What comes to mind when we mention the word ‘rugby’? Teamwork, thrills, enthusiasm, great energy… And how about ‘Magaluf’? Parties, drinking, laughter, unforgettable memories and a fantastic beach… Combine them together and they’re a match made in heaven. For all the inspiring ‘Battering Rams’, ‘Bulldozers’, ‘Tanks’ and ‘Wrecking Balls’, the softer the surface, the better and so, with this being said, we, at Gran Isla Hotels, would like to invite you to watch the upcoming Majorca Beach Rugby tournament taking place on the beach of Magaluf next weekend.
This year celebrates the 11th edition of this popular sports event which proudly owns the title of being the biggest and most well-known beach rugby tournament in Europe. Last year saw some fantastic games played on the 9 pitches and a staggering 3,000 spectators in attendee. What’s more, the same year saw more female teams taking part (23 teams in total) than ever before.To get the party started, the weekend kicked off with a school disco-themed party at Mambo’s followed by more drinking and laughter in other nearby bars and clubs in Magaluf. After all, the tournament’s objective is to “welcome teams who wish to play rugby and do a bit of partying as well as teams who want to party and play some rugby”…
So what’s on the agenda for the 2018 edition of this exciting event? This year’s opening party will once again be held at Mambo’s on Friday 4th May but instead of the school disco theme, everyone is invited to come dressed in Togas. The event will see teams from previous years in addition to new faces, featuring tournaments for both Mens and Ladies teams which will kick off at midday and will end for the day on Saturday 5th in late afternoon. The tournament resumes at midday the following day and finishes with the awards ceremony at Mambo’s in the evening, whereby teams, family & friends and spectators can come together for a final night of celebrating their wins and congratulating one another.
Magaluf connects easily to Palmanova on foot and Santa Ponsa on a very short bus ride. To be able to fully enjoy your sports-filled day outside, we recommend taking advantage of the all-inclusive buffet at our Gran Isla hotels to start your day off well before heading out and enjoying the tournament. Whether you’re attending the event for the parties, or your family are avid rugby fans who want to support the teams, this is a day you should not miss on your family holiday to Majorca!
For further information regarding this rugby tournament visit the official website of Majorca Beach Rugby here or ask the reception staff at our Gran Isla hotels, we would be more than happy to help!