HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens announces two more official partners
Organisers of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens officially announced two more sponsors at a press conference at Pan Pacific Singapore this afternoon. Looking to welcome both participating teams and rugby fans is Pan Pacific Singapore which was announced as the Official Hotel of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens, while Volvo has signed on as the Official Car of the tournament.
The “Guess the Number of Rugby Balls in the Volvo XC60 and Win” contest will run from today till 25 Feb at Pan Pacific Singapore, followed by the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens roadshow at Clarke Quay from 26-28 Feb, and finally end off at the Volvo roadshow at Suntec City from 7-13 March.
The Volvo XC60 car filled with rugby balls will be displayed at Pan Pacific Singapore (18 to 25 Feb), Clarke Quay (26-28 Feb) and Suntec City (7-13 March). Simply snap your best photo of the Volvo XC60 on display and post the photo on Volvo’s facebook page (facebook.com/VolvoCarsSG) with your guess of the number of balls. The 3 closest guesses will walk away with attractive prizes worth Our Partners ￼up to $1,488, courtesy of Pan Pacific Singapore and the lucky winners will be announced on Volvo’s facebook page on 14 March. Terms and conditions apply.
Singapore relishes home advantage for inaugural South East Asia Sevens
• SEA 7s will be a boost to regional rugby development
• 14 national teams (8 men, 6 women) confirmed for tournament in Singapore
• Men and Women finals will be played at the National Stadium on Day One of the HSBC World
Rugby Sevens in Singapore
Organisers of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens officially announced the inaugural South East Asia Sevens (SEA 7s) today. The tournament is one of the key ancillary activities of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens and is jointly sanctioned by World Rugby and Asian Rugby.
The SEA 7s kicks off at Yio Chu Kang Stadium on 15th April (Friday) at 11am and to encourage more support from local and overseas rugby fans, admission to the day-long tournament is free. The SEA 7s men and women’s finals meanwhile will be played the next day at the iconic Singapore National Stadium on Day One of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens.
"The SEA 7s is a key pillar in promoting the game of rugby 7s in the region and is a platform for players around the region to not only compete, but learn from each other and from the best in the world during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens in Singapore," said Low Teo Ping, President of Singapore Rugby Union. "Creating the SEA 7s tournament was key in our strategy of using the Singapore 7s as a catalyst for development of the game in South East Asia. The SEA 7s will provide unions regular opportunities to play as a region and to help each other improve.”
The 8-nation men’s competition will feature host Singapore (2 teams), Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Brunei, current South East Asian Games champion Philippines and silver-medalists Malaysia. Singapore took the bronze in last August’s Games on home soil, but managed to beat Causeway rivals Malaysia 21-19 in last September’s Thailand Sevens in Bangkok. Singapore also managed to beat Thailand 24-19 in last September’s China Sevens in Qingdao.
“For any player who has ever donned the national jersey, the privilege to play in front of your home supporters, with your friends and family in the stands, that is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said men’s team captain Daniel Marc Chow. “We had tremendous support at last year’s SEA Games tournament and our aim is to qualify for the SEA 7s final. It will be a dream if we can ignite the Kallang Roar and win the tournament in front of the home fans.”
The women’s competition will feature six nations, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Malaysia and current South East Asian Games champion Thailand and silver-medallist Singapore.
Agreed women’s captain Alvinia Ow: “We are playing in our own backyard, so nothing is more important than going for gold. Yes, the pressure is always on the home team but we should fear nothing and play our hearts out. The chance to run out onto the field in front of our home supporters and contest the final during the HSBC World Rugby Series is motivation for us to work even harder in the weeks to come.”
Ticket prices to the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens ranged from SGD 50 to SGD 150 for adults, while Category 2 and 3 tickets for children under 12 are only SGD 2. All prices exclude booking fees and tickets are available online at www.singapore7s.sg
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