HISTORY OF THE SLAYERS
The Washington D.C. Slayers otherwise known as “The Slayers” were founded in 2003 By
USA Tomahawk Martin O'Donoghue. Mr. O’Donoghue, an avid rugby player from birth
who played Rugby League for a number of years overseas. Upon his arrival in the United
States, Martin would go on to become a USA Tomahawk but his vision was to start a full
league. O’Donoghue then turned his attention to help in the founding of the American
National Rugby League (AMNRL). From that vision the Slayers were born in Washington, D.C.
The Washington D.C. Slayers remained in the American National Rugby League
(AMNRL) for eleven years until realigning the team with the USA Rugby League
(USARL). The Slayers will being league play in the USA Rugby League, during the 2011
Since The Slayers formation in 2003 the sport of Rugby League has been stirring in the
Washington, Virginia, Maryland area bringing more interest to the team and to sport as
a whole. The Slayers accomplishments as a team over the years have attracted players
from other countries such as Australia, England, Fiji, Ireland, and Samoa. The Slayers are
gearing up for an intense hard hitting season, and is being watched closely by other teams
due to their progress last year, and ability to be the number one team this year.
Other Facts About the Team:
* In 2006 and 2008 and prior to the 2011 season, the Washington D.C. Slayers hosted The
New Zealand Police Rugby League team
* The Slayers are founding members of the USARL
The Washington D.C. Slayers are fully funded by the player dues and fundraising.