CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s cements marquee status for next two years

by Rugby Vic Media

Rugby Victoria is pleased to announce that the City of Greater Bendigo will continue to host the popular CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s for another two years.

The partnership will see Rugby Victoria host the CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s at Epsom Huntly reserve for the next two years (2019 and 2020). The CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s will be held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019.

The tournament will cater for Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys and Youth Girls teams, with over 600 participants in attendance (from local, regional, interstate and international teams). An estimated 2000 spectators will attend the tournament across the two days. This is the fifth consecutive year of the tournament.

The event is supported by the State Government of Victoria and the City of Greater Bendigo.

Rugby Victoria are committed to building capacity within our rural regions and will offer local primary and secondary school game development programs in the week leading up to this event which would be led by the Rugby Victoria development team.

The event advocates active lifestyles with a focal point for appreciating and understanding cultural differences and community engagement in rural regions. The diverse nature of Rugby makes the tournament an ideal medium to reach men and women from every age-group, culture and socio-economic background within Rural Victoria, specifically in the City of Greater Bendigo providing a vehicle for social inclusion and community unity.

Chris Evans, General Manager Rugby Victoria said: “We are very grateful for the ongoing commitment from the City of Greater Bendigo.”

“The CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s is now a marquee event in the Rugby Calendar with over 40 teams participating each year.

“I would like to thank the City of Greater Bendigo for their support of this wonderful event.”

City Tourism and Major Events Manager Terry Karamaloudis believes the CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s event is a great way to encourage the development of rugby in the region and raise the profile of the sport.

“The City is delighted to be involved in the CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s event,” Mr Karamaloudis said.

“It is a great showcase for rugby and spectators can enjoy watching games at local, regional, interstate and international level over the two day event.”

Team entries for the CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s will open in July 2019.

For more information on the CFA Bendigo Goldfields 7s event please contact Shelley Nowlan shelley.nowlan@rugbyvic.com.au

The Bendigo Fighting Minors Rugby Club play in Rugby Victoria’s Championship competition. Epsom Huntly Reserve is the home of the Fighting Minors.

For more information on Rugby in Bendigo, please contact David McDonald on 0439 705 191.

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