Rugby 7’s (Men)
Dates: Saturday 10th September to Sunday 11th September 2011
Venue: Bowl Stadium, National Sports Centre, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 1RB
Men: 16 – 18 years of age (athletes born in 1993, 1994 & 1995)
Max athletes per CGA: 1 x squad of 12
Medal (gold, silver & bronze) Plate and Bowl competitions.
Isle of Man (Europe)
Sri Lanka (Asia)
South Africa (Africa)
Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean)
Chairman of the Isle of Man Rugby Union (Manx RFU). RFU level 3 Coach & Referee. Coach to Isle of Man National Team and previously Vagabonds and Southern Nomads Rugby Clubs. Playing Career - Vale of Lune and Vagabonds Rugby Clubs. Also played cricket for Isle of Man. FA level 1 Football coach and coach to Laxey FC U11. Play golf in my spare time.
Venue - Bowl Stadium
The venue for the Rugby 7s events will be the National Sports Centre (NSC), based approximately 1.5 miles (2.4km) from the Games Village on Douglas Promenade and being the main sporting centre for the Games with Athletics, Badminton, Swimming and Mens Gymnastics also taking place on the same site. This £20 million multipurpose facility is truly the sporting centre of the Island. In September, 1991 the Athletics Stadium was opened by Steve Ovett, the former British and Olympic Champion. In 1998 the Pools, main Sports Hall and Health & Fitness Suite were opened. The development was completed by the opening of an Indoor Bowls Hall, a secondary Sports Hall and six Squash Courts in late 2000.
The newly refurbished 3,000 seat floodlit stadium at The National Sports Centre, Douglas will play host to the Rugby 7’s Tournament. The matches will be played on a 3G synthetic pitch fully approved by the IRB (Regulation 22).