Tropical 7s is excited to welcome it's first ever team from Africa that will further enhance the international competition at 2018 Tropical 7s on 30-31 March. The Zambezi Steelers from Zimbabwe will be competing in the U18 ‘Elite’ Boys division and are an invitational schoolboys selection team consisting of players with Zimbabwe heritage from schools in both Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The academy is run by Kyros Sports, a sports management company which runs sport development and elite training programmes for aspiring rugby players in the region.
"Our idea is to create playing opportunities for young Zimbabwean players to play with their peers in non-country tying fixtures," said Zambezi's team manager Kisset Chirengende who shared his team’s enthusiasm to participate in this year’s Tropical 7s. "The Tropical 7s will not only provide a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and strengthen relationships between players and staff, but we also believe that the exposure of playing against international competition will also be positive for their careers in the long run."
"We are thrilled to have the Zambezi Steelers join us for this year’s tournament as our first team from the African continent," furthered Tropical 7s International Director Alex Proctor-Pearson. "The Tropical 7s is attracting quality teams from every corner of the globe to come and play top quality rugby here in Florida and we are happy the Zambezi Steelers will be a part of this great event.’
The 2018 Tropical 7s will once again be held in Orlando, Florida USA, where youth and university teams from around the world will meet under the sunshine for an amazing rugby experience. This will be the 2nd annual edition of the event, and will expand greatly with over 50 teams expected to compete over the Easter tournament.
More information to register is found on the REGISTRATION page to get your team on board, as only limited spaces are still available.