UR7s Junior Championships returns in 2017 following the great success of the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 tournaments. Once again giving players and coaches the chance to both play for a cup and learn and be coached by some of the best coaches in the country this year at Basingstoke RFC
In 2017, the UR7s Junior Championships include 5 age-groups and will take place on the Sunday 14th May at Basingstoke RFC
The Championships will be featured on UR7s TV and once again Academy coaches, international 7s players and coaches will be on-site to help with the development of teams, players and coaches throughout the day.
UR7s Junior Championships for Girls and Boys
UR7s will be hosting the third annual Junior Championships at Basingstoke RFC following the success of 2013 & 2014 tournaments held at Newbury RFC on the the Sunday 14th May for all entrants from clubs, schools and Invitational sides from across the country. In a different twist from traditional tournaments, UR7s is giving all sides the chance to compete against one another rather than with separate schools and club competitions.
With competitions at U13, U14, U15, U16 & U17 age-groups the tournament is sure to have a high level of action packed rugby 7s action with teams using the tournament as both an opportunity to demonstrate their 7s skills but also as a development tool for the XVs season.
A return to Basingstoke RFC in 2017
Basingstoke RFC has a strong tradition of hosting top class rugby with top level facilities and excellent support from the club, the championships is looking forward to taking place at the club for the first time following two successful years at Newbury RFC.
? UR7s CEO said 'We had two brilliant years at Newbury Rugby Club but we have made the decision to move down the road to Basingstoke due to the support of the Hampshire club. The facilities are second to none with the club experienced in hosting top class events, we are very much looking forward to the third annual UR7s Junior Championships'
? "2013 & 14 were great. The tournament was a real success with Old Ruts beating Guildford in a great final at U14 and a Wales Development side beating Hampshire at U18 in 2013 with Witney, Guildford and Samurai winning in 2014. This year the tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever featuring more age-groups"
"2015 & 2016 were the biggest tournaments yet with 5 age-groups and 5 great winners. We are excited that 2017 will be our biggest tournament yet with the same 5 age-groups but expanded numbers at U14 & U15"
Previous winners included: New Milton, Samurai Bulldogs, Racing Lagos, Cowbridge, Salisbury, Guildford, Colchester, Witney, Hungerford, Wales U18s,
World Class Coaching for all teams taking part
?Finally Burwell went on to talk about an exciting element of the tournament 'Due to our position both globally and in the UK through both UR7s and the UR7s Academy we will be inviting a number of international players and coaches to the tournament where they will take 15 minute training sessions with the sides attending and take the team-talks in the latter stages of the games. This will give players and coaches the chance to learn from the very best in the world. The UR7s coaches will also be on hand to help out where needed to guarantee the best quality of 7s. It's going to be a great day'
?Each age-group will feature 12 teams with U14s and U15s now featuring 16 teams played across the 5 quality fields at Basingstoke RFC with the BBQ and the bar open all day with many recognisable faces from the world of rugby taking in the action it's a chance for the future stars to make their mark in a tournament that is expected only to grow in the future.
UR7s Merchandise will be on sale for the first time ever at the 'stash store"