Asia Rugby Reveals Innovative Sub Regional Sevens Competitions for 2021
Aiming at returning to play, Asia Rugby announces the decision to adjust the competitions calendar for 2021 to introduce a five sub-regions sevens competitions providing meaningful opportunities for participation to all the 34 member unions each in its respective sub-regional competition.
The decision is a culmination of an extensive in-depth dialogue amongst Asia Rugby various arms the Competitions Committee and Development Committee alongside the Players Welfare and Medical Committee in line with World Rugby Return to Play guidelines.
Asia Rugby revamped sevens competitions calendar identified the need not only to deliver affordable, costs efficient and smooth international sub-regional but also to utilize these events to hold Face to Face Training and Education courses and activities.
Mr Vela Tan, Asia Rugby Vice President and Chairperson of the Development Committee said “As Chairman of Asia Rugby Development Committee, I am really looking forward to seeing our committee developing staffs, officials and coaches in a physical environment again”
He added, “I believe our extensive programme of workshops, courses and mentoring sessions will be the catalyst that is needed for unions to Return to Play, return to learn and retain.”
Asia Rugby considered all factors related to holding competitions however in the best interest of players welfare the following competitions have been cancelled leading to a further adjustment of the scheduled calendar for 2021:
– Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy Men’s
– Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy Women’s
– Asia Rugby Men’s Division 3
– Asia Rugby Women’s Division 1
– Asia Rugby U19 Division 1
– Asia Rugby U19 Division 2
All other tournament dates can be viewed in the updated Calendar 2021
Link>>> Asia Rugby Calendar 2021
Asia Rugby Executive Committee Member and Competitions Committee Chairperson Mr Asanga Seneviratne commented “Due to the ongoing global situation, the Asia Rugby Competitions Committee had to reassess the current Competitions Calendar for 2021.”
He further said “Taking into consideration the travel restrictions and after taking advice from the Asia Rugby Players Welfare and Medical Committee, the Asia Rugby Competitions Committee felt that subregional cross border 7s competitions are the best option for Return to Play and for starting the International Calendar.”
Stay tuned for further announcements about the newly introduced Asia Rugby Sub-Regional Sevens Competitions.