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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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
northdorse7s@gmail.com

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