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2022 Naples 9'S Tournament

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It's simple, go to and purchase the event tickets. You will then get a calendar invite that will have the venue information you need.  

Tell me more about the 9s before I sell my soul for the weekend.

The first Annual Naples 9s Rugby League Tournament is set to take place May 14th, 2022 at the Stadium in the brand new Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples. It will be a day filled with excitement, sports, sun, and fun in Southwest Florida!


Over 200 Athletes are expected to participate in this inaugural multinational event! Witness these athletes that are competing are coming from all over the USA and Jamaica!


Rugby Teams in attendance:

Men's Open Bracket:

SWFL Copperheads - Local Florida Club Team

Jamaica Hurricanes - Jamaican Representative Team

Jamaica Exodus - Jamaican Expat Team

Roots Rugby - USA Heritage Representative Team

Jacksonville Axemen - Florida Club Team 

Tampa Mayhem - Florida Club Team

South Florida Speed (Miami Gardens) - Florida Club Team

USARL Men's Exiles Team - USA Representative Team


Women's Open Bracket:

Roots Rugby

Jacksonville Jax Axe

Carolina Thunder

USARL Women's Exiles Team - USA Representative Team

Twelve Teams are registered for the Rugby League Nines tournament, Eight of which are competing in the Men's Open Bracket and another Four Teams are going to compete in the Women's Open Bracket.

The tournament will feature a total of Twenty-two matches 20-Minute

minutes in length which will be played over a minimum of 9 hours with the first match kicking off at 8 AM sharp.

Time of Events:

Friday, May 13th, 2022 (6 PM to 8 PM) at Paradise Sports Complex (Practice Field)

USARL 9s Basic Skills Session, Led by Sean Rutgerson, US Men's National Team Coach, Former Australian NRL, and UK Super League Player.

*Mandatory attendance for Individual Players wanting to play for the USARL Exiles team.

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 (8 AM to 8 PM) at Paradise Sports Complex (Stadium)

The Tournament begins and the First match kicks off and Pool Play Begins!

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 (4 PM to 7 PM) at Paradise Sports Complex (Stadium)

The Men’s Final 4 and the Women’s Championship Round will be played! This will be

the highlight of the Tournament and watch the most competitive rugby league found in the country. 

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 (7 PM to 10 PM) at Paradise Sports Complex (The Cove)

Stay after the finals for the rugby social, also known as an after-party. This will complete the day’s festivities, and rub shoulders with VIPs from the business community meet and greet with some of the Day's featured players, coaches, trainers, and organizers!


Tickets can be purchased through the Copperhead’s website by clicking through on the schedule and selecting the Naples 9s Tournament.

General Admission is $10, and Reserved Seating is $20. Additional Party Deck Suite Access is available $40 in advance (or $50 Day Of) which features indoor/outdoor seating and a food and beverage package.

Purchasers of this ticket will have access to the party deck to watch the action which includes access to an air-conditioned suite with views of the field featuring lounge seating, a food buffet, and on-suite bathroom facilities. There will also be a private cash bar available for those purchasing this package.

Drink Menu (menu may alter based on availability) :

$8 + tax - Wine (By Glass)

$7 + tax - Crafts & Premixed Drinks

$5 + tax - Domestics & Ciders

$3 + tax - NA Beverages

Also available are Private Suites which would include a stocked soft drink beverage fridge, access to the food buffet, and Cash Bar service to the suite. Standard Box sizes hold up to 10 people with an Executive suite that can host a party up to 25 people. Please inquire for pricing. 

Reserved Seating, and General Admission Concessions:

Food and Drink will only be offered by the Paradise Coast Sports Complex! There are plenty of hydration stations, food trucks, and standard concession options for you to choose from!


Paradise Coast Sports Complex Welcome Center address: 3940 City Gate Blvd. N, Naples, Fla., 34117

Still want to play?

The 2022 Naples 9's is coming up May 14th, 2022 and our club registration is now closed. If you are an individual interested in playing in the 9s we have both Men's and Women's Exiles teams.

To register please follow these simple steps:

  1. If you are unattached or your club team isn’t attending immediately fill out the Exiles player interest form.

  2. Purchase an individual General Admission Ticket for the Naples 9s Tournament on our website to confirm interest.

  3. Register with the USARL by Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 6 PM, check-in with Colin O’Dell, and then attend the USARL 9s Basic Skills Session, led by Sean Rutgerson, US Men's National Team Coach at Paradise Sports Complex’s designated practice field for player evaluation.

  4. That evening Colin will provide the roster, positions, and the line-ups for the match before 8:30 AM when the team meets for their warm-up time. Before taking on the Tampa Mayhem just after 9 AM.

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