Saturday 22nd July 2017

Men's and Women's Rugby 7s tournament hosted by North Dorset RFC in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young

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12 Apr 2017

ND7s partners with SPORTTAPE for 2017

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12 Apr 2017

ND7s partners with SPORTTAPE for 2017

With the hotter weather and sevens season fast approaching, North Dorset 7s today announced an exciting partnership with taping provider, SPORTTAPE. Launched in 2010, SPORTTAPE is one of the leading providers of kinesiology tape, used by World Champions and some of the best physiotherapists in the industry.

Based in Caerphilly, Wales, the tape provider was Team GB’s official supplier at London 2012 as well as the supplier to British Ski & Snowboard at Sochi 2014. All their products have been produced in conjunction with some of the UK’s best sports medical professionals and this is what makes their products such superior quality.

North Dorset 7s is set to welcome nearly 500 players this year in the shape of 40 men’s and women’s teams. The exciting partnership means that competing teams will get to experience SPORTTAPE products first hand should they visit the brilliant onsite Abbey View Physiotherapy tent. Tickets for spectators go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th May 2017 and will be available to purchase through nd7s.co.uk.

For more information on how the tape works and to see the full range of SPORTTAPE products, just visit sporttape.co.uk.

12 Feb 2017

Waitrose choses ND7s for February

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12 Feb 2017

Waitrose choses ND7s for February

North Dorset 7s was handed some good news this month as it was chosen as one of three local good causes by Waitrose Gillingham.

Throughout the month of February, shoppers can place a green token in the Community Matters box in the local branch at the end of their shop. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.

Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between the three nominated local good causes. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated £14 million to local charities.

You can help support the event by placing your green tokens into the ND7s box every time you shop at Waitrose. North Dorset 7s returns for 2017 on Saturday 22nd July for its 5th Anniversary and will once again be raising much needed funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Max Biles.

27 Jan 2017

DCM Tyres named Principal Partner

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27 Jan 2017

DCM Tyres named Principal Partner

North Dorset 7s today announced that local family run tyre company, DCM Tyres (Wessex) Ltd, is to become the event’s Principal Partner for 2017. Taking place on Saturday 22nd July, the tournament will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary and will see 40 teams compete across a variety of competitions. The partnership marks the first of its kind for North Dorset 7s and highlights the ambition and potential of the event.

Founded by father and son, Dave and Charlie Evans in November 2009, DCM Tyres has established itself as the first choice in the fast fit industry in North Dorset. With branches in Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton, their local coverage is highly impressive and truly reflects a local company looking after local people.

Charlie Evans, Director of DCM Tyres, said “We are truly honoured to become the Principal Partner of this tournament, and hope that it turns into a continuing partnership between North Dorset RFC and DCM Tyres for years to come as it is a cause and sport close to our hearts.”

Steve Keates, North Dorset RFC Chairman commented, “For us, this new partnership is a positive sign of the progress the event has made over the past 4 years and is huge encouragement as we strive to become one of the most established charity Sevens Tournaments.” He added, “not only will the support from DCM Tyres allow the event to develop, it ensures that both teams and spectators will have a great experience.”

The announcement of the partnership comes off the back of event organisers announcing that they have pledged to raise an additional £5,555.55 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of Club Captain, Max Biles, as well as their intentions to rename the Men’s Open trophy as ‘The Worthington Cup’ in honour of David Worthington, who tragically lost his life in September last year.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th May 2017 and will be available to purchase through nd7s.co.uk.

For more information visit dcmtyres.co.uk or contact info@dcmtyres.co.uk.

4 Jan 2017

ND7s pledges £5,555.55 to CRY

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4 Jan 2017

ND7s pledges £5,555.55 to CRY

North Dorset 7s, the annual charity Senior Men’s and Women’s Rugby 7s Festival held at North Dorset Rugby Football Club (Gillingham, Dorset) is set to celebrate its 5th Anniversary on Saturday 22nd July 2017.  

The event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and has to date already raised over £7,000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). However, in light of the event’s fifth anniversary, tournament organisers have pledged to raise an additional £5,555.555 to celebrate this special landmark.

CRY was launched in 1995, and works tirelessly to raise awareness and influence legislation to reduce the unacceptable number of young cardiac-related deaths each year. 12 young and apparently fit and healthy people a week in the UK die from Sudden Cardiac Death. CRY is a charity very close to the rugby club’s heart after losing 1st XV Team Captain, Max Biles, suddenly in 2009 at only 29 years of age. £5,555.55 will allow CRY to purchase an ECG machine to help towards their goal of reducing young cardiac-related deaths.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th May 2017 and will be available to purchase through nd7s.co.uk.

20 Nov 2016

ND7s to rename Men’s Open trophy

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20 Nov 2016

ND7s to rename Men’s Open trophy

Ahead of the 2017 event, North Dorset 7s tournament organisers wish to announce that in light of the tragic news of the passing of David Worthington in September this year, the Men’s Open trophy will be renamed, ‘The Worthington Cup’ in his honour. This is in agreement with David’s family. David was a loved and highly respected member of North Dorset RFC and we hope that everyone will join us on Saturday 22nd July 2017 to celebrate his life and mark the 5th Anniversary of the competition where we will again be raising funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Max Biles. Those wishing to compete in the tournament can enter a team by visiting ‘Enter a Team‘ now.

21 Sep 2016

New logo and date revealed for 2017

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21 Sep 2016

New logo and date revealed for 2017

North Dorset 7s today announced that it would be returning for its 5th Year Anniversary in 2017 on Saturday 22nd July. In honour of this landmark, the tournament has launched a brand new logo.

Rugby sevens exploded on to the scene this summer when it featured at the Olympics in Rio. GB Men’s team returned home with a Silver medal with GB Women’s finishing in a respectable fourth place. With it this week announced that San Francisco would host the Rugby Sevens World Cup in 2018, the sport is yet to grow in popularity even more!

 

24 Jul 2016

ND7s reaches £7,000 landmark for CRY

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24 Jul 2016

ND7s reaches £7,000 landmark for CRY

North Dorset 7s, the charity rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Tournament hosted by North Dorset RFC, has now raised over £7,000 for its nominated charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

The event has been running since 2013 and is held each summer to help raise important funds for CRY through a combination of donations, competitions and raffle giveaways. The charity is very close to North Dorset RFC’s heart after the sudden passing of 1st XV Captain, Max Biles, in 2009.

The tournament welcomes over 30 teams each year who compete across the Men’s Open, Men’s Social and Women’s Cup. 2017 will be the event’s 5th Year Anniversary and promises to be even better to mark this special occasion.

22 Jul 2016

Shredded Ducks 7s crowned Champions

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22 Jul 2016

Shredded Ducks 7s crowned Champions

In what proved to be another successful North Dorset 7s, a new team were crowned winners and walked away with the Palmer Snell Cup.

Making their debut at the tournament, Shredded Ducks 7s put in strong performances throughout the day, never losing a match. Having progressed top of their Group into the knockout rounds, they made short work of Nakelo RFC in the quarters and met Toucans 7s in the semi-final. In a tough encounter, they overcame their opponents 22-12 at the same time as CLIC Sargent Godfathers were putting in a stunning performance, defeating title holders, Royal Navy Sharks in the other knockout tie. The two teams met on the main pitch in front of a strong crowd of supporters and both displayed great skill and determination but the Shredded Ducks came out on top.

In the other competitions, ND Allstars overcame a tough Hurn Airport Windsocks side in the Men’s Open Plate final while Geordie Bears defeated the VK Wanderers in the Men’s Social Bowl final. Dragons 7s returned for their second successive year and retained the Women’s Cup.

1 Jul 2016

Sharks look to make it 3 out of 3

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1 Jul 2016

Sharks look to make it 3 out of 3

The Royal Navy Sharks will return to North Dorset 7s once again this July, looking to make it a hat-trick of tournament wins after successfully clinching the Men’s Open Cup for the past two years.

Their debut at the tournament back in 2014 saw them win in the closing stages of the final, 24-20, against an injury depleted but hugely spirited Byanston Old Boys 7s side, having come back from 15-0 down at half time. They returned in 2015 with a strong squad who put in some eye catching performances throughout the day, culminating in a match up against the 2014 Men’s Open Plate Winners, 7 Bamboos RFC, in the final. In perfect playing conditions and in front of a packed house, they overcame 7 Bamboos 44-12 and retained the Palmer Snell Cup for another year.

The Sharks will arrive at ND7s on 22nd July off the back of a busy schedule having competed at the likes of Slough 7s, Hartpury 7s and the Greene King IPA 7s at Bury St Edmunds already this summer. They will face some strong competition this year, however, with teams such as CLIC Sargent Godfathers and Shredded Ducks 7s also taking part.

Join us from 10am to watch all the rugby action!

30 Jun 2016

Pimm’s Garden returns for 2016

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30 Jun 2016

Pimm’s Garden returns for 2016

North Dorset 7s is delighted to announce that the summer Pimm’s Garden will return for the 2016 tournament. After proving such a hit in 2015, the popular focal point, picket fencing and all, will no doubt be the hub of activity once again and provide the best place for spectators to hang out and catch all the rugby action from the comfort of our double deck chairs. Posh Pitchers and their Citroen HY Van will help ensure that everyone is kept well hydrated throughout the day with their Pimm’s and Prosecco! Join us from 10am and enjoy a drink or two in the summer sun!

Competitions

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MEN’S OPEN

A 16 team competition for sides looking for a competitive day of rugby and will see one team crowned winners of ND7s! Group games are followed by Cup and Plate knockout tiers. Entry Fee £80 (12 players & 3 support staff). £400 prize money for Cup Winners and £100 for Cup Runners-Up.

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MEN’S SOCIAL

Our hugely popular Men's Social increases to 16 teams for 2017! Perfect for sides wishing to play a more relaxed but still competitive style of rugby. Group games followed by Bowl and Barrel knockout tiers. Entry Fee £65 (12 players & 3 support staff). £150 prize money for Bowl Winners.

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WOMEN’S SOCIAL

Our Women's tournament returns in 2017 as a social competition! After substantial interest from sides, this year will see an 8 team competition being held comprising of Group games followed by knockout matches. Entry Fee £65 (12 players & 3 support staff). £150 prize money for overall Winners.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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NORTH DORSET 7s

North Dorset 7s is one of the newest tournaments on the circuit but has seen continued growth over the last four years. Hosted by North Dorset RFC and held to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), it was first held in 2013 which saw 16 teams take part. The 2016 tournament had 32 teams competing across a variety of competitions and to date, the festival has raised over £7,000 for CRY, something we are extremely proud of!

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Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death. CRY is a charity very close to North Dorset RFC's heart after losing our captain, Max Biles, in 2009 at the age of 29.

WHERE TO FIND US

WHERE TO FIND US

North Dorset 7s
Slaughtergate,
Longbury Hill Lane,
Gillingham,
Dorset, SP8 5SY
info@nd7s.co.uk

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