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Welcome to the official website for the 8th edition of the World University Rugby Sevens Championships which will be hosted in the coastal town Swakopmund, Namibia.


The games will be hosted by the Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia on behalf of International University Sports Federation (FISU)  an association which develops and promotes sport at all Tertiary Institutions in Namibia focusing on  creating opportunities for all students to acquire the necessary sporting skills to compete at all levels. These games will be the first ever games to be held in Africa.


These games will also be the first World Universities Rugby Sevens Championships being hosted after Rugby’s re addition to the 2016 Rio Olympics. 
The games will take place from the 12TH - 14th of July in 2018. With over 300 athletes expected to decend into Namibia and showcase their rugby sevens capabilities across 16 male and 12 female teams , So much excitement is already building up towards having to visit the second most visited tourist town in Sub Saharan Africa which also happens to be the only place in the world where the Desert Meets The Ocean.

 

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Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Preparations for World University Rugby Sevens Championship at advanced stage

Preparations for the eighth edition of the World University Rugby Sevens Championship, which will be hosted in Swakopmund, are at an advanced stage.
Werner Jeffery, the chairperson of the local organising committee of the Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (Tisan), in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said with two months to go, everything is progressing well preparation wise.
So far, 20 teams have indicated their wish to participate in the tournament from the mens side, while 12 have indicated their interest from the womens side. The games will be played at the Swakopmund Stadium, he said.
Tisan has already conducted two trials for the teams and one more is due soon and will focus mostly on players playing outside Namibia.
Jeffery said they are struggling to find women players, hence the decision to request the International University Sports Federation (Fisu) to allow them to use the national team for this tournament.
The games will be hosted by Tisan on behalf of Fisu. 
These will be the first World Universities Rugby Sevens Championship to be hosted after rugby sevens addition to the Olympics. 
The games will take place from 12 to 14 July 2018 and over 300 players are expected to participate.
The last games were held in Swansea, Wales in 2016, when Namibia beat Italy in the Plate Final to finish with a fifth position ranking.
According to Jeffery, Namibia wants to challenge for the main prize despite the fact that most players have now moved on to the national team, while others have secured contracts overseas. 
He called on the corporate world to come on board and support the event as it plays a huge role in developing rugby players.
Jeffery also announced that Air Namibia has come on board as sponsors and will provide affordable rates for European and African student participants and fans alike. 

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