Washington Athletic Club Release
National tournament comes to Tukwila on August 14–15, 2021
Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s two-time champion Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. Started in 1985,the national 7s tournament is a critical event in the landscape of American rugby as thousands of college players pour into 7s programs to participate in qualifiers for the event. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major rugby event held in the venue.
“Starfire Sports is a proven host facility,” says Tony Ridnell, director of the national tournament. “The city of Tukwila has become a significant rugby contributor in recent years.”
In addition to serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 tournament, the Washington Athletic Club will also enter its men’s and women’s teams in the event. The WAC’s rugby teams are no stranger to success. The men captured the national club championship in Kansas City in 2019 and the women placed fifth. The WAC also proudly sponsors college rugby’s prestigious Sorensen & Scholz awards, presented annually to the top male and female collegiate player in the country. “Thanks to the Washington Athletic Club for their continued support of rugby in the Pacific Northwest,” Ridnell says.
Learn more at http://wac.net/national-7s
To purchase tournament tickets, visit http://www.usaclub7s.com
The City of Tukwila features a thriving business community, including Westfield Southcenter, the largest mall in the Pacific Northwest, the Museum of Flight, and Starfire Sports, home to the Seattle Seawolves and the training facility for Seattle Sounders FC. For more information, visit http://experiencetukwila.com
A National Historic Landmark located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1930, the Washington Athletic Club (WAC) is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of its members. As the nation’s premier city athletic club, the WAC offers extensive state-of-the-art fitness facilities, lodging, dining, and banquet services as well as day spa and wellness services. The Washington Athletic Club is located at 1325 Sixth Avenue (at Union Street), Seattle, Washington, 98101. For more information, visit http://wac.net