ELASTOPLAST BECOMES THE MEDICAL SUPPLY PARTNER OF RUGBY UNITED NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK (April 23, 2019)- New York City’s professional rugby franchise is pleased to announce that Elastoplast has become the official Medical Supply partner of the organization, effective immediately.
Elastoplast, a brand of adhesive bandages and medical dressings, was founded by Beiersdorf AG, a German personal-care company that is located out of Hamburg. Elastoplast is among other brands housed under the Beiersdorf AG umbrella, including Nivea and Labello.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Rugby United New York with our global sports brand and products,” Stanko Zonich, General Manager- Sports & Professionals, Elastoplast, told us. “Elastoplast supports elite teams across the world, and we look forward to supporting Rugby United’s journey to success in this exciting new US competition.”
“A partner like Elastoplast adds a lot of value to our organization,” added James English, General Manager, Rugby United New York. “They have been in the professional sports space for quite some time, often working with some of the most recognizable organizations around the world. Our athletes are our number one asset, and Elastoplast helps to ensure we take care of them.”
Rugby United New York has enjoyed a successful Major League Rugby campaign thus far, going 8-2 through their first 10 games. They are currently positioned as a playoff contender, sitting at 4th in the table standings. “The Roosters” are back in action this Friday night at 9:30 PM when they face off against 5th place Glendale Raptors.
Rugby United New York will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, May 5th, at 5:30 PM. You can buy tickets for the event, against the Houston Sabercats, here.
Elastoplast has over 135 years history in healthcare, being the first plaster maker in the 1800s.
With a range of consumer & sports products, Elastoplast Sports Medicine continue to support consumers, weekend warriors & professional athletes with high quality products. For more information go to https://www.elastoplast.com.au/
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 will take place in 2019. When they officially join the league, 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 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.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of the American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com.
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