NEW YORK, NY – You can tell it’s serious when a company buys out a bar and invites quests in for food and drink – for free. And by serious, we mean professional. And professionalism is just what the Aviva Premiership, AEG Rugby, NBC Sports & Friends of The British Council are bringing to rugby in America. Thankfully, we got to be a part of the fun at NYC’s Rugby Pub, the Pig N Whistle on West 36th Street, in our first two (of many) Rugby Pubcasts from over favorite haunt’s Sin Bin Studio.
In the interviews below, the Premiership’s Wayne Morris and AEG Rugby’s Donal Walsh talk about:
–Newcastle Falcons vs Saracens at Talne Energy Stadium in Philadelphia on September 16th.
–Premiership Rugby linking up with AEG Rugby,
-NBC Sports raising the bar for rugby coverage in America
–Clinics/Camps for Coaches and Players
–Trips to Win
-The future of Premiership Rugby in America.
Special Thanks to:
–Erin Sullivan, Dallen Stanford and the Friends of The British Council.
–Des O’Brien & Cormac McCormack of the Pig N Whistle on West 36th
–Ryan Ginty of Next Level Rugby
–Jonny Lewis of Jonny Lewis Films.
Clinics are open to female and male rugby players aged 15-24, who will be divided into three age
categories: 15-16, 17-18, 19-24. Up to 40 players from each age group will be selected to attend a VIP
Premiership Coaching experience at Talen Energy Stadium on September 16, plus receive a free match
day ticket to watch Saracens vs Newcastle Falcons.
September 5: New Jersey from 4:15pm-7:45pm at 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
September 6: New Jersey from 5:45pm-8:30pm at 1000 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
September 7: Philadelphia from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Penn Park, 3000 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
September 10: Washington DC from 2:00pm-5:00pm at 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853
Additionally, 10 rugby coaches will be selected from one of 2 free advanced coach clinics or if unable to
attend there will be participants selected from online video submissions. Coaches will be required to be
Level 200 certified by USA Rugby to win the UK experience.
September 10: Washington DC from 11:00am-1:30pm at 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853
September 11: Philadelphia from 6:30pm-9:30pm at 1101 First Avenue, Media, PA 19063
Other activities like community outreach, referee and coach shadowing opportunities are all being
finalized. On September 16th, a large Flag Rugby Festival for grades 2-8 will take place on the outside fields
next to Talen Energy Stadium from 1:00-3:00pm.
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