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Partnership Dossier 2016-2017 San Antonio Rugby Football Club 201 E. Park Ave San Antonio, TX 78212 Tel: (210) 771-2380 1

What is Rugby? • Rugby is a full-contact sport played by hand and foot with an oval ball. • The goal is to ground the ball behind the goal line or to kick it over the crossbar between the posts. • The most common form of Rugby is played 15 on 15. • Rugby is the second most popular sport in the world.


Rugby in the USA • One of the fastest growing sports in the United States • 1.5 million active players & 19 million fans in 2,500 clubs • The USA national rugby teams participated in the 2016 Olympics and in the last 5 rugby world cups.

• Rugby is broadcasted 4 times a week with 2 French Top 14 games on ESPN and 2 English Premiership games on NBC Sports.


San Antonio Rugby Football Club • Established in 1971, SARFC is a 501(c)(3) organization • Top 15 Men’s rugby clubs in USA with over 100 active players and Top 3 growing team in 2016 • 4 active teams: Men’s Division II and III, Women’s and Youth

• The future San Antonio Rugby Football Club Complex at Wheatley Heights will features 4 rugby fields allowing San Antonio to host National events • Improved Infrastructures and Increase in membership will allow SARFC to add a Men’s Division I team and develop our Youth teams program


SARFC Organization SARFC Board of Directors:

Coaching Staff:

Marcus Leming President

Clifford Davidson Head Coach

Jeff Salter

Ian Klaes



Director of Fundraising

Director of Operations

Director of Communication

Director of Club Affairs

Michael Villalobos

Douglas Ford

Arnal Prasad

Del Salinas

Noel McCusker

David McDonald

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

The club lives and is organized thanks to the volunteer members of the Board of Directors. The BoD members, elected every two years, meet once a month to coordinate the overall club calendar and operations, ensure the availability of adequate financial resources, chair the fundraising committee and manage all communications. The club is also supported by ‘Los Viejos’, our organization of former players, and numerous volunteers, wives, friends and fans that assist during club events with the merchandise tent and the concession stand.


SARFC Values Rugby's Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Honesty, Discipline and Sportsmanship are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create. SARFC has a long history of Community Engagement: • SAMM shelter – actively provide assistance feeding those in needs • Toys for Tots – providing direct donations • Special Olympics – working at annual spring event • San Antonio School District – Education programs on rugby through coaching clinics • Briton Center – assisting with Taste of the North Side set up • San Antonio Conservation Society –providing volunteers to set up NIOSA SARFC is also proud to be in the life of many U.S. active military and veterans. A majority of our members discovered a passion for rugby during their active service. SARFC has an established partnership with the US Air Force rugby team to share members and resource (field and training camps). 6

Vision and “The Big Pitch” Our Vision is to be the premier destination for rugby training and rugby events in the United States, to provide a competitive environment for high level of play and to have be an organization that provides community engagement and opportunity for activities for all ages of men an women. To secure our vision, SARFC recently launched “The Big Pitch”, a fundraising and investment opportunity to help us develop the future San Antonio Rugby Football Club Complex at Wheatley Heights.

San Antonio Rugby Football Club Complex

Field 4

Field 1

Field 3

Field 2

Fieldhouse •Club House •Seating Area •Locker room •Storage


2016-2017 Budget Expense Summary

Income Summary

Field Rental for Games and Practice




Field and Practice Equipments (such as Balls, cones, ruck shields, paint‌.)




Players Kit (Jersey and Shorts)




Coaching Staff




Game Day Social (Food and Beverages)




Admin Costs (USA rugby membership, Tournament entry fees, meetings)




The club strongly relies on Sponsorships to finance all its needs and to support its development. To better fit your company needs, several sponsorship packages are offered. 8

Sponsorship Packages Fan $100

Supporter $250

Bronze Partner $500

Silver Partner $1000

Gold Partner $1500

Platinum Partner $2000

Supporter T-shirt Game Jersey Company Display and Promotions at all home games Presence on SARFC website and Social Media Company logo on Warm-up/Sideline Shirts Company logo on game shorts

Company logo on the sleeve of game jerseys Company logo on the back of game jersey Company logo on the front of game jersey


Events Benefiting from a large fan base and player community, SARFC has the possibility to host events at your location. The club is always looking for a place to host visiting teams, have food and drinks after practice, host family events or watch rugby matches which can be an excellent source of revenue for your establishment. The Club commits a number of guests and coordinates all aspects of the Event in exchange for a donation.


Michael Villalobos Director of Partnership and Fundraising Tel: (210) 771-2380 11

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