New England Free Jacks Welcome The 1st Regiment as Inaugural Supporters Group


Quincy, MA (February 29th, 2024). Major League Rugby Champions the New England Free Jacks are thrilled to announce the 1st Regiment as their first official independent supporters group.

Founded in 2021, the 1st Regiment embodies the core values of the Free Jacks, striving to foster a welcoming atmosphere for all fans while bringing a heightened energy and enthusiasm to Free Jacks match festivals, parties, and community events through welcoming tailgates, cheers, and overall passionate support. 

“The 1st Regiment has demonstrated that they align with our core values of community, hard-work, and joy,” said Alex Magleby, CEO of the New England Free Jacks. “Their dedication to creating an exciting atmosphere, inclusivity, and growing the game of rugby have made them a valuable partner. It is time that we officially recognize all their efforts. We look forward to a strong collaboration throughout the season that will continue to make our unique match day experiences even better.”

The 1st Regiment operates as an independent entity but shares the Free Jacks’ commitment to upholding The Free Jacks Way and the official Code of Conduct. This ensures a respectful and welcoming environment for all fans at every game.

“We are delighted to be welcomed in as the first official supporters club of the New England Free Jacks,” said Kenny Thomson, Free Jacks Founding Member #60 and 1st Regiment President. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to create a positive, welcoming, and fun atmosphere at both home and away games throughout this and upcoming seasons. Huzzah.”

Join the 1st Regiment!

For more information on the 1st Regiment, please contact Kenny Thompson of the 1st Regiment directly:

To create your own official supporters group, please visit for more details. 

Together, the New England Free Jacks and the 1st Regiment are dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience for fans and supporting the growth of rugby in New England.



About the New England Free Jacks

The Free Jacks are greater Boston’s explosive and excitable professional rugby team competing in Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional competition, representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the field. The Free Jacks aim to create unforgettable in-person experiences at their home in Quincy, MA, and deliver dynamic digital content that delights and excites fans as a community-centric, world-class entertainment company. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble, hard-working, free-spirited MLR Champions. We never forget that life is better together, on and off the pitch. For more information, please visit

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