Rugby Academy of America today announced an investment from Denver based Rugby Catalyst
LLC. The investment allows for a new direction with strategic partnerships, a Board of
Directors, and Sean Borman as the C.E.O. Rugby Academy of America was formed as the first
Academy in America in 2006.
Rugby Academy of America has brought in Marcus Hurley a professional coach and founder of
the Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference. Marcus will oversee rugby development at Rugby
Academy of America and will be based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Marcus Hurley said: ”I’m very excited to be working with the great team at Rugby Academy of
America. It’s incredibly unique for one organization to be able to provide a High Performance
(HP) daily training environment, skill development, recovery/regenerative solutions, nutrition
planning, competitive opportunities and placement services under one roof. To provide services
seamlessly through online solutions is a great benefit to athletes and coaches around the
The new partnership with Rugby Catalyst will bridge the gap between a traditional academy
and a professional pathway for ambitious rugby players. The strategic partnerships will provide
solutions for an entire rugby ecosystem.
“Partnering with Rugby Catalyst will propel the Rugby Academy of America (RAA) back into
National Prominence,” says Sean Borman CEO, “it will re‐establish the goals and desires we
have had in prior years. I am looking forward to working closely with Marcus Hurley and Angelo
Tanner in growing the RAA and reaching new heights. There are many new ideas and concepts
we will be introducing to the USA in promoting the image of the sport and increasing its
visibility to the already established player and fan of the game as well as garnering new fans
and raising the awareness to future athletes of the game.”
“By investing in Rugby Academy of America, we have built a foundation with individuals that
have experience, knowledge and business acumen in Sean, Tom, and Marcus.” Comments
Angelo Tanner of Rugby Catalyst. “As we have built our relationship we have also solidified our
vision to create an inclusive rugby environment for novices up to professional aspiring rugby
With the investment, Rugby Academy of America will offer it’s cloud matrix training technology
& sports science to long‐term development of its rugby athletes, it will implement a strong
national marketing plan, and finalize remaining strategic partnerships.
About Rugby Catalyst
Rugby Catalyst provides services and capital to creative rugby entrepreneurs pushing the
boundaries of American rugby.
Rugby Catalyst combines rugby, creativity and experience to build brands and properties and
deliver winning activation programs key to growing the consumption of rugby in
America. Rugby Catalyst provides services, media, licensing, sports marketing, associated
technologies, and products to the rugby industry.
About Rugby Academy of America
Rugby Academy of America provides the only cloud based sports science application focused on
rugby. Rugby Academy of America is an inclusive academy from beginners to professionals
everyone is encouraged to participate. Our Academies have been held across the country