The planning has been in the works ever since we returned from Las Vegas and word came from the selection committee this week that we're approved to head Down Under! Over 50 teams have applied for spots in the tournament and we couldn't be more thrilled to be selected to play. There will be far more details to share over the coming weeks - from sharing our player pools, announcing another tour in July to serve as a warm-up tournament, keeping up with the Vegas team, and more.
About the Central Coast 7s (courtesy Central Coast 7s website):
The Central Coast Sevens launched in 2009 with the aim of developing a premier International Standard Sevens Tournament in New South Wales on the growing Australian Sevens circuit.
The success of the inaugural tournament provided the foundations for growth with the CC7s reputation rapidly rising along with the level of competition.
Commencing as an intensive one-day tournament, due to the rapid rise in prestige and the volume of interest annually received the tournament expanded in 2013 becoming an explosive two-day event.
The CC7s is held annually in October attracting global interest from teams looking to secure one of the exclusive positions in the prestigious tournament.
The CC7s features premier men and women’s tournaments held over 2 days with an ARU facilitated regional schoolboys tournament held the day prior to the kick off of the CC7s festival. The tournament features the strongest sevens teams from around Australia and attracts some of the strongest sides in the world, featuring a number of international players and teams.
Not just rugby, the CC7s features a vibrant sideline festival and Cultural Showcase promoting the values of rugby, friendship, fun and of course fast & fierce on-field action.
The CC7s has placed a firm boot print on the Australian Sevens Circuit and is now widely regarded as Australia’s premier men’s and women’s sevens tournament outside of the world-series.
About the women's tournament:
The tournament features 4 pools of 4 teams with pool rounds played over day one of the tournament. Teams based on their rankings (on completion of pool play) qualify for the finals played over day two of the tournament with the finals series an elimination until the cup champion is determined.
The CC7s has featured some outstanding teams and players the such as the Samoan development team and the Australian national side the Aussie Pearls featuring a number of Australia’s world cup winning team including Cobie-Jane Morgan, Sharni Williams, Kristy Giteau & Rebecca Tavo.
With women’s sevens one of the fastest growing team sports in the world the CC7s prides itself on featuring the most prestigious women’s sevens tournament in Australia and one of the premier women’s sevens tournaments in the world.
And the men's side of action:
The tournament features 4 pools of 4 teams with pool rounds played over day one of the tournament. Teams, based on their rankings (on completion of pool play) qualify for the finals played over day two of the tournament with the finals series an elimination until the cup champion is determined.
The main Cup Division offers the prestige of being the tournament champion, winning the prestigious cup trophy along with receiving $20,000AUD in prize money. The tournament has featured some of the best players on the world stage including Australia’s Jesse Parahi, Fiji’s Joji Raqamate and Ilai Tinai, former international player of the year New Zealands Orene Aii, USA Captain Shalom Suniula and Canadian International Harry Jones.
The men’s tournament receives unprecedented interest annually from teams seeking to secure one of the exclusive 16 positions. Expressions of interest are received year round with the tournament featuring the strongest line-up of competitors in Australia outside of the world-series.