The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON sponsor UON Central Coast Sevens

Friday, 21 August 2015

Amidst a spectacle of fireworks, music and entertainment The University of Newcastle (UON) has been announced as the new naming partner of the Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival.

The announcement made by tournament officials and UON representatives at the tournaments official launch event held on Saturday night, has further established the internationally renowned tournament as one of the world's leading invitational rugby sevens events and a major asset event for the Central Coast region.

The tournament to be known as the UON Central Coast Sevens is regarded as the premier tournament of its kind in Australia outside of the World Series, attracting some of the very best sides in the world, including a number of national teams, who will use the tournament to prepare for upcoming Olympic qualification events the 2015/16 World Series.

Tournament Founder Craig Morgan said "this is an extremely exciting announcement and a very important partnership for the Central Coast Sevens, we see a strong alignment with the core values of the University of Newcastle with both organisations sharing a significant international presence and a strong commitment to the local Central Coast community, we see tonight as just the start of a very positive association and I thank the University of Newcastle for sharing the vision and aligning with the tournament".

University of Newcastle (UON) Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt said the University was proud to be partnering with a landmark event for the Central Coast community.

"UON Central Coast has been the world-class local university for the Central Coast for over 25 years, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to support one of the region's most exciting international sporting festivals."

"UON Central Coast has a great legacy of engaging with sport on the Coast, particularly through our exclusive Exercise and Sports Science degree and long standing relationship with the Central Coast Academy of Sport. Our partnership with the Central Coast Sevens is a great opportunity to deepen our links to the sporting community here on the Coast, and internationally," said Professor Parfitt.

The UON Central Coast Sevens Rugby Festival will take place over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October at Wyong Rugby League Club and will feature end to end on field international rugby sevens action and a vibrant sideline community festival.

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  • Phone: 02 4921 5577

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