RUGBY UNITED NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH BODY SCIENCE FOR 2019 MLR SEASON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK (April 24, 2019)- Rugby United New York, the professional rugby franchise of New York City, is pleased to announce a partnership with Body Science, a compression sportswear and supplement powerhouse based out of Australia.
Body Science, founded in 1999 on the Gold Coast, has been heavily involved with elite level sport since the company’s conception. Revolutionary for the time, Body Science focused on creating innovative and effective health and sports supplements. Understanding the importance of post-match nutrition, the brand looked to replace the traditional “beers and pies” menu with quality sports nutrition options, made by athletes and catered to athletes, that could take recovery and performance to the next level.
In 2002, the Sydney Roosters were the first to adopt this post-match nutritional regimen- and they won the Grand Final in a massive way. The media story was: “Is it a good luck charm- or does it work?” It wasn’t long before Body Science was deemed essential to other professional sporting teams, and they quickly became the “Official Supplier” to the best athletes in Australia across both nutrition and compression garments.
“The science behind our products is what enables us to offer an edge.” said Greg Young, Body Science founder and co-owner. “Our products are very much informed by the elite level feedback we receive from sporting associations and research mechanisms. In turn, this enables us to provide the best performance products for all users today.”
“The partnership with Rugby United New York means a lot to Body Science,” said Nathan Picklum, Director and Co-Owner. “We’ve dominated the elite sport market in the Southern Hemisphere, and we’re ready to make our mark in the US Market. I was in New York for the first ever professional rugby game; it was a historical event that I will never forget. The passion for rugby is alive in that city.”
“It is a long, grueling Major League Rugby season,” added RUNY Director of Rugby James English. “This means we have to be proactive in our recovery. Body Science is helping us do that. Whether it be compression gear for the long travel days, or supplements for pre and post sessions- we are getting looked after by the best.”
Body Science can be seen on the Rugby United New York jersey for the remainder of 2019 Major League Rugby season, and be sure to look out for their products hitting the RUNY online store soon.
Rugby United New York has started off their inaugural season on a high note, currently sitting at 8-2 and in fourth place on the table. The Roosters can be seen at MCU Park, Coney Island, on May 5th when they face off against the Houston Sabercats. You can purchase tickets here.
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.
About Body Science International
Founded in 1999 and proudly Australian-owned, Body Science® (BSc) is backed by the knowledge and experience of operating within the sports nutrition, fitness and health industry for over 20 years. Born on the Gold Coast, Body Science has grown to become one of Australia’s most loved and highly regarded health supplement and advanced performance compression brands today, both nationally and around the world.
Body Science not only knows sport – the company is driven by a desire to innovate, to improve lives and give back to the community. BSc delivers a range of products suitable for everyone from the elite athlete to the everyday fitness enthusiast.
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