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East London 7s Tournament-30 June

About the Tournament

Last year’s event was a great success and good kick start for what we hope will become an annual festival for years to come…This year’s event will take place on Saturday 30th June at East London RFC with games running from 12 noon till approximately 7pm, followed by live entertainment into the evening.

With the month of June set to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games taking place just up the road in Stratford soon after, this year’s East London 7’s tournament and festival will celebrate British sport in the heart of East London and the uptake of Rugby Sevens as an Olympic sport in Rio 2016.

The rugby tournament will be made up of 16 teams from across London and surrounding counties, plus a few barbarian and company teams. It will be a great day packed full of fast paced and exciting rugby for players and spectators alike.

Team places are limited but there are still a few spaces available. To enter a team, please contact us at the earliest opportunity.

Teams confirmed to date include:

1. East London RFC (hosts)
2. Charlton Park RFC (last year’s winners)
3. Hackney RFC
4. Millwall RFC
5. Kings Cross Steelers RFC
6. Phantoms RFC
8. Blackheath RFC
10. Lokomotiv Klapham
11. Essex Barbarians
12. FindRugbyNow (email if you would like to play for us!)

On top of a day full of fast flowing rugby sevens, this year’s event will feature family entertainment including a bouncy castle and face painting, a beer tent and big BBQ open all day, an appearance by a well-known rugby personality, a DJ and sound system throughout the games and live acts to carry on the party into the evening.

Team entry this year is £90 per team (£7.50pp based on maximum squad of 12 players) inc. free burger & pint for each player. If you would like to take part this year please let ELRFC Marketing & Comminations Officer, Jon Barratt, know ASAP so he can provisionally book your place (email: to mobile: 07957 350 116).

The event will help raise funds for charity, East London Community Sports Association (ELCSA). ELCSA is dedicated to the development of sport in the local community by supporting and facilitating a diverse range of local sporting teams and initiatives from Rugby and Football to Ultimate Frisbee and Karate. ELCSA does this because it recognises how important sport is towards developing people and in uniting communities.

Win FREE Entry for your team

FindRugbyNow is partnering with the East London RFC to provide one lucky team with a FREE place in the tournament! Please TWEET or write on our FB Page if you are interested and let us know!

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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