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!