March 2, 2016
Austin Huns Rugby Goes Pro
Austin Huns Rugby Press Release: March 2, 2016
Austin Huns RFC is pleased to announce the creation of Huns Rugby Management, a professional entity created to develop professional rugby in Austin.
Huns Rugby Football Club (RFC) will continue to manage and operate the non-profit including all amateur and youth programming and competition, while Huns Rugby Management will launch a professional team along with a new 34-acre rugby complex.
“It’s a very exciting time for the club. We believe that the professional structure will help us to continue to improve and expand the footprint of rugby in Austin. We’re especially excited to develop the youth sector of the club where we have strong goals in the years to come” says Justin Pidgeon, president of the Huns RFC.
Huns Rugby Management is a for-profit company created by longstanding members of Huns RFC, and additional professionals in the Rugby and Sport Marketing industry, in coordination with the Huns RFC board of directors.
Richard Osborn, long time president of the club, will be serving as the president of the new for-profit arm.
“It’s the perfect time to launch a professional rugby team. We are observing the awakening of rugby in the United States, and it is our hope that we will be on the leading edge of developing a model for professional rugby with the traditional tiered club structure that is common in rugby loving countries around the world,” says Richard Osborn.
The new rugby complex is planned to be constructed at the Huns current location in East Austin and will be complete with a professional quality stadium and team facilities, as well as a developmental academy. “The Huns family has put in countless hours of hard work at our facility over the last 8 years to develop a top quality home for rugby in Central Texas, and it is with great pride in our accomplishments that we enter this next phase of development” says Justin Pidgeon.
Huns Rugby Management will be seeking interested investors from the rugby community and beyond to be engaged in this project. More details on this opportunity to come.
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About HUNS Rugby Football Club
The Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 and is one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in Central Texas. Over more than 40 years, the club has developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players. The Huns’ training and competition fields are unmatched by any other in the region. For many years now The Huns Rugby football club remains one the largest men’s clubs in the United States, competing in all 3 National USA Rugby 15s divisions and the National 7s division.