Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as just rugby, though there is an additional form of rugby known as rugby league. At its heart rugby is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. It is a sport based on running with the ball in hand, in its most common form, a game is between two teams of up to 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line.
Rugby is a popular sport around the world, played by male and female players of all ages. In 2018, there are more than 6.6 million people playing worldwide from 120 countries. Rugby is played all the way from junior rugby through high school, college and internationally with a World Cup championship series every 4 years and is represented in the Summer Olympics.
Supporting Youth Rugby
As with any youth sport, the support of our local community is crucial in our success and we certainly would not be where we are without the support and sacrifice of local businesses, coaches and volunteers.
It is our belief that rugby should be for anyone who wants to play no matter their financial position. In order to facilitate this we actively seek sponsorships with local, state and national businesses and organizations who have a passion for seeing youth sports being made available for everyone.
We are currently seeking sponsors for our upcoming 2020 season and have exciting opportunities to advertise our sponsors both on our website and on team uniforms. We additionally able to accept charitable donations through our partnership with the Greenville Griffins Rugby Club and will supply appropriate 501(c)(3) tax documentation letters in return. Donations for the youth program should be noted as such and sent to:
Greenville Youth Rugby Donations
c/o Greenville Rugby Club
PO Box 2763
Greenville SC 29602
If your business or organization is interested in supporting our program through sponsorship opportunities please contact us so we can discuss the different options available.