Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Tuesday details for a new ticket promotion to support women’s rugby and Atlanta 7s, the second leg of the 2013-14 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.
Two-day tickets for the event at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University will be sold for just $20 through Feb. 11 as part of the promotion, which will see one domestic club team receive a set of customized jerseys from Rugby Athletic.
“We want to stimulate the community and continue to grow the game of women’s rugby with our largest women’s event of the year,” USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said. “It is also important Atlanta 7s leaves a lasting sporting legacy for girls and women everywhere.”
To be entered to win, tickets must be purchased from USA Rugby Group Sales Coordinator Nick D’Adamio. Buyers will be asked which club he or she supports, and the club with the most tickets attributed to it will win. The club with the second-largest number of tickets purchased will receive a set of 25 training balls, 10 match balls and five (5) ruck shields courtesy of Gilbert Rugby and World Rugby Shop.
For those not planning to attend the event, tickets purchased can be donated to various Metro Atlanta youth organizations, which will give tickets to kids to attend Atlanta 7s for free.
“Atlanta 7s is an opportunity for America’s youth—particularly girls and young women—to see some of the best professional female athletes and future Olympians at the top of their game,” Persch said. “With the recent launch of Try On Rugby and the favorable results of our women’s national teams at all levels, women’s rugby is on the rise and we hope to encourage continued growth with this promotion.”
The Women’s Eagles Sevens are coming off of a third-place finish at the 2013 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens and currently sit in seventh in the Series standings following Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens. The Eagles finished second in the 2012 event in Houston, Texas, with a loss to England in the Cup Final.
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts over 30 national playoff and championship events every year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit http://www.usarugby.org for more information.