USA Rugby Finalizes Community Agreements

USA Rugby and the National Councils have completed discussions to finalize Community Service Agreements for each level of the community game. Each Council individually negotiated terms with the National Office, based on specific demands for their level of play. Materials agreed upon include USA Rugby member dues structures and services provided by the National Office. Each agreement will renew on an annual basis, where USA Rugby and the National Councils are given the opportunity to mutually review and amend each year.

Member registration for the 2020-21 USA Rugby season is now officially open for members and clubs permitted to compete or host rugby activities.

“This is a truly meaningful day in the transformation of USA Rugby and the domestic game,” said USA Rugby CEO, Ross Young, “Lots of hard hours have passed in discussion, however we are exceptionally proud to shape new standards for the organization. Thank you to the dedicated individuals on the National Councils and extended stakeholders for their hard work in building these relationships.”

David Pool, President of the Youth and High School Council commented, “We had 100% support from State Governing Bodies (SGBs) that represent 95% of the Youth and High School players in the country. This is unprecedented support and endorsement of the restructuring plan initiated by USA Rugby. With the support of USA Rugby, we have established a platform for Youth organizations nationwide to drive their own growth and continue to develop Youth Rugby to be the fun favorite game for youth and high schools across the country.”

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