International Youth Sevens
ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA | EASTER 19-20 APRIL 2019

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TROPICAL 7s

2018 TEAM MANAGER SURVEY RESULTS

  • Over 95% of team managers surveyed rated their experience at the Tropical 7s as either 'excellent' or 'very good'.
  • Over 95% of team managers surveyed felt the organisation of the tournament was either 'excellent' or 'very good.'
  • Over 95% of team managers surveyed said they would recommend the tournament to others within their network.
  • Over 85% of team managers surveyed said they are either 'certain' or 'very likely' to return in 2019.
  • Over 85% of team managers surveyed said the tournament was 'excellent' or 'good' value for money.

 

"Hats off to the organizers who have done a phenomenal job in the organisation of the tournament, the pitches and the facilities could not be better here, its just been a fantastic experience."

John Pryce, Director of High Performance, Toronto Rugby, Canada (2018)

 

This is an excellent venue for player development.  I think it will soon be a top elite competition for all levels...What an amazingly organized and professional event.  See you next year!

Colette Mcauley, Head Coach of Guelph University, Canada and 2018 University/U23 Elite Womens Champions (2018)

 

"The weather has been beautiful, the facilities are amazing, the tournament is so well organized...its a great venue to play at."

Ashley Steacey, Bronze medallist for Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (2018)

 

"The fields are very well kept and the atmosphere has been amazing.  We will be back next year!"

Kisset Chirengende, Team Manager for the Zambezi Steelers, Zimbabwe, U18 Elite Boys Champions (2018)

 

"I had an amzing time at my first Tropical 7s.  I will never forget it. It was fun playing agianst the team from Mexico - they had great sportsmanship and thats what rugby is all about. I can't wait for next year."

Anonymous Player, Juipiter Sharks, Florida (2018)
 

"Great weekend at Tropical 7s preparing for nationals!"

Florida International University Mens Rugby Club (2018)

 

"Thank you Tropical 7s for anbother amazing tournament - we had a blast.  See you in 2019!"

Florida International University Womens Rugby Club (2018)

 

"Tropical 7s was an amazing event and so professionally managed for the inaugural year. Beautiful place too!"

Jennie Reid, Positively Rugby (2017)

 

"This is some of the nicest grass the girls have ever played and the weather has been great."

Emilie Bydwell, Head Coach, USA U18 Girls National Team (2017)

 

"We picked up our daughter from the airport last night. She absolutely loved being at the Tropical 7s. Thanks for being great hosts! They won the tournament but made better memories..." 

Parent of a player from the Rugby Canada U18 Girls National Team (2017)

 

“I encourage any top or developing referee to come to the Tropical 7s as you will be guaranteed a quality experience,” said international referee Alfred Verdonk. "As someone who has been fortunate to referee at national level in Europe, I have been coming to the Tropical 7s since the first year and absolutely love the tournament. It’s been fun to watch it grow into a prestigious competition and well-organized event, and this is a perfect tournament for any international referee to gain valuable experience.”

Alfred Verdonk, Tropical 7s Referee from Holland

 

"Its great to have national teams over at the Tropical 7s representing their respective countries and its also great to see the develpment of the younger teams and players too."

Thinus Delport, Former Springbok player (2017)

 

"This weekend we came knowing no one and we left knowing every girl, player and coach in the collegiate division and had an amazing experience we will never forget. The University of Miami Women's Rugby Club couldn't be more thankful to be a part of this amazing global community... Can't wait to come back next year!"

University of Miami Womens Rugby Club (2017)

 

"The tournament has been great: Fun, good environment, good teams... We don't get too many chances to play teams outside of Florida, so Tropical 7s has been a good opportunity to do that."

Ronnie Suarez, Men's Head Coach, Florida International University (2017)

 

"It ticks absolutely every single box: for the perfect environment for a training training camp as well as a competition. What more can I say besides some of the most beautiful fields for a rugby 7s competition to take place."

Rudi Keil, former professional rugby player (2017)

 

"Orlando has been fantastic.  We've been here 8 days, we've been to Gatorland, Universal Studios, we've played some KickGolf. Its been a great opportunity to see Orlando and play in the tournament so its been really positive."

Matt Williams, Head Coach, Old Halesonians Rugby Club, England (2017)

 

"What I am hoping is that more clubs realise this opportunity you've got at this time of year for next year. It seems like the pefect tournament."

Ken Simmons, Men's Head Coach, University of Florida (2017)

 

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