1. Rui, the Figueira Beach Rugby was born in 2010. How has been the journey so far?
We started tthis projet back in 2010 already aiming to create something unique. We always had the dream to develop one of the world´s biggest Beach Rugby Tournaments and we fortunately achieved it. From 20 teams in 2010 we grown to more than 50 teams and 10 nationalities represented in 2016. For the first time we had 2 non european nations (USA and Dubai) represented. 2016 was a very special year for us, being highlighted by the Rugby World Magazine, with a 4 pages article, something that meant a lot to us.
2. Your official Hashtag is #BeachRugbyMadness. Why is that?
Since the early days our concept was to create a competitive tournament mixed with a great social side. That mix creates a great atmosphere around the fields, with a lot of crazy, funny things happening while the finest Beach Rugby is played.
3. How do you see the present and future of the EBRA project?
The present is definitely very bright, with three new members joining the EBRA family ( England, Greece and Cayman Isalands). The future is certainly a huge challenge once the possibilities are endless.
Know more about the Figueira Beach Rugby International here : www.portugalbeachrugby.com