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Nuno Gramaxo presents us the Porto Beach 5’s tournament

How is the organization of Porto’s Tournament proceeding? What will be the news?

The Porto Beach Rugby will take place on June 22nd and 23rd and, for the first time, will be part of the European circuit of Beach Rugby. Porto is an amazing city, winner of several touristic awards including the Best European Destination in 2017, and it awaits the visit of the best European Beach Rugby Teams. Porto local holiday, São João, will take place on the night of June 23. The city won’t sleep, and you are invited to join this fantastic party.

Let’s talk about EBRA SERIES: there have been so many changes, especially in the regulation, how do you live this moment? Do you think that these innovations were useful for the growth of the series?

Due to EBRA changes, I have no doubt in saying that the circuit will increase considerably in terms of quality and number of participants. Participating in the EBRA Series will be a fantastic time for all teams.

Beach rugby is a fantastic sport. In your opinion, what must change to become a “professional” movement?

To become more professional, I believe it need to expand tournaments to new countries, increasing the organizational quality of tournaments, awarding good prizes, invest in better promotion and invite international players . These are all factors that can bring even greater quality.

Looking at the future of EBRA, what would you like to happen? Where should you go to work according to you to establish yourself definitively?

The work developed by EBRA is giving good results, so in a few years Beach Rugby will significantly increase its importance. I would like to be able to watch big tournaments in the big european cities and even in other parts of the globe.

North Sea Beach Rugby signs agreement with Rugby Netherlands for organization of Dutch Beach Rugby Championship


The agreement for the organization of the Dutch National Championship Beach Rugby is an extra motivation for North Sea Beach Rugby to further develop and promote the sport Beach 5s Rugby in the Netherlands. Beach 5s Rugby is the official form of Beach Rugby according to the rules of World Rugby. Last year North Sea Beach Rugby already organized the first championship. After an evaluation and some very good talks with Rugby Netherlands it was decided to continue this for the next 3 years.

North Sea Beach Rugby is very proud and grateful to Rugby Netherlands for this opportunity. As an organization North Sea Beach Rugby would like to thank not only Rugby Nederland (Dutch Rugby Union) but also the city of The Hague (Topsport – an organization that supports top athletes and sport events) and the EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) for their advice and support. But North Sea Beach Rugby also realize that this would not have been possible without our sponsors.
And of course the enormous commitment of all volunteers, referees and the trust of all participating teams.

North Sea Beach Rugby also hopes that this agreement will send a strong signal that Beach 5s Rugby is a serious and professional sport and that the EBRA is the official umbrella organisation.
An organization that for both The Hague and Rugby Netherlands is seen as the point of contact for Beach 5s Rugby in Europe and beyond. Partly due to our membership of the European Beach Rugby Association it was possible to bring Beach 5s Rugby to the Netherlands.

The Dutch National Championship is for Dutch male, female and youth teams U14, U16 and U18.
In 2019 the tournament will be played on 15 and 16 June in the Netherlands at The Hague Beach Stadium.

The winner will have access to the European finals. This in accordance with the EBRA rules.

For all information see website www.northseabeachrugby.com and www.beach-rugby.eu

Get to Know…. Figueira Beach Rugby International

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