BOSTON — April 29, 2021 – New England Free Jacks today announced Arbella Insurance Group as the team’s official home and auto insurance partner for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, Arbella Insurance will be featured on the team’s stadium signage and match shorts in all Major League Rugby competition.
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Arbella Insurance this year and next year,” commented Tim Torigian, Free Jacks Director of Corporate Partnerships. “We can’t wait to collaborate and learn from their 30+ years of experience in the New England area as we look to expand our fan base.”
Arbella Insurance provides auto, home and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as business insurance in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. As a local company, Arbella is pleased to sponsor the Free Jacks, another local organization that is deeply committed to supporting the community. According to a 2019 study by USA Rugby, the US has over 45 million fans which represents the largest rugby fan base in the world.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Free Jacks as they launch their brand in our community. With the explosive growth of the rugby fan base, it is great to be part of their journey. The Free Jacks home field is in Union Point in Weymouth, right in our backyard, and they are committed to creating a fun environment for their fans,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gayle O’Connell. “Rugby has gained the interest of families, young kids, women and men, and it’s exciting to watch. We look forward to our collaboration over the next two seasons.”
The Free Jacks hosted their first Major League home game at Union Point in Weymouth on April 3rd with a win against the Utah Warriors. Their next home match is at Free Jacks Stadium in Weymouth, on May 8th against Austin. For tickets or more information on the Free Jacks home schedule, click here. Games are aired on NESN.
About Arbella Insurance Group: Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is an A rated company by AM Best, with more than $800 million in revenue and approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, Arbella is a customer-focused, regional property and casualty insurance company, providing commercial insurance products in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, and personal insurance products in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 13 consecutive years, Arbella is deeply committed to maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and supporting a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Arbella attributes its success to their dedicated employees, strong agent partnerships and community focus. www.arbella.com
About New England Free Jacks: The Free Jacks are an aspiring and innovative live events, media, and consumer products organization. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble hard-working free-spirited professional rugby team competing in the emergent and exhilarating Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional rugby competition. For more information, please visit www.FreeJacks.com
Major League Rugby: Major League Rugby (MLR) is a professional rugby league, launched in April 2018. It is 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, please visit https://www.majorleague.rugby/.