Men's 7s Select Side Partners with World Rugby Shop
January 10, 2019
The Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union is proud to announce World Rugby Shop as the primary sponsor of the Men's 7s Selects for the Las Vegas Invitational. The CGRU Men's 7s High Performance Program launched this past fall and the response has been outstanding. The last assembly, hosted in Southern Pines, North Carolina had over 40 players in attendance. Out of those 40+ players, 12 different CGRU clubs were represented.
"With the amount of rugby talent in the Carolinas, a high performance 7s program is long overdue," said Men's 7s head coach JK Anderson. "Working with the players today reconfirmed that. Their high energy and work rate allowed for us to really get after it and I was really impressed particularly with the development of each player through the skills element of the session."
"We are proud to partner with a great company within our area that supports our vision and program goals to continue to develop players in the Carolinas."
The next assembly for the Men's 7s Development Program is on January 20th in Columbia. Following that assembly, the coaching staff will make the final selections for the Las Vegas Invitational squad. Selections are expected to be made sometime between January 21st - 23rd with announcements being made shortly thereafter.
The goal of the Men's Development 7s program is further player development. Players from clubs throughout the CGRU are encouraged to attend the training camps and assemblies regardless of level of play. The skills, knowledge, and challenges faced during the camps are vital towards raising the level of play across the union.
"For me this program is not just about finding the best players to represent the Carolinas at select tournaments like the Las Vegas Invitational," added Anderson. "Although its a great opportunity for players and something for them to work towards. More importantly for me this program is designed to develop players of all abilities and provide them with the tools to maximize their growth and potential with the hope to widen and improve the talent base of 7s players in the Carolinas."
The next training camp for the CGRU Men's 7s program is on January 20th in Columbia, South Carolina. To stay up to date on program announcements, please join the CGRU Men's Development 7s Program Facebook group.