United World Games 2016 June 16th - 19th

RDJ Sports Development Ltd has started discussions with several clubs and schools in the UK and South Africa to attend next year's UWG.


Exciting news is that  Richard De Jager, as MD of RDJ Sports Development Ltd, has been appointed as official Ambassador for the United World Games, which takes place in Klagenfurt from 16-19 June 2016. Richard also runs coaching clinics for all teams  that require assistance and will be joined by Ntando Majokweni, the Director of Rugby of Lithuania RFU, of the event.

 

More information to come...

 

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ONE SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS TEAM ATTENDED UNITED WORLD GAMES IN 2015 

 

 

7,000 participants – 400 teams – 30 countries

From June 16-20, 2016

Inside the EURO stadium Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Austria

 

The United World Games organizing committee has agreed to sponsor ONE rugby team from South Africa to present their country at the UNITED WORLD GAMES 2015 in Austria on June 16-20, 2016.

 

The sponsorship entails:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation (in our UWG Camp or hostel)
  • breakfast and dinner
  • day trip to Venice
  • tournament participation
  • ONE rugby school team (players plus coaches from South Africa, max. 20 travelers).

Return flights are for the team’s expense.

 

HOW DOES MY TEAM ENTER?

 

  1. ‘Like’ the RDJ Sports facebook page www.facebook.com/rdjsport.
  2. Send the contact details and email address of the official rugby team coordinator (head of sport/head coach/headmaster) by ‘commenting’ on facebook.

 

The UWG are Europe’s biggest annual youth sporting event held in Klagenfurt in Austria, bringing together schools and youth club teams from all around the world and combining sports and cultural exchange. The Games offer international tournaments in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, field hockey and tennis from U9 to U21 teams.

 

Categories RUGBY 7s: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 male and female

 

 

More info: HOMEPAGE:  www.unitedworldgames.com

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER 2015: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGkkGTsx7I

 

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Judges decision is final
  2. No entries will be accepted after 28 February 2014.
  3. Only South African rugby teams can take part.
  4. Only rugby teams with correct contact info and official team coordinator provided will be accepted.
  5. Team members will need to comply of the right ages
  6. Return flight tickets for each member are for the team’s own account.

RDJ Sports Development is the official partners for the United World Games in the UK. Follow us on our website: www.rdjsport.co.uk and Twitter: @rdjsport.

 

We are currently in South Africa, and will be able to visit certain areas or have a telephone conversation. For more info email richard@rdjsport.co.uk

 

 

United World Games – Klagenfurt, Austria

RDJ Sports Development Ltd have been involved in United World Games 2013, 2014 and 2015


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RDJ Sports Development Ltd announced their partnership with the organising committee of the United World Games (UWG). The UWG is one of Europe’s biggest annual youth sport events with 7000 participants, 400 teams from 30 countries. The Games are supported by UNESCO and the Austrian Federation.

 

“We are excited about the new relationship formed and delighted to extend the UWG to Africa and the United Kingdom to witness sport development as a whole amongst our youth,” comments Richard De Jager, director of RDJ Sports Development.

 

The next UWG will take place from 16-20 June 2016 at the Euro Stadium Klagenfurt, in Austria. The UWG offer international tournaments in eight sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, fist ball, rugby, field hockey, tennis and many intercultural side activities to ensure cultural exchange from under 10 year olds to under 21 year olds in the individual sports.

 

The aim of the Games is not just to have young athletes from all over the world compete against each other but to make sure the athletes really get to know each other. The focus of the Games is thus on real cultural exchange and interaction between the young participants through their common passion in sports.

 

“The Games do not just unite athletes from all over the world, but more importantly they allow interaction between young people from various cultural and religious backgrounds!” says Mag. Franziskus Bertl, the director and founder of the UWG.

 

RDJ Sports Development will play a crucial role to promote the Games and invite schools and clubs all over the world with the help of the UWG organizing committee travelling all over the world to personally invite the future participants to the Games. “The road show is very important to us. We learn about our participants and understand their culture and most importantly to make sure we meet their expectations when they are with us in Austria,” concludes Mr Bertl. A road show took place to South Africa and United Kingdom in 2013 and 2014, followed by another road show in 2014 to Zimbabwe. This led to teams from South Africa (Durban City Council Hockey and Tennis Township squads), Hertfordshire Hockey squad in 2014 and 2015 and Zimbabwe's Heritage School in 2015. 

 

The Games kick off with an opening ceremony for all participants and concludes with a closing ceremony in the individual sports. Packages vary and are individually negotiated with interested schools and clubs depending on accommodation type, budget and extra sightseeing days to accommodate all needs.

 

If you are interested to enrol a team for the 2016 games or for more information.

 

Contact us or email to richard@rdjsport.co.uk or contact www.unitedworldgames.com to enter directly

 

 

Previous Updates

 

Monday 1st of July:

Successful United World Games 

United World Games Organising Committee look back on yet another successful games


The organising committee of the United World Games are pleased with another successful games. This annual prestige event is one of Europe’s biggest youth sport events and was held on 20 – 23 June 2013 in Klagenfurt, Austria.


The organising committee celebrated a record number of participants this year with 500 teams in seven different sports. The athletes presented 23 countries and played on 40 different sport fields in Klagenfurt. 

 

Rugby and field hockey were the two new added sports to the games this year and the feedback was only positive with the entry of 30 teams in these sports. We welcomed Scotland for the first time this year with their basketball team.


As partners, RDJ Sport will now start promoting the 2014 United World Games in the United Kingdom, Africa and certain European countries. Dr Franziskus Bertl, director of the United World Games, will join RDJ Sport on a road show through South Africa and United Kingdom in the next few months. “We are excited to expand the United World Games to South Africa and the United Kingdom. Both these countries have a strong culture of Field Hockey, Rugby and Soccer. Hopefully we can welcome a few teams from these nations at the games in 2014,” comments Dr Franziskus Bertl.

 

If your school or club is interested to send a Field Hockey, Rugby, Tennis, Soccer, Basket Ball, Handball, Fist ball or Volleyball team to the next United World Games, please be in touch by emailing Danita Beetge at Danita@rdjsport.com to ensure a visit during one of the road shows.


Photo credit: Markus Schiller/HM Sports



 

Saturday 22th of June:

Day 2 at the United World Games

The Games was declared officially open last night with an energetic and well organised Opening Ceremony. Just under 30 nations paraded into the Klagenfurt 2008 Euro Stadium on their national anthems. Excitement filled the stadium as coaches and families proudly cheered on the teams. 

Scotland is a new added nation to this year’s games with their basketball team. 
Another first for this year’s Games is the added sport of Rugby. The other existing sports this year are soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, field hockey and tennis.
Dr Maria L Mathiaschitz, Vice Mayor of Klagenfurt, welcomed the participants, parents and officials to the Games on behalf of the city. Dr Mathiaschitz also announced her gratitude towards the organising committee and volunteers that made the Games possible. 

The aim of the Games is not just to have young athletes from all over the world compete against each other but to make sure the athletes really get to know each other. The focus of the Games is thus on real cultural exchange and interaction between the young participants through their common passion in sports. The official Games slogan: One World, a thousand friends…came alive last night!
The Opening Ceremony was concluded by reading the official Games creed, the igniting of the flame and a grand finale of the fireworks display. 

Danita Beetge, reporting from the United World Games in Klagenfurt.

 

Images below by Markus Schiller, the official UWG photographer.



 

Thursday 20th of June:

Reporting from an extremely warm and humid United World Games in Klagenfurt:


Yesterday was the arrival day for the 6000 participants, 400 teams from 30 nations! We celebrated the evening in true Austrian hospitality: Austrian food, traditional dancing, music and games to engage the youth and coaches. Most teams will start their tournaments today in their age sport categories. The day is scheduled to end on a high note with the opening ceremony tonight in the main stadium.

 

Images below by Markus Schiller, the official UWG photographer.



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9th February 2016

The United World Games (UWG) has just ended its first leg of the South African Roadshow in Durban as well as the Pietermaritzburg region and what an excellent way to start off 2016 leg of the roadshow.

The UWG road show started on the 1st of February and ended on the 5th of February, each day brought more South African schools eager to join in on the fun and games at United World Games. Some of the schools visited are Pelham, Merchiston, Clarendon Primary, St Anne’s Diocesan, Treverton College, Cowan House, Westville Boys High School and Glenwood High School. Our South African Ambassador Richard De Jager headed the Roadshow in Durban with the assistance of Gareth De Jager who presented to the schools. There has been excellent feedback with a few more teams to add to our games. Richard De Jager and Gareth De Jager will be continuing the Roadshow in a few more beautiful parts of South Africa. They will be heading to Cape Town in April the mother city of South Africa, which is sure to be even more successful.


8th October 2015

Durban hockey team arranged through RDJ sports Dev Ltd at UWG

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Monday 15 June 2015:

The United World Games starts in 3 days in Klagenfurt.

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The United World Games starts in 3 days in Klagenfurt, Austria from 18-22 June 2015. 

The UWG are Unesco’s biggest annual youth sporting event in Europe, held in Austria, bringing together schools and youth club teams from all around the world and combining sports and cultural exchange. The Games offer international tournaments in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, field hockey and tennis from U9 to U21 teams.

The UWG organising committee hope to welcome 7000 participants from 30 nations from 19 – 22 June 2015 at the Euro Stadium Klagenfurt in Austria. They celebrated a record number of participants in 2013/14 with 500 teams in seven different sports. The athletes presented 23 countries and played on 40 different sport fields in this time.

“RDJ Sports Development strongly believes in youth sport development. The Games is therefore such a natural fit for us providing youth with healthy competition, cultural exchange and international exposure,” comments Richard De Jager, director of RDJ Sports Development.

Limited spaces are still available. Book your school/club visit today by emailing us at danita@rdjsport.com to avoid any disappointment. Follow us on www.facebook.com/rdjsport or Twitter @rdjsport.

Tuesday 8th of October:

United World Games arrived in England.

The United World Games road show has arrived in London yesterday. Members of the organising committee will be touring through England and Wales until 17 October 2013 visiting schools and sport clubs.

 

The UWG are Europe’s biggest annual youth sporting event held in Austria, bringing together schools and youth club teams from all around the world and combining sports and cultural exchange. The Games offer international tournaments in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, field hockey and tennis from U9 to U21 teams.

 

“With our Road Show we are visiting schools and club teams all over the world in order to personally invite them to participate and represent their country at the Games. This has proven to be a wonderful instrument for us to better understand the various cultures, but also the expectations the teams might have when participating in the Games. For 2014 our big goal is to get more UK teams involved. The UK was presented with only one Scottish U15 women’s national team last year. This has to change for the UK is known to be a country full of sport crazy and awesome people!” comments Mr Franziskus Bertl, founder and director of the United World Games.

 

The registration for the 2014 games is now officially open! The UWG organising committee celebrated a record number of participants this year with 500 teams in seven different sports. The athletes presented 23 countries and played on 40 different sport fields in Klagenfurt. The goal for 2014 is to welcome 6000 participants from 30 nations from 19 – 22 June 2014 at the Euro Stadium Klagenfurt at the Wörthersee, Austria. 


If you want the United World Games committee to pay your school or sport club a visit, please be in contact with the regional coordinator as soon as possible:

 

    Itinerary Region Region Contact      Email Address
  7 – 9 Oct  London Danita Beetge Danita@rdjsport.com
  10 & 11 Oct South East Kris Finneran kris@rdjsport.com
  14 & 15 Oct       South West      Ben Leigh ben@rdjsport.com
  16 & 17 Oct Wales Andrew Barlow andrew@rdjsport.com    

 

Tuesday 10th of September:

United World Games visits England.

United World Games partner, RDJ Sports Development Ltd, is planning the next United World Games (UWG) road show. This time the road show will be travelling through England from 7 October 2013 onwards visiting schools and sport clubs.


The UWG offer international tournaments in soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, field hockey and tennis from U10 to U21 teams.


The registration for the 2014 games is now officially open! The UWG organising committee celebrated a record number of participants this year with 500 teams in seven different sports. The athletes presented 23 countries and played on 40 different sport fields in Klagenfurt. The goal for 2014 is to welcome 6000 participants from 30 nations from 19 – 22 June 2014 at the Euro Stadium Klagenfurt at the Wörthersee, Austria.


Let us know if you want the UWG road show to visit your school or sports club in October 2013 in England by emailing us at danita@rdjsport.com.


Thursday 5th of September:

United World Games toured through South African.

The three week United World Games (UWG) road show through South Africa came to an end on a high note in Cape Town last week. Schools and sport clubs in seven cities were visited.

 

Mr Franziskus Bertl, founder and director of the UWG, was very pleased with the outcomes of the first UWG road show held in South Africa. “I am pleasantly surprised how hospitable South Africa has treated me. Everyone I meet is very friendly and caring. I’ve met with many federations, private, public and township schools. Everyone seems very interested in the unique idea of the Games to combine the ultimate sports experience with a very personal cultural experience. I am very satisfied with the United World Games road show that was so carefully and professionally set up by RDJ Sports Development,” comments Mr Bertl.

 

The United World Games is one of Europe’s biggest youth sport events under the patronage of UNESCO. The games are held in Klagenfurt, Austria each year. The UWG offer international tournaments in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, rugby, field hockey, tennis from U10 to U21 teams.

 

The UWG organising committee celebrated a record number of participants this year with 500 teams in seven different sports. The athletes presented 23 countries and played on 40 different sport fields in Klagenfurt. The goal for 2014 is to welcome 6000 participants from 30 nations from 19 – 22 June 2014 at the Euro Stadium Klagenfurt at the Wörthersee, Austria.

 

The registration for the 2014 United World Games are now officially open. If your school or sport club is interested to participate in the Games, please inform RDJ Sports Development as soon as possible by emailing Danita Beetge at Danita@rdjsport.com.

 

A similar UWG road show will be organised through England in October 2013. Follow us for updates on facebook or Twitter.


Tuesday 27th of August:

United World Games Road Show arrived in Cape Town.

The United World Games (UWG) has arrived in Cape Town Yesterday for the last leg of the road show.   

The UWG road show started in Johannesburg 10 days ago from where they visited Pretoria, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, East London and Port Elizabeth already. “I am pleasantly surprised how hospitable South Africa has treated me. Everyone I meet is very friendly and caring. SA itself is a beautiful country with breathtaking landscapes. I’ve met with many federations, private, public and township schools. Everyone seems very interested in the unique idea of the Games to combine the ultimate sports experience with a very personal cultural experience. My favorite meeting so far was my visit to a Township school, where I sang and danced with the kids and in the end the whole class room was yodeling with me”, comments Mr Franziskus Bertl, Austrian founder and director of the UWG, upon his first visit to South Africa.

 

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Visit by UWG Director to South Africa August 2013