World Rugby Shop, a marquee partner of USA Rugby, has signed on as a sponsor of the Men’s D1A Rugby competition that is rapidly approaching its climax with the quarterfinals this weekend. World Rugby Shop is now The Official Gear Provider of Men’s D1A Rugby and will support the D1A National Championship on Saturday May 19, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
In addition, Veloce - a worldwide leader in training gear - has partnered with the competition and is now is the Official Equipment of D1A Rugby.
The partnership between WRS and D1A Rugby is an extension of the company's status as The Official Online Retailer of USA Rugby.
“World Rugby Shop is a great company to partner with. We share a passion for the game and share a vision for what it can be in the United States. The WRS team is committed to USA Rugby on all levels from youth and high school to the senior national teams. We thank them for their support of D1A and look forward to continuing to build the game with them here in the U.S.,” said USA Rugby Director of Operations, Jim Snyder.
“We could not be happier to partner with a quality competition like D1A. D1A represents the pinnacle of college rugby in this country and helps to continue pushing the standards higher for collegiate rugby. World Rugby Shop is proud to support a league that strives to improve standards and showcases the best that U.S. college rugby has to offer,” said Brad Kilpatrick, Partnership Director at World Rugby Shop.
The Veloce partnership is also crucial in raising the bar for college rugby and developing excellent rugby players, two key goals of the competition.
“D1A is a competition designed to raise the level of play in men’s college rugby and the teams and coaches have really taken that to heart. Having the will to continuously improve paired with the support of a partner like Veloce that provides equipment to make players faster and more agile, that bodes very well for the college game in this country,” said Snyder.
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