~ 24/Sevens is England Rugby’s new community sevens series ~
SRG Beach sevens festival in Peterborough has been selected as one of 32 local qualifiers to host England Rugby’s new community sevens competition, 24/Sevens series.
24/Sevens is an exciting new community sevens series that aims to grow rugby and increase participation among men and women in clubs.
For the first time, domestic sevens festivals will be affiliated by England Rugby and aligned under the 24/Sevens competition structure. The new series will increase quality playing opportunities at recreational and competitive level for male and female teams.
Local qualifier winners will progress to regional play offs with the competition culminating in a showpiece national grand final event with 24 teams at the end of July, hosted by England Rugby.
RFU Development Director, Steve Grainger said ‘‘The 24/Sevens series aims to grow the sport at community level by providing additional quality playing opportunities, while also celebrating talent in the domestic game. Sevens is an exciting format of rugby and with it being recognised for the first time at the Olympics in August 2016 it has potential to grow the game and create a lasting legacy.”
Festival Owner Sam Sargeant today said ‘ It's a huge achievement for the SRG Beach 7s to be selected as one of the 32... We'd like to thank the RFU for all their club & Identifying the game of Sevens, and how much it's growing in the UK.’
32 local qualifier events will take place throughout April, May and June across England, with regional play offs in the north, midlands, south-east and south-west in July, and the national grand finals at the end of July.
For more information on how you can be part of the 24Sevens series: