USMC signs on with Men's D1A College

USMC signs on with Men's D1A College

U.S. Marine Corps partners with USA Rugby D1A College


BOULDER, Colo. -- USA Rugby is extremely proud and humbled to announce that the United States Marine Corps is now an Official Partner of USA Rugby Collegiate Division 1A, the elite men’s college rugby competition in America.

Rugby and the military have long been intertwined; both value and require extraordinary mental and physical strength, selflessness, commitment to a team and a task, and excellent leadership. The United States Marine Corps and USA Rugby are committed to the values they share and also to shaping quality citizens and community leaders.

“It’s an honor to partner with any branch of the U.S. military, but especially with the United States Marine Corps. The Marines have been vital in securing freedoms that we enjoy today in the United States and D1A Rugby is truly proud to call the Marine Corps a partner,” said USA Rugby Director of Operations, Jim Snyder.
The USMC will have a presence at the D1A semifinals and championship, as well as select regular season games.
About USA Rugby
Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is an official member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB). The organization has approximately 98,000 members and is responsible for the development of the boys, girls, high school, collegiate and club rugby programs, and ultimately all of the national teams representing the U.S. in international competitions. The current structure of USA Rugby comprises seven Territorial Unions (TU) and 34 Local Area Unions (LAU) that compete for regional and National Championships. USA Rugby's national headquarters is located in Boulder, Colo., and is run by full-time staff under the direction of current CEO and President of Rugby Operations Nigel Melville.

About the United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates under the United States Department of the Navy. The Marine Corps, with 190,000 active duty and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2008, is the smallest of the United States' armed forces in the Department of Defense.

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