Samurai Rugby

Why Samurai Rugby

Samurai Rugby is a unique phenomenon in world rugby
As a team we have a very high worldwide brand recognition in rugby sevens and compete at the highest level
We consistently achieve our mission of developing elite players and coaches
Samurai Rugby Default location
The GK IPA Haberden Southgate Green Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 2BL
Bury St Edmunds Norfolk IP33 2BL
United Kingdom
Norfolk GB

About us:

CURRENT UK ELITE SUPER SEVENS, AMSTERDAM 7s, INDEPENDENCE 7s (NIGERIA) & SAFARI 7s (KENYA) CHAMPIONS.  WE DEVELOP ELITE PLAYING & COACHING TALENT, COMPETE ALWAYS & HAVE FUN

Samurai Rugby Football Club was founded in 1996, being inspired by the playing spirit and tenacity of the Japanese national rugby team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Samurai Rugby has gone on to become one of the best 7s clubs in the world. It operates on a purely invitational basis, usually creating a new squad of coaches and players for each tournament, with a win/loss ratio which is the envy of the sport. Squads are usually a mix of professional and amateur players and coaches, but more especially a mix of nationalities with typically at least five or six countries being represented.

Players do not get paid for playing and being selected to play for Samurai Rugby is seen as an honour, even for professional players. Samurai Rugby has a strong performance and development culture and strikes a balance between elite-level playing standards and giving young talented players their first experiences of elite rugby 7s & 10s. The club retains its amateur status and is dependent on the generosity of commercial sponsors for expenses associated with playing tournaments.

The club has helped many current and former international professional players and coaches progress up the elite performance pathway. As the rugby sevens market undergoes exponential growth, at both elite international and grassroots levels, Samurai Rugby, with its history, on-field performances, off-field logistics and reputation is superbly positioned to play a substantial and important role in that growth. It invitational approach repeated over many tournaments over many years has created global network of rugby 7s relationships and contacts that is truly unique in its depth and breadth.

Samurai Rugby is now pushing on expansively to the next level of growth and capability and we are open to investment and sponsorship conversations with relevant and appropriate commercial partners, please contact us for an informal discussion

Club exposure:

Media reach - total annual impressions: ( 1,800,000 )
Type: 
On-site exposure
Value: 
50,000
Type: 
Internet / website
Value: 
1,500,000
Type: 
Editorial Media Coverage
Value: 
250,000

Club information

Club Type: 
Union
Level: 
Elite
Region: 
International
Founded: 
1996
Club Colours: 
Red and White
Gender: 
Both
Number of Pitches: 
Over 11
Membership size: 
5,000 - 10,000
Average weekly attendance: 
500 - 1000

Teams

Number of Players: 
500 - 1000
Both
Senior (3)
Age Band: 
All Working Age Adults
Under 18
Social demographics: 
A - Upper middle class
B - Middle class
C1 - Lower middle class
C2 - Skilled working class
D - Working class
E - Those at lowest level of subsistence

Facilities

Events Liaison
In-house Sponsorship / Commercial Team
Pitch Side Hoarding
Pitches
Signage
Other