19 APRIL 2018 -- Today marks the one-year-to-go date until the 2019 edition of the TROPICAL 7s! The organising team is already working on a host of developments for next's year event, which will be the 3rd year in a row for what has quickly become an important tournament on the calendar.
The 2019 TROPICAL 7s will take place on 19-20 April 2019 -- again on Easter week at the beautiful Omni Championsgate resort.
After a successful 2nd edition at the end of March in 2108, TROPICAL 7s will continue to grow into the future and will see more teams from more countries and more on offer for the participants.
“Our second event a few weeks ago really stepped up from our first year in 2017 across many areas," said TROPICAL 7s Executive Director John Siner. “We had 50 teams from 5 different countries across nine divisions, and we witnessed a big jump in the competition level. For example, we saw national championship level matches in our university womens division. There were more girls teams and even a U14 division. Next year will only grow on our success thus far and teams are already asking how to confirm their spots.”
“Once again we invite teams to arrive early and take advantage of our facilities to set up training camp, organise sessions with our international coaches, and participate in the athlete combine,” said Siner. “We will also have social activities alongside the normal amazing Omni resort offerings to make sure everyone has a great overall experience. And of course there are the many world-renowned tourist attractions nearby.”
The first two editions of the Tropical 7s featured teams from England, Canada, Mexico, Africa, the Caribbean and across the United States. Demand is expected to be high for an expanded 2019 edition and teams will encouraged to sign up early.
The TROPICAL 7s is open for teams from around the globe for boys and girls at U-18, U-16, U-14 and University/U23 level for both men and women. 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.
Stay tuned to our social media accounts for continuing information and announcement of registration. Match footage, photos, video and commentary from theTropical 7s can be found on our social media platforms:
See the highlights from the 2018 TROPICAL 7s: