Canterbury partners with USA Touch

Leading rugby brand Canterbury of New Zealand (Canterbury) is proud to announce a three year partnership with USA Touch. Canterbury will be the exclusive uniform and apparel supplier for USA Touch including its World Cup teams. Canterbury will also supply the official USA Touch Rugby Ball which will also be available to purchase online.

OJ Hawea, President of USA Touch: "Canterbury is an iconic global sporting brand that has been around since 1904. With such a rich sporting history, the brand represents a combination of sporting heritage, values and aspirational playing performance. We are excited to be part of the Canterbury family alongside so many other leading sporting programs around the world.”

“USA Touch is still in the early stages of development here in the United States and is focused on developing opportunities, creating player participation, and competitive FIT rules Touch Rugby competitions across the country. At the elite level we are invested in developing the skills of our players through top level coaching and camps held across the country to enable us to achieve our aspirations at the World Cup next year in Australia. As such the Canterbury partnership further enriches these opportunities and aspirations." continued OJ Hawea.

Canterbury will offer a significant amount of support to USA Touch each year of this partnership including sponsoring the annual National Tournament held in Orlando, Florida in October.


Robbie Flynn, Managing Director of North America added, “We are pleased to partner with USA Touch. The hard work they are doing and their vision of growing the game in the country is commendable and we are aimed to support programs that dedicate themselves to growing the game and expanding Rugby’s overall profile in this country.

 

The next major event on the calendar is the 2014 USA Touch Nationals: 3 days of international touch at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on the campus of Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USA on October 9-12! Canterbury will be supplying all the new touch rugby balls - which will be available on our website shortly.

 

This is American Rugby interviewed OJ Hawea this week - read the interesting article here!

 

About Canterbury

From the New Zealand roots in 1904 to the global sporting stage, we make the finest sports 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 sport around the globe and is proud to manufacture kit for many of the world’s high profile teams.

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

About USA Touch
USA Touch is the National Governing Body for the sport of Touch Rugby in the United States of America. USA Touch was established in 1991, the organization has grown to over 25 affiliate programs throughout the country. The vision of USA Touch is to promote the game and build competitive FIT rules Touch Rugby in the United States of America. For further information, visit usatouch.org.

USA Touch is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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