Rugby United New York Thanks Mike Tolkin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK (September 12, 2019)- Rugby United New York would like to thank former Head Coach Mike Tolkin for his service over the last two seasons. Coach Tolkin led Rugby United New York during the 2018 exhibition season throughout their inaugural Major League Rugby season in 2019.
“Coach Tolkin was a key asset to the Rugby United New York franchise during our first two seasons in existence,” James Kennedy, Owner, stated. “We thank him for his service and wish him luck with the New York Athletic Club during their 2019 Elite Cup season this fall.”
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 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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