The Thrilling Journey of Varsity 7s Rugby Series
UGANDA - The Varsity 7s series, a dynamic and exhilarating rugby competition, is in full swing, captivating fans and participants alike. Hosted at Kyambogo University, this series promises to be a thrilling spectacle for rugby enthusiasts. The opening circuit, held at Uganda Christian University (UCU) on August 26th, 2023, set the stage for an exciting competition that celebrates the fusion of education and sports.
Victoria University Shines Bright
The 1st circuit of the Varsity 7s series witnessed fierce competition, but it was Victoria University that emerged as the champions. This triumph not only reflects their exceptional rugby prowess but also their dedication to the sport. The collaboration between the Uganda Rugby Union and the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) in organizing this event has opened up new avenues for showcasing talent and nurturing the future stars of Ugandan rugby.
A Growing Tournament
With ten universities participating, the Varsity 7s series has grown to become a significant sporting event on the Ugandan university sports calendar. Divided into four circuits, this tournament showcases the raw talent and unwavering spirit of young rugby players. Yayiro Kasasa, a technical officer and coach in the Uganda Rugby Union, expressed his enthusiasm, stating that the series is a critical step in nurturing the burgeoning talent within the country.
The Hosts and Dates
Each circuit in the Varsity 7s series promises its own unique brand of excitement, with four different universities taking the helm as hosts. Let's take a closer look at the confirmed hosts and their respective dates:
1. UCU – August 26th, 2023
The series kicked off with a bang at Uganda Christian University. UCU set the stage for intense rugby battles and showcased its commitment to promoting sports within the academic community.
2. Kyambogo University – September 9th, 2023
As the second circuit's host, Kyambogo University eagerly anticipates welcoming rugby enthusiasts and teams from across the nation. This event promises to be a showcase of Kyambogo's dedication to rugby excellence.
3. Victoria University – September 16th, 2023
Hot on the heels of their first-circuit victory, Victoria University takes center stage. They aim to maintain their winning streak and demonstrate the depth of talent within their rugby ranks.
4. Makerere University – September 23rd, 2023
The grand finale of the Varsity 7s series will be hosted by Makerere University. With a history of sporting excellence, Makerere is set to bring this exciting tournament to a thrilling close.
A Platform for Talent
The Varsity 7s series is more than just a rugby competition; it is a platform for nurturing talent and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship. The participation of universities like Makerere, Makerere Business School, Nkumba University, Uganda Martyrs University, University of Kisubi, ISBAT University, and MUK 2, alongside the already mentioned institutions, demonstrates the broad reach of this tournament.
The Varsity 7s series is a testament to the power of sports in higher education. It brings together young rugby enthusiasts from various universities, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their skills and passion for the game. As the series continues to unfold at Kyambogo University and beyond, it promises to be a thrilling journey for players and fans alike. Let us celebrate the spirit of competition, unity, and talent development that the Varsity 7s series represents in the vibrant landscape of Ugandan rugby.