Club Strategic Commitee

The Club Strategic Committee has been created to serve the following purposes:

  • To support/advise the CEO in the creation and delivery of a strategy for the development of Men's and Women's Club rugby.
  • To consider and make policy recommendations to the Rugby Committee of USA Rugby with regards to Club Rugby
  • The Laws of the Game
  • Health and Safety
  • Medical Welfare
  • Discipline
  • Program and Infrastructure Development
  • High Performance
  • Competition structures
  • National Championships
  • Eligibility
  • Refereeing and coaching development and policies
  • Any other matters pertinent to the development / management of Men's and Women's Club Rugby

The Committee shall be composed of a Chair who shall be approved by the Board of Directors of USA Rugby, he/she will select committee members who will represent all areas of the Club game. The Chair has the authority to co-opt experts to the Committee on a temporary basis to assist in matters such as Health and Safety, Medical matters and/or other areas where expertise is required.

The committee must include 20% international athlete representation as stated in the USA Rugby bylaws.

The President of Rugby Operations and/or that person's nominee shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee and will provide the secretariat.

The Committee has the power to establish Sub-Committees, Advisory Groups and Discussion Panels to assist in the development of the Club game.

Alan Sharpley (Chair)
Tam Breckenridge
Jamie Burke
Steve Compo
Adrian Gannon
Martin Gardner
Lisa Gartner
Dre Khoury
Gary Lobaugh
Keith MacNeal
Tim Zern
Lucy Zugschwert (ex-officio)