The Wollongong Sevens rugby league tournament has secured a naming rights sponsor in Sports OxyShot, a new maximum strength oxygen supplement benefiting athletes that will enter the market this year.
This has enabled organisers to raise the prizemoney to $3500 for first place, $1000 for second with third and fourth each getting $500 each.
The new name of the tournament is the Sports OxyShot League Sevens and the ability to attract a company that will launch it's products nationwide reflects the seven's growth over 12 years. The expansion to 30 senior and six junior teams in 2005 means that the event will be the biggest it's ever been, with two teams flying over from New Zealand to fight it out with Fiji A, Tonga, the Cook Islands and 24 Australian clubs.
Sports OxyShot already has an association with rugby league through it's sponsorship of the Player's Association and their products were popular at the Orara Valley Sevens.