After a season with plenty of ups and downs, the Bamboos men’s team were eventually rewarded with a well-deserved Cup win at the very last 7s tournament of the season last Saturday in Bath at the Avon 7s.
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.
With a new main sponsor and a new training base secured, the Bamboos women’s and men’s teams will kick-off their sixth consecutive season this Friday.
Following last year’s successful launch of the Bamboos women’s team, in close partnership with Bristol-based club Old Bristolians RFC, 7 Bamboos RFC are proud to announce that the “Old B’s”, based in Failand, are now the official new training base for both, the men’s and women’s team.
The Tribute Western Counties North club runs three senior men’s team, a women’s team as well as mini and junior sides from under-5s all the way to a Colts team. The clubhouse and pitches provide the ideal environment to prepare the teams for the 7s tournaments during the summer.
In the past, 7 Bamboos Rugby has run events with Old Bristolians RFC before, such as a Junior 7s Day. The club has always been extremely supportive, and we like to thank junior chairman Paul Tinkler, Colts team manager Martin Picton and women’s head coach Aimee Kelly for their great help in building valuable links with the club.
For the Season Launch 2018, 7 Bamboos RFC invites women’s and men’s players to come together to start another season with an open training session and a team dinner. The training starts at 7PM.
In addition, to the new training base, the club is also delighted to present a new main sponsor. From this season onwards, our kit supplier Raging Bull has been named the Bamboos main sponsor. The Gloucestershire-based Sportswear brand has already been a fantastic partner during the past two years, providing all training and playing kit. Therefore, it is a huge honour to welcome the rugby specialists brand as our main sponsor for the 2018 season.
Besides a brand-new women’s and men’s team kit, Raging Bull will also provide the kit for the Bamboos Germany Tour 2018 in July, where the team is joining forces with the German touring side Bataillon d’ Bamboos to play at the countries biggest 7s tournament, the AMS Sevens.
The whole sponsorship wouldn’t be possible, without the outstanding work of Raging Bull’s Andy Deacon. Therefore we like to thank Andy for his great commitment.
Website | The Season Launch
Two of the Bamboos Women’s players, Tanya Bird and Rhi Gower, will fly out on Thursday to spend time in Munich in order to coach the women’s section of the Munich Rugby Club over the next four days.
This British-German project offers a fantastic opportunity for Tanya and Rhi to add valuable coaching experience to their CV and at the same time share plenty of inside knowledge from their vast experience on the 7s circuit as players.
Are you on the search for a great 7s team this summer? Think about joining the first-ever GRFU-affiliated 7s club in the county. Every year we offer our players great packages, including free and regular training sessions at the best rugby facility in the country, professional coaches and physios, free food and drinks at the competitions, all cost coverage as well as free stash at the end of the season.
The first training session will be on 10th May at Hartpury College and training runs from May until July. Tournaments and other team activities are scheduled throughout the summer.
Everyone, aged 17 and older, is welcome to join our open and free training sessions. For more information just contact us or follow the Bamboos on Facebook or Twitter.
The first-ever GRFU-affiliated 7s club is constantly focussing on building further development platforms for youngsters. A new coaching set-up and many 7s-activities throughout the year marks another busy season for the Bamboos.
Prediction: The Hartpury Sevens is traditionally the first outing for the Bamboos and a great opportunity to set the standard for the season.
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7 Bamboos RFC offer an exciting role with the Bamboos men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming season.
7 Bamboos RFC is the first-ever RFU-affiliated rugby sevens club, running a women’s and men’s team. This summer we are playing our seventh season, entering 7s, beach and touch tournaments in the South West region.
In order to fulfill our high expectations and provide the best possible environment for all team members, we are aiming to boost our team management board this summer with a dedicated team manager.
As the team manager, you’ll work on a regular basis with our men’s and women’s rugby teams. The role applies mostly for attending the tournament weekends (between May-July) as well as some of the weekly training sessions (depending on your availability) and is a great chance to gain first-hand experience of the exciting environment of modern sports teams. All tournaments are located around the South-West region. Our training facilities are at Shaftesbury Park, home of Dings Crusaders RFC and Bristol Bears Women’s.
· Create tournament previews for our website (on the Friday before the tournament)
· Ensure all team members are accurately briefed about the upcoming tournaments
· Support the events team in the set-up of all required event equipment
· Ensure all players of the team receive their dedicated kit and hand it back at the end of the day
· Take notes during the games
· Post regular updates via social media during the day
· Support the events team in the dismantling of the event equipment at the end of the day
· Great organisational and communication skills
· Very reliable
· Positive attitude towards new people and environments
· Experience in working with a rugby team
· Photography/filming skills
This is an unpaid position, however, we've added a number of attractive benefits to the role such as covering transport costs, free kit, references, food and drinks on the day. Additionally, with this role, other paid work opportunities might evolve.
Please send your resume of your experience via email to us or get in touch with us for any questions.
Download | Job Description Team Manager Role
7 Bamboos RFC, the first rugby sevens GRFU-affiliated club, invites male and female players to join our 7s programme this summer.
From 17th April onwards, we run weekly training sessions between April and July, as well as attending several local tournaments for both, or women’s and men’s teams.
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