Absolutely. Football and Rugby share a common ancestry and at ATAVUS we’re about taking unique characteristics of each sport and how they approach tackling and contact overall and blending the best of both to create an outcome of better, more effective, more efficient and hopefully safer tackles.

As we launch our Football program, we’ll continue to focus on what we were founded on – growing the game of Rugby in North America. We’ll continue to run the USA Rugby Academy around the nation, while building out year-round programming under the ATAVUS Academy, and of course introducing new players to the sports through our Youth Rugby programs in the U.S. and abroad through our partnership with HSBC.