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 next generation of 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.
The Ruggers Edge
EIRA is committed to developing the complete rugby player. For some, such as Titi Lamositele, and Nafi Maafu, 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.
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."
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.”
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
"Eagle Impact Rugby Academy is far and away one of the best developmental programs available to student-athletes in the U.S. The coaches knowledgeable and passionate about helping promising young athletes develop their skills and achieve their goals. Without a doubt, when I have students who aspire to play in college and beyond, I recommend they receive more support from the EIRA program. From their domestic touring competitions to their sought after international touring sides, EIRA provides the very best in teaching the next rugby superstars of tomorrow."
Karen Fong Donoghue, Owner & Founder, The Rugger's Edge