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USA Conventions

United Soccer Coaches Convention & USA Rugby NDS

We are thrilled to announce that this week, FirstPoint USA will be in the States to attend both the United Soccer Coaches Convention, and the USA Rugby National Development Summit. The 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention takes place from 17th-21st January, in Philadelphia, and the FirstPoint USA team are delighted to be attending. FirstPoint USA’s […]

Lambs Rugby Partnership

Lambs Rugby – Official Scholarship Partner

FirstPoint USA are thrilled to announce their partnership with Lambs Rugby, the Independent Schools Rugby Football Club. This partnership will give the Lambs Rugby the chance to provide the best opportunities for their athletes, with regard to taking the next step into collegiate rugby. The Independent Schools RFC was set up to promote traditional rugby values and […]

Evan Williams - Rugby

Welcome to FirstPoint USA Evan Williams

Rugby player, Evan Williams, has recently joined the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Evan hails from Bridgend, South Wales and has attended both YGG Secondary School in Llangynwyd and Cowbridge Comprehensive School for his sixth form. Successfully transitioning from a Welsh to English education. Here, we caught up with Evan to find out some more […]

Ruaridh McCall - Rugby

Welcome to FirstPoint USA – Ruaridh McCall

Ruaridh McCall is the newest rugby player to join the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Ruaridh hails from Strathaven, and is currently in his final year of studies at Strathaven Academy. We recently caught up with Ruaridh to find out some more about his sporting background, why he wishes to pursue a scholarship to the […]

Rugby Player - Zack Beazley

Zack Beazley – Welcome to FirstPoint USA

Zack Beazley is the newest rugby player to join our ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Hailing from Oxford, Zack has lived most of his life in Erwarton, just on the outskirts of Ipswich. Zack attended high school at Holbrook Academy and was Head Boy for the duration of his Year 11. We recently caught up […]

Rugby Player - Tom Williams

Tom Williams – Committed to UMW

FirstPoint USA client, Tom Williams, has committed to a rugby scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. Tom has had a very successful rugby career so far, playing national level rugby in England, and top level university rugby with Northumbria. Here, Tom tells us why he chose to pursue a sports scholarship in the US, […]

Rugby Player - Michael O'Malley

Michael O’Malley – Committed to CWU

FirstPoint USA client, Michael O’Malley, has recently committed to a rugby scholarship at Central Washington University. Michael has previously played rugby with Ratoath RFC and Ratoath College, and is currently playing with Castleknock College. Here, Michael shares with us his experiences of obtaining a scholarship, making the decision to study at CWU, and what he […]

Rugby Considered One of the Fastest Growing Sports in the USA

N.C.A.A. Rugby is considered one of the fastest growing sports in the US. It is a prime example of the proliferation of club sports at many universities that otherwise fail to compete on the increasingly tilted playing fields of college athletics. In 2015, all but 24 Division I athletic departments broke even or lost money, […]

what is a redshirt

What Is A “Redshirt” ?

Something at FirstPoint USA we often get asked is “what is a redshirt” when it comes to US colleges and universities. Essentially a “redshirt” is an athlete who is withdrawn from a college or universities sporting events for a year to develop their skills and extend their period of playing eligibility by a year. The […]

Firstpoint USA Sport Scholarship

FirstPoint USA Sport Scholarship For Christopher Ball!

Christopher Ball from London has a good amount of pedigree when it comes to the “sports” that he loves and a Firstpoint USA Sport Scholarship sounded perfect for him. Christopher had soccer trials with three of London’s premium sides, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and QPR between 2013 and 2015. This is as well as playing for […]