Azerbaijan Rugby Union, together with the General Directorate of Youth and Sports of Baku held a tournament in rugby union from 7 to 9 May 2011, "Open Cup of Baku dedicated to the memory of nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev" for under 1996 - 1998 years of birth.
The tournament brought together teams of Baku, Sumgait, and Jalilabad and the team of the International Education Center "TISA" - "TISA Titans". Due to the small number of teams, the organization committee, which included Emil Aliev, Greg McEvoy, Vagif Sadathan and a representative of the General Directorate of Youth and Sports of Baku Gunduz Veliyev decided to hold the tournament in a cycle with the results of the identification of champions in the final table.
Since we couldn't attract large companies sponsorship of the regional teams, the participation of Jalilabad and Sumgait teams is a big event...
Taking to account about lack of elementary conditions for training in a cumulative effect on the overall development of rugby in our country, But more recently, Sumgait and Jalilabad team archive high hopes.
For this reason, the tournament favorites were the Baku "Neftchi" and "TISA Titans" which provide performance with discipline, observance of the rules and spirit of the game. "Neftchi" and "TISA Titans' played out a compelling game, where the Baku emerged victorious in result 35 -25.
Azerbaijan Rugby Union thanked the Head of Education and Sports Department, and Mr. Adil Agayev, Veliyev Gunduz, who organized the tournament coverage in the media, as well as the Executive Director of Sport and Health Center "Neftchi" Elshad Agayev for the provision of the stadium, the creation of all conditions, including health care and Charity Fund "Ezra-International".
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