Rugby Referee Specialists to Provide Elite Level Coaching for Match Officials

20 JANUARY 2020

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA – The Tropical 7s is excited to announce a partnership with Back10PROs to become an official partner of the Tropical 7s Referee Programme. As industry-leading rugby referee specialists, Back10PROs will support the Tropical 7s tournament with dedicated referee coaching and work directly with all Tropical 7s referees during the event.

The commitment to conduct referee coaching during the Tropical 7s will enhance the
experience for all match officials as well as the participating teams. With the goal of continuing
to elevate the quality and level of officiating at the tournament, the programme with
Back10PROs will also play a key role in developing current and future referees.

“We are excited to partner with Back10PROs to provide a significantly enhanced experience for
our referees,” said Tropical 7s Executive Director John Siner. “By introducing dedicated
coaching for referees, we will not only improve the quality of officiating at the tournament, but it
will also attract a higher quality of referee. Tropical 7s has already grown into one of the top
tournaments that a youth player can attend, and this relationship with Back10PROs is a huge
value add to the tournament.”

Back10PROs is a company focused on rugby referees and referee coaching, leveraging its extensive experience of its membership with an on-going pursuit of honing the skill sets of its member match officials, organizers and event managers, providing the latest and greatest in best practices to create a team of expert for the rugby industry.

“Partnering with the Tropical 7s in Orlando is a great step for our organization and makes perfect sense for us to be involved with,” said Back10PROs CEO Phil Klevorick. “The event has established itself as a premier tournament, and we are helping them take it to a new standard. Our network of referees are looking for opportunities exactly like this, to receive effective coaching while participating in a high-quality competition.”

The Tropical 7s takes place annually every Easter week in Florida, and welcomes over 120 teams from across the globe with boys and girls divisions at U18, U16, U14 and University/U23 age brackets. Interested referees interested in becoming a match official for the event can find out more information and complete an application on the Tropical 7s website.


  • The fourth edition of the Tropical 7s will be held over the Easter holiday period on 10/11 April 2020 and will once again to take place at the Omni Championsgate Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. More information about the event including the official Referee Programme can be found on the event website at
  • More information about Back10PROs and its efforts to be the leader in rugby referee and referee coaching can be found at The contact for Back10PROs is Phil Klevorick at

For more information on the Tropical 7s, please contact:

Organization: TROPICAL 7s
Phone: USA Office +1 321 305 0330
UK Office +44 7867 516 847



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