HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FLORIDA – Rugby Americas North (RAN), in partnership with USA Rugby, is delighted to announce that Florida is set to host the fourth annual RAN Hollywood Beach 5s tournament on January 7, 2023.
This past January, the tournament was held under sunny skies and drew thousands of spectators, competitors, and fans, and was considered a huge success by those involved with a record number of teams participating.
“Hollywood Beach was alive with beach rugby in January, and we’re thrilled to be bringing the tournament back again next January,” said RAN General Manager, Niall Brooks.
“If you’ve never experienced beach rugby before, I strongly recommend giving it a try. Like the World Rugby Sevens Series, it’s a party atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family with music, food, sun, surf, and plenty of entertainment – on and off the ‘field’ of play,” added Brooks.
2023 will once again see multiple categories of competition: men’s, women’s, high school boys & girls. Tournament organizers are anticipating an increased number of teams in 2023, with teams from Southern and Northern USA, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and possibly Europe.
“With only a limited number of teams competing, the organisers are encouraging all teams to register as early as possible to avoid missing out,” said Brooks.
The family-friend event, which is being held in partnership with USA Rugby, will also include a DJ and emcee to entertain the crowds, along with multiple food, drink along the Broadwalk together with merchandise vendors.
Location: 900 Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach, Florida, USA
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Time: 8am – 6pm (schedule TBC)
Local businesses who would like to be a vendor or advertise at the event can contact Niall Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org