Soccer and Rugby Imports Joins the National Shoe Retailers Association

Uses Membership to Gain Contacts and Tools to Improve Business Results

Soccer and Rugby Imports, a rugby and soccer store based in both New York and Connecticut, is excited to announce joining the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA). The NRSA is a non-profit organization representing independent footwear retailers in the United States and Canada for more than 100 years.

The NSRA aims to assist members with financial and educational resources needed to stay competitive in the dynamic world of small business. Helping support the more than 8,000 independent footwear retailers is at the core of what the NSRA does; offering discounted business services including inventory, shipping, and business systems for retailers. The NRSA has also developed a strategic partnership with the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) which advocates on behalf of members in Washington D.C. The NSRA’s mission since the first meeting in 1912 “is to significantly improve the business performance of our members through exceptional educational programs, vital cost-saving services and informational resources, and powerful networking opportunities.”

We are looking forward to working with the NSRA and connecting with its members and services.

Steven Rinaldi, Manager, Soccer & Rugby Imports

“We are looking forward to working with the NSRA and connecting with its members and services,” said Steven Rinaldi, Manager at Soccer and Rugby Imports. “The collective experience and business support will help us continue to add value to our business and deliver a great customer experience.”

By joining the NSRA, Soccer and Rugby Imports hopes to gain tools and connections, which will facilitate the goal of carving out an even larger share of the $74 billion in footwear retail sales that happen per year in the United States.

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For more information on Soccer and Rugby Imports and to browse their inventory on soccer and rugby gear, equipment and apparel, please visit

About Soccer and Rugby Imports

Soccer and Rugby Imports was established in 1993, beginning its first seven years in a small retail strip in Westport, Conn. Since the year 2000, the Avalos family took over the business and quickly began to outgrow its modest Westport location. In 2004, as the popularity of soccer in the area increased, as well as the reach of the business, the store moved to nearby Southport, Conn. Four more locations have opened in the subsequent years: Ridgefield, Conn., Greenwich, Conn., Madison, Conn., and Bronxville, N.Y.  Soccer and Rugby Imports has been supplying Connecticut's soccer clubs and organizations across the country and abroad for the past 20 years. From cleats and practice gear from the retail shop to customized jerseys, shorts, warm-ups, and backpacks from the Team Sales department, thousands of people have been linked to Soccer and Rugby Imports. Soccer and Rugby Imports also carries exclusive gear.

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-726-8626.

Source: Soccer & Rugby Imports