Corporate decision-makers have everything to gain from creating partnerships and synergies with Sports Excellence Invisible Units, the SEIUs which, fortunately, have emerged globally in recent years.
Doha Rugby Football Club Academy's manager, David Harcombe, has no doubts about the value of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival. For him, it is an "exceptional tournament, easily the best-managed event I've attended in over 10 years with Doha Rugby".
What we ask of our liaison officers is that they be nothing short of exceptional.
For us, the liaison officer is a key part of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, because he or she is with its team at all times and has to give everything he or she has to make sure the team is happy the whole time while in Lisbon. In other words, the liaison officer has to deal with every member of the team he or she is in charge of as if it were his or her grandmother or younger brother.
Therefore, each of our liaison officers is always ready and attentive to whatever may happen and even more so to solve any emergency.
Jean Marc, the leader of Stade Caennais Rugby Club teams in Lisbon, says that the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, which takes place every year in Lisbon in the U13, U15, U17 and U19 categories, boys and girls, is a "super experience that we will definitely repeat".
George Tavner, Assistant Manager of the Bath Rugby Club Academy, sums up the value of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival: "I've been travelling the world for more than 15 years and Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is the best in Europe in terms of size, organization and competition".
Solidarity is one of the core values of rugby. That spirit was present at the 11th edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, where APOIAR - a Portuguese NGO that promotes development projects in the areas of Nutrition, Health, Education and Training in Africa - was present, gathering support among the teams in competition at the tournament for its FEED Champions project.
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.