With an impressive resume as player, coach and administrator, Nigel David Melville took over as CEO and President of Rugby Operations of USA Rugby, the National Governing Body of the sport in America, in 2006. He has been instrumental in the development of the game at the youth level and the senior level in the U.S.
As you know from an earlier blog today, I have been at the High School All American Camp in Phoenix this week, I thought I would share with you some interesting statistics I collected from the players.
Here's a request for feedback from anyone that has attended a USA Rugby Coach Certification Course, Introducing Rugby or Developing Rugby Skills.
Thanks to all who read my blog throughout the year, 2011 was a busy year, and taking a few days off over the holiday period has not exactly been a time for reflection, more a time to make sure we keep the momentum going in 2012.
The recent announcement that USA Rugby have been awarded support for our athletes via an off site residency program at the Olympic Training Centre in San Diego by the USOC, was in my opinion, a reason to celebrate, but instead sparked a row about gender equity.
This weekend was my first trip to College Station, the home of Texas A
During the past 4 years we have been working hard to create a foundation for the game in the USA across our Youth, High School, and College pathways, we have made great progress.
It's been a long road, but this week we are finally in a position to announce officially that a USA Rugby partnership with the USOC will commence its first residency program commencing January, 2012 this and more from Nigel Melville.
The Pan Am Games in Guadalajara was an interesting experience, our first time competing in an international multi-sport environment, and an understanding of the challenges that athletes face.
I read an article this morning about how the NFL can learn from Rugby and vice versa...its an interesting read for fans, and those charged with running the game.
Only three days until the Eagles make their debut for Team USA and the United States Olympic Committee. It's going to be a great tournament and I know Al has been doing everything that needs to be done to prepare the team. What a great opportunity for rugby in America.
Here is the video they showed right before the Development Award winner was announced. Pretty great to think that the who's who of the rugby world all saw how the game is taking off here in the States
New Zealand sports and entertainment stars will join the greats of the Game for an evening of celebration and reflection of a compelling year of Rugby at the IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline on October 24 at Vector Arena in Auckland.
I have been saying for some weeks that France still have a big game in them, and of course, they held it back until the final of the World Cup, and confirmed that they have no idea when they are going to play well, but they are always very very good rugby players.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.