Rugby tourney gives away free Barbados vacation

Rugby Barbados World 7s (RBW7s) Tournament Organisers have today officially announced the winner of an exciting social media campaign in collaboration with their North American Travel Partner, JetBlue Vacations.

The lucky winner, Jade McGrath, has received a JetBlue Vacations package for two to Barbados including round-trip flights from the US, US $1000 JetBlue Vacation Certificate to go towards other aspects of her trip like accommodation, and complementary RBW7s tickets for both days of the highly-anticipated 2019 Tournament at the iconic Kensington Oval 13-14 December.

Unable to play in the Tournament this year due to a collarbone injury, Jade says winning the competition to come to Barbados to cheer on her team, the USA Scion Sirens, is a dream come true for the injured player. “RBW7s is one of my favourite tournaments,” she said. “And, it’s not just because of the incredible location and top-class Rugby competition, but also because the event is such a big deal for Women’s Rugby globally. To have a competition so committed to promoting and supporting the development of elite-level Women’s Rugby all over the world is incredible to be a part of. Thank you RBW7s, JetBlue Vacations, and everyone involved for this wonderful campaign and Tournament, and for this fantastic prize – I can’t wait to be back in Barbados!”

Continuing the lead the way in innovative online promotion, the local RBW7s team says they designed the #followUStoBarbados campaign to encourage international spectators to visit Barbados for this year’s Tournament and primarily targeted RBW7s US Women’s Elite teams and Women’s Rugby fans – highlighting the event as the highest paying Women’s Club Rugby Tournament in the world in order to help support the development of Women’s Rugby in the USA.

Entrants were asked to support one of the participating 2019 RBW7s Women’s Elite teams and compete in their own individual campaign across social media to see who could get to 1000 social #followUStoBarbados interactions by mid-October. As Jade was supporting her team the Scion Rugby Academy, they also win two round-trip flight certificates from the US to any destination that JetBlue services as part of the #followUStoBarbados competition. 

Now in its fourth year in Barbados since relocating from Trinidad, the Tournament is the longest-running Club Rugby 7s Tournament in the Caribbean and has attracted 20 of the best international Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby teams to compete this year. The Tournament’s growing list of Official Partners are also offering a variety of special deals for RBW7s teams and spectators including everything from discount car rentals, vacation packages, and island tours which is set to secure it as one of the ‘must-see’ attractions in Barbados for years to come. 

Tickets for the 2019 RBW7s Tournament are now on sale online via TicketPal Caribbean and at all local TicketPal outlets in Barbados. Daily general admission will range from US$1 for youth 17 years and under to US$10 for adults. For all 2019 RBW7s Tournament information, visit or connect on Facebook @BarbadosSevens. 

2019 RBW7s Official Tournament Partners:

  • Barbados Today (Presenting Partner)
  • Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty (Presenting Partner)
  • Tourism Development Corporation (TDC)
  • Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI)
  • Kensington Oval
  • JetBlue Vacations
  • Hamilton & Inches
  • Bristol Sport Ltd.
  • The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA)
  • Intimate Hotels of Barbados
  • Courtesy Rent-A-Car
  • Dasani Water
  • Powerade
  • Diamonds International Barbados
  • RTEK Services
  • Banks Beer
  • CockSpur Rum; and
  • Book Island Tours.