The Junior Jacks are the official junior (under-16 to under-20 years) development squads for the New England Free Jacks MLR team as well as the USA Rugby National Teams (Men and Women) as part of the Free Jacks key participation in the USA Rugby National Development Program


Both the Boy’s and Girl’s Junior Jacks are selected from the best players in and connected to rugby in New England through performances in the high school and club competitions, as well as through skill development and performance testing in the Free Jacks Academy Regional Training Groups

The Junior Jacks logo is the Free Jacks fists of freedom holding drum sticks. The Junior Jacks drumsticks are adorned with flags that include six stars for the six states of New England. 

During the Revolutionary war children were not able to actively serve; however this did not stop young Americans from wanting to do their part. Younger revolutionaries did not only take up the slack in homes and businesses, but could be found playing drums and holding banners on the battle fields.

Team Colors: Blue & Red




Date Team Opponent Location Time* Score
22-24 June Junior Jacks  MLR U18 Tournament  Quincy, MA TBC

*All times ET



New England Free Jacks and Old Glory DC Announce U-19 Academy Teams Competition Schedule

Junior Jacks Girls and Boys U-19 teams will compete against Old Glory Academy Squads on July 10 and July 18 Boston, MA – June 25th, 2021 – The Free Jacks today announced the upcoming competition schedule for the Junior Jacks Girls and Boys U-19 teams. The Junior Jacks...

Free Jacks Announce First Competition Dates for U23 Independents Academy Program

The U23 Independents Team Will Compete Against Rugby United New York in a Home and Away Series This Spring Free Jacks to Hold Selection Days on May 1 & May 2 Boston, MA – April 23 – The New England Free Jacks today announced the first competition fixtures for the...

Free Jacks Select Preliminary Junior Jacks Training Squads

Select group of U16 & U18 Boys and Girls Identified from Regional Training Groups for December Training BOSTON – November 25, 2020 – The Free Jacks Academy announced today the selection of a preliminary group of 85 players at Under-16 and Under-18 levels to...

Free Jacks Academy Announce Regional Tracking Days for Identification and Development Across New England

7 Regional Tracking Days to be held over the next four weeks are designed to localize rugby opportunities to learn to play, develop, and be identified for Junior Jacks and New England Independents programs. BOSTON – October 6, 2020 – The Free Jacks Academy today...


Trials are run through the Free Jacks Academy Tracking Days that take place throughout the year in each of the Free Jacks Regional Training Groups. Please reach out to Academy@FreeJacks.com for more information.

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