SINGAPORE, Mar – With the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s just 34 days away, rugby fans young and old got a preview what to expect during the 2017 HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s on 15 and 16 April at the National Stadium.
* Kids under SportCares programme enjoy first ever Tag Rugby fun competition in a shopping mall
* One-day roadshow offer 15% discount for those who purchased Category One S$150 tickets onsite
* Singapore Rugby 7s Lucky Draw to offer seven amazing prizes on April 16
Rugby skills and fun rugby-related games delight families and shoppers
Nifty footwork and neat passing was the order of the day as 20 youths from Sport Singapore’s SportCares programme kicked off the day’s activities by taking part in the first ever three-on-three Tag Rugby fun competition in a shopping mall.
Following the Tag Rugby tournament, rugby fans as young as three years old had a chance to “Kick with the Pros” as national players Guillaume Galy and Jonny Barber made an appearance. Participants enjoyed some tips from the national players and had two chances to kick a rugby ball into a wheelie-bin to win a HSBC Singapore 7s premiums.
Besides the excitement of the kicking challenge which saw participants rocking colourful celebrations and plenty of cheers from spectators, fans also had a chance to learn different rugby skills at booths like “Pass Like a Pro” (Make a perfect pass through a ball-shaped hole), “Kick Like a Pro” (Kick the ball over crossbar to win a prize) and “Catch Like a Pro” (Catch as many rugby balls as you can in 20 seconds) .
“It’s a pleasure to meet kids and their parents to share with them more about rugby and 7s culture,” said national player Guillaume Galy. “Today’s event introduces rugby to potential players through simple yet fun games and challenges. Roadshows like these also build up anticipation and excitement towards the main event which is the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s. As seen from the large number of families attending today’s roadshow and having great fun, the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s is really a great event for the whole family.”
Trip to Fiji and other great ticketing promotions at 7s Roadshow
Besides taking part in rugby games, visitors to the Novena 7s roadshow could also take part in the “Guess and Win a Trip for Two to Fiji” contest. All they had to do is guess the number of DHL boxes inside the Volvo XC60 luxury SUV on display, take a photo with the XC60 and submit their guess and photo to the facebook page @VolvoCarsSG. The winner with the closest guess will get a pair of round trip tickets to Fiji worth over S$2,000.
For one day only, visitors to the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s roadshow enjoyed a 15% discount on two-day Category One S$150 passes. Many families were also seen enquiring about the different family packages on offer for this year’s edition of the Singapore 7s. In addition to the usual family package of four (two adults and two children or youths) priced at S$260, this year organisers had introduced a one adult and one child package going for S$140 and a package for one adult and two children priced at S $180.
“The Roadshow was a fun affair for the whole family,” said Mdm Lim Poh Yim, who attended with her two sons, 9 and 11. “The kids had fun trying the different challenges and its great that organisers have different ticketing deals and promotions. The whole family, including my husband, is looking forward to dressing up in costumes and attending the tournament during Easter Weekend.”
Seven Tantalising Prizes Up for Grabs at the Singapore Rugby 7s on April 16
Sharing limelight at the Singapore 7s roadshow at Novena was a Harley-Davidson® Roadster™ with “made in Singapore” custom artwork inspired by South East Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza. All ticket holders to the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s will have a shot at riding away with this one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson motorcyle on Sunday, 16 April.
Besides the top prize of a Harley-Davidson Roadster, there are six other fantastic prizes in the Singapore 7s luck draw.
There is two second prizes of the Ultimate Sevens Experience, which consists of 4 days 3 nights stay at Official Hotel Pan Pacific Singapore, chauffeured limo service to the Stadium in a Volvo car, special Hospitaity passes to the tournament and back-ofhouse tour and a dinner at a designated restaurant. The third prizes consist of two pairs of return air tickets to Fiji for two SportCares ticket holders, while two other winners will win the fourth prize of a month’s supply of 100-Plus.
Rugby fans keen to Rock, Ruck and Rumble at HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s and walk away with one of these tantalising prizes should grab their tickets today.
Category One two-day season pass priced at S$150 (free seating) are still available, while those seeking exclusive hospitality can consider the Sevens VIP Club package priced at S$1,600 for two days of world-class SportCares entertainment action.
All prices are subject to booking fees and taxes. To purchase tickets, visit www.singapore7s.sg