Serevi RugbyTown Sevens returns to Infinity Park Aug. 17-18
17 teams vie for $10K cash prize
Seventeen teams from around the United States and around the world will head to RugbyTown USA’s Infinity Park, Aug. 17-18, to compete in the second annual Serevi RugbyTown Sevens 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, 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.
“The addition of the Serevi RugbyTown Sevens to the portfolio of recurring world class rugby events marks another milestone in the growth of Glendale’s rugby reputation,” said Glendale’s Mayor Mike Dunafon. “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.”
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.
“Each team will certainly present its own set of challenges,” said Director of Rugby Operations Mark Bullock. “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.”
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 7 and up on Aug. 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.
For more information on the Serevi Rugby Training Camp and to register, visit www.serevirugby.com.
ESPN Denver Beerfest
In conjunction with rugby, ESPN Denver is proud to announce the inaugural ESPN Denver Beerfest on Aug. 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, visit www.rugbytownusa.com.