Barbados to host 2017 Rugby World 7s Tournament

Thursday, 14th September 2017


 


 


From 9-10 December, Barbados will proudly play host to the annual Rugby World 7s Tournament. This year, over 20 overseas teams are expected to make the journey to Barbados for two action-packed days of world-class rugby, set amongst the picturesque and sun kissed west coast of the island.


 


The Rugby Barbados World 7s Tournament will feature some of the best men’s and women’s club teams from across the globe who will compete for the US $3000 first-place prize money in each division as well as for the prestigious winning title. Teams from Canada, USA, Wales, Scotland, England, Spain, and Trinidad and Tobago have already announced plans to participate in the 2017 Barbados Tournament.


 


For teams, the Tournament will be a great blend of fun and fierce competition in a premier tourist destination where there is an abundance of unique things to see and do. Spectators will also enjoy watching the high standard of rugby being played in a safe and friendly location close to necessary amenities, historic Holetown, exclusive shopping outlets, and just a five minute walk from the beach.


 


Barbados Team Captain Sean Ward says local teams are eager to take on some new opponents at this year’s Tournament. “We’re really looking forward to December to get some fresh competition and to give some of the overseas teams a real taste of island rugby at its finest. This year’s Tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever before, and we’re calling on all Bajans and visitors to our shores to come out and support the event”.


 


Originally held in Trinidad, the Tournament was relocated to Barbados last year and is the longest running Club Rugby 7s Tournament in the Caribbean.  Don’t miss out!


 


Want to be part of the action?


 


Teams (men and women) can register by visiting http://www.rugbybarbadosworld7s.com/team-registration-form/ and downloading the registration form for submission to baxterslimited@gmail.com by 30 October 2017.


 


Businesses are also invited to partner with Rugby Barbados World 7s this year to take advantage of the extensive local and international coverage the Tournament receives. There is a range of exciting partnership options for you to choose from – from one-off donations to full sponsorship packages. For more information, contact George Nicholson gdougnich@gmail.com.


 


How much does it cost?


 


Because Rugby Barbados World 7s understands what it takes to bring a team to a tournament, you’ll find what we have to offer to be superior to many other tournaments.


 


Entry fee is only US $500 and includes the following:


 


·       Match day transfers


·       Two cases of water per day on match days and one cooler per team


·       A choice of tents or classroom accommodation at the Frederick Smith Secondary School


·       On-site physio and emergency medical care


·       Ice baths


·       Admission to the annual fancy dress after-party


·       Free ‘beer brunch’ on Monday 11 December


·       Heavily-discounted admission to the Jolly Roger party cruise on Monday 11 December


·       On-site facilities including the availability of full meals, ice and water to be purchased.


 


Packages for visiting teams


 


You’ll find a range of accommodation packages listed on www.rugbybarbadosworld7s.com.


 


JetBlue are also offering flight and accommodation packages for visiting teams, as well as a US $100 discount on each booking over US $1500. This could translate to a US $700 saving per team! Special rates are also available through JetBlue Vacations should you decide to stay at either Divi Southwinds, Dover Beach Hotel or Time Out Hotel in Barbados. For more information, visit www2.jetblue.com


 


Note: Discounted rates at Dover Beach and Time Out are only available until the end of August.


 


Preferential car rental rates will also be available from Courtesy Rent-a-Car. If you mention the Rugby Barbados World 7s Tournament when booking, you’ll receive a 25% discount on your car rental throughout the entire Tournament. See http://courtesyrentacar.com/ for more details.


 


Want to know more?


 


Follow the Rugby Barbados World 7s Facebook page, or visit www.rugbybarbadosworld7s.com.


 


Support local rugby in Barbados!


 


For the very first time, Rugby Barbados World 7s will also be hosting a Charity Dinner on 7 December at the Radisson Aquatica Resort and they are encouraging all those who are keen to support rugby in Barbados to attend.


 


Tickets are US $ 100 and include a pre-dinner cocktail reception at the Pier, followed by a three-course meal and the world-renowned speaker and rugby player Shane Williams MBE.


 


Why should I attend?


 


Ticket proceeds will go towards the ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme and to further supporting the development of rugby on the island. The Programme works tirelessly to reach out to local youth and introduces over 1000 Barbadian children each year to the sport, which is also used as tool for positive social development.


 


The Dinner features the highly sought-after Shane Williams MBE, former Welsh, Irish and British Lions player who will speak about his rugby career and experiences in the Six Nations and Lions Tours.


 


How do I get my ticket?


 


Contact George Nicholson (+1 246) 233-1945 or Brian Stollmeyer at (+ 1 868) 680-4757.


 


You can also email gdougnich@gmail.com or baxterslimited@gmail.com, or visit www.rugbybarbadosworld7s.com for more information.


 


Places are limited – get your ticket today!

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