2021 PacificAus Sports Oceania Sevens Media Guide
A new tournament under the Oceania Rugby Sevens brand the 2021 PacificAus Sports Oceania Sevens provides targeted High-Performance preparation for regional pre-qualified rugby teams ahead of the Tokyo Olympics Games.
The event features four Men’s and four Women’s teams with the national teams from Australia (current Women’s Olympic Gold Medalist), Fiji (current Men’s Olympic Gold Medalist) and New Zealand (current Men’s and Women’s Commonwealth and RWC Sevens Champions) joined by an Oceania side in both the men’s and women’s event.
The Australian Government is proudly supporting the travel costs for Fiji’s national women and men’s sevens teams to compete in the Challenge, through the Pacific Step-Up program, PacificAus Sports. The $52m program aims to build sustainable, elite sport pathways between Australia and the Pacific, with a major focus on women and girls.
The2021 PacificAus Sports Oceania Sevenswill be held at Queensland Country Bank Stadium and is strategically supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), Sport and Recreation (SR) and Stadiums Queensland (SQ), and Townsville City Council (Council) to bring the world best rugby sevens talent to North Queensland.
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2021 PacificAus Sports Oceania Sevens Partners
Oceania Rugby is one of six regional associations of World Rugby, responsible for representing the interests of its 16 Members. Oceania Rugby works closely with Member Unions to promote the growth and performance of rugby throughout the Oceania region. Central to this is a series of tournaments, development programmemes and institutional strengthening initiatives led and coordinated by Oceania Rugby. Oceania Rugby’s Sport for Development programmes contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against women and children, and are built around rugby values: respect, integrity, solidarity, discipline and passion.
PacificAus SportsFunding Partner
The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is working with partners across the region to enhance Pacific sporting communities, unlock the potential of rising Pacific stars, and to create new opportunities for Pacific sportspeople to meet and learn from their Australian counterparts. Together, we are supporting the next generation of heroes and a new era of sporting success in our Pacific family. The $52m program a is a flagship initiative of Pacific Step-up and Sports Diplomacy 2030.
Queensland Government Strategic Supporting Partner
is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency. In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, we aim to build Queensland's tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure. Queensland’s events program is marketed under the brand ‘It’s Live! in Queensland’. From global sporting events, culturally immersive events, gourmet food festivals, music, arts and some of the world’s most iconic landscapes on which to compete, Queensland is the perfect place to combine the best global events with the most incredible destinations. The Oceania Sevens will be a feature of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
Townsville City CouncilStrategic Supporting Partner
Townsville City Council (TCC) is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia. TCC is committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle. TCC provides and maintains over $5.4 billion worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more. TCC contributes to an active lifestyle for Townsville residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city. TCC leads the creation of a city for this and future generations by focusing on the transition to a circular economy that is resilient to social, financial and environmental shocks. Townsville City Council is led by Townsville’s community to create an exciting and dynamic future.
Queensland Country Bank StadiumVenue Partner
The 25,000 seat QCBS in Townsville was officially opened in February 2020.The multi-purpose rectangular venue is suitable for a variety of events including rugby league, rugby union, soccer, motor sports and concerts. It featured Sir Elton John as the stadium’s first ever event and has since hosted a number of events including NRL games, the Horn V Tszyu fight, NRL All Stars and Super Rugby.
Rugby AustraliaDelivery Partner
The sport's national governing body in Australia and is a member of World Rugby and Oceania Rugby. Australia is regarded as a world powerhouse in men’s and women’s rugby, represented nationally by the Wallabies, Wallaroos (VX-a side) and the AU 7s men and AU 7s women. Domestically, there are over 246,000 active male and female rugby players across nearly 1000 Clubs, with diversity supported through a range of innovative programs and community partnerships. Rugby Australia has enjoyed a long friendship with our Pacific Rugby neighbours and are proudly supporting Team-Up programs in Fiji, Samoa, PNG and Nauru.
Queensland Rugby UnionDelivery Partner
The Queensland Rugby Union is the State’s governing body, administering almost 240 rugby clubs and the Super Rugby AU champion Queensland Reds team. Founded in 1882, the QRU is responsible for the development of both XVs and Sevens rugby in the State. Six of the winning Gold Medallists and the coach in the Rio Olympics Rugby Sevens team were from Queensland. The QRU is proud to continue its support for rugby in North Queensland.
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