About Us

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.

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Our History


The first Global Youth Sevens event was a great success with 10 teams competing at Sacred Heart College and being broadcast on Sky Sport 1. Australia Won the boys’ title and the NZ Condors team beat the Wasps to place first in the girls’.

3 players went on from the tournament to represent their nations at the senior level during the HSBC World Series event.


After a stellar first year, the event grew to host 14 sides including teams from Canada, Japan and Tonga. The NZ u17 girls triumphed over Australia to win the girls’ title, while the NZ Condors Boys side defeated the NZ Fijians for first place in the Boys’ division.

Key developments included expanding live coverage to both NZ Sky Sports and Fox Sports in Australia, as well as being broadcast to Fiji. Media coverage also increased with interviews on TV1 & TV3 and content highlights on the NZ Herald & TVNZ websites.


The 3rd edition of the Global Yoth Sevens lived up to the hype, as 19 teams competed over two days for top position. The NZ boys squad and the Australian girls team won their respective finals which were broadcast throughout New Zealand on Sky TV.

The tournament is also gaining strong media attention including local papers, several TVNZ news stories and over 120,000 views on social media. The event was also live streamed with large international followings in NZ, Australia, Fiji, Canada and parts of Europe.