The Barbados Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that the 2011 DHL NACRA Rugby Sevens Championships will take place at the Historic Garrison Savannah in Barbados on November 12th -13th, 2011. DHL is the title sponsor of the ongoing 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, so the profile of the NACRA 7s will receive a major boost from their involvement. With 27 teams from 16 territories booked to participate, this event will be the largest ever 7-a-side tournament in NACRA history.

{FILE IMAGE} With 25 visiting teams comprising, on average, 15 people each, this means 375 sports tourism visitors in Barbados, plus an unknown number of spouses, friends and spectators, for this action-packed weekend.

This ground-breaking sporting event will be streamed live on the internet on both days of the tournament, and will feature professional commentary by Nick Jordan, who is a specialist international Sevens Rugby reporter. Nick will be in Barbados as a guest of the BTA and the TDC and will also be producing general interest segments on Barbados and its attractions as part of his reporting on the event.

By leveraging the available technology to provide live streaming, the BRFU is maximizing Barbados’ international exposure and helping to promote our island and its attractions in a very tangible way.  Local tourism stakeholders are already booking commercials to advertise their product, as we expect to have thousands of overseas viewers avidly following the action at Barbados’ premier World Heritage Site.


{FILE IMAGE} Title Sponsor: DHL International | Lead sponsors: Banks Breweries Limited | Barbados Tourism Authority | Barbados Olympic Association | Tourism Development Corporation | Sponsors: JADA Builders Limited - Telebarbados Inc. - Trident Insurance Company – ELLCO Rentals

Participating teams are:


  1. Barbados.
  2. Cayman Islands
  3. British Virgin Islands
  4. Mexico
  5. Guyana
  6. Jamaica
  7. Bahamas
  8. USA South
  9. Martinique
  10. Guadeloupe
  11. Bermuda
  12. Curacao
  13. Turks & Caicos
  14. Trinidad & Tobago
  15. St Lucia
  16. St Vincent


  1. Barbados
  2. Cayman Islands
  3. Guyana
  4. Jamaica
  5. Maple Leafs (Canada)
  6. Guadeloupe
  7. Mexico
  8. USA South
  9. St Lucia
  10. Trinidad & Tobago
  11. St Vincent
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