Monday, June 25, 2012

Serevi Takes Academy Programming Global In Partnership with the Bermuda Rugby Football Union

Courtesy of Serevi Rugby

Serevi Takes Academy Programming Global In Partnership with the Bermuda Rugby Football Union

(June 22, 2012) SEATTLE – Serevi™ today officially announced the first in an ongoing series of global Academies designed to deliver elite, high performance rugby programming to up and coming rugby nations. The June 27-July 1st session in partnership with the Bermuda Rugby Football Union will include a Rugby Coaching Clinic, a two-day youth Training Camp and a two day Sevens Academy with Bermuda’s Senior and U-19 men’s national teams.

Says Serevi co-founder Waisale Serevi, “I’m fresh off our U.S. Serevi Academy in San Diego, where I trained 60 of America’s top young Sevens athletes with the help of New Zealand Sevens’ Coach Gordon Tietjens and Argentine great Santiago Gomez Cora. On the heels of  that successful experience, it made sense to consider the many programming requests we  receive from rugby unions around the world. Bermuda made a logical first stop on multiple levels:  a motivated partner with a well crafted financial model, relative proximity to Seattle, and  well defined goals. We’re dedicated to growing the game of rugby by inspiring and instructing a new swath of youth players. We’re thankful for the opportunity to do this in Bermuda and can’t wait to touch down.”

Adds Bermuda host and organizer Jonathan Cassidy, “We anticipate a huge week for Bermuda rugby. We’ve worked extremely hard to be competitive within the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) and now have our sights set on the world stage. Waisale Serevi and his team are rapidly establishing themselves as the go-to resource for high-end rugby programming. Their program will improve our national teams while also elevating the entire  coaching and youth development pipeline.”

The Serevi team intends to run one global Academy per quarter. Those interested in future slots  and opportunities should contact Serevi Director of Programming Evan Haigh (

About Serevi™ and Waisale Serevi 
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi™ is focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond. Serevi™ offers on-field programming for coaches and players through the youth to  elite spectrum. It also offers performance and casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. Waisale Serevi played both XVs and 7s for Fiji over a much-lauded 21-year international career, during which he led Fiji to the 7s World Cup in both 1997 and 2005. For more  information, visit

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