Beach Rugby 5s Comes to Florida!
***UPDATE: Due to low team registrations, the tournament has been canceled for the time being. We hope to reschedule for later this year. If your team still has interest, please contact [email protected].***
In conjunction with USA Rugby, DHL and the Florida Sports Foundation, RAN will be assisting with the delivery of an International Beach Rugby tournament on September 30th and October 1st. The RAN/DHL Inflatable Beach Pitch will be in use throughout the event.
A wide variety of sports will be on display over the course of the weekend at the Sheraton San Key resort in Clearwater. Teams wishing to sign up for the beach rugby should do so via the official registration portal. The Sheraton Hotel itself is offering great rates and will fill up very quickly, so teams will need to book early
This event is the launch of RANs beach rugby initiative, which in 2018 will be expanded to include more events throughout North America. RAN have already been contacted by a number of Sports Commissions in Florida, all wishing to host similar events similar to the one in Clearwater.
RAN encourages as many Unions and Clubs to register for the event in Clearwater. Registration fee is $250 per team with a maximum of 10 per squad.
About Beach Rugby
RAN has two DHL RAN Beach Rugby pitches for use around the region. Rugby pitches can be used for tag rugby, women’s rugby, 5s rugby, fundraising and development events.
Beach Rugby is a fun game that be played with a minimal amount of resources and equipment. The game is a fast-moving one suitable for boys and girls of all ages to play together, in which tags are worn and removed for the ‘tackle’. The game is fast-paced and exciting, but because it is played on sand, there are some differences to the conventional game of Tag Rugby:
- Can be played as a 5 or 7-a-side game
- Both genders, all abilities and all ages welcome
- Common to use a size 4 ball rather than the traditional size 5
- Non-contact, Tag Rugby Laws apply
Rent a Pitch!
The DHL RAN Beach Rugby Pitches are available to all unions in the Rugby Americas North region. Pitches can be rented for $500 (includes shipping) and rental is subject to sponsorship restrictions.
Contact Niall Brooks for more information!