Friday, July 18, 2014

Stars Rugby 7s Seeks Australia Central Coast 7s Sponsors


Stars Rugby 7s Seeking Australia Central Coast 7s Sponsors
The Stars Rugby 7s program is seeking sponsors for our trip to Australia’s Central Coast 7s. We are taking one Men's and Women’s elite team to Sydney and Wyong October 17th-27th to compete against a level of competition second only in skill to an actual iRB 7s tournament. 16 men’s and women’s teams were selected for CC7s out of over 100 applicants from around the world.

Our women’s side will face off against the Fiji, Brazil, Australia and Canada’s national teams amongst several other national championship clubs and representative teams from Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Then men also have Brazil’s national team in their bracket with notable teams like Yamacia from Fiji, the Borneo Eagles, Tribe 7s and Sunnybank from Australia, Four Nations from New Zealand, and Tiger Rugby from the USA in the pool. This is a valuable touring experience for the growth of our teams and development of our players, many of whom harbor Olympic dreams for Rio 2016. Several of those on our roster are already living in San Diego and Chula Vista to prepare at the Olympic Training Center.

The Stars Rugby 7s Australia invitees include players from the following programs: Atlanta Harlequins, Berkeley All Blues, Charlotte Rugby Club, 1823, Georgia Tech, Hartford Wanderers, Bulldog Rugby, Old Blue, NYAC, Milwaukee Barbarians, Sacramento Amazons, San Diego Surfers, Twin Cities Amazons, Washington Rugby Football Club (DC), Florida Atlantic University, Florida Burn, Belmont Shore and Youngbloodz as well as some Canadian players from Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia that impressed on our Calgary Stampede 7s tour.

We are seeking 10 t-shirt sponsors for $200 each. In exchange for a donation sponsors will receive the following:

* your logo on tour t-shirts worn by all players on flights/at trainings/between tournament games
* 2 mentions on the Stars Rugby 7s
Facebook page per month leading up to the tournament
* a team photo dedicated to/tagging your business/club on the
Facebook page
* a weekly mention on #starsrugby7s twitter
* a feature on the Stars Rugby 7s
* logos on the Stars Rugby website (coming this summer)

Stars Rugby 7s is also seeking larger sponsorships to include logos on team kit and enhanced social media/marketing promotion. Packages run as follows:
* $1500 for a shorts logo
* $2000 for jersey sleeves
* $3000 for the back of the jersey above/below the numbers (as fits best)
* $5000 for the front of jersey chest space
* $10,000 for one year of naming rights (October 1st 2014-September 30th 2015)

The team is further open to other sponsor relationships including kit and equipment donations, the sharing of airline miles or hotel points for lodging, referral and incentive programs businesses, utilizing our players to run rugby camps/clinics, and more. We want to ensure that all our sponsors benefit from their relationship with Stars Rugby 7s and further know that our athletes are working their hardest to attain their goals.

Additional questions and inquiries can be sent to Liz Entwhistle at or via a conversation at  414 377 1756.

About Stars Rugby 7s
Stars Rugby 7s was founded in 2013 by Liz Entwhistle and Eyal Hakim. Stars Rugby 7s is player funded touring side comprised of players from all regions of the United States; Stars Rugby 7s has also featured internationals from Canada, Australia and England on rosters to date. The mission is to develop elite Rugby 7s through competition in elite level tournaments, allowing players exposure to the highest levels of Rugby 7s possible. Rosters are balanced with experienced club/international players to help mentor younger, developing athletes - many from regions under served by rugby through geographic, financial, or the lack of experienced coaching.

Stars Rugby 7s inaugural tour to the Las Vegas invitational in January 2014 entered 2 women's teams in the Open and Elite divisions competing against several National Teams. Calgary's Stampede 7s tour debuted our men's program with one Premier team as well as 2 women's Premier teams which all advanced to the Cup Round and the tournament semifinals; the men and women’s first side reached the finals. Our next trip is to Australia’s Central Coast 7s in Wyong with additional plans for Tobago 7s in December 2014, the Las Vegas Invitational in February 2015 and Samoa in May 2015.

Stars Rugby 7s is developing high performance camps in our efforts to expand our player database and continuing to grow the sport of Rugby 7s. These players will continue to be invited to developmental North American based tournaments throughout the year with our elite team traveling abroad to develop and progress in their rugby education. Stars Rugby 7s also seeks to continue the coaching development of those dedicated individuals interested in high performance Rugby 7s.

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