NZR is inviting young New Zealand athletes aged between 16 and 20 years-old to enter the game and register at www.redbullignite7.co.nz from today.
Designed to earmark new talent, the unique five-day event includes an intensive NFL-style combine which will test athlete’s fitness and skill level, as well as an action packed one-day sevens tournament which will be televised live on SKY Sport.
Throwing you back to this time last year!! When the #BlackFerns7s were crowned World Champions ???? pic.twitter.com/2kKIjrRhgr— Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) July 22, 2019NZR Head of High Performance Mike Anthony said he expected Red Bull Ignite7 2019 to hold wide appeal to current players as well as non-rugby athletes looking to make an impact in sevens.
"Ignite7 provides young athletes with the opportunity to be part of an event which could see a career in sevens take off, regardless of their sporting background. We're looking for strong, fast and agile talent so we're encouraging anyone who thinks they have what it takes to play sevens to register."
Anthony said as well as the three male and three female athletes that secured spots in the 2019 Sevens Development Camps, it was exciting to see a number of athletes from 2018 making significant steps in their sevens careers.
?? This time last year the #AllBlacks7s won the Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco! Look back at the player's reactions as they arrived back home as World Champions ?? pic.twitter.com/0ww04y27Q8— All Blacks Sevens (@AllBlacks7s) July 22, 2019