Canterbury’s Corner

NYC Rugby Cup Story presented by Canterbury.


The Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup is our biggest event of the year, a culminating tournament featuring over 1000 youth from our programs throughout the city converging on Randall’s Island for the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East coast. A visual spectacular, 1000 New York kids donning uniforms in a rainbow of colors, proudly provided by Canterbury of North America, a world leader in Rugby gear.

Play Rugby USA values the continued support from Canterbury, who consistently produce top level uniforms, balls, flags and cones for our programs and teams. The NYC Rugby Cup is an opportunity to showcase our partnership, with thousands of kids taking home a Canterbury top. This year’s tournament featured an Olympic theme, with all teams representing a nation competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio later this Summer. The theme provided an opportunity for the kids to learn about the Olympics and their associated values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence.
Our relationship with Canterbury is vital to our success in delivering high quality programming, as they provide Value In Kind donations of equipment and uniforms we otherwise would be unable to supply. As our program continues to grow we rely on the generosity of Canterbury and other organizations to continue to deliver positive mentorship and sport opportunities to thousands of youth nationwide.

The 2016 Rugby Cup was a success, with the day going smoothly for all involved. 66 teams enjoyed great weather on Randall’s Island, as they participated in a full day of rugby and community fun, and we thank Canterbury of North America for their contribution to this amazing day!

Check out a montage of the days best photos featuring the wonderful Canterbury Uniforms.

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