In 2015 a unique opportunity presented itself to Utah Youth Rugby. Summit Rugby, one of the best high school girls rugby clubs in the USA, needed to save their Fall tour. The Utah Youth Rugby executive team sprang into action and the Pink Sevens was born. Utah has some of the very best high school rugby athletes and inviting the very best High School Girls teams to compete in a very unique girls only rugby 7s tournament keeps the standard high.
Rugby 7s is fast and very exciting. Girls rugby is growing at a rapid rate and Utah is at the forefront of that wave. Utah Youth Rugby was formed in 2010 to promote, serve, advocate, and organize youth rugby in the state of Utah. Since then we have grown from a handful of teams to over 60 High School and Youth teams for boys and girls in the State of Utah.
What is our end goal? Getting boys and girls active in a sport that we not only love but believe offers a vehicle for personal growth into young men and women capable of accepting and standing up to challenges in their lives.
The Pink Sevens is a special showcase of the incredible talent that Utah and the USA has in high school girls athletes.
The 2016 Pink Sevens will add a number of new teams to the event. Pool Rounds 1 and 2 will be played under lights at the magnificent Regional Athletic Complex on Friday October 7, 2016. The final pool rounds will be played on Saturday morning October 8, 2016 with the championship matches being decided on the Championship Field later that day.
The Pink Sevens would not be complete without a social afterwards. Participating teams will have an opportunity to renew old friendships and get to form new ones. The bonds of friendship and respect that rugby forms is a significant part of the rugby culture. Winning a tournament is fleeting, but rugby friends are for life.
Team registration is open to High School Girls Multi-School ("Club") and Single-School teams registered with USA Rugby and compete in the regular competitive seasons of a State Rugby Organization ("SRO").
Motely and academy teams ("Barbarian teams") may apply to be wait listed for any open slots available after registration closes. These teams cannot include players on the tournament roster that are USA Rugby registered ("Cipped") with a team entered in the Pink 7s tournament.
Player eligibility for the tournament follows the USA Rugby High School Player Eligibility rules.
The tournament comprises two divisions:
Varsity Division - teams comprising players in the 9th through 12th Grade of High School.
Junior Varsity - teams comprising players in the 9th and 10th Grade of High School
Clubs and schools may enter as many teams as they like in each of the divisions. Team registration fees are $350 per team until September 2, 2016. The registration fee is $450 from September 3, 2016. Registrations close on September 23, 2016.
Teams will be allowed a maximum of 5 substitutions per match but may have more than 12 players on the team tournament roster.
PINK SEVENS High School Girls Rugby Sevens Tournament - October 7-8, 2016 - Salt Lake City, UT
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