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May 15, 2024

Premier Rugby Sevens teams up with Kansas City Current to Host Developmental Rugby Camp for High School Athletes

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(KANSAS CITY – May 15, 2024) — Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the pinnacle of professional rugby in the United States for women and men, announced it has teamed up with the Kansas City Current to host a Development Rugby Camp from Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25. This camp will take place in the Current’s world-class practice facility, located in Riverside, Mo., which opened in 2022.  The camp schedule will include a rugby sevens Olympic watch party, where many of the PR7s athletes will be competing for their respective countries this summer.

"As rugby takes center stage at the Olympic Games in Paris, our KC Development Rugby Camp presents a unique opportunity to bring our dynamic sport to a wider audience,” said Owen Scannell, Founder and CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “We invite athletes from all disciplines to experience rugby's exhilarating pace and strategy. Whether you're a soccer player looking to enhance your agility and teamwork, a track athlete eager to apply your speed in new ways, or a football player interested in broadening your physical skills, our camp offers a prime platform to explore rugby."

The Development Rugby Camp at the University of Kansas Health System Training Center, home of the KC Current, is designed for athletes in grades nine through 12. It is for players who are either seeking to advance their rugby skills or newcomers looking to discover the sport. Under the guidance of the PR7s coaching staff and top-tier athletes, attendees will receive elite instruction in a nurturing environment. The camp welcomes participants of all skill levels for three days of intensive rugby education and practice.

Interested athletes and their parents can sign up HERE.

Registration Includes:

  • Full kit (training jersey, shorts, socks, t-shirt, and hat)
  • Coaching from national, professional, and collegiate coaches
  • Skill building through hands-on training and film sessions
  • Copy of training film for recruiting purposes

Daily Schedule:

  • July 23: Check-in and introduction, followed by field training
  • July 24: Film session, field training, and rugby sevens Olympic watch party
  • July 25: Film sessions, field training, and competitive games

Premier Rugby Sevens continues to break down gender barriers in U.S. sports, having achieved several milestones since its inception. These include launching as the first professional sports league with equal pay for male and female athletes, being the first North American league for women to play professional rugby, and creating a combined championship that merges men’s and women’s results for a unified ranking.

About Premier Rugby Sevens

Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States and a proud partner of USA Rugby, is a revolutionary circuit showcasing the most electric men’s and women’s athletes on the planet. PR7s brings the global excitement of rugby through a fast-paced, high-scoring on-field experience, complemented by engaging fan festivals throughout North America. As a traveling circuit with a focus on North America, PR7s is the fastest, toughest, and most electrifying game on the planet and the first sports organization of its kind, with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Contact: Eric Nemeth

Premier Rugby Sevens

eric.nemeth@prsevens.com

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