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East London 7s 2013: 20 July 2013

Old Johnians celebrate their cup win in 2012

Old Johnians celebrate their cup win

Last year FRN enjoyed a great day out at the inaugural East London 7s tournament. This Saturday East London RFC (ELRFC) will be hosting its 2013 tournament, which promises to be a great day of rugby for players and spectators alike.

FRN will be attending as the media partner of the event and will also be fielding our men’s and women’s 7s teams with the hope of bringing home some silverware.

Last year our men’s team made it to the semi-finals of the Trophy and we will be looking to improve on this performance.

For FRN the event is a great day in the calendar as it is a good opportunity for us to work with our friends at ELRFC and it is also marks our one year anniversary for our men’s team as East London 7s was the first event in which the team competed in 2012.

Tournament Details

Lithuanians celebrating their win

Lithuanians celebrating their plate win in 2012

This year’s event will include a set-up that is similar to last year’s with 20 men’s teams battling it out for three pieces of silverware – the cup, the trophy and the plate.

FRN is pleased to see that ELRFC has also added a women’s tournament, which will field 6 women’s teams, including an FRN side.

Similar to last year, the event will feature a small rugby festival with live music throughout the day, which will include the East End Promises headlining at 4pm (http://www.eastendpromises.com/) before the finals.

There will also be plenty of family entertainment, a huge Barrel BBQ , ice cream van and an outside bar for the adults.

Team Entries

This year’s men’s competition participants:

1. East London RFC
2. Charlton Park RFC (2011 Winners)
3. FRN (FindRugbyNow.com)
4. King Cross Steelers RFC
5. Phantoms RFC
6. Upminster RFC
7. London Lithuania RFC
8. UEL (University of East London)
9. The Suaves
10. Writtle Wonderers RFC
11. HAC RFC
12. Hampstead RFC
13. East India Club RFC
14. Hackney RFC
15. Sherrards Assassins
16. KPMG 7s
17. BTP (British Transport Police)
18. Friends of Kenya RFC
19. Honington Hornets
20. Old Millhillians RFC

This year’s women’s competition participants:

1. East London RFC
2. Hackney RFC
3. FRN (FindRugbyNow.com)
4. Thurrock RFC
5. Millwall RFC
6. Saracens RFC

2012 Results

Last year’s event included a very competitive men’s tournament where Old Johnians took home the prized cup trophy by beating Woodford in a competitive final. With last year’s winners being absent from this year’s tournament, who will be the new East London 7s champions?

In the division below, S&L Ravens came out on top with the trophy, beating Millhill in the final.

The plate was taken by clearly the most supported club at the tournament, Lithuanian Rugby, who have grown in strength over the past year.

A review and photos from last year’s tournament can be found here.

Spectators

The day promises some great weather, so if you want to see some great rugby and enjoy a day in the sunshine, we very much encourage you to come down to East London RFC this Saturday.

Entry is free for all spectators and visitors from the local area and the wider rugby community are welcome to pop in to enjoy a jam-packed day full of fast paced, free-flowing rugby in glorious sunshine.

We hope to see you all on Saturday!


About Ellaine

Ellaine is the founder of FRN and author of "Mini and Youth Rugby: Complete Guide for Coaches and Parents" (published October 2015). She has been playing rugby union for over 10 years in the UK and the US for teams including Oxford University Blues, London Wasps, Henley, NOVA, and GWU. She has recently developed a love for rugby 7s and has played on several international rugby 7s teams. She also enjoys playing touch rugby and regularly plays for the FRN Mixed Touch Rugby team. She is passionate about helping others develop a love for rugby. View all posts by Ellaine

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