Barbados to host Rugby World 7s Tournament
Rugby Barbados World 7s (RBW7s) will this weekend welcome some of the best men’s and women’s club teams from across the globe for the highly anticipated 2017 Rugby Barbados World 7s Tournament. Set to take place from 9th to 10th December at Frederick Smith Secondary School, Trents, St James, the Tournament is the longest running Club Rugby 7s Tournament in the Caribbean and a testament to Barbados as a premier sports tourism destination.
“Although the team will be slightly different to what we had in Mexico, the boys are looking forward to stepping up and showing the overseas teams how island rugby is done! These kinds of tournaments are great opportunities for us to fine-tune our skills against international opponents, as well as have fun and make some new friends along the way,” he said.
Among the main Tournament sponsors are the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), and JetBlue Vacations, among many others in varying capacities. Ward thanked all of the Tournament Partners for their continued support.
“We have the utmost gratitude for their support – without our Partners, this Tournament could not go ahead and be the success that it is today,” he explained.
The NCF have also teamed up with Rugby Barbados to facilitate an Art and Craft Market during the two-day event. However the Tournament itself is just part of a suite of activities aimed at bringing awareness to rugby on the island.
Donations to Try Rugby Barbados can be made through the Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) or through George Nicholson.
Donors contributing US $100 or more will be invited to the Charity Dinner as guests of the Tournament.
This year’s RBW7s will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on both days of competition. RBW7s are also currently in discussions with The Rugby Channel in relation to a live broadcast across the USA on their subscription TV network.