Most rugby clubs in the Northern States are about to head inside to escape the wind and snow for the next couple of months. For many, this is the time of year to knuckle down in the gym, pack on a couple of extra lbs for the upcoming season and work on your deadlift. The members of our latest partner club are no different. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the Springfield Rugby Football Club to our list of sponsored organizations. Better known as the Springfield Rifles, they’ll become one of our first partners in Massachusetts and it’s an honor to have them.
Before we talk too much about the Rifles though, a quick shout-out to the club’s current sponsors. For anyone who has worked in management at a rugby club before, you’ll know just how difficult it is to both acquire and keep a sponsor. We encourage anyone who is in the Springfield area to make a special visit to McCaffreys, the only Irish Pub in downtown Springfield. And if you happen to be an adventure-racer, consider hauling yourself off to the Rugged Maniac obstacle course race and leap over some obstacles in collaboration with the Rifles.
Springfield Rugby Football Club (SRFC) has earned a solid reputation in the New England Rugby Football Union. The club recently celebrated its 45th anniversary (in 2014). In recent years, the membership at the Rifles has dramatically increased in size. In the past, the club was primarily focused on their men’s team. But this changed back in 2007 and the change in attitude towards membership has seen the emergence of women’s, high-school and U19s teams. Each one of these teams has also grown in size since inception. The club is exceptionally competitive in all grades and both the men’s and women’s squads won their respective NERFU Championship Cups in 2015.
This partnership is more than a commitment on our part to provide Rifles’ players with quality nutrition products. We’ll also be assisting with promoting their fund-raisers, social events, live streams of their game and more. The Rifles will also receive a cash donation every time a player or supporter makes a purchase on our website. The full sponsorship details can be found here but in brief, we’ll donate 10% of all purchases, 15% of purchases over $150 and 20% of purchases over $300. Please make sure to enter “Springfield Rifles” as your rugby club during the checkout process so that we’ll know where to send your donations!
From their website: “We really, really need sponsors to support this year’s tournament. We LOVE our sponsors and have a generous package of benefits for those rugby angels whose tax-deductible (available on request) financial support makes the tournament possible and continue to support growth of the event. Soon to become the largest Sevens Tournament in the Northeast! Do you work for a company – or belong to an organization – that could join our circle of sponsors? Don’t be shy… ask them to make a contribution. Are you a business and would like to expand your reach to potential customers? Take a look at this worthy opportunity!” – contact the club for more info.
Are you a member of the Springfield Rifles? Awesome! We have a couple of great offers to help you get started with Ruck Science. Here they are:
But before you start shopping, please make sure you register for an account on our website. You’ll get $10 to put towards your first order and your club will get 10% of every order you place from now until eternity.
Don’t forget that all of our unique supplement stacks arranged by seasonal periods and training objectives, which makes it pretty easy to choose something based on the upcoming calendar. For example, here are our most popular stacks:
Follow the Rifles on their website, Facebook and Twitter.