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Utah Youth Rugby Special for BYU Home Opener

02/19/2015, 9:00am MST
By Utah Youth Rugby

Wear your UYR jersey and get into BYU's home opener for just $3!

Provo, UT–The BYU Rugby program, in partnership with Utah Youth Rugby, is pleased to announce that it is offering all Utah Youth Rugby players and coaches the opportunity to visit South Field to watch the Cougars in action for the discounted rate of $3 this Saturday as BYU hosts the Air Force Academy at 1pm MST.

All Utah Youth Rugby players who come to South Field wearing their team jersey or other team-related gear will admitted at the discounted price of $3. This discount is extended to all coaches and staff members for the teams.

Utah Youth Rugby (UYR), which oversees the leadership of the sport in Utah for the high school ages and below, is one of America’s top State-Based Rugby Organizations that is following the national average of being the fastest-growing youth sport in America.

For more information and details on the UYR please visit www.UtahYouthRugby.org. For directions and details on South Field please visit http://rugby.byu.edu

***It is HIGHLY recommended that all UYR players, coaches and parents who will be coming to South Field on Saturday plan to arrive early (12.30pm) in order to avoid long ticket lines that are typical just before kick-off.

Utah's governing youth rugby organization transitions its executive leadership

Salt Lake City, UT—Utah Youth Rugby (UYR) recently announced the election of the organization’s new Board of Directors along with a change in its executive leadership.

The UYR member clubs recently realigned the governing Board of Directors electing a total of eleven board members. The UYR Board of Directors is tasked with overseeing rugby’s growth at the high school and youth level in the state of Utah.

The UYR Board also appointed Ken Rivera, formerly affiliated with the national powerhouse Snow Canyon High School Rugby Club, as the Chariman of the Board. Along with setting the new board in place the UYR will see a new executive leadership for the first time in five years.

The newly-elected board would like to sincerely thank past president Michael Cressler for his five years of dedicated service to build the UYR into one of the nation’s top State-Based-Rugby-Organizations (SBRO).

“Mike has done an outstanding job building rugby here in Utah,” said UYR Chairman Ken Rivera, “The growing state of the game here in Utah owes itself to Mike and his passionate leadership. We thank him and wish him well.”

Cressler will serve as UYR Emeritus President for the rest of 2015 while the new Executive Team is mentored and the transition of UYR leadership is managed.

The new UYR executive leadership team will be led by President Owen Power, who has most recently served as the VP of the UYR under the past executive team. Power, who’s an active member of the Alpine-based United Rugby Club, will assume leadership of the UYR effectively immediately under the purview of the UYR Board of Directors.

Other positions within the UYR executive team are yet to be named and will be appointed by the UYR Board of Directros in consultation with Power in the coming days. A series of candidates for each role are currently being considered. 

“I’m very excited about helping the UYR grow,” said new President Owen Power, “We have a solid foundation built here in Utah and there are a lot of possibilities ahead for the growth of the game.”

Utah Youth Rugby Board of Directors

  • Ken Rivera, Chairman
  • Haloti Moala
  • Steve Miner
  • Kimball Kjar
  • Mark Numbers
  • Margaret “Lita” Sagato
  • Joseph Hood
  • Dayna Regouski
  • Isaac Hardman
  • Terry Ring
  • Quinn Koller

Utah Youth Rugby Executive Leadership Team

  • Owen Power, President  
  • VP, TBD
  • Secretary, TBD
  • Treasurer, TBD

For more information on the UYR follow it on Twitter (@UtahYouthRugby) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UtahYouthRugby).

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