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Rugby Athletic Partners with Metropolis RFC to Launch Youth Rugby Academy

MINNETONKA, Minn.  -  Rugby Athletic is partnering with Metropolis RFC to launch a Youth Rugby Academy, which will kick off on March 11 at the Irish Sports Dome in Rosemount, MN.  

This inaugural camp is designed for both experienced rugby players as well as kids experiencing the sport for the first time and will be open to both boys and girls in middle school and high school (grades 6-12).

The academy will be managed by Metropolis’ new Academy Technical Directors and USA Rugby 7's Olympians Garrett Bender and Katie Johnson.

“Rugby Athletic is extremely excited and proud to be partnering with Metropolis in an effort to promote the sport of rugby to more Minnesota youth,” Rugby Athletic’s Chris Babiash said. “We have seen such an interest in rugby in this area and we can’t wait to have Metropolis involved in a program like this. Their club, its leadership, and, of course, Bender and Johnson, will make this an incredible opportunity for young players to get involved and fall in love with the sport of rugby.”

Saturday’s camp will start promptly at 7 a.m. and will run until 10 a.m., with check in at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per athlete, and registration to this camp will give participants a free pass to the next outdoor session. To sign up now or for more information,  pre-register here. 

If you wish for Rugby Athletic to consider partnering with your club or event, please contact Chris at or via phone at 612.590.0065. For more information on Rugby Athletic, please visit

Rugby Athletic Partners with Tundra Rugby Academy

Rugby Athletic has officially announced a new partnership in which they will serve as the official apparel partner of Tundra Rugby Academy.

"Gaining support from local companies that are going to grow with us and support our mission is a priority for our organization,” said Tundra’s president, Mikayla Miller. “Rugby Athletic was a perfect fit, and we are really excited about our new partnership.”


Rugby Athletic Signs on as Maggotfest’s Apparel Vendor

Rugby Athletic has officially signed on as the exclusive apparel and merchandise partner for Maggotfest in 2017.

The partnership is the first of its kind for this event and will include communications, marketing and sponsorship assistance, outfitting the volunteers and creating a consistent apparel and merchandise line, as well as vending the actual tournament itself, which takes place this year May 19-21.

“Maggotfest is unlike any other event. It’s one that we’ve been extremely interested in for a while and we are very happy to be involved,” Rugby Athletic’s Chris Babiash said. “We really want to help add to this tournament’s success and feel that helping build and promote a consistent brand is just the first step.  We can’t wait to see where we can take this partnership.



Rugby Athletic Releases Statement on BLK Australia Receivership

Rugby Athletic has received confirmation that BLK Australia recently entered into receivership in an effort to implement practical solutions to improve their business performance in Australia.

“We want to ensure our teams that this will not affect anything that we offer them in terms of partnerships or BLK  teamwear in the USA,” Rugby Athletic’s Chris Babiash said. “This situation is isolated to BLK Australia. We will continue to stand behind the BLK brand as the impact of BLK Australia does not affect any global licensee outside of Australia.”


RA, BLK USA Partner with Dallas Rugby Football Club

Rugby Athletic and BLK USA have officially announced a new partnership in which they will be the official apparel provider to the Dallas Rugby Football Club through 2019.

"We are really looking forward to this partnership with RA and BLK,” Dave Dodge, president of Dallas RFC said.  “This season our Executive Board went through an extensive bidding process in order to select a long-term apparel partner.  The RA/BLK team blew our socks off, not only with the quality and diversity of their product offerings, but also with the competitiveness of their pricing and reputation for dedicated customer service.  We believe RA/BLK USA are the perfect partners for our long-term goals both on and off the pitch.”