Re: St Louis Royals Rugby Club signs agreement with Lou Fusz Athletic.
The St. Louis Royals Rugby Football Club has signed an agreement to partner with Lou Fusz Athletic. The agreement is to begin with indoor practices at the former Rams Park in Earth City as well as two outdoor fields for practices and home matches at Lou Fusz Soccer Complex (Creve Coeur) in Maryland Heights.
“This partnership not only gives a year-round home, but presents an opportunity to associate ourselves with a great brand in St. Louis sports.” says Paul Kaler, a Royals Spokesperson. “The indoor and outdoor facilities are world-class and will allow us to start our march towards another USA Rugby National Championship in 2019 and beyond.”
“Lou Fusz Athletic is excited to partner with the Royals Rugby Club at both the indoor training facility as well as the soccer complex,” says Marc Lillibridge, Executive Director of Football Operations and Corporate Sponsorships. “I’ve known Paul and many of the Royal players for a few years now. They’re a class organization from top to bottom and LFA is proud to assist them in bringing another National Championship trophy back to St Louis.”
The St. Louis Royals Rugby Football Club (RFC) appeared on the St. Louis rugby scene in the fall of 1971. Since then the club has become a staple in the Missouri Rugby Football Union (MRFU). Throughout the years, the Royals have etched out a reputation for excellence on the pitch. The competitive squad made their first appearance at the coveted USA Rugby National Championship tournament in 2010, placing second in the nation in Division lll. The Royals have made four appearances since in 2011, 2014, 2016 and finally reaching the pinnacle of the sport by winning the National Championship in 2017. The Royals have produced several national and international professional athletes through their rugby program and are affiliated with many of the colleges, high schools and youth programs in the St. Louis area.
For more information or if looking for a tryout, please contact Royals Head Coach, Steve McKinstry at (314) 853-4492