Written by Press Release    Wednesday, 27 November 2013 18:46    PDF Print Write e-mail
Serevi, USA Rugby Link Up
Off The Field - USA Rugby News

USA Rugby and Serevi Rugby® have announced a multi-year partnership aimed at growing the game of rugby in America.

Serevi, which provides camps and training resources for players at all levels, will launch a national network of high performance Training Camps under the umbrella of the USA Rugby Academy – powered by Serevi.

These Training Camps will identify top players and provide a specific development pathway to USA national teams. The partnership also creates a series of youth development programs which introduce and build a core set of skills applicable to both 15s and 7s rugby from youth to collegiate levels.

The partnership includes programming for male and female athletes at training camps, skill-specific sessions, residential camps, and year-round training centers. During select talent identification programs, National Team coaches and their high performance staff, along with Serevi’s coaches, will identify and develop America’s top athletes utilizing input from a network of coaches throughout the country.

“USA Rugby and Serevi share the goals of growing the game in America and helping our national teams succeed on the international stage,” USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said. “This partnership helps us achieve both. We’re excited to see the immediate and long-term impacts Serevi’s programs have on the success of USA Rugby.”

USA National Team coaches will participate throughout the program to help identify young players who may be invited to participate in national team training camps.
Serevi’s programming was designed and is led by an experienced staff headed by IRB Hall-of-Famer Waisale Serevi, IRB World Sevens Series record points-scorer Ben Gollings, Irish veteran and Men’s Eagles forwards coach Justin Fitzpatrick, and National Championship-winning coach Evan Haigh.

Through the partnership, Serevi Rugby also becomes an official sponsor of USA Rugby, supporting events and national team games throughout the country.