EIRA holds the African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" true to heart when it comes to growing rugby in America. Surrounding ourselves with partners who enable us to achieve our mission - to identify and develop the best young rugby players in America - we are able to grow the game in the USA. With the help of our partners EIRA is proud to be a major contributor of closing the global gap.
Aircraft Charter Solutions
Aircraft Charter Solutions Inc. (ACS) was established in 1993 as an on-demand, Part 135 Air Taxi charter airline licensed by the USA's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Aircraft Charter Solutions specializes in providing tailor made aviation solutions using both Helicopters and Fixed Wing Aircraft for both Passenger and Cargo, usually in the remote and often war torn places of the world.
ACS and Robin Reid are the main sponsors of Eagle Impact Rugby Academy. This important sponsorship provides firsthand experience in operating with honesty, honor, and integrity allowing EIRA to focus on player outcome rather than income.
Canterbury North America
From New Zealand roots in 1904 to the global sporting stage, Canterbury make the finest rugby gear in the world. Tough, durable, smart, it's made for life. For over a century Canterbury has dedicated itself to making stylish, crafted products that are built to last. More importantly they take pride in developing not only their kit to the next level,but also the game itself. Canterbury has been sponsoring high profile teams for nearly its entire existence. EIRA is proud to wear the Canterbury label.
Founded in 2003, Varsity provides groups with customized travel itineraries around the world. Varsity offers personalized service which sets them apart from other cookie-cutter tour companies. Varsity offers "a global service at local reach."
Piedmont Door Solutions
Piedmont Door Solutions (formerly known as Piedmont Door Automation) was established in 2001 and is the customer’s choice for Pedestrian Door and Entrance Solutions. Locations in Charlotte (NC), Greensboro (NC), Columbia (SC), Birmingham (AL) and Atlanta (GA) provide expert entrance services – Design, Installation and Service – for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Customers throughout the Southeast United States. Piedmont Door Solutions shares EIRA's commitment to quality and excellence.
Josephson Institute of Ethics
The Josephson Institute of Ethics has a mission to improve the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision-making and behavior.
The Josephson Institute of Ethics is famous for their Character Counts program and is endorsed by many youth sports programs across the country. Eagle Impact Rugby Academy promotes the same pillars of character developed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics and their motto of “pursuing victory with honor.”
The Ruggers Edge
EIRA is committed to developing the complete rugby player. For some, such as Titi Lamositele it may be finding them a place in a professional setting overseas.
To further assist our pre-college players EIRA has partnered with Rugby College Admissions Advisor, Karen Fong Donoghue, owner and founder of The Rugger’s Edge.
The Rugger’s Edge is the only resource providing college counseling services specifically for rugby players. Karen works with EIRA to provide our players with admissions help targeted to the rugby athlete. The goal is to make the college rugby search and recruitment process as enjoyable and stress free as possible and increase the likelihood that the student will attend a school where they will thrive.
Goff Rugby Report
Goff Rugby Report is the news site from longtime American rugby journalists Alex Goff and Jackie Finlan and covers American high school and college rugby, as well as the national teams. GRR provides in-depth reporting on the HS All Americans, and their player