London9s Event Planner shortlisted for Industry Award in USA

The London9s organiser, Graham Oliphant, has been shortlisted for the Sports Events Media Group Readers Choice Award, in the USA, for the ground breaking London9s Rugby Festival.

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The Sports Events Media Group are the industry leaders in the USA in connecting amateur sports events rights holders with sports commissions and industry suppliers.

“It’s a great honour to be shortlisted and i’m really pleased as this is well overdue recognition for the whole team of people who made the London9s possible” - Graham commented.

He continued….“Events don’t just happen. 99% of the work is done before the day itself, and without a smart, committed and passionate team of individuals who are willing to stretch the boundaries and solve problems to get the job done we wouldn’t have an event. That includes all our sponsors, the teams who travel from around the world to attend and trust us to deliver a world class event, to the volunteers and partners who make it such a fantastic experience!”

Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor for Sports Events Media, added: “We are always delighted to see Graham at our annual Industry event in the USA. Amongst 400 plus events rights holders from across the US, Graham is the only English guy and normally the sole promoter of Rugby and his 9 a side festival in London. This is such a new sport to us and it’s an education for our sports commissions to understand how they can accommodate this exciting new concept with a similar event in the States.”

The amateur sporting events industry generated $10.6 billion in economic impact across the USA in 2017 alone (NASC annual report).

If you would like to cast your VOTE and support Graham as ‘Event planner to watch for 2020’ and the promotion of Rugby League 9s in the USA, please click on the link below, scroll down to ‘Event Planner’ in section 2 and vote. Then scroll to the bottom and click ‘done’

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Salute to the Winners of the London9s 2019

The soaring temperatures at the 2019 London9s were only matched by the red hot action on the pitches!

Congratulations to the 2019 Champions:

The Sportsflick.com.au MENS OPEN: Africa Lions United (AUSTRALIA/AFRICA)

The Perform Supplements MENS SOCIAL: London Skolars (UK)

The ScrumBum WOMENS OPEN: ROOTS RUGBY FAMILY (USA)

A huge THANK YOU to all our teams, fans, volunteers, partners, and sponsors.

Also to East London Community Sports Association (Sports Hub E15) for supporting and hosting this event.

For 2020 we will be extending the format to accommodate more women’s teams and more overseas teams, along with a dedicated section for social/community based UK clubs.

If you or your team would like to be considered to represent your Nation at the London9s 2020, you can register your interest now, at www.london9s.uk/contact (date tbc later this month).

Meanwhile, you can catch the televised replays of all the live streamed games by clicking on the link below, to subscribe and access over 7 hours of footage from the day, via our partners at www.sportsflick.com.au

Action photos will be posted out on our Facebook page over the coming days.

Enjoy our GRM Sport produced ‘feature length’ video of the 2019 event:

Full Global Livestream Game Schedule released

In a first for Rugby League 9s, we will have a full 4 camera production showcasing the London9s to a Global audience. See the FULL London9s game schedule below…..

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Every team taking part will have at least one marquee game screened LIVE and in HD on the Sportsflick Global Livestream

The full game schedule is available to download: CLICK HERE

Many exciting match ups, and a number of key historic firsts for the 9-a-side game.

Overview of details:

  • The first 2 hours will be streamed for FREE on the London9s Facebook Page and also on the Sportsflick.com.au platform from 10.40 am GMT to 12.40 GMT on Sunday 25 August

  • So the opening 6 games of the London9s will be FREE access

  • The show opens with the ground breaking introduction of Lietuva (Lithuania) playing their first ever international game as they face London based hosts Newham Dockers ARLFC at 10.40am GMT

  • From 12.40 GMT ALL games will only be viewable on the www.sportsflick.com.au platform. This will access the remaining 34 pool games along with all 3 Finals, and much more.

  • This is only accessible if you have subscribed* (You can sign up now: only a $9.99 AUD set up and enjoy 3 Months FREE subscription- Cancel any time, NO tie-in Contracts, at www.sportsflick.com.au

Why join?

  • We have a professional 4 HD camera production covering the action along with TV gantries and multiple angles, all produced by our partners at CKM Red 288

  • A six person Commentary team covering over 7 hours of action for you

  • Expert insight and analysis on key players and game reviews

  • Replays and ON Demand access

  • Exclusive interviews in our Al Fresco ‘Green Room’ providing you with a front row seat on the virtual sofa!

Graham Oliphant, founder of the London9s, elaborated: “This is simply ground-breaking for amateur Rugby League 9s, in the scale and professionalism of the coverage”.

“We have a team of over 60 people working around the clock to deliver this event and it’s truly an international endeavour! We have an Australian based Sportsflick Livestream platform, CKM Red 288 Production crew flying over from Europe, and professional Medical, Security, Vendors and Cheerleaders all briefed and ready to go.”

“With an unprecedented number of overseas teams involved this year, and some really exciting match ups on the Livestream we are all passionate about creating a quality product that will be really entertaining to watch.”

I’m sure fans of Ruby League will want to support this and support the expansion of amateur Rugby League9s and to see your team, in action.”

There is still time to subscribe to the Livestream and to book your seat on the virtual sofa:

Only $9.99 AUD set up, then access 3 MONTHS FREE

Cancel at anytime- NO Contract tie-ins. Also allows On Demand access and replays.

www.sportsflick.com.au to sign up today!

RedFX partner with London9s as Event TRY sponsor

RedFX is an independent currency and payments consultancy with offices in the UK and France.

They will be sponsoring the 2019 London9s event as the official TRY sponsor.

Every time a TRY is scored you’ll see the RedFX logo appear on the Sportsflick Global Livestream.

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RedFX offer a personalised B2B service for foreign exchange and portfolio management, designed to help clients save money, and keep saving money.

Managing Director, Kevin Tullett shared his excitement for the partnership with the London9s event: “I played rugby league at University and I’m also a great advocate of innovation in sport, as with business. Seeing the London9s is to beamed around the world, in HD, is a unique opportunity for brand placement for RedFX to promote our services to a wider audience.”

Owner and founder of the London9s, Graham Oliphant, was quick to add: “With more Countries entering the London9s and a wider partnership with the RLWC2021 in development, ahead of the World Cup year, this is a great time for us to partner with a Global FX consultancy. We’ve been in talks with Kevin for a while now and have cultivated a strategic partnership that will see both parties grow substantially over the next two years.”

“What’s more, with soo many games of fast and furious 9s, there’s likely to be a LOT of tries scored! That’s a LOT of coverage for RedFX as a Company!”

if you own a business or would like to learn more about how RedFX can save you money on international currency transfers, click on this link:

www.redfx.co/london9s

To jump on board the Global Livestream to view all the action on Sun 25 Aug AND grab 3 months free subscription- hit the link for more information:

www.london9s.uk/livestream

(hurry, as the promotional offer ends on 20th Aug)

Perform Supplements Partner with London9s

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Perform Supplements will be joining the London9s this year as official sponsors of the Men’s Social Tournament.

They will also have some exciting promotional offers available for attendees at the London Rugby9s event on Sunday 25 August.

The British based Company was created by two strength and conditioning coaches who wanted to give back to the athlete. No Gimmicks. No fads. Just quality batch tested supplements underpinned by science.

Their products are:

  • Batch tested by Informed Sports for banned substances to provide a safer choice for athletes

  • 100% natural ingredients (no fillers, additives)

  • cheapest on market compared to competitors offering same product

Event Organiser, Graham Oliphant, explained the partnership: “ We love working with innovative and dynamic partners, and Perform Supplements are certainly that. They are passionate about their product and they have the professional background to deliver the authenticity behind it. Myself and the team are looking forward to working with them as we develop the London9s to a wider market.”

If you can’t wait until the 25th August, you can check out their great product range and follow them on social media, at:

www.performsupplements.co.uk

Facebook: Perform Supplements

Instagram: @performsupplements

ScrumBum Partner with London9s

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ScrumBum Ltd is an innovative UK based Company who make high performance kit that is specifically designed for women!

Dani Cranton, Director and Co-Founder of the Reading based Company, explained their vision: “For too long women rugby and rugby league players have had to buy ill fitting men’s kit. Not any more. Our designs are form fitting, so you can finally say ‘No’ to crotch bunching, excess material, rolled up waistbands, and shorts that end up under your armpits!”

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ScrumBum will be displaying their exciting new ranges of women’s shorts at the London9s, with discounted deals for on-the-day purchases. What’s more, they will also be the official sponsor of the Women’s Tournament.

Event organsier, Graham Oliphant, shared his thoughts on the new partnership: “I had a good chat with Dani and love the fact that she identified a gap in the market and was passionate enough to do something about it. It’s a pleasure to welcome ScrumBum on board and we look forward to working together to develop and grow this partnership.”

If you can’t wait to grab your ScrumBum shorts, you can check out their range at www.scrumbum.co.uk and order NOW in time for the 25th August! (Be sure to quote ‘London9s’ ).