Chapman, Matt Persanis, Robert Gilmore

Subject: Decision of Rugby NY Disciplinary Committee - April 23. 2022 Fordham Prep

Messrs. Kurtin and Wolf,

Attached is the decision of the Rugby NY Disciplinary Committee regarding the report of referee abuse from the April 23, 2022 Fordham Prep-Rye High School game. Please direct any questions you may have to me at


Robert Sliwinski

Chair, Disciplinary Committee

A reminder that USA Rugby's Disciplinary Policy can be found here on our web site.


Supporting Documents and Emails

Fordham Prep Decision_220423
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RNY inform FP of inquiry into abuse report and FPs response
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Fordham Reply to RRSNY
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RRSNY Decision
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RugbyNY is the governing body for youth and high school rugby in the state of New York. They are a member of USA Youth & High School Rugby's Northeast region and are an officially recognized State Youth Rugby Organization (SYRO) by a USA Rugby. RugbyNY is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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