Tropical Sun Foods is proud to announce its partnership with the Jamaica-UK Rugby Sevens Team!
As part of the Jamaican National Sevens Team, the Jamaica-UK players are hoping to become the first ever Caribbean rugby team to qualify for the Olympics, which take place in Tokyo in 2020. Jamaica's 'Crocs’ will battle it out for Olympic qualification at the Rugby Americans North Sevens Tournament in the Cayman Islands on 6th – 7th July 2019.
The Jamaica-UK Squad are made up of UK-based Jamaican heritage players, and alongside their Jamaica-based teammates, they are on a mission that transcends even their Olympic aspirations: bringing the joys of rugby to the people of Jamaica. Renowned as the world’s best sprinters, Jamaica has an abundance of fast and strong athletes that would make world-beating rugby players, but historically, the Caribbean island has not paid much attention to rugby, but thanks to the Crocs, that may all be about to change.
Of the partnership with Tropical Sun, Team Manager Hughton Campbell said: “As a mostly self-funded team, we’re incredibly happy that Tropical Sun have stepped in to support the Jamaica-UK Rugby Sevens, not only with vital funding, but with access to their foods and drinks for fantastic nutrition.”
To prepare for their Olympic qualifier, the Jamaica-UK team are touring the UK. Their fans have had the opportunity to watch them at the Bournemouth Sevens on May 25th - 26th, and the Richmond Sevens Summer Social on June 1st. More dates to be confirmed in the near future.
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