Rugby Sevens will form part of the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games and South Africa will field a team that will include a Rugby Sevens contingent.
The 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games which started in 2000 and will be held on the Isle of Man.
The IV Commonwealth Youth Games, Isle of Man
7 – 13 September 2011
The following sports will be contested at the Tournament:
* Rugby sevens (details below)
Max athletes per team: 1 x squad of 12
Medals: (gold, silver & bronze) & Plate competitions.
Men: 16 – 18 years of age (athletes born in 1993, 1994 & 1995)
The Rugby sevens competition at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Douglas, Isle of Man will be held in September 2011 at the The Bowl Stadium.
A total of 8 teams will compete in this tournament.
The host nations Isle of Man and Scotland as hosts of the 2014 Commonwealth Games get automatic entries into the tournament, along with the highest ranked nation of the Commonwealth’s six regions:
* Africa * Americas *Asia *Caribbean *Europe *Oceania
The participating teams are:
Host Nation: Isle of Man
Automatic entry: Scotland
Africa: South Africa
Asia: Sri Lanka
Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
BlitzBokke.com will bring you more news about the South African Sevens Team to participate at this tournament as soon as information becomes available.
Just where IS the Isle of Man?
Well, BlitzBokke.com together with the Isle of Man Tourism will tell you and more. So stay tuned to learn more about this exciting destination as well as the sports that will be played during the tournament.