Ruck Science has a new partner in Georgia, just down the road from our manufacturing facility and storage warehouse. Please welcome the Augusta Mad Dogs to the group of clubs that we’ll be sending monthly donations to. Augusta RFC become one of the first clubs in the South to join our sponsorship program. Read on to learn more about the Mad Dogs and how we’ll be helping them to grow their supporter and player base over the next few years.
The Augusta Rugby Football Club is one of the foremost rugby union clubs in the state of Georgia. The ARFC competes in USA Rugby South’s second division competition. The club has been around since the early days of 1973 when two undergrads at the Medical College of Georgia started a rugby term. “Mad Dogs” actually comes from the abbreviation MD meaning Medical Doctor. The Mad Dogs have played all over Augusta since their inception. In the years after 1973, the team has played on football, soccer polo and softball fields.
For some background on the club’s current facility, we turn to their Wikipedia page…
“Ultimately, ARFC finalized an agreement with the city of Augusta, GA to lease unused property near downtown Augusta which led to the construction of Larry Bray Memorial Pitch, named after the late long-time “old boy” Larry Bray. The inaugural match was played on September 19, 2009 against Jacksonville Rugby with Augusta pulling out the win in the closing minutes of a very exciting match.”
We couldn’t find any full-length clips, but here’s a pretty cool little slideshow of the boys doing their thing.
The Augusta Rugby Club has by far the most extensive online store for a rugby club that we’re come across. Honestly, there are SuperRugby teams who could learn a thing or two from this. It’s got everything. Our favorite items are the boxer shorts (no, not rugby shorts!), mouse pad and classic thong. Literally something for everybody.
There are four things you should know before you go placing an order on our website: