Major League Rugby Release
Teamworks will provide league staff and teams enhanced communication and collaboration for more than 600 players.
DURHAM, NC – [November 26, 2019] – Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for professional and collegiate organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with Major League Rugby (MLR). Teamworks will centralize operations and logistics for the growing league, which added three new clubs for the 2020 season.
“Having a central ownership model means we have to process and track more than 600 players as they are all employed by the league,” said Dean Howes, MLR Commissioner. “We were looking for a solution that could handle a large amount of paperwork yet be flexible and adaptable enough to also do significantly more. With Teamworks’ reputation, we knew the answer to ‘Can we do this?’ was yes.”
MLR sees Teamworks as a valuable way to create synergy between the league and teams.
“Being able to house all our information on Teamworks and share it across all our stakeholders in a real-time, easily accessible manner enhances our engagement with players and staff,” said Howes. “We want to house as much of our League Operations as possible under Teamworks, and we’re excited to collaborate with Teamworks to increase our efficiencies.”
Teamworks is the trusted solution for rugby organizations around the world, including Rugby Australia, New Zealand Rugby and Sunwolves Super Rugby in Japan. Similar to MLR, these clubs save valuable time by engaging with their players through Teamworks.
“We’re excited to partner with MLR during a period of immense growth in national and global fandom for the sport,” said Zach Maurides, CEO and Founder of Teamworks. ”With the whole league using Teamworks, players and staff across all teams will be easily engaged with League Operations and can focus their attention on winning.”
Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 2,500 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, and founded in 2004, Teamworks continues to invest heavily in technology and expand the team to respond to the increasing customer demand. Organizations that depend on Teamworks to create a culture of communication and accountability include more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.
About Major League Rugby
Major League Rugby is a professional rugby league that is entering its third season (2020) and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The league evolved from 7 teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2020, featuring 11 from the United States and 1 from Canada distributed across an Eastern and Western Conference. The competition follows a league + knockout format where teams play 16 regular-season games for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusion, and Tradition.