Sports streaming platform SidelineApp is proud to announce that it has secured digital streaming rights to bring international rugby sevens action to friends, family and fans of the teams competing in this week’s World Schools Sevens tournament.
The World Schools Sevens tournament is an annual rugby sevens tournament held in New Zealand that showcases the best under 18 seven’s talent from around the world.
Teams will travel from as far as Canada, Japan, Australia and the Pacific Islands to compete, and SidelineApp will be streaming the entire tournament to all countries outside of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Tournament passes are $9.95 via www.sidelineapp.com
SidelineApp founder Luke Thompson says that tournaments like the World Schools Sevens really show the value of the new sports streaming platform.
“The World Schools Sevens will be a calendar highlight for these players, but as many are travelling away from home they won’t have their family and friends on the sideline.
“With SidelineApp covering the event, a player’s family and friends and a team’s fans won’t miss a game, no matter where they are in the world,” says Thompson.
This year’s tournament will see 12 Open Boys’ teams and seven Open Girls’ teams compete over two days at the Pakuranga United Rugby Club on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December 2018.
World Schools Sevens event organiser Phil Gaze says, “We’re delighted to have SidelineApp onboard as our digital streaming partner. We have students representing ten nations in the tournament, and now we can make sure sevens fans in all of those nations can be part of the action.
“The World Schools Sevens has some of the best sevens talent in the South Pacific, and with Rugby Sevens now back in the Olympics, we’re expecting the momentum for the sport to grow year on year.”
Six players from previous World Schools Sevens tournaments are now contracted into the New Zealand and Australian Sevens team environments.