Rugby sevens, also known as seven-a-side or sevens, is a variant of rugby union. In this version of the game teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15. In sevens, matches are shorter, running about 14 minutes. The game is popular during summer with club tournaments held after the 15s season.
Rugby sevens is now recognized as an Olympic sport and will make its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics. This follows a vote by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include the sport.
Burnaby Lake Rugby Club has a strong Rugby sevens program, the BLRC Lighthouse. The Lighthouse compete in the elite and social men’s divisions and elite women’s division. The Lighthouse also enter in junior competitions at the u-17 level. In 2010 the Lighthouse won both the Elite Men and Elite Women titles.
3nd Annual BLRC Lighthouse 7′s Tournament
BURNABY LAKE LIGHTHOUSE SEVENS
Date: July 27, 2013
BURNABY - The fourth annual BLRC Lighthouse Sevens Tournament takes place on the shores of Burnaby Lake on Saturday July 27th, 2013. As four-time defending BC Rugby Sevens Series champions in both the Elite Men’s and Women’s Divisions, BLRC is again participating in the 2013 BC Rugby Sevens series to not only defend their crown, but to also help enhance the development of Sevens Rugby in the Province.
BLRC will again hope to host 12 Elite Men’s teams, 12 Elite Social teams and eight elite Women’s teams. We will also be looking at hosting at least eight Under-18 Junior Boys teams as part of our effort to develop the sport with the kids. There will be a Beer Garden running to quench your thirst, BBQ and entertainment. Please visit the sevens page on BLRC’s website at www.burnabylakerugby.com for updates as we get closer to the big day. Regular updates will be posted to keep you informed, not only of results and those we are entering, but also clubs and teams that will be entering our tournament.
Tournament name: BLRC Lighthouse Sevens Festival
Hosting club: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (www.burnabylakerugby.com)
Tournament dates: July 27th, 2013
Location: BLRC FIELDS 3760 SPERLING AVE. BURNABY, V5B 4X5
Tournament contacts: ROKO KAPAIWAI firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fees: ELITE MEN:$250, ELITE WOMEN: $250, SOCIAL MEN:$100
Registration Deadline: July 20th, 2013
Tournament website: www.burnabylakerugby.com
Divisions: ELITE MEN & WOMEN, SOCIAL MEN, YOUTH