USA to participate in 9th edition of Sainte Devote Rugby tournament in Monaco

Highlighting moral values through sports

The 9th edition of the Saint Devote Rugby Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, organized by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in collaboration with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. For the first time since the creation of this international competition, a team from the United States will be participating.

This U12-category Tournament will bring together 17 teams from 14 countries: Abu Dhabi (EFR), Andorra (Federation), Dubaï (APRSA), England (London), France (Lucciana, Montpellier, Provence and Toulon), Georgia (Tbilissi), Italy (Imperia), Mauritius (Mauritian Federation Selection), Monaco, Russia (Kaliningrad), South Africa (LIV), Spain (Barcelona), Switzerland (Association of the Canton of Vaud), U.S.A. (U.S.A. West Rugby).

Mixed teams will be another innovation of the 2019 edition: Abu Dhabi, Andorra, Spain, and the U.S.A. will field their girls and boys teams.

Lucciana and Monaco will participate in The Saint Devote Challenge, named after the Saint Patron of the Principality and Corsica.  In parallel with the competition, the Tots Rugby, introduction to rugby, will be destined for children aged 3 to 5.

Rugby for Everyone will offer educational workshops and specially designed courses for disabled children and young people from Educational Medical Institutes, for an engaging 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 values it conveys. Specialized institutions in Monaco as well as from the neighboring department will take part in these meetings.

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, and respect which help children accept themselves, as they are to better integrate into society.

Last year’s tournament in images

Generous partners

Monaco Town Hall, Foundations Cuomo, Sancta Devota, Stavros Niarchos, and organizations such as Orezza, Telis, Apave, Monépi Isolation, Multiprint and Shibuya Production are partners of this event.

Admission is free!

  • 08:45 – Tournament starts
  • 15:30 – Tots Rugby & Rugby for Everyone
  • 17:15 – Final
  • 17:30 Awards Ceremony

Today’s Quote

Confidence, respect, teamwork, discipline, and enjoyment: core values on and off the rugby pitch.


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