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Seventeen teams from around the United States and around the world will head to RugbyTown® USA’s Infinity Park August 17-18 to compete in the second annual Serevi® RugbyTown Sevens (SRS) tournament for a winner-take-all purse worth $10,000. Returning for this year’s competition are last year’s surprise champions, the USA Falcons, along with several teams from around the globe.
Additional state-side teams include the Glendale Raptors Olympic Development Academy (ODA), the Las Vegas International Sevens champion Serevi Selects, Combined Northeast ODA, Tiger Rugby, El Azul, USA Falcons and the USA All-Americans. All branches of the U.S. Military will also be represented – the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard will all field teams at this year’s SRS tournament.
Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings are the World’s foremost Rugby Sevens representatives, who through Serevi Rugby, have now dedicated their time and resources to the development of community through a wide range of rugby programming.” – Glendale’s Mayor Mike Dunafon
Adding an international flare to the event will be the Royal Air Force Spitfires, the French Armed Forces, and national teams from Mexico, Bermuda and Cayman Islands. The official rosters of each team are yet to be announced, but fans can expect to see some of the best rugby sevens the United States has to offer during the course of the SRS two-day tournament.
“The All-Americans will bring youth, fitness and enthusiasm, and a very competent coach in Tony Pacheco. Not a whole lot is known about Mexico, and El Azul will bring the pride of Texas onto the pitch against all of their opponents.” – Director of Rugby Operations Mark Bullock
Completing the weekend of rugby, Serevi Rugby®, an elite provider of on-field programming for players and coaches from beginner to Olympian, will run a Training Camp for youth players ages seven and up on August 15-16, also held at Infinity Park. The camp will be led by coaches and international rugby legends Waisale Serevi – the “King of Sevens” and IRB World Sevens Series record points scorer Ben Gollings.
Led by coaches Serevi and Gollings, Serevi Rugby’s progression-based Training Camp will focus on developing youth players’ core rugby skills quickly over a two-day period. Players are segmented based on age and ability to ensure that everyone is appropriately challenged while coaches aim to help players execute core skills consistently under increasing amounts of game-like pressure. Focus areas include core rugby skills, spatial awareness, breakdown and tackle technique, attacking and defensive strategy, decision-making, and set piece play.
For further information on the Serevi Rugby Training Camp and to register please visit www.serevirugby.com.
For announcements on tournament pools and events, and to purchase your tickets for SRS, please visit: www.rugbytownusa.com.
In conjunction with rugby, ESPN Denver is proud to announce the inaugural ESPN Denver Beerfest on August 17 at Infinity Park. The ESPN Denver Beerfest, presented by American Craft Beer Radio and benefitting Catholic Charities, will showcase Colorado’s premier breweries including Odell Brewing Co., local restaurants, food trucks and specialty shops. Tickets are on sale now for $35, which includes beer and rugby. For more information or to purchase tickets visitwww.rugbytownusa.com.