24 teams confirm participation in 13th Edition of South Coast 5s Beach Rugby

South Coast 5s Touch Rugby venue. Photo/Safari Beach Hotel Diani

The anticipation is palpable as 24 teams have already confirmed their participation in the 13th Edition of the South Coast 5s Beach Touch Rugby Tournament, set to take place from July 19th to 21st at the picturesque Safari Beach Hotel in Diani.

This highly anticipated event promises thrilling matches and intense competition, with teams from across Kenya and beyond converging on the sun-kissed beaches to vie for supremacy in various categories.

Following last year’s record-breaking turnout of 27 teams, this year’s event is poised to be even more exciting as teams finalize their registrations.

Teams will compete across four categories: men’s, women’s, mixed (men and women), and veterans, showcasing the diversity and inclusivity that beach-touch rugby is known for.

“The South Coast 5s has become a cornerstone of beach rugby in our region, attracting teams and spectators alike with its unique blend of competition and camaraderie,” remarked Kevin Amiani, the tournament organizer.

“We are thrilled to welcome back both returning teams and new challengers eager to make their mark.”


Renowned as the largest beach rugby event in East Africa and the second largest on the continent, the South Coast 5s continues to draw significant attention from national and international media.

Participants and spectators can look forward not only to thrilling matches but also to the vibrant atmosphere of Diani’s beaches, famous for their pristine sands and turquoise waters.

The event promises to be a celebration of athleticism and culture, bringing together rugby enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds for a weekend of sun, sea, and spirited competition. With preparations in their final stages, the excitement is building for another unforgettable edition of the South Coast 5s Beach Touch Rugby Tournament.

For participants, organizers, and fans alike, all eyes are set on Diani, where history will once again be made in the sands of Kenya’s South Coast.

The tournament not only highlights the sport of beach rugby but also the beauty and hospitality of the Diani region, making it a must-attend event for sports enthusiasts and tourists alike.

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