Full-time Whistle for Central Coast 7's

End of an era

Full-time Whistle for Central Coast 7's Central Coast Sevens

It looks like the 2017 Central Coast Sevens was the last. Here's the Official Announcement....

 

It is with a tinge of sadness that we wish to advise that we have made the decision to no longer facilitate the Central Coast Sevens.

We are extremely proud of the tournament and all it has achieved and what the CC7s has stood for, for close to a decade.

We are truly humbled and grateful for the tremendous support shown by our official partners, the teams, players, officials, friends, ambassadors and everyone who has followed and enjoyed the tournament with a special mention to our families and our very small but loyal and dynamic tournament crew.

The Central Coast Sevens has advocated strongly for the game in Australia and has achieved a magnificent standing in the game internationally of which we are extremely proud and humbled.

The tournament has provided opportunity across multiple platforms from talent ID, Development opportunities for the elite down to the grass roots including match officials, to World Series and Olympic Qualifier preparation to supporting a variety of community groups and cultural exchanges and delivering the region its own home grown international sporting event whilst driving the profile of sevens throughout the country as the premier tournament in Australia outside the World Series.

We have lead the way on equality in the Sevens game, achieving and promoting parity.

There have been many achievements, many highs and several lows and significant sacrifice that has lead to the standards and drive set by the tournament.

We have been privileged to see some of the best in the world. We continue to be grateful and amazed that teams from around the world rate the tournament highly enough to travel significant distances, at significant costs to compete.

There have been far too many highlights to list but also plenty of hard times and personal sacrifice behind the scenes.

We have made many wonderful friends along the way for which we are grateful.

The decision to finalise the tournament has not been made lightly or easily, however it is felt that the time is right personally to move away from the tournament with other goals to achieve and greater focus on family after the many years of sacrifice.

We have reached out to a number of “Rugby Organisations” exploring their interest in acquiring the event in the hope that the tournament can continue to provide opportunity and continue to be a benchmark for Australian Sevens, however should interest not be forthcoming the Central Coast Sevens will then be finalised in its entirety.

We must thank Kevin Mott formerly of Fitness First our inaugural naming partner for having the vision to support the tournament in its initial years untried, unknown and untested followed by the wonderful team at the University of Newcastle. The Kinesio Team have been integral to the support of our women’s tournament and Paul Wrigley formerly of Central Coast Radio for his magnificent support alongside all of our current partners including the NSW Government, DNSW, BLK, Wyong Rugby League Club, Gosford RSL, Active Fitness HQ, Custom Trophies, Simply Smashing, Oddball Marketing, The Grand Hotel, Boost Juice and Central Coast Council.

A big mention to our ambassadors particularly Jesse Parahi for always showing magnificent care and support.

There are far too many people to thank individually, I personally thank you for all of your support of the Central Coast Sevens.

Sincerely 
Craig Morgan
Tournament Director

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