Rugby United New York Release
Rugby United New York (RUNY) today announced a partnership formed with Venatour, a leading sports tour operator based out of the United Kingdom. Venatour will offer RUNY supporters, national and international, exclusive travel packages that cannot be found anywhere else. The partnership is set to last the duration of the 2020 Major League Rugby (MLR) season.
The agreement designates Venatour as both RUNY’s Official Travel Partner and as their Official Supporter Packages Partner. Additionally, the tour operator will become the Presenting Sponsor of RUNY’s weekly Travel Program, set to begin next month. Lastly, the two parties worked in conjunction to create unique “Money Can’t Buy” experiences. These packages grant supporters unprecedented access to both players and coaches.
“We’re excited to begin offering our fans the most unique experiences in Major League Rugby,” RUNY co-owner James Kennedy said. “Our partnership with Venatour creates exclusive opportunities for all RUNY fans- local and abroad.”
“Venatour shares the vision of RUNY to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the New York sporting landscape,” Venatour stated. “Our partnership allows supporters to follow the team wherever they play across the USA.”
Venatour has exclusive packages available for the first annual Las Vegas Weekend, a two-weekend event that featuring five MLR matches, including two RUNY matches. Fans looking to attend either weekend can contact Venatour through this link to start the booking process.
About Rugby United New York
Rugby United New York is a professional rugby team who joined Major League Rugby as an associate member in 2018, playing a brief, but successful exhibition season. Their first full MLR schedule took place in 2019. RUNY’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the New York sports landscape. The use of rugby’s core values of inclusion, teamwork, respect, and discipline will help to educate, inspire and connect with the New York Community. Rugby United New York, the city’s first professional rugby franchise, strives to unite the entire rugby community and enrich it at every level throughout the region. The team was founded by James Kennedy of the Murphy Kennedy Group, who is an active supporter of grassroots rugby.
Venatour is a sports and educational travel company offering clients more than just the normal travel package tour. Venatour was set up by former Bath, England, and British Lion rugby player Gareth Chilcott, and the company, since its start has expanded rapidly with several official sporting appointments to its credit.