First ever Rugby Tournament to be held in Saint Lucia

First ever Rugby Tournament to be held in Saint Lucia

On 13th November 2016, St. Lucia will witness the first ever Beach Rugby 5s Tournament to be held on the island. This event will be hosted by the Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) to expose the exciting variation of the sport to both rugby enthusiasts and sports spectators. This one day tournament will be held at Vigie beach from 10:00 am.
With our obvious advantage in St. Lucia, SLRFU believes that beach rugby is worth exploring. This variation of rugby is increasing in popularity in the UK, Italy, Brazil and Argentina among other countries. The Union sees potential in growing the interest among athletes and sports enthusiasts.
This fast paced variety is a scaled down version of the conventional rugby game. It is played in a smaller pitch with lesser number of players, reduced scoring system and shorter period of time. This format will require players to be quicker, be multidimensional in their skill sets and in sync with their teammates. For this tournament, the teams will be composed of rugby players and interested individuals. There will be female and male categories vying for the cash prizes to be awarded to overall winners for each category.
SLRFU aims to break the misconception that rugby is a violent sport. This event will demonstrate that just like any other sport training determines performance. But unlike any other sport, rugby is more fun especially after the games. Everyone is invited to join the fun on the sand at Vigie on 13th November. For those interested to give it a try, please contact us through [email protected] or look us up on Facebook (SaintLucia Rugby Team).

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