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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bulldog 7s Put Focus On Youth, Development

Press Release

After a first ever appearance at the Club Nationals and a creditable 6th place finish in 2017, Bulldog Rugby founders Mike Newcomer and David Fischer are pleased to announce the return of Head Coach Steve Lewis for the Summer of 2018. However, there will be a change of focus and location for the upcoming season. In addition to selecting only younger, USA eligible players, Bulldog Rugby will be competing in the Frontier Region and operating a full-time 7’s summer residency camp in Vail, Colorado.

“We are delighted that Steve will be back with us again, his expertise in 7’s is well-known” said Mike Newcomer, “and given our goal of helping develop the next generation of Eagles, some of Steve’s other roles as Head Coach of the Mens Collegiate All-Americans and the Northeast Academy, dovetail well with our mission.”

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Bulldog Rugby intend to play in the 3 Frontier region qualifiers, to be held in Denver and Kansas City, and will hold a full-time 3 week residency camp in Vail, CO in July.

“I am grateful to Mike and Dave for their support of American rugby and in particular this pivot to producing the next generation of Eagles 7’s players. On a personal level, I am looking forward to being back on my old Colorado stomping grounds” said Lewis, adding, “In addition, we very much appreciate the support of the local Vail Rugby club, and I see numerous synergies with their strategy to build a summer center of rugby excellence in the Rocky Mountains with their partners the Glendale Raptors. This is a win, win, win all-round”

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