News | Aug. 22, 2019

U.S. Service teams go head to head in Armed Forces 7's Competition

By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Hazel U.S. Armed Forces Sports

The 2019 Armed Forces Rugby 7’s tournament will welcome teams from every military service in the United States Military on August 23 – 25. Held at Infinity Park for the 8th consecutive year, the tournament starts with two days of single round-robin play, followed by a championship match on August 25.

Each Rugby team is made of fierce, dedicated members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army 7’s was established in 2012 and competed in the initial Glendale RugbyTown 7’s Invitational the same year. 

The Army will be going for their 7th straight Rugby championship win this year. However, this will be no easy feat, as the other services look to dethrone the long-time champs. Undoubtedly, everyone will give their all to the pitch, and no matter who wins, all these teams will bring immense pride to their services. 

The tournament kicks off at 11 am on Friday with the Navy and Army going head to head.

The Armed Forces Sports program is the culmination of each nation’s military service sports and fitness programs. Armed Forces Sports organizes over 15 Military Championships for different sports annually involving Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.