(Vanvoucer, September 8th, 2021) 

Florida Invitational Rugby Showcase, the non-for-profit organisation which aims to enrich the lives of high school-aged rugby players by bridging the gap from high school to university sport has today announced their partnership with PlayWize, the newest sports tech app, helping athletes to make smart moves by finding sporting, educational and brand opportunities. 

The showcase promises to utilize the finest fields, referees and volunteers, while providing the premier college showcase experience in the USA, and the next event will be held in St. John’s County on May 20th-22nd, 2022.

“This tournament is committed to creating opportunities for young people to grow both on and off the rugby field,” Florida Invitational organizer, Mike Wright said. “After the first tournament was so successful, we can’t wait to see what we can do in the second year of this event. Not only will this rugby showcase continue to enrich the lives of these young rugby players, but it will generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for the St. John’s County area and that is a win-win for all involved.”

Launching in May 2021, PlayWize aims to maximize recruitment efficiency by creating a simple and transparent process, enhancing athlete empowerment and increasing the connectivity for brands, agents, athletes and teams. 

By using PlayWize, FIRS will avoid being inundated with extra administrative work, and be able to review all athletes and teams in an efficient and trusted digital platform.

PlayWize allows athletes and teams to create a comprehensive profile, including their bio, playing history, highlights videos, social media, stats, agent details and more. Teams can then put playing or educational opportunities into the marketplace, where athletes can apply for them.

“Rugby is growing exponentially in the USA and we are very excited to be part of it,” said Lauren Ryan, Chief Marketing Officer at PlayWize. “Every partnership we sign, every change we make to our product… it all comes back to empowering athletes and so it makes working with organisations like FIRS a no-brainer.” 

With growing interest around the USA and internationally, this two-day event is open to all high school boys’ and girls’ teams, and not only looks to provide players with another opportunity for top-level competition but also an avenue for collegiate recruitment.

In 2022, not only will the tournament’s streaming efforts increase, but the collegiate opportunities have surged, with its 501c3 organization including a scholarship to one deserving male and female rugby player competing in the event. 

Organizers are still accepting sponsors and participants for this event and anyone interested is encouraged to email info@flrugbyinvite.com or visit the tournament’s website at www.flrugbyinvite.com.