Local University Partners With ARU Tournament Providing Training Facilities
Bond University signed an agreement with the Australian Rugby Union to become a partner of the Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch 2012. The new partnership will see Bond University open its training facilities to the Qantas Australian Men's and Women's Sevens teams and to other teams competing in the 2012 Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch tournament on Saturday and Sunday. ARU Deputy CEO Matt Carroll said, "With Gold Coast set to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, this partnership allows Bond University to build toward being a training location for the Qantas Australian Men's and Women's Sevens teams and other competing nations." He added, "While this is a deal for the 2012 tournament, ARU looks forward to working closely with Bond to develop a stronger and broader partnership in the near future" (ARU).