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USA Eagle Stacey Bridges hired as Youth Outreach Manager

By Katie Sjeklocha, 09/04/13, 1:45PM CDT


Photo Credit: Max Rugby,



For Immediate Release
September 4, 2013


Minnesota Youth Rugby is excited to announce the hiring of USA Eagle, Stacey Bridges, as the new Youth Outreach Manager.  Alongside MYR's current staff, Stacey will be working directly with the Twin Cities area schools systems (K-12) to instruct and implement USA Rugby’s Rookie Rugby curriculum while promoting involvement in MYR Programs. 

Stacey started playing rugby in college for Texas A&M University and in 2007 she began her international career, joining the USA Junior Eagles squad on Tour to England and Wales.  She progressed through the USA Eagles pathway to join the USA Senior Women’s National Team in 2009, and has been selected for every national tour since.   Having played with the Eagles in the 2010 IRB World Cup, Stacey brings an extensive rugby background to MYR, along with valuable coaching experience. 

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Minnesota Youth Rugby.  I am passionate about the development and success of rugby in the United States and believe my knowledge and background will help me to be successful growing the game locally in Minnesota,” Stacey Bridges stated. 


You can reach Stacey via email at or by phone at 254-224-7208. 

About Minnesota Youth Rugby:

Minnesota Youth Rugby (MYR) is the governing body for all of high school and youth rugby in the state of Minnesota.  Minnesota Youth Rugby is a member of USA Rugby and recognized by USA Rugby as Minnesota's official State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO).  Currently headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, MYR is charged with developing the youth game on all levels and has over 3,000 active members.

Our Mission:

Minnesota Youth Rugby will develop comprehensive and sustainable youth programs that build healthy minds, bodies, self-esteem, and leadership skills for all. The game of Rugby is built around diversity, commitment, fair play, and fun. Programs will be developed at the school, community, state and regional levels to provide opportunity for boys and girls to achieve their maximum potential both athletically and academically.