BLK announced as title sponsor of 2014 National Development Summit

BOULDER, Colo. -- USA Rugby announced Monday BLK as the title sponsor for the 2014 National Development Summit at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Penn., Feb. 21-23.

Through its innovations, BLK has created groundbreaking training gear and performance apparel worn by more than 4,000 teams around the world, including the World Champion New Zealand Kiwis, Qantas Wallabies, and Fiji Rugby Union. BLK is headquartered in Queensland, Australia.

Because of its passion for the sport of rugby, BLK is an active investor in thousands of clubs and schools that foster and grow the yet-unknown rugby champions of tomorrow, a passion to be exemplified at the 2014 National Development Summit. With the sport of rugby constantly evolving, it is vital to have equipment and apparel to keep up with the growth to ensure the sport continues to thrive. BLK's emphasis on innovation, excellence, durability, and performance match the goals the National Development Summit hopes to reach for the future of rugby in the United States.

More information can be found on BLK’s website, where rugby equipment can be purchased, team and league apparel can be designed, and detailed information on the innovative technologies in BLK products are explained.

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Established in 1904, Canterbury is the world’s original rugby brand and continues to sponsor many of the world’s most successful rugby teams. Canterbury is at the forefront of technology, engineering performance enhancing product and the most innovative and durable rugby kits on the field. With over a century of experience within the clothing industry, Canterbury has evolved across rugby, fitness and casual apparel retaining its rich heritage throughout. Canterbury is at the heart of rugby and works closely with players, coaches and fans from across the globe, bringing people together for the love of Rugby. A proud sponsor of USA Rugby you can find us at

Euro Rugby Tours

Euro Rugby Tours are Europe's premier rugby tour specialists. Rugby and travel are our passions, as is our commitment to unrivalled customer service. Based in Ireland, we provide superb rugby tours to many countries within Europe including Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, etc., and to the Southern Hemisphere including Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.

Our experience and knowledge will ensure that your next tour is a resounding success. We are fully bonded and licenced so if your team is considering touring feel free to visit our exhibition stand at the National Development Summit or simply log onto our website.

Rugby Athletic

Rugby Athletic is the number-one source for team wholesale rugby kits, equipment, apparel, and promotions. Rugby Athletic creates and customizes apparel, merchandise, event signage, and, most importantly, your brand. Based in Minnetonka, Minn., Rugby Athletic travels across the U.S. with a 35-foot rugby-vending trailer.

Priding itself on service, relationships and original design, Rugby Athletic makes it its job to provide you with the best rugby experience possible. For more information about products and services, visit the Rugby Athletic website.

World Rugby Shop

World Rugby Shop has been providing quality rugby gear and news to the world's rugby community since the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Founded by a life-long rugby player, World Rugby Shop is committed to providing a superior level of service to each of its customers.

With employees involved in the game's local youth scene and several still playing, World Rugby Shop has a staff entirely dedicated to the sport and its continuing growth. To get a further look at products and services, visit the World Rugby Shop website.