Canterbury North America partners with Rugby Texas

December 16, 2013

(Los Angeles, CA) Canterbury of New Zealand is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Rugby Texas. Rugby Texas is the governing body for youth Rugby in the Lone Star State at the High School level and below.

Canterbury’s partnership with Rugby Texas is an exciting and meaningful endeavor to grow rugby’s youth development opportunities in North America. Canterbury and Rugby Texas will be working together in an effort to provide support and partnership on development camps and other events aimed at growing the game. 

Robbie Flynn, Director of Canterbury of New Zealand’s North American office commented “Rugby Texas has done an outstanding job at creating a true membership aimed at providing youth teams and players with opportunities across the state to pick up a ball and learn the game.  We are glad Rugby Texas views Canterbury is the best brand to represent their efforts and teams and look forward to working with teams.”

The President of Rugby Texas, Rick Marshall who led the partnership effort commented “This strategic partnership will complement our efforts to grow the sport of youth and High School Rugby within Texas while providing value to our existing members. We are excited to be associated with a global brand such as Canterbury as we continue to gain credibility as a sport and organization”

About Canterbury of New Zealand

From the New Zealand roots in 1904 to the global sporting stage, we make the finest rugby gear in the world. Tough, durable, smart, it's made for life. Canterbury utilize their heritage and expertise within rugby to challenge sporting boundaries and realize the latest technological advancements for on-field kit. Canterbury is an athletes’ brand dedicated to rugby around the globe and is proud to manufacture kit for several of the world’s high profile teams including England Rugby, USA Rugby and the South African Springboks.

Canterbury can be found at all top rugby stores in the US and Canada. For more information about our product and how to get it, contact 1.855.GO.RUGBY.

About Rugby Texas

Founded in 2007 as the state-wide governing body under USA Rugby, Rugby Texas organizes various competitions at multiple levels, including high school, age grade, boys and girls.  It conducts outreach efforts through its Rookie Rugby initiative which was just included in the official curriculum of the

Houston Independent School District, the nation's seventh largest.  Rugby Texas supports and administers national programs including coaching development and player safety.  The organization was a principal contributor and organizer of several recent successful international events held in Texas, including USA Test Matches against Ireland and Italy, as well as the 2012 International Women's 7s.  Rugby Texas is governed by a five member board of directors, and employs a professional Executive Director.

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