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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nike Rugby Camps Coming To Oregon

Press Release

US Sports Camps has collaborated with State Rugby Organization (SRO), Rugby Oregon, to offer an overnight youth rugby camp held at Oregon State University this summer. Employing world-class rugby figures, including former Team USA players and college coaches, this program is designed to benefit athletes of all skill levels with training on key fundamentals, match play, fitness and more.

“US Sports Camps is honored to be working with the great staff up at Rugby Oregon this summer,” states Vice President of Nike Rugby Camps, Nicholas Brunner. “Their organization has unparalleled access to high-level coaches, training curriculums and active rugby players which enables us to provide an amazing week of camp.”

Participants receive hands-on training from Rugby Oregon High Performance Coaches, Troy Hall (former USA Eagle), and Stew Magorian, as well as Oregon State Rugby Club Head Coach, Anthony Lally. Hall and Magorian have extensive rugby experience both as coaches and players. Hall was a member of the 7s and 15s USA National Teams from 2008-2015 and currently serves as director of development for Rugby Oregon. Stew Magorian, who has held the position of rugby development officer since 2014, played professional rugby in England and Italy including an appearance in Europe’s Heineken Cup. The staff is rounded out by current and former national team players, university coaches and collegiate-level players.

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“We're excited to partner with an organization like Nike Rugby Camps to deliver our first residency camp for boys and girls,” says Jenn Heinrich, president and CEO of Rugby Oregon. “Integrating Nike Rugby Camps’ proven systems with Rugby Oregon's experience and professional coaches was a natural fit. Delivering this opportunity in our backyard on the OSU campus makes it all the more special.”

Nike Rugby Camp at Oregon State (powered by Rugby Oregon) runs from July 31 – August 3. Campers reside in campus dorms, eat in the dining halls and utilize OSU’s athletic fields for rugby activities. The overnight program includes all rugby training, meals, housing and evening activities. A commuter option (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) is also available to accommodate athletes from the local area. Boys and girls, ages 12-18, are welcome to enroll and players are split into training groups based on gender, age and skill level to ensure a meaningful experience for all ruggers alike.

“The excitement amongst our players is already there for sure,” states Camp Co-Director, Troy Hall. “It's going to be a great experience for all involved; on and off the field for both the coaches and players.”

The comprehensive overnight camp costs $375 and the commuter option is $275. Full details and registration can be found by visiting Nike Rugby Camps.

About Nike Rugby Camps

Nike Rugby Camps (NRC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. In 2013 NRC joined forces with ELITE Rugby Camps and Evolution Rugby Camps to reach over 5,000 new and experienced players. To explore a variety of camp options and locations please visit the official website for Nike Rugby Camps.

About Rugby Oregon

Founded in 1999, Rugby Oregon is a State Rugby Organization (SRO) overseeing youth and high school rugby in Oregon and SW Washington. Rugby Oregon is a member of USA Rugby, the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, and Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB). Currently headquartered in Portland, OR, Rugby Oregon is charged with developing the youth and high school game and has over 1,500 active members.

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