June 16, 2016
Monmouth Rugby 7s June 18th
Photo: Monmouth Rugby Club – Pat Moroney
The Monmouth Rugby Sevens, Showdown at the Shore Tournament, is being held this Saturday at Thompson Park in Lincroft, New Jersey and is the first tournament of the Northeast Sevens circuit. This is the fourth year for the tournament and is a showcase event for rugby in New Jersey and the Northeast.
This 2016 edition has the added excitement this year of the return of Rugby to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Tournament proceeds support the Monmouth Rugby Football club which include practice and playing fields, equipment, and travel for our Men, Women, and Youth programs. Full details for the event are below and for more information on our club please visit the Monmouth Rugby Club web page.
“Additionally, the 2016 Monmouth 7s Tournament will host local Olympic Day festivities which promote Team USA ahead of the 2016 Rio Summer Games and celebrated Rugby 7’s Debut in the Olympics. The event includes Olympic themed activities, fun for kids, an opportunity to meet former and future Olympians and more! Monmouth Rugby’s Olympic Day is part of 1,816 e vents to be hosted in 1,297 communities representing every state. Olympic Day, officially celebrated June 23, has been recognized each year since 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894. An International Olympic Committee initiative, Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, wellbeing, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – in every corner of the globe. Come celebrate Olympic Day in New Jersey with Monmouth 7s!All Olympic Day events and Monmouth 7s matches are FREE to attend for spectators!
For this event there will be four fields, sixty teams, 720 participants and the expected number of attendees should be over 1000.
- Men’s Elite/NRU 7s Qualifier
- Women’s Elite/NRU 7s Qualifier
- Men’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
- Women’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
- Men’s Social
- High School Boys Open/Empire GU 7s Series
- High School Girls Open/Empire GU 7s Series
Sponsors: Ritchie and Page Distributors, More to be added
After Party: 4PM, The Wilde Rover, 153 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ