What is the Tournament of the 6 Stations ?
Is the first concept of rugby on top of the snow or “snow rugby”. The tournament takes place in 6 french ski stations from Feb 15 to Feb 21. The matches take place in the snow that is well prepared by the machine that steps on snow when the slopes are closed. The teams have 7 players with the rules of ” traditional” rugby to 7. There has been some modifications, over time the games are 16 minutes ( 2×8 minutes) and the plot size is 50mx40m.
The teams are prepared for the same stations themselves. There is a mix of local fans and 2 former professional rugby world . This year there are anglo players that are participating in the tournament.
The tournament is celebrated in 6 french ski stations:
– Val Thorens february 15
– Les Menuires february 16
– Valmorel february 17
– Morillon february 18
– Saint-Gervais february 19
– La Clusaz february 20 and 21
The organization of the day is almost the same for all stations with the opening of the village at 9am. Animations and initiations take place from 3 o’clock . The game is at 6:30 and then there is a rest in bars associated with the station since 7:30 .
This tournament is celebrated by associations that protect the infant’s thanks to sports. The three associations are ACTION ENFANCE, The Serge Betsen Academy and The Foundation François-Xavier Mora.
In the old times the foundation Movement for the kids in towns. ACTION ENFANCE protects and educates kids that are in danger like victims of abuse, neglect or with serious family difficulties.
The Serge Betsen Academy answers to 3 great principles that are the rugby, the scholarly and health. It has 5 centers in Cameroon.
The foundation François-Xavier Mora aims to improve prevention care and support of the cancer disease .