Canterbury to Sponsor Can-Am Rugby Tournament in New York Through 2016

Canterbury North America Signs 3 Year Sponsorship with Can-Am Rugby

Canterbury North America has announced a three year sponsorship of Can-Am Rugby. Can-Am is host to the largest rugby tournament in North America, with hundreds of teams traveling from all over the United States and Canada to compete. Canterbury has been making investments across all levels of the game this year to support the development of the sport in our communities. Can-Am’s fundraising efforts through this tournament raises money that supports all community and youth sports in the area.

“With over 40 years of history we felt this institutional North American tournament was a great place for us to join with the rugby community and support players across the sport at all playing levels. The addition of new competitions like wheel chair rugby will keep the tournament exciting, growing and capture the spirit of sportsmanship it was built on. We are so glad to be a part of the energy and reach of this tournament” commented North America’s managing director, Robbie Flynn.

Chairman of the Board of Can-Am Jay Annis comments, “The Can-Am Rugby Tournament is excited to be partnering with Canterbury. The international exposure that Canterbury brings to our tournament will make Can-Am rugby a true global experience. The tournament is in its 41st year, while it is the largest rugby tournament in the USA it started with humble beginnings of six local teams that are still the core of our tournament. We are now 110 plus teams with 9 divisions and Quad rugby. We believe Canterbury Rugby is going to be a great fit with our tournament.”

Canterbury will be a title sponsor to the event and provide all the apparel for the tournament Officials, Staff and Volunteers. They will also reach the teams with kit exclusive kit specials and design and produce the all Can-Am event apparel. Visit our web store to see the range at

Join us in Saranac Lake, NY from August 1-3 for an amazing weekend of rugby, community, and good times with people from all over the world. Visit the Can-Am Rugby website and Facebook page for more details.

June 28th, 2014 @ Los Angeles, CA
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