~24/Sevens is England Rugby’s new community sevens series~
Newquay 7s sevens festival in Newquay 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
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.”
Andy Hawken today said ‘ Newquay 7s are proud to be a part of the fist 24/sevens
series, once again bringing top quality rugby sevens to Cornwall. We are hoping for a
large entry of both Cornish and Devonian teams who will fly the flag at the Regional Play
Off at Sandy Park and hopefully go forward to represent the South West in the National
Finals at the Ricoh Stadium in late July..’
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 click here