All systems go ahead of South Coast 5s Beach Touch Rugby Tournament

All systems go ahead of South Coast 5s Beach Touch Rugby Tournament

A total of 24 teams have confirmed their participation in the 13th edition of the South Coast Fives Beach Rugby Tournament set to take place from 19th to 21st July at The Safari Beach Hotel in Diani.

The event, organized by Kenya Rugby Union's newly promoted outfit, South Coast Pirates Rugby Club, has attracted interest from teams from Kenya and beyond, with last year's winners, Karen Crusaders from Nairobi, among the teams set to grace this year's event as they aim to defend their title.

Last year’s tournament saw a record-breaking turnout with 27 teams participating, and this year's event is set to be even bigger, with many teams still expressing their interest in participating. 

According to tournament director Kevin Amiani, this year's event will be one of a kind, and residents in Diani will be urged to come out in large numbers and grace the event.

"This year's event will be a special edition; we are making it bigger and better compared to previous ones, fans will be entertained, and competition will be tougher," he said.

" 24 teams have so far confirmed, one team from Tanzania and another from abroad and within the country," he added.

The South Coast Fives have been known as the largest beach rugby event in East Africa and the second largest on the continent; the tournament continues to draw attention from national and international media.

Coverage across television, radio, print, and social media platforms ensures that the excitement of the games reaches a wide audience.

Participants and spectators alike can look forward to competitive matches and the vibrant atmosphere of Diani's beaches, renowned for their pristine sands and turquoise waters.

The event promises to be a celebration of athleticism and culture, bringing together rugby enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to enjoy a weekend of sun, sea, and spirited competition at a time when South Coast Pirates have gained the top flight status after being promoted to Kenya Rugby Union Kenya Cup league in April.




Kenya Rugby Union South Coast Fives Beach Rugby Tournament

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