7 Bamboos RFC, the first-ever GRFU-affiliated rugby sevens club, have formed a new and exciting partnership with National 2 South Club Dings Crusaders.
From the 18th April onwards, the Bamboos women’s and men’s teams will run their weekly training sessions at Dings’ state-of-the-art training and playing facilities Shaftesbury Park in Frenchay just minutes away from junction 1 of the M32.
Shaftesbury Park is the home for all Dings senior and junior teams as well as the Bristol Bears Women team which currently competes in the Tyrrells Premier 15's. The outstanding complex provides two grass pitches and a latest-generation all weather pitch.
Opened in 2018, the impressive clubhouse also hosts a gym, an indoor sports hall, a club bar and a function and conference room with space for up to 112 people. For all sports therapy requirements, Shaftesbury Park also provides a treatment centre, offering many services from sports massage to electrotherapy.
Bamboos chairman Max Lueck with Dings Crusaders captain Steve Plummer following his 200th appearance for the club.
The partnership between Dings and Bamboos is aimed to become a long-lasting fruitful relationship between the two GRFU-affiliated clubs. In addition to the regular training sessions on Wednesday night, the two organisations are also planning to run a junior 7s tournament together this summer.
Max Lueck, chairman of 7 Bamboos RFC, said: "The setting and club structures at Dings couldn’t be anymore perfect for our requirements and we are incredibly excited to start training at the club. We already planned a range of other activities together with Dings and do hope that both parties can benefit equally from this partnership."
We would like to kindly thank Paul Tinkler and Aimee Kelly from Old Bristolians RFC, for providing their club and facilities during the previous season.
The training sessions take place each Wednesday (18th April - 17th July) at Shaftesbury Park (map).
Women's | 18:30
Men's | 19:30
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