Registration for the 2019 Tropical 7s opened today and teams are now invited to sign up for the 2019 event that will take place over 19/20 April 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Click HERE to go straight to team application page or use the below link.
It will be the 3rd edition of the Tropical 7s – or Tropical Rugby International Youth Sevens. After the inaugural event was held in April 2017, over 50 teams came to Florida to play in March 2018 representing 5 different countries. The 2019 Tropical 7s is expected to grow considerably in size and number of participating countries.
Part of this growth will see the first year that Tropical 7s will be a tour stop for the prestigious NAHS7s (North American High School 7s Series), an annual championship with top elite youth teams for both boys and girls. The top teams from across North America will be mixed alongside international teams to form a truly unique competition as part of the U18 Elite Division.
Demand is expected to be high for an expanded 2019 edition that will once again take place over the Easter holiday week. Spots in each age group will be limited and teams are encouraged to sign up early.
The tournament is open for teams from around the globe for boys and girls at U-18, U-16, U-14 and university men/women age brackets. It is targeted for high-level and internationally focused Olympic rugby sevens and welcomes clubs, schools and select sides to compete in both open and elite divisions.
(Pictured is the University of Guelph women’s side from Canada that took first place at the 2018 Tropical 7s. The Gryphons won the very competitive University Women’s Elite Division that included powerhouses Life and Lindenwood universities.)
The tournament takes place at the stunning Omni Orlando Championsgate Resort, which features an on-site sport complex with professionally maintained fields that ensures perfect playing conditions along with guaranteed warm weather -- all located in the heart of Florida’s world-class tourist attractions.
“The Tropical 7s has come a long way in just two short years and we expect to grow even bigger and better in 2019,” said Tropical 7s Executive Director John Siner. “And now as a stop on the NAHS7s series, we are guaranteed to host the highest level of youth rugby competition. We are excited to open registration and invite youth and university teams from around the world to join us in Florida for a unique combination of great international rugby alongside a fantastic tourism experience.”
Teams are invited to arrive early to take advantage of sport facilities to set up training camp, organise sessions with resident international coaches, and participate in the athlete combine on the day before competition. Social activities will take place during the week alongside the amazing Omni resort offerings to make sure everyone has a great overall experience.
There will be a cap on the number of sides in each division so teams are encouraged to sign up early to guarantee their place.
More information on the 2019 Tropical 7s can be found in the following links:
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