With files from Hurricanes Communications
The Hurricanes have formed a partnership with newly-established Canadian semi-professional rugby club the Ontario Arrows.
The two clubs have announced a working relationship that will see both assist each other with high-performance initiatives, as well as marketing and media opportunities.
Ontario are beginning the journey into professional rugby in Canada with an ambitious spring schedule.
The Arrows are Canada’s first privately-funded high-performance rugby team. They compete against top-tier North American club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.
“We are very pleased to be able to work with one of the top global rugby brands as we get started ourselves,” Arrows co-founder Bill Webb said. “They have a couple of decades of pro rugby knowledge and best practice to share and we are very positive about where our relationship with the Hurricanes might take us.”
Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee believes the partnership has the potential to be beneficial for both clubs.
“We are looking forward to assisting the Arrows with their entry into professional rugby whilst growing our own brand in North America,” he said.