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Welcome to the FISU Rugby Sevens 2024 World University Championship in Aix-en-Provence !

Welcome Speech – Leonz Eder – FISU President

Dear friends,

I am delighted to welcome you to Aix-en-Provence, for the 2024 FISU World University Championship Rugby Sevens.

Competing at the World University Championships is a career highlight for many university athletes. For others, it is a step up to the next level of performance. What they all have in common is that they meet like-minded people. May these competitions not only serve as a sporting comparison but also as an opportunity for intercultural exchange. This is of particular importance and significance in the challenging times we are all facing.

From this point of view, we are reminded of the need to prioritise sport and healthy social exchange. FISU firmly believes that university athletes are the role models and future leaders the world needs, now more than ever.

Over the following 2 days, you will compete alongside some of the best student-athletes in the world. The FISU World University Championships demand skill, athleticism, and single-minded determination to do your best. But beyond the competition, FISU urges you to take full advantage of this moment. May you return home with memories that will last a lifetime and perhaps even some new friends from faraway places.

None of FISU’s events would be possible, meanwhile, without the gracious generosity of our hosts. I want to extend our sincere gratitude to the French University Sports Federation, the organisers for their dedication and the volunteers for their strong will to serve this event. I am confident you will do the same.

FISU is also grateful for the ongoing support of the International Sports Federations. Together, we aim to provide the highest level of technical excellence on and off the field of play. We remain convinced that the best student-athletes deserve nothing less.

I am confident that the 2024 FISU World University Championship Rugby Sevens Aix-en-Provence will give you every opportunity to shine. I wish you the best of luck!

Leonz Eder
FISU President

A Celebration of Global University Sport

From June 10th to June 12th, 2024, Aix-en-Provence will play host to student-athletes from around the world in a competition that will showcase the best of university rugby. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the stars of tomorrow compete on the field in an atmosphere of intense competition and fellowship.

Du 10 au 12 juin 2024, Aix-en-Provence accueillera des étudiants-athlètes du monde entier dans une compétition qui mettra en valeur le meilleur du rugby universitaire. C’est une occasion unique de voir les stars de demain s’affronter sur le terrain dans une atmosphère de compétition intense et de camaraderie.

Discovering Aix-en-Provence

Located in the south of France, Aix-en-Provence is a city steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. This charming Provencal town is famous for its cobbled streets, elegant fountains, and warm ambiance. You’ll have the chance to explore its cultural treasures, delightful cuisine, and Mediterranean way of life.

Située dans le sud de la France, Aix-en-Provence est une ville imprégnée d’histoire, de culture et de beauté naturelle. Cette charmante ville provençale est célèbre pour ses rues pavées, ses élégantes fontaines et son ambiance chaleureuse. Vous aurez l’occasion de découvrir ses trésors culturels, sa délicieuse cuisine et son mode de vie méditerranéen.

Maurice David Stadium: The Stage for Action

The heart of the competition will beat at Maurice David Stadium, the home of the professional rugby club Provence Rugby. This internationally renowned stadium is where the excitement of rugby converges with passionate fans. Get ready to experience unforgettable moments under the floodlights of this exceptional venue.

Le cœur de la compétition battra au stade Maurice David, siège du club de rugby professionnel Provence Rugby. Ce stade de renommée internationale est le point de convergence entre l’émotion du rugby et la passion des supporters. Préparez-vous à vivre des moments inoubliables sous les projecteurs de ce lieu exceptionnel.

Share in this Adventure

Join us for this exceptional week of top-tier rugby, cultural exploration, and international connections. Follow all event updates on our website and social media channels, and prepare for an extraordinary sporting experience.

Rejoignez-nous pour cette semaine exceptionnelle de rugby de haut niveau, d’exploration culturelle et de rencontres internationales. Suivez toutes les mises à jour de l’événement sur notre site web et nos réseaux sociaux, et venez vivre une expérience sportive extraordinaire.

Mark your calendars now for June 10th to June 12th, 2024, for the World University Rugby Sevens Championship in Aix-en-Provence. We can’t wait to welcome you and share this adventure with you. Stay tuned for more exciting details to come!

Rendez-vous du 10 au 12 juin 2024 pour le championnat du monde universitaire de rugby à 7 à Aix-en-Provence. Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir et de partager cette aventure avec vous. Restez à l’écoute pour plus de détails à venir !