The Vancouver Sevens Invitational (VSI) is a two-day Rugby Sevens Tournament held at the University of British Columbia. Usually taking place in March, the VSI is the ideal stage for elite teams preparing for a packed summer of top-level Rugby Sevens. The VSI has become a regular feature in the West Coast rugby calendar and is one of the highlights of the Vancouver Rugby Festival.
The proximity of the VRF to the HSBC Canada Sevens Tournament means this is more than just a couple of days of competition. Players and staff taking part in the VSI will have exclusive access to reduced rate tickets for the action at BC Place. This gives teams access to a perfect combination of playing and watching some of the best Rugby Sevens anywhere in the world.
The VSI has evolved over the years and found its place as a top-level, development focused tournament for the rising stars of Rugby 7s in North America and beyond. The Tournament offers three divisions to both male and female teams: Senior, U18 and U16.
- Senior: The Senior Men and Women’s competitions are all about power, pace and performance. The division, open to players of all ages, is a perfect fit for the best collegiate, academy and Club teams who are seeking out quality competition.
- U18 Boys and Girls: The U18 Divisions at the VSI are bursting with exciting talent. Not only will your youth players find a high level of competition on the field, but they will also have a unique chance to observe and learn from some of the top athletes in the sport.
- U16 Boys and Girls: For teams in the U16 Divisions, it is all about exposure to high-quality Rugby. We are looking out for ambitious teams and ambitious players, one who will make older athletes turn their heads and say “wow”.
Venue: The Vancouver Sevens Invitational usually takes place at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre in Vancouver.
Volunteers: Events like the VSI require a lot of work from Volunteers behind the scenes. BC Rugby could not host this event without the help and commitment of dedicated Volunteers. You don’t have to commit to both days – even a few hours can make the difference. If you would like to volunteer your assistance, please email: email@example.com
Referees: With so many divisions in action at the same time, we are always looking for qualified match officials to get involved. To register your interest in refereeing at the VSI, please contact Chris Assmus at firstname.lastname@example.org
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