Play It Again Sports

Français?

Sports News

Rugby participation on the rise

While many people associate rugby with countries such as England, South Africa and New Zealand, the sport is becoming more popular in both Canada and the United States.

According to Australia's The Roar, a recent report conducted by The Centre for the International Business of Support revealed that rugby participation has increased nearly 20 percent worldwide since 2007. The sport continues to be most popular in Europe, but the study found participation has grown by 33 percent in Africa, 22 percent in South America and 18 percent in both Asia and North America.

"The camaraderie, excitement, fitness, friendships and worldwide travel opportunities are endless and lifelong," Erin Young, a youth rugby coach in Canada, told the Courier-Islander.

The Boston Globe recently reported that some middle schools in Massachusetts recently started rugby teams which are proving to be popular with both boys and girls. Additionally, enthusiasts of the sport say it teaches teamwork, communication and respect for officials and peers.

As always, individuals who want to purchase gear for a new sport can save money by opting to purchase used sports equipment instead of buying new items.
 

« Read more News

Take Action

Get Qualified to Own a Play It Again Sports

Discover More

Franchisee Testimonials

When considering going into business for yourself, what factors influenced your decision?
  • 1

    When considering going into business for yourself, what factors influenced your decision?

  • 2

    What has your experience been like as a franchisee?

  • 3

    How Has Becoming A Store Owner Changed Your Life?

  • 4

    How is the franchise system in regard to Winmark Support?

  • 5

    How is the franchise system in regard to Buying Group?

  • 6

    How is the franchise system in regard to Fellow Franchisees?

  • 7

    What advice would you give a person considering this franchise?

  • 8

    Would you do it again?

  • 9

    How are involved in the community?

  • 10

    Featured Franchisee - Joe and Leah Pinheiro - Milton, Ontario