While the 7s season ended last month, the Bamboos men’s team will come together once more this weekend for the spectacular London Beach Rugby tournament in the capital.
In the shade of the world-famous Tower Bridge, the event takes place at one of the most stunning locations in the UK. 20 teams will come together to play Beach Rugby in a five-a-side format. Besides 7s and Touch Rugby, Beach Rugby has also experienced an incredible growth in popularity over the last decade. There are a number of large-scale beach rugby tournaments on show up and down the country, however the London Beach Rugby, already in its fifth year, is one of the most impressive ones.
The event is kicking off Thursday with the Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance Cup, followed by a corporate tournament on Friday featuring 24 teams and the Club Cup on Saturday which includes besides 7 Bamboos RFC, teams from London and beyond.
But London Beach Rugby is not only a massive sandy party, it is also a fantastic fundraiser for the great London Air Ambulance, a charity which saves thousand’s of peoples live each year.
The inaugural annual London Beach Rugby event was in 2013, a new and exciting 5-a-side touch rugby tournament that was hosted in London’s Covent Garden. After a successful 2014 event at Canary Wharf, London Beach Rugby moved to Finsbury Square in 2015 where we returned for the 2016 tournament. The 2017 London Beach Rugby tournament will be held at Potters Fields Park on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August.
The Bamboos will travel with a 10-man squad to London including some great players who wore the green shirt in the early days such as Rory Martyn-Smith and Jack Royle. A number of Bamboos players experienced the hype already two year's ago, when they helped out a team from BLK.
Come and support the Bamboos this Saturday! The event is at Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2AA (between City Hall and Tower Bridge). Easiest to get there is via public transport, it’s a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Station, or a 15minute walk from Bank station.
7 Bamboos RFC Team | Lewis Pratten, Will Hewer, LJ Brown, Alex Onyeahasi, Rory Martyn-Smith, Christy Hill, Jack Royle, Josh Holt, Chris Plumb, Harry Strudwick