Chairman of International
Gay Rugby, Jeff Wilson has today released details
of the four clubs expressing interest in bidding to
host the first North American Championships in 2017:
I am delighted to announce that we have received
the intentions to bid for the 2017 Eastern and Western
North American Championships from the following:
Western – Colorado Rush
Eastern – Muddy York, Boston
Ironsides and Philadelphia Gryphons
I have sent to the eligible voting representatives
and the bidding clubs a set of documentation, detailing
the process and the next steps. I ask for everyone's
commitment over the next two months to ensure that
these bids and tournaments are as strong as possible.
High Level Timeline
29 March: Published Bid Book and/or
Multimedia presentation due to the Regional Representatives.
Review of the bids for completeness.
Week of 28 April: Conference Call
to Answer Questions and opening of Vote
Week of 11 May: Finalisation and
Announcement of Tournament
Throughout the process, communication will be available
via the IGRC group on Facebook and throughout email
to the NAChampionships@igrab.net
email group. Please do not hesitate to ask questions
or discuss the merits throughout the process.
If you are a potential attendee, please funnel questions
or feedback through your club's IGR representative
to ensure your feedback is included in your club's
vote. If you are not affiliated with a NA IGR Club,
please reach out to William Howell, the World Barbarians
representative to field your feedback on the vote.
On behalf of the Regional Representatives and the
IGR trustees, I wish each of the bidding clubs the
best of luck in the process. This is a very exciting
time in IGR history and you all are definitely part
of that success. Please reach out to me personally
if you have any questions or concerns about the process.
Chairman, International Gay Rugby