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Your News Manchester Sevens boost to Northern Rugby
09
NOV

Manchester Rugby Sevens is set to add an exciting new dimension to the Rugby Union scene in the North when the inaugural tournament is staged at Macclesfield RUFC from July 10/12 next year.

Schoolboy Sevens Rugby has stood the test of time, notably at Birkenhead Park, who celebrate their 21st anniversary this season, and Fylde, while senior Sevens Rugby continuous to prosper at Caldy, Pocklington and Bridlington among other venues.

The objective of the Manchester Sevens organisers, Bthere Events, is to put together a weekend of Sevens Rugby that will offer competition for a wide range of participants, provide a Rugby camp for youngsters running in tandem with the tournament and include family entertainment and a festival atmosphere that will appeal to every part of the Rugby fraternity.

The tournament will cater for over 1,000 players and 78 teams in six separate competitions which will include an International Invitation Cup, in which 16 invited teams will compete for prize money totalling 6,000, a Legend's Cup for four Over 35 teams which will launch the weekend on Friday night, a Men's Open Cup for 16 teams, a North West Cup specifically for 16 teams from that region, a 16-team Schools Old Boys' Cup and a Ladies Cup embracing 10 teams.

The excellent Macclesfield RUFC facilities provide scope for the organisers to expand into other groups should the demand arise, but at this stage entry is on a 'first come, first served' basis.

While the accent is clearly on providing competition and entertainment for all branches of the Rugby Union family, there is also a charitable element which will deliver benefits to two well-established Rugby organisations.

The Wooden Spoon Society has been providing support to disadvantaged children in the UK for 25 years and their work will receive further important financial support from the Manchester Sevens event.

SOS Kit Aid has also been giving world-wide support to underprivileged rugby players across the globe for a number of years by collecting and distributing unwanted kit. Competitors in the Manchester Sevens will be invited to lend their backing by donating kit to the charity.

For further information please visit - www.manchesterrugby7s.com or call: 07798 740 920

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