IT'S BACK! Registration is now open for the 2017 Magnificent Sevens Rugby Festival
(MARKHAM, ON) - Rugby Ontario is happy to announce that registration for the 2017 Magnificent Sevens Festival is now open. The revived tournament is in its second year and after a successful summer festival last year, Rugby Ontario is extremely excited to bring this year’s edition into the fall sevens season.
The 2017 edition of Magnificent Sevens will be running on the weekend of October 28, 2017 at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham, Ontario. Interested teams can register at the competition’s website: www.magnificentsevens.com/registration.
The 2017 competition will feature the following divisions:
UPDATE: SENIOR MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DIVISIONS ANNOUNCED (August 14, 2017)
- U14 Women’s Club
- U14 Men’s Club
- U16 Women’s Club
- U16 Men’s Club
- U18 Women’s Club
- U18 Men’s Club
- Senior Women's Club
- Senior Men's Club
- U18 Women’s Premier*
- U18 Men’s Premier*
*Premier Division teams must be prepared to play against representative and academy-based teams. TO REGISTER FOR PREMIER: You MUST email Tournament Coordinator Joe Schissler at email@example.com.
“We are extremely excited about this year’s edition of the Magnificent Sevens Festival,” said Rugby Ontario Chief Executive Officer Mike Brown. “Last year’s revival of the tournament was a huge success and we are looking to build off that. The move to the fall sevens season will help to bolster the talent pool and ensure this event continues to display some of the top sevens talent in North America.”
Once considered one of North America’s most prestigious rugby sevens competitions, the Magnificent Sevens was a perennial highlight on the Ontario rugby calendar, running annually from 1954 until 2004. While originally serving a competition solely for senior men’s sevens teams, the tournament evolved to become a multi-divisional rugby festival, featuring senior women’s, junior men’s and junior women’s sides. As the tournament grew throughout the 1960s, it was not uncommon to see entrants travel from across Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand to participate.
With the registration window now open, Rugby Ontario is asking all interested teams to register early to ensure their place. Club and non-club teams (including schools and academies) will be welcome to register for the tournament, as well as out-of-province and international touring sides. Teams will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, as divisional spots are limited. EARLY BIRD PRICING available until September 4, 2017. Head to www.magnificentsevens.com/registration for registration information.
Rugby Ontario is also pleased to be teaming up with our registration and hotel partner RoomRoster to offer all tournament teams and players the opportunity to stay at area hotels for special discounted rates. More than a dozen hotels have joined the list of official Mag Sevens hotels, with some located in Markham (for those wanting to be closer to Fletcher’s Fields), while others are located in downtown Toronto (for those wanting to stay and experience Ontario’s capital city).
Further tournament details will be released in the coming weeks.
Details surrounding the Junior Club 7's Provincial Championship eligibility requirements will be announced in the coming weeks.
ABOUT MAGNIFICENT SEVENS
Once considered one of North America’s foremost rugby sevens competitions, the Magnificent Sevens tournament is Ontario’s biggest rugby sevens festival, featuring 120+ teams.
Running annually from 1954-2004, the Magnificent Sevens competition returned in 2016 with much success. Now in its second revived season, the tournament has shifted to the fall sevens season.
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ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
To learn more, visit http://www.rugbyontario.com/
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