Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc. and Pillar Sports Unite to Empower Philippine Volcanoes National Rugby Team
Manila, Philippines - The Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc. (PRFU) proudly announces a continued partnership with Pillar Sports, an Australian and Hong Kong, China owned company founded in 2014, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, China. This partnership also marks the continuation of an exciting journey with the Philippine Volcanoes National Rugby Team.
Pillar Sports emerged from the belief that the sporting community deserved better than overpriced, low-quality sports tape, custom apparel, and equipment. With a mission to provide reliable, high-quality products and streamline the buying process, Pillar Sports is set to transform the sporting experience for athletes.
Pillar Sports is now the exclusive strapping tape provider for the Philippine Volcanoes National Rugby Team during the 2023/2024 International Rugby Season. This partnership ensures that the team has access to top-quality strapping tape for enhanced performance and player safety. Pillar Sports will supply 60 athletes with strapping tape for team requirements for the 2023 Asia Sevens Series and the 2024 international tournaments.
Acee San Juan, the General Manager of the Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc., expressed her enthusiasm for the continued partnership with Pillar Sports for the upcoming international competition, stating, "The Asia Rugby Sevens Series is a significant event for Philippine rugby, and we are fully committed to supporting our teams in their pursuit of success. The continued support of Pillar Sports has been instrumental in helping our athletes reach their peak performance levels. We have confidence in the dedication and talent of our players, and we are grateful to Pillar Sports for believing in the potential of our athletes."
Brendan Ireland, Director of Pillar Sports, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying, "We are very excited to be continuing our partnership for the second year with the Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc. in their 2023-24 campaigns. Pillar Sports looks forward to supporting their programs, athletes and performance."
Ada Milby, President of Philippine Rugby, shared the enthusiasm, stating, "Partnerships like this provide the support our Philippine Volcanoes need to train and compete on the international stage. Together with Pillar Sports, we look forward to providing our athletes the best off field care so they can perform on field."
The Philippine Volcanoes will compete at the Asia Rugby Sevens Series Leg 2 in Bangkok, Thailand on October 14 to 15, 2023. The teams completed an 8-day training camp at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. The men’s team is in Pool A with Japan, UAE, and China. The women’s team is in Pool B with China, Thailand, and Singapore. Matches will be played in the Royal Thai Police Stadium and will be streamed live on the Asia Rugby Facebook page.
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Name: Acee San Juan
Name: Brendan Ireland
The Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc (PRFU) is the governing body for rugby in the Philippines. With a mission to develop, promote, and grow the sport of rugby in the country, PRFU is dedicated to fostering a strong rugby community and supporting the Philippine national teams in their pursuit of excellence on the international stage.
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