Seattle Seawolves Announce High Performancy Pathway with PNRFU
TUKWILA, WA (May 4th, 2023) The Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU) and the Seattle Seawolves have announced a strategic partnership centering on the shared goal of developing a player pathway for the game of rugby in the Washington, Oregon, and Idaho region.
The execution of the agreement is the first milestone for what both organizations expect to be a long-lasting partnership. The agreement creates a framework for collaboration and partnership to link and rationalize the current domestic rugby landscape. The ultimate goal is to create a clear pathway in the PNW for youth rugby to college rugby to club rugby by identifying and developing players with the potential to become future professional players. Though this partnership, this relationship aims to enhance community rugby at all levels in the PNW.
“The Seawolves are delighted to partner with the PNRFU in this ‘groundbreaking’ agreement between rugby stakeholders of our region. By working together we will create a unity of purpose to support the game at all levels while establishing a player pathway that provides homegrown talent the opportunity to become top-class Seawolves and USA Eagles of the future,” said Seattle Seawolves Director of Rugby & Head Coach, Allen Clarke.
“PNRFU is excited to be partnering with the Seawolves. Collaborating is a first step in the long-term vision to create a unified pathway, throughout the region, at all levels, from youth to adult to professional, and establish more technical and robust player, coach, and referee development opportunities that will drive interest and improve regional participation in rugby for years to come.” said PNRFU President, Vince Spagnolo.
About PNRFU: The Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union [PNRFU] organizes, administers, controls, regulates, improves, teaches, fosters the growth, and maintains the standards of the game of Rugby Union Football for it’s member clubs within the geographic area of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. It represents its members before other official administrative bodies of rugby on a regional, national, or international level including, the International Rugby Board [the IRB] and USA Rugby [USAR]. It organizes, controls, and administers rugby matches between regional bodies and visiting clubs. The Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union is a member of USAR and is a so-called Geographic Union within the USAR administrative structure.
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