TROPICAL 7s is a new tournament created to satisfy the growing demand for high-level and internationally focused Olympic rugby at the youth level.
The event is held annually each Easter, with the first edition to take place on 14/15 April 2017 under the warm sunshine in Orlando, Florida USA – right in the heart of Florida’s world-class tourist attractions.
While positioned to attract the world's elite youth teams, the competition is open to all teams of various skill levels for boys and girls sides at u-18, u-16, u-14, and university levels.
TROPICAL 7s Executive Director, John Siner, said today, “We are excited to be here in the UK at Rugby Expo to announce that our tournament is open. We are inviting youth and university teams from around the world to join us in the tropics of Florida for some great rugby competition. Teams will love the guaranteed sunny weather and pristine grass pitches alongside a top tourism experience.”
The tournament takes place at the stunning Omni Orlando Championsgate Resort, which features an on-site sport facility and professionally maintained fields that ensure top playing conditions for competitive rugby.
“Rugby 7s is exploding globally and there aren’t enough youth events to meet the demand for international competition,” Siner continued. “TROPICAL 7s combines great rugby conditions, with good competition, at a world-class resort, right in the heart of Orlando’s amazing attractions.”
“It’s far more than a 2-day tournament, as we invite teams to come in early to organise training camps and scrimmages. We will have Tier 1 International coaches available for training sessions, along with a referee programme, player skills challenge, and a coach education session. We really want to create the perfect environment for teams and the development of the sport.”
“All the key information is found on our website and we invite teams and coaches to discover out all that we have on offer. We will have a further announcement in the coming days about the teams that have committed to come play.”
More information on Tropical 7s event and how to register is found on the website www.tropical7s.com.