Founded in 2013 by Kiana Coleman, Matt Banks, and Brian Coleman, the Royal Guard Supporters Group is a volunteer-run organization whose purpose is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all Reign fans and to facilitate fan activities like creating and displaying tifo and flags, cheering and singing during matches, and watch parties for away matches. The Royal Guard is committed to improving the visibility and standing of women's sports in the Seattle-Tacoma area and beyond. The Royal Guard Supporters Group is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit.
2024 Board of Directors
President: Dei Caudle
Vice Presidents: Jake Houghton, Adrienne Wu
Secretary: Erik Khazoyan
Treasurer: Ken Yasuhara
Directors: Cyd McFarland, Jon Edwards
Big thanks from all of us to previous board members, including Jai Hillard, Jess Strong, June Eden, Kiana Coleman, and Mark Canizaro.
Meet some of our current volunteers:
Jake Houghton is our social media lead.
Ken Yasuhara leads our merch team. Amy Camber does a lot of our great design work.
Mark Canizaro, Amy, and Ken lead our tifo team.
Adrienne Wu and Ken co-lead our matchday team. Adrienne and Jess are our lead capos, assisted by Nicki, Dei, Tammy, and Sara. Ken, Jai, Ellie, and Yesenia rotate on drums. Ken does the song sheets. We couldn't fill the stadium with sound without help from the team's amazing band, Reign City Riot!
Jake and Erik Khazoyan co-lead our away days team.
Emmett Anderson is our photographer and works on our website.
...and we all wear many hats and help each other out.
photo by J. Buchanan
We need your help!
If you would like to join our fun and welcoming crew, email Ken at email@example.com. We are looking for help with matchday setup/teardown, tifo production, drumming, merch, and comms (membership emails).
Unsure where you fit in and still want to help out? That's great too! Let us know you're interested and we'll find a spot for you.
We staff a table in the stadium concourse to promote our group, invite folks to become members, and sell merch. Outside of matchday, this team also works with our designers and manages the production of merch and web sales. Minimum commitment varies with role but starts at roughly one hour per month, with some work being online.
We author and produce occasional email announcements to members, coordinating with volunteers who handle our social media accounts and website. We also edit photos and videos for use across our various communications platforms. Minimum commitment is roughly one hour per month, all online.
After each match, we move and stow away everything that we set up in The Keep, our section in the stadium, including capo stands, big drums, tifo, banners, and flags. This usually requires staying about 30–45 min. after the final whistle. Volunteers who work at field level will be provided with wristbands and must be masked at all times.