Florida Sevens Series


The summer 7s season in Florida is a series of events run by local clubs traditionally on recurring weekends each year.  Clubs who are interested in playing towards the National 7s Championships play in a “super region” consisting of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and True South regions. Additional details on the 7s nationals series are found below the Florida events.  Any player participating in the 7s events need to be registered with USA Rugby, there is a weekly registration for new players or those only  playing a few weekends before the normal yearly registration period opens.

May 25 – Swamp 7s – not held in 2024, hosted by SWFL rugby club

June 1 – Surfin 7s

  • Divisions: Men, Women & Youth
  • Location: 3645 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
  • Event site – https://surfin7s.com/ 
  • Event Contact – surfin7srugby@gmail.com

June 22 – Rusted Knights 7s

  • Divisions: Men & Women
  • Cost – $250
  • Location: Orlando Fairgrounds – 790 Fairvilla Road, Orlando, FL 32808
  • Event site – https://www.rustedknights7s.com
  • Event Contact – Evan Haigh- evan.haigh15@gmail.com

July 13 – Gulf Coast 7s – St Petersburg

Divisions: Men & Women
Cost – TBC
Location: Walter Fuller Park – 7901 30th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Event site – https://www.pelicanrugby.com/gulf-coast-7s
Event Contact – Alan Gancar – president@pelicanrugby.com

July 20 – Fiji 7s

  • Divisions:  Men, Women, Old Boys & U19
  • Cost – $200 by 6-23, $270 by 7-3. — paypal.com/pools/c/8VbujbdKIb
  • Location: Ben Franklin Park, 13400 NW 12th Ave, North Miami, FL 33168
  • Event Contact -Cagney Kobrin – ckobrin426@yahoo.com & Instagram account @Fiji7sMiami
  • Donations – paypal.com/pools/c/8VbujbdKIb

Aug 3 – Beerfoot – Ft Myers Beach 

  • Divisions: Men’s, Women’s, Old Boys, Touch
  • Cost – Early Registration (pay on or before June 15): $250 // Regular Registration (pay after June 15): $350
  • Location: Crescent Beach, 1100 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Event site – https://beerfoot7s.com/
  • Event Contact – TBA

More details for each event will be posted in the coming weeks as the tournament organizers get their details locked away. Please check with the event sponsors.

Teams interested in playing for the 7s National Championship are encouraged to visit the USA Rugby 7s page for information on local contacts (Kerri O’Malley, Dave Codell), for pathway information, eligibility, and deadlines. In 2024 Rusted Knights will be a women’s qualifier and Gulf Coast 7s will be a player qualifier. Key recurring deadlines include being registered as a club with USA Rugby by June 15, having your players registered or transfers initiated by July 1, and participation in the qualifiers for the region.

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Florida Rugby 
2021 Summer 7s Season



  • Divisions: Men, Women, and U19s
  • Cost – TBA
  • Location: Lake Lytal Park – 3645 Lake Lytal Park, West Palm Beach
  • Event site – Coming Soon
  • Event Contact – Ross Devonport – rossdevonport@gmail.com


  • Divisions: Elite Men, Elite Women, Social Men, and U19s
  • Cost – Elite Men & Women $400, Social Men $250 and High School Boys $140
  • Prizemoney for 1st and 2nd place for the Elite Divisions
  • Location: Orlando Fairgrounds – 790 Fairvilla Road, Orlando, FL 32808
  • Event site – https://www.rustedknights7s.com
  • Event Contact – Evan Haigh- evan.haigh15@gmail.com


10 – FIJI 7S – (MIAMI) 

  • Divisions: TBC
  • Cost – TBC
  • Location: Miami
  • Event site – Coming Soon
  • Event Contact -Cagney Kobrin – ckobrin426@yahoo.com

24 – Gulf Coast 7S – (ST PETERSBURG)



  • Divisions: TBC
  • Cost – $TBC
  • Location: 3040 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Event site – https://beerfoot7s.com/
  • Event Contact – Bryan Vince – bvince9@yahoo.com

2020 Dates






18 – FIJI 7S – (MIAMI)



Tournament Information 

2019 Summer Schedule 

June 8th – Surfin 7’s
Ross Devonport – rossdevonport@gmail.com
Lake Lytal Park
3645 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

June 15th – Rusted Knights 7s
Orlando — 1st USA Rugby Nationals Qualifier (Southern Conference)
Evan Haigh – evan.haigh@floridarugby.org
Emery Hamilton Sports Complex
4400 W Colonial Dr,
Orlando, FL 32808

Click Here to Register for the Tournament

Entry Fees

Entries close at 10pm EST on Monday June 10th 2019

June 22nd – Shipwreck 7’s
Allan Dobson – allandobson@yahoo.com
North County Regional Park
9400 Sebastian Blvd
Sebastian, FL 32958
Click Here to Register for the Tournament
July 13th – Phillippe “Fiji” Leka Memorial 7s sponsored by New York Life
Cagney Kobrin – ckobrin426@yahoo.com
Ben Franklin Park
13400 NW 12th Ave
Miami, Fl 33168
July 20th  – South Qualifier/ Raleigh NC 
Ted Hardy – carolinasrugby@gmail.com
Raleigh RFC Facility
7417 Poole Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
August 3rd – Beerfoot 7’s
Todd Fischer
3040 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Click Here to Register for the Tournament

2019 USA Rugby National Qualification Process

USA Rugby has set a extra requirements

  • Complete details on Nationals can be found here – https://www.usaclub7s.com
  • Teams must enroll their clubs – Register your club today – all teams competing in Club 7s qualifiers are required to enroll via the above link.
  • Teams will be able to carry rosters comprised of 9 U.S. citizens and a maximum of 3 or 4* legally-residing non-citizens at Club 7s qualifiers and the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship. This change is to simplify individual player eligibility.  * Each Roster may include a maximum of three (3) players who are not U.S. citizens or four (4) provided that one of these players is a Green Card holder.
  • The South has been allocated (1) Men’s Seed & (2) Women’s Seeds. Which means the highest placed men’s team and top two women’s after the two tournaments will qualify to Nationals.  
  • Teams wishing participate in the Qualifying Division of Qualifying Tournament must enter both tournaments. The tournament entry fee for the 1st tournament will include the entry fee for the second tournament.  
  • To play at Nationals, players must have played in at least one qualifying tournament, as well as one other rostered tournament during the 7s season (Florida has nominated Fiji 7s & Shipwrecked 7s to be our additional rostered tournaments).
  • The creation Open Qualification Tournaments, (1) East Coast and (1) West Coast. Only teams that have played in 7s qualifying tournaments in the previous 3 years *and* participate in all available qualifiers in their region in 2019 are eligible to enter this tournament. The Open Tournament date and its location is still yet to be determined by USA Rugby. 

High Performance 7s – Rugby Development Academy 

HP Sevens program is the perfect gateway for the state’s top rugby athletes to get a chance to represent their country on an international stage. One of the programs goals is to get the Florida HP Sevens program recognized as an Olympic Development Academy, which would give every player in the state the opportunity to get a chance to be chosen for the USA Eagles Olympic Pathway.

Tournament Application 
  • Tournament Application Form Link Here
  • The summer 7s will be our first time rolling out the new application and guideline process. For those interested in hosting a summer 7s tournament, February 5 will be the first deadline for applications hosting tournaments. On Feb 12, a second application cycle will open for dates and venues that have not yet been selected and will close February 19. After that applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Paypal payments link for Tournament Organizers/Application Fee
  • What does your payment get your club
    • The ability to host a tournament as apart of the Florida Summer Sevens Series
    • Tournament Promotion and Online Registration
    • Creation of the Tournament schedule
    • Help with obtaining USA Rugby Sanctioning which allows FRRA referees to referee the tournament.- start process 4 weeks prior to event. contact FRU for assistance.

Tournament Alcohol Policy
Clubs that want to host a High School or Youth division in their tournament can provide a sectioned off beer garden with a vendor that is licensed to serve alcohol at the event. This will provide an area where alcohol can be enjoyed while also providing an area where transfer of alcohol to those underage could be monitored. If a tournament cannot support this requirement, they would have two additional options. One would be to ban alcohol from the playing fields/area or to not host a high school/youth division at their event.

Paypal payments link for Tournament Organizers/Application Fee

Please note all checks must be made out to “Florida Rugby Union”. Please address the letter Evan Haigh, Florida Rugby Union, 1330 Aguacate Ct, Orlando, Florida, 32837)

Tournament Organizers – Click on these links for informational documents

Sevens Roster Form Link

7s tournaments – referee obligations

Tournament Organizer Checklist and Timelinez

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