Beerfoot or Barefoot Rugby tournament is 7's rugby that has been taking place for the past 16 years. Proceeds benefit different organizations along the years, and have included Fort Myers Beach Elementary.
7's Rugby is 7 players per side, playing two 7 minute halves. The Try Zone is split into sections, with the middle worth the most points, in lieu of kicking through uprights as you would on a grass pitch.
Boasting a wide variety of playing levels and skills, and with Rugby 7's having just been in the Olympics, it popularity is only growing quickly.
People are most surprised with the physicality of our sport. We play without the pads as you see in Football, but all of the tackling. Same rules apply for the men's and woman's teams.
Fort Myers Beach is hosting the event this year, with it’s wide spread beaches needed for this type of Rugby and also has a community of down to earth fun, it’s the perfect location.
Sponsored each year by local restaurants and bars that host the Pub Crawl. This year the main event is sponsored at Junkanoos! Our Pub Crawl will begin there immediately following the tournament and then proceed to our other local sponsors; Sandbar, Tuckaway Cafe, Shamrock, Lani Kai, Cottage, Mermaid, Sunset Beach Grille and also Sponsored by Momentum Brewery in Bonita. Other Sponsors include Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center, Islamorada Dive Center, Rising Tide Explorers, The Sun Bay Paper and Trophy Guide Services.
This event is a great time for all ages to come and watch a fun day at the beach. With Junkanoo as the host, spectators are able to view from their dining table or the bar, if they chose to stay out of the sandy beach.
Kids may also find something they would be interested in, and can speak to representatives from Fort Myers Youth Rugby, or Naples Youth Rugby. We have Men's, Woman's, Old Boy's (Rugby term of endearment for 45+) and Universities that participate.
Teams can register at www.beerfoot7's.com or if you're a spectator, entry is free. Please come and watch and patronize at Junkanoo. If you'd like to follow us on the Pub Crawl, you only need to buy our tank top and you're in!