May 8, 2017
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Esq. Joins NSCRO Board of Directors
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 08 May 2017
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO)
is pleased to announce the appointment of Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Esq. to its Board of Directors. Zahralddin is a shareholder and a member of the board of directors of the law firm Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. He founded the Elliott Greenleaf Delaware office in 2007, which specializes in business law, as its first Managing Shareholder. He is a business lawyer and litigator and advises businesses on issues of compliance, corporate formation, corporate governance, insolvency, distressed mergers and acquisition, commercial transactions, cyber law, and international and cross border issues. He is a former general counsel of a non-profit and has served on various non-profit boards.
Zahralddin has been in the United States since the age of five and his mother was a foreign service officer from the Republic of Chile, where he spent time watching and playing rugby as a child. He served on the board of the Belmont Shore Rugby Football Club as a player representative and then as Belmont’s representative to the USA Rugby Super League where he was on the disciplinary committee. He also served as President of the Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club where he was the chairman of the Army-Navy annual rugby match and the tournament director for the annual Surfside 7s tournament.
NSCRO President Steve Cohen remarked that “we are thrilled with Rafael’s appointment which provides us with expertise in both legal matters and non-profit governance along with his passion for rugby.”
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.
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