17 Sports Management Limited are proud and excited to announce our support of the Dragons Invitational 7's team. The Dragons provide internationally capped players, and those with the potential to play at international level, the opportunity to represent a competitive women's 7s team on the thriving UK circuit. "Having built our business and established our reputation working with talent in individual sports, we have been looking for an opportunity to get involved in team sports, like rugby, netball, football and cricket, said Ian Byers of 17 Management. " The Dragons are a young side, but one that is packed full of exciting talent and experienced 7s players who enjoy their sport. They match our company ethos and we look forward to working not just with individual players but the team as a whole" he added.
"At 17, we are firm believers in the benefits and values of womens sport, which gives outstanding opportunities for brands to increase their profile and achieve significant value. The involvement of companies like Kia with England womens cricket and SSE with their sponsorship of the Womens FA Cup at the top level are testament to this, but opportunities exist at all levels, as is shown by companies such as SIM Gear, Vita Coco and Outback's support of the Dragons. Womens sport continues to grow and it is building greater profile at national level, more women are participating in sport and spectator numbers continue to rise. It is a great time to be involved".
Speaking about the link, Dragons 7's Director of Rugby, Nigel Francis said, "I'm delighted that we are going to be working with 17, they represent a number of very high profile Olympic and Paralympic athletes and we are very lucky to be the first team they have chosen to represent. I think the link illustrates how far we have come as a brand and I look forward to seeing what the future holds with this exciting venture".
Watch out for the "17" logo on the Dragons shirts this season, at the following competitions in 2016;
14th May - Hartpury 7s - CHAMPIONS!
15th June - Newquay 7s
16th July - Valentines 7s (tbc)
6th August - Find Rugby Now 7s
4th June - Summer Social
18th June - Frome 7s (tbc)
2nd July - West Country 7s
For more information on the Dragons vist http://www.dragons7s.co.uk/ and follow them on Twitter @Dragons7s
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