Churchill Cup Press Release

The Churchill Cup 2010 – Kick Off Press Conference

Media Contact:
Ashley Voss – Churchill Cup Media Manager | 303.539.0300 x 124 | AVoss@usarugby.org
What: 2010 Churchill Cup International Rugby Tournament Kick Off Press Conference
When: Thursday, June 3, 2010 – 11 a.m.
Where: Loew’s Plaza, Infinity Park, Glendale – 4599 E. Tennessee Avenue, Glendale, Colo.

Who:
• Players and coaches from the USA, Canada, England Saxons, Russia and Uruguay
• Nigel Melville, USA Rugby President and CEO
• Mike Dunafon, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Glendale
• Larry Harte, Mayor, City of Glendale
• Consulate representatives from England and Canada
Led by former BBC presenter Howard Stableford, the event will feature a short question and
answer session with athletes and coaches.

Press conference will also break into a rugby skills demonstration highlighting each of the international
teams and a Rugby Colorado/ Glendale Youth Academy clinic assisted by Churchill Cup athletes. Media will
have the opportunity to participate in the skills demonstration.

All of the above participants will be available for interviews along with B roll footage of skill sessions at Infinity Park.

BACKGROUND
The Churchill Cup returns to Colorado this summer, marking the second consecutive year North America’s premier XV-a-side rugby tournament will be staged solely in the United States.

This year will see the U.S. Eagles, Canada, England Saxons, and tournament newcomers France A, Russia and Uruguay play double headers at Infinity Park, Glendale – the first municipally-owned rugby-specific stadium in North America – on June 5, 9 and 13. These pool stages build toward a tripleheader finals day at Red Bull Arena, home of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer side, on June 19.

This is the showcase event in June for what Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien has officially declared “Colorado Rugby Month”. Tickets for the 2010 Churchill Cup are currently on sale through www.churchillcuprugby.net.

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