WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TROPICAL 7s
"An absolute blast. Two days of incredible rugby. So much young talent out here. Its been a pleasure to be a part of and looking forward to being a part of it again next year."
Abby Gustaitis, Olympian and Former USA Eagles Captain
"Amazing tournament, great facilities, fields are amazing. All the officials have kept really high standard. Its really important to to have athletes from the younger age groups playing together in the same spot. Amazing tournament and thanks for having us."
Tiffany Fa'ae'e, Former USA Eagles Captain
"Really happy to be back at Tropical 7s again this year. Such a great event, so many teams, so many players and for us a great opportunity to get out and see the emerging talent."
Brendan Keane, Men's High Performance Pathways Manager, USA Rugby
"Even when I was a national team coach, I never attended an event this big, of such maginitude and the talent out here is just excellent."
Richie Walker, Premier Rugby 7s, Head of Scouting
"5 years ago I was lucky to Coach and participate in the 1st Tropical 7s Rugby Tournament in Orlando with a combined HS Girls team, This is and was the best Youth 7s tournament. Many of these ladies are now College graduates from West Point, Life U, FSU, UF, Lindenwood U. USF, we have National 15s and 7s Champions in this group as well as one USA Rugby player. Many are now playing Women's rugby and giving coaching a consideration. I believe all these women are all Champions and they made me so proud to Coach them in 7s and 15s. It is one of my fondest memories of my years having been involved with Rugby since 1990."
Matt Wells, Florida Youth Rugby Coach
"What sets the Tropical 7s apart is the professionalism of the organisation not only on the pitch in terms of the teams being attracted to the tournament but also off the pitch in terms of facilitating international and domestic teams here at what is a world class facility."
JD Stephenson, Former General Manager High Performance Pathways, USA Rugby
"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 and Rugby Pundit for Sky Sports
"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
"What I’ve noticed about the quality of Tropical 7s is the field set up and the opportunities available for players to build their player profile which is very rare even in an international tournament."
Dana Meschisi, Former USA 7s National Player
“I encourage any top or developing referee to come to the Tropical 7s as you will be guaranteed a quality experience, 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, Referee from Holland.
"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
"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 South African professional rugby player
"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
"We had an amazing experience. Loved every minute of it. Staff and facilities were excellent to deal with. We will return!"
Saskatchewan 7s, Canada
"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
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, Womens Head Coach of Guelph University, Canada
"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 Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
"I had an amazing time at my first Tropical 7s. I will never forget it. It was fun playing against the team from Mexico - they had great sportsmanship and thats what rugby is all about. I can't wait for next year."
Anonymous Player, Jupiter Sharks, Florida
"Thank you Tropical 7s for another amazing tournament - we had a blast. See you next year!"
Florida International University Womens Rugby Club
"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
"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