The Local Organising Committee for the 2019 Rugby Barbados World 7s (RBW7s) is this year partnering with the Rotary Club of Barbados (South) and The Royal Shop of Barbados to host their third annual Gala Charity Event to assist the nation’s ‘at-risk’ youth through sport. The Gala will be held on Thursday 12th December at the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, who are also offering special accommodation deals to RBW7s fans, and Tournament organisers are calling on Barbadians to contribute the minimum US$140/£100/Cdn$170/Bds$280 donation per person to support the event (less 10% for tables of 10).

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: TV presenter John Inverdale shares a joke before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on March 10, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

International guest speaker, noted ex-International Referee Derek Bevan is being flown in from the UK specially for the Gala Charity Event.

The evening includes cocktails, a three-course dinner and a charity auction featuring Rugby memorabilia and fine jewellery, including a Swiss timepiece from The Royal Shop, all up for sale to the highest bidder. The Dress Code is “Elegantly Casual”.

Proceeds will go towards helping Rotary to support the Stephen Alleyne Sport for Life Programme (also sponsored by the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust) which assists in educating our youth in life skills, literacy and numeracy, as well as sporting skills and leadership development. The programme is additionally endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, and the National Sports Council.


The organisers are delighted to welcome Derek Bevan, the renowned Welsh International Referee whose distinguished career has seen him in charge of 43 International games, which included a World Cup final, a semi-final and 11 others, as our guest speaker for this occasion.

Derek’s long and distinguished career as a referee – and inevitably making controversial decisions from time to time – has placed him in an ideal position to address a sporting audience on his vision of what the future holds for us. We are honoured to have him as our Guest Speaker at this year’s Rugby Barbados Charity Dinner in aid of the Stephen Alleyne Sport for Life Programme and we look forward to his contribution to the evening’s proceedings.

Contact Brian Stollmeyer or George Nicholson to reserve your place.