Suzanne Lyons and Steve (R) with two senior members of the Balearic Rugby Federation, during this week’s meeting.

By Francisco Cortez

The work of former England rugby international Steve Redfern to promote and develop rugby on Majorca is finally paying off, and reached its pinnacle this week when the Balearic Rugby Federation confirmed they want to establish a partnership to develop the sport in the region even further.

Palma.—  Redfern who, alongside Suzanne Lyons the Sales & Product Manager at  Viajes Adramar,  has been organising  the Kopparberg Mallorca Beach Rugby Tournament on the beaches of Calvia every year, and this year it celebrates its ninth edition, is understandably delighted with what the partnership could bring to the sport on the islands.
“It’s great news to finally have the backing of the Federation.
“Together we can really develop rugby in the region.
“The idea is to set up summer training camps, kids’ tournaments and bring teams from all over the UK and Europe to play against local teams. This is the way forward for local rugby,” Steve said.
64 teams from all over Europe have already confirmed their presence in this year’s Kopparberg Mallorca Beach Rugby Tournament, in what is set to be a massive economical boost for the region, and one of the main reasons why the partnership with the federation has now finally been agreed.