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UT Rugby Sponsors U23 Academy

By mtb, 04/30/21, 12:30PM EDT

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The Tennessee Men's Rugby Team and the Volunteer Rugby Foundation are pleased to announce their sponsorship and relationship with the Tennessee Rugby Academy and its new Men's Under 23 program. Training and matches are set to kick off in Fall of 2021.  

Coached by UT Rugby alumnus Steven Harris, the Academy U23 will play under the Tennessee Rugby Academy at the Tennessee Rugby Park.  UT Rugby will share resources and support the U23 Academy through shared practices, sponsorship, and coordinated match schedules.  

With an increasing number of young student athletes taking advantage of the Tennessee Promise program at Pellissippi State Community College and Roan State Community College, the academy is positioned to enable players to continue to train and play rugby while working towards their degree - some eventually transferring to UT to complete their education.  Additionally, every year many accomplished players migrate from the high school academy and remain in the Knoxville area.  The U23 Academy is a great place for them to transition from high school to senior club rugby.  

If you are interesting in learning more about the Tennessee Rugby Academy U23 Team, contact:

Steven Harris - sfharris91@gmail.com

Or, you can check our details at: smacrugby.com/u23-rugby/

Special thanks to Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and D1 Sports Training for their commitment to Academy U23.