UR7s Junior Championships returns in 2018 following the great success of the 2013-2017 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 Winchester RFC
IIn 2018, the UR7s Junior Championships includes 4 age-groups competing for the tournament that is now in it's 6th year at Winchester RFC on May 13th
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 sixth annual Junior Championships on Sunday 13th May in the Thames Valley 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 new venue for 2018
Due to unforeseen circumstance, we are having to host the tournament away from Basingstoke RFC in 2018 but we will still be in Hampshire as we head to Winchester RFC only a few miles down the road.
UR7s CEO said 'We have had 5 brilliant years at Newbury & Basingstoke RFC but we have to move this year due to a local event on the tournament weekend. We will still be delivering a high level tournament for players from all over the country with international coaching clinics and scouts on the sidelines looking for players for the UR7s National Academy"
Previous winners included: New Milton, Samurai Bulldogs, Racing Lagos, Cowbridge, Salisbury, Guildford, Colchester, Witney, Hungerford, Wales U18s, Worthing, Guildford, Effingham & Leatherhead, Colchester
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 4 quality fields at in the Thames Valley 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"