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Akuma Signs on with USA Refs

Wednesday Sep 16, 2009 in Off the Field Laws

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USA Rugby’s Referee Development Department has partnered with Akuma Rugby to be the official kit supplier to the National Panel and National Focus Group referees for the 2009-2010 season.  

Akuma Rugby and USA Rugby’s Referee Development Department have signed a one-year deal which will outfit the National Panel Referees, Focus Group Referees, and National Panel Assistant Referees who will actively officiate the 2010 Rugby Super League season.

"We are committed to a quality product, and are proud to be represented by a professional enthusiastic group of people" said Steve Winyard, Director of Akuma Rugby-North America. “The Akuma brand will not only be in front of  two new teams  in the country and their spectators every weekend, but will also be seen by the general public every week while the referee’s are en route to their match assignments. We are excited to partner with USAR and feel it will be a very valuable addition to the Akuma Rugby brand.”

“The match officials are key participants in the game of rugby,” added Ed Todd, Director of Referee Development.  “They need to be viewed as professional and uniformed as the teams that are playing on the field. Akuma offers a great looking product and we are excited to be working with them this season.”

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