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Monaco Saint Devote Rugby Tournament

Monaco Saint Devote Rugby Tournament

La 7ème édition du Tournoi Sainte Dévote organisée par la Fédération Monégasque de Rugby (FMR) avec le soutien de la Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco se déroulera samedi 18 mars 2017, au Stade Louis II.

The U12-category Tournament will bring together the following countries and teams: France (Lucciana, Toulon and Aix en Provence), Greece (Athens), Italy (Imperia and Recco), Monaco (Monaco), Morocco (Safi), Russia (Kaliningrad), South Africa (Cape Town), Spain (Barcelona), Switzerland (Lausanne and Geneva), Tunisia (Jemmel) and United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

The “Saint Devote Challenge” – named after the Patron Saint of the Principality and Corsica – will be played by Lucciana and Monaco.

The “Tots Rugby”, introduction to rugby, will be destined for children aged 3 to 5.

Educational workshops and specially designed courses will be available for children and young people from Educational Medical Institutes, for an entertaining introduction to rugby. These children will be supervised by the U15 and U16 (Monegasque Rugby Federation members under age 16), wishing to share their passion for rugby and the ideals it conveys. Specialised institutions in Monaco – A.M.A.P.E.I., Monaco Disease Power – Menton – Foyer des Lucioles – and Nice – ADSEA, Mas de l’Oustaou, L’envol – as well as the SEGPA section from the secondary school Guillaume Vento in Menton, will take part in these meetings.

Furthermore, the “South Africa – Monaco Rugby Exchange” is one of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s flagship projects in its “Sport & Education” programme. During the Saint Devote Tournament, underprivileged children from South Africa will be invited to the Principality from 14 to 20 March 2017, thanks to a partnership with the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA). In turn, a monegasque team will travel to Durban in South Africa during the summer of 2017. Alongside the rugby tournament, the young athletes from South Africa and children from the Principality will participate in school and leisure activities providing mutual enrichment through their cultural differences.

The purpose of this tournament is to highlight the values of rugby, dear to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, beyond its physical aspects. These meetings illustrate team spirit and the notions of generosity, sharing, solidarity, respect and fair play which help children accept themselves as they are in order to better integrate into society.

Saint Devote Tournament – Saturday 18 March 2017 – Louis II Stadium. Free enter :
9:15am Start of the Tournament
3:00pm Educational workshops
4:45pm Finale
5:15pm Awards ceremony

The Foundations Cuomo, Sancta Devota, Stavros Niarchos, DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, and organisations such as Telis, Apave, MOI, Aurelys are partners of this event.

Further information:
Christiane Cane
ccane@fondationprincessecharlene.mc
Tel +377 98 98 99 92

Valentine Laporta
vlaporta@fondationprincessecharlene.mc
Tel +377 98 98 99 97

Originally published at VisitMonaco.com