HUGE RUGBY TOURNAMENT COMING TO BARBADOS! With 27 teams from 16 territories booked to participate, this event has become the largest ever 7-a-side tournament in NACRA history!

The 2011 NACRA Men’s and Women’s Sevens takes place at the Garrison Savannah, Barbados, on Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th 2011. Reigning champions Guyana (both Men and Women) will be looking to hold onto their titles, though they face stiff opposition from the likes of Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago in the Men’s Championships and Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in the Women’s.

{FILE IMAGE - CLICK FOR BIGGER} With 27 teams from 16 territories booked to participate, this event has become the largest ever 7-a-side tournament in NACRA history

Men’s:

Barbados
Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
Mexico
Guyana
Jamaica
Bahamas
USA South
Martinique
Guadeloupe
Bermuda
Curacao
Turks & Caicos
Trinidad & Tobago
St Lucia
St Vincent

Women’s:

Barbados
Cayman Islands
Guyana
Jamaica
Maple Leafs (Canada)
Guadeloupe
Mexico
USA South
St Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
St Vincent

This event will be a major milestone for the BRFU and for Barbados, as it will see an influx of visitors to participate in and support the games. Local businesses are expected to benefit significantly, as each of the 27 teams will comprise as least 15 players, plus coaches, managers and physiotherapists, as well as an unknown number of spectators.

{FILE IMAGE - CLICK FOR BIGGER} For more information, please contact the BRFU Public Relations Officer, Kathie Daniel, at 268-1496 or kathie@southpawgrafix.biz

Hosts, the Barbados Rugby Football Union, have been promoting the game vigorously with an active youth programme in several secondary schools, including Garrison Secondary, Queen’s College, Christ Church Foundation, and Harrison College.

The BRFU is pleased to have Banks Barbados Ltd., the Barbados Olympic Association and the Barbados Tourism on board as primary sponsors, and eagerly anticipate additional support from the local business community as we support sports tourism.

The general public is invited to come to the Garrison and watch this fast-paced and intense form of the game of rugby!

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