A brief overview of all the upcoming action
It’s this time of the year, the calm before the storm. It’s February and anything 7s related seems still ages away. But as the cold and dark days slowly disappear, the desire for long hot summer days is growing immensely. So the planning is in full swing and there is so much coming up for all age groups. To keep on track, here is a quick overview:
The School Programme
Since a few weeks, our school programme is underway. The 7 Bamboos Satellite Club, supported by Active Gloucestershire and in partnership with Chosen Hill School, offers weekly training sessions for all year 9-11 students. Everyone is welcome and the first five sessions are free. Participants can expect professional coaching, stash and regular tournament attendances.
Especially for the youngsters, it is important to play as much 7s "under full conditions" as possible. Therefore we worked hard to establish a constant transition from the training to the match field. A number of School 7s tournaments are pencilled in for this spring. At the end of March we are running our very own competition at Chosen Hill School then the team is off to Prince Henry’s School followed by a big tournament in Bristol.
In April we will launch the new 7s season for all senior players with our free and open training sessions at Hartpury College. Come along each Wednesday evening and join the team. Entering the fourth season, we have an exciting tour plan in place.
For the second time this year, there is a big Open Day planned for all 17-21 years old players. This is for everyone who wants to get involved this season or just want to try out some 7s without any commitment. A great opportunity to get to know the sport as well as the Bamboos.
Bamboos Women’s Team
Beside the juniors and the men’s teams, we will – for the first time – run a Bamboos women’s side this year. In partnership with an established club, the training starts in April with tournaments planned for May, June and July.