The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced a new partnership with Karma Resorts which sees them become an official supplier to England Sevens for the 2017/18 season.
This includes all 10 legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, including a training camp at Karma in Bali, and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
Karma has always had a deep commitment to helping to develop rugby at the grassroots level and this is demonstrated through a number of initiatives and the involvement of their Brand Ambassadors, who also assist with Karma’s extensive work with the Bali Life Foundation, providing rugby coaching clinics.
Karma Resorts and Karma Group are active supporters of rugby with their three-year sponsorship of Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament, where they launched a competition for all Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens Tournament schools to win the chance to be coached by a former England player or coach in the run up to the 2017 tournament, plus a one-week team training camp in a five star Karma Resort in Bali.
Karma has also recently highlighted their commitment to developing the future of English rugby with their sponsorship of senior rugby at Brighton College. The sponsorship at Brighton College will provide the teams with a plethora of additional training opportunities, including the professional recording of matches for analysis and subsidised tours throughout the year.
“We are tremendously excited to come on board as sponsors of England Sevens Rugby,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group.
“Karma has long been a proud supporter of English rugby, developing great friendships with the many England players who have stayed at our resorts, and hosting the England Sevens team training camp in Bali shortly before they went on the win the Hong Kong Sevens. We are looking forward to another wonderful season of sevens rugby for England.”
England finished second in the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series behind South Africa and have started this campaign with a bronze medal in Dubai and finishing joint eighth in Cape Town.
"The opportunity to have the support of Karma Resorts and stay at one of their World Class resorts at a critical time in our season will have a huge benefit, aiding the players’ recovery and preparation, putting the team in the best place possible to achieve our goals," said head of England Sevens Simon Amor.
"We also talk a lot in our programme about creating memories and no doubt working with Karma Resorts will create some fantastic memories this season.”
To celebrate this new partnership, Karma Group are giving rugby fans the chance to win a dream prize.
You can win seven-night stay in the five star Karma Kandara Resort in Bali for two people from 16 April 2018 to 23 April 2018 (dates subject to change) when the England squad are in camp, plus receive one year’s free Karma Club membership (RRP £350) with every entry.
You can enter now by going to this link on the Karma Club website where terms and conditions apply.