SEATTLE – (February 4, 2015) Serevi Rugby (serevirugby.com), a leading provider of on-field programming and conditioning for players and coaches from beginner to the U.S. National Team, has created a partnership with Gilbert (gilbertrugby.com
) to become the official ball partner for Serevi’s wide range of programming from youth to elite level players. Beginning in 2015, Serevi athletes and coaches will use the full range of Gilbert match and training balls at all Serevi camps and training sessions.
“We’re proud to put such a historic, well-respected brand as Gilbert in the hands of all of our athletes,”
said Ross Young, CEO of Serevi Rugby.
“Our partnership with Gilbert confirms our ties to rugby’s celebrated history, while looking to the game’s future as we inspire and train a whole new generations of players.”
Gilbert balls will be in the hands of athletes of all ages across Serevi programming including the USA Rugby Academy, the Serevi Rugby Institute, and Serevi Youth Rugby. Serevi branded Gilbert balls will also be available for purchase at SereviRugby.com
and on WorldRugbyShop.com
. A full schedule of 2015 Serevi programs is available at serevirugby.com/usa-programs
“Gilbert has supported rugby in the U.S. for many years. As unquestionably the oldest brand in the game (since 1823), we understand the importance of encouraging the next generation of players and coaches,”
said Andrew Challis, Brand Manager-Worldwide Gilbert Rugby.
“We are therefore delighted to partner with Serevi Rugby – their passion for the game matches our own and together we aim to reach out to all sections of the community in the U.S. and beyond.”
Gilbert have been the Official Ball Supplier to the Rugby World Cup for over 25 years and this year sees its internationally acclaimed match ball, the “MATCH XV”, used in all RWC 2015 matches. As the ball of choice for just about every country and major tournament in the world, Gilbert also invests heavily in the growth of the game for the good of local communities.
About Serevi Rugby®
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi® is focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond. The official Youth Programming Partner of USA Rugby, Serevi offers on-field programming and off field conditioning for coaches and players through the youth to elite spectrum. It also offers performance and casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. For more information on Serevi Rugby, including upcoming player and coach training sessions visit www.serevirugby.com
The game of Rugby Football was first played in 1823 at Rugby School, England – with a Gilbert ball. Now, 192 years later, Gilbert is still the preeminent maker and supplier of rugby balls across the world. With headquarters in the South of England, Gilbert has become trusted by the global rugby family to provide the best innovative products and support to enable players to perform to their full potential.
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