In a continuing partnership with the annual South West 7s Festival, we are working together once again this summer to deliver two rugby events dedicated for juniors. The three-day festival is running for the third time this year and has grown significantly in recent years. In 2017 the organisers decided to move the event to Cleve RFC. The Bristol-based club is offering all the facilities required for an action packed weekend including top-class pitches, a modern clubhouse and an easy to access location.
Starting off on Friday, the 'SW7s School’s Cup’ returns after last year’s successful launch. Eight local year 9 school teams compete for the cup in true sevens style. This is an excellent and unique opportunity for youngsters to really get a taste of the new Olympic sport at the highest level - refereed by the official refereeing team of the Dubai 7s. Entering a team is free of charge.
On the Sunday of the festival, we will run an all-day 7s competition for u15s and u16s teams. Advanced from the previous ‘SW7s Development Sessions’ featuring England Sevens star Dan Norton and former England Sevens coach Russell Earnshaw, this year we invite eight teams from each age group to enjoy a fabulous day of festival atmosphere.
The competition gives the youngsters a unique opportunity to play 7s in front of a large crowd, refereed by some of the best refs in the country. Entering a team is just £25 / team.
Our development coaches will come along to support the teams with advice on both occasions. As the sport grows from strength to strength in the UK and across the world, 7s has a massive future and we are making Bristol's mark in that future!
The events are part of a full weekend of 7s and sporting action at SW7s 2017. Featuring Men’s and Women’s competitions (Elite, Open and Social Cups), Dodgeball, live music, local food traders, festival fun and onsite camping! Families and supporters are welcome to join us for the festival.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for our junior activities. Please get in touch if you want to support a great cause.