The managers and coaches of the American teams present at this year's edition of the best youth rugby festival in the world don't spare their praise. Coming from a country where the sport is lived with extreme professionalism, the American leaders present in Lisbon highlight the tournament's level of competitiveness, but also the fantastic experience it provides players.
The first Portuguese Touch Rugby Cup Final took place on Saturday, April 13, integrated into the program of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival. Agrária de Coimbra and Técnico de Lisboa competed for the trophy, with the team from Coimbra taking home the trophy after an 8-6 win. The President of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (Carlos Amado da Silva), the President of the Touch Rugby Association (Amílcar Seco) and the development manager of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (Henrique Garcia) presided over the trophy ceremony.
The Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, took a long stroll at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival and stated he places great importance on the spirit of rugby.
Surrounded by a huge crowd of young players from around the world who greeted him cheerfully, Costa revealed a few episodes of his already extensive political life to show the importance he gives to the spirit of rugby. "I noticed that in some moments, at my party, comrades with different political views voted together on certain decisions. I figured it was because they had played rugby together. I realized that there was a great spirit of unity, commitment and loyalty."
There should be nothing about rugby that impressed Lewis Moody. The English international and Lion has been in all the rugby world's fields, in all the world's changing rooms in many of the great moments of the game and, like the warrior he was and is, he is not a man to be impressed.
This was what we thought while we waited for him at the entrance of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, at the University Stadium in Lisbon, the best urban tourist destination in the world.
Fundamentally, the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is the ability to make 28 151 people happy in an area of 100 thousand square meters, for 48 hours and 300 games of great excitement.
The English Rugby International and British & Irish Lion Lewis Moody, Ambassador for Dove Men + Care, will be coming to the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival (PRYF).
Professor Joaquim Pereira, one of the most legendary Portuguese rugby players, known to the fans of the sport as Quim Pereira, will be honoured with the Medal of Honor to Sporting Merit during this year's edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival.
Lobinho Ageas is present at PRYF
Ageas Seguros reaffirms its partnership with the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival (PRYF), making this the second consecutive year the brand is present at the tournament. Lobinho Ageas, the brand’s mascot, will liven up the University Stadium of Lisbon together with the more than 15 000 visitors expected each day of the event.