Following the sixth consecutive season on the circuit, the first-ever GRFU affiliated 7s club 7 Bamboos RFC were rewarded with the “Best Managed Team” award by the leading 7s magazine UR7s.
This is the first time UR7s organised the end of season awards to determine teams in different categories, such as “best women’s team”, “best social side” and “best open team”. Following a process of nominations, the two teams with the most votes get shortlisted. Eventually in another 24h voting period the public votes via social media the winner.
In the final vote 7 Bamboos RFC faced Apache 7s one of the longest running and most successful teams on the circuit. Bamboos chairman Max Lueck said: It was a great honour to get shortlisted against such a prestigious team like the Apache. To win the award, in the end, was the cherry on top.
Around 3000 votes were submitted in the “best-managed team” category and it was a tight contest but more than 1700 votes for the Bamboos secured the award in the end.