Global Youth Sevens (formerly the World School Sevens) is an international U18 Sevens Rugby tournament that has been in existence since 2016. It has featured over 100 teams over the last six years including teams from USA, Canada, Japan, Fiji, Australia, Samoa, Nauru and New Zealand.
The tournament features national representative teams and composite teams including New Zealand Tongans, New Zealand Samoans and NZ Niue.
Over thirty players have gone onto higher honours from seven different nations including Hoskins Sotutu, Jorja Miller and Emoji Narawa for New Zealand.
All matches are broadcast live on Sky TV in New Zealand, on various other international broadcasters in Australia, across the Pacific and North America or live streamed both in New Zealand and internationally.
The vision of the tournament is to deliver a high level professional event that provides the players, coaches and management with a life changing experience in New Zealand and provides an opportunity for the players to showcase their talents on a global stage.
The week includes a cultural evening, community engagement opportunities, an official welcome and warm up games.
Next Generation Sport is a leading sports marketing and event company that has been involved in sevens rugby for twenty years including being a sponsorship agent for the New Zealand edition of the HSBC Sevens World series for twelve years and also running the New Zealand National School Condor Sevens for eight years growing it from sixteen teams to over one hundred.