MINNETONKA, Minn. - Rugby Athletic has announced a partnership with the Naples Hammerhead Rugby Football Club in which it will serve as the official apparel and merchandise provider for the next three years.
"In a sport with ever-growing obstacles and challenges, Rugby Athletic truly has made meeting our needs easy as can be,” said Naples Treasurer Jeremy Ray. “Their knowledgeable and skilled staff puts your mind at ease as they tackle the challenges we face. Our club is very excited to be a part of a company that not only wants to help us, but also help youth rugby and develop the game. We are looking forward to working with RA for many years to come.”
Founded in 1993, Hammerhead Rugby is the premier rugby club in Southwest Florida. Competing in Division 2, the Hammerheads are not only proud to provide a fun and competitive atmosphere on the field, but are also dedicated to serving their community. The team has seen a lot of success both on and off the field over the past 25 years and also host one of the biggest and best beach rugby tournaments, the Beerfoot Beach 7s.
On a national level, the club has been in the top eight in 2002 and 2007 and the top 16 in 2012 and 2015. Regionally, the Hammerheads have been USA South Champs in both 2002 and 2007 and Florida Rugby Union Champions in 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012. Off the pitch, the club has seen a number of great rugby leaders come up through their club ranks such as Cam Dolan (USA National Team), Shane Young (Founder of Memphis Inner City Youth Rugby) and Darian Lovelace (Life University Women’s Team Captain).
"Naples Rugby Club is a club that is committed to growing the game of rugby on all levels and we love partnering with clubs that get that,” said Chris Babiash. “They are also now in their 15th year of hosting the super successful Beerfoot Beach Rugby Tournament and we can’t wait to help them continue to take this event to the next level.”
For more information on the Naples Hammerhead Rugby, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HammerheadRugby/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hammerhead_rugby/. If you’re interested in checking out the Beerfoot 7s, visit http://www.beerfoot7s.com/.