Austin Elite Rugby Signs Dominique Bailey from Davenport University
ROUND ROCK (TX) – Austin Elite Rugby announces the signing of back-rower Dominique Bailey for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.
The Davenport University standout began playing rugby at 15 years old earning his first Rugby Championship in 2011 with his high school, Eastern High in Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up he was quite the all-around athlete, committing himself to football, track, and wrestling.
In 2012, Bailey earned a rugby scholarship to Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here is where his knowledge and love for the game began to grow and he knew he wanted to pursue rugby at the next level. Earning many All-American honorable mentions and call-ups for both D1A 15’s and 7’s – Bailey was a key player for Davenport and their successes from 2012-2017. Since earning his BA in Marketing, he played for Tiger Rugby where he made an appearance at Rugby Town 7’s and later joined with the Chicago Lions.
Of his signing, Bailey says, “I’m simply privileged to be playing professional rugby with Austin Elite where I can continue to chase my dreams and focus in on my growth and development as a player.”
About Austin Elite Rugby
Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas. As a founding member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the US. With the embodiment of rugby’s core values of integrity, respect, discipline, and passion; AER will help educate, inspire and connect with the community of Austin, Texas. Creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.
The 2019 Major League Rugby season kicks off the weekend of January 26th and will span 19 weeks with home matches being played at the iconic Dell Diamond, a 13,000-seat stadium in Round Rock / North Austin.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com
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