Now in its second year, RCUK Charity 7s was founded by international rugby star James Haskell, of England, Stade Francais and Wasps fame, to use rugby to raise money for good causes.
This year’s charity is once again Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Demelza provides care for over 570 children each year with life-limiting illnesses in South East London, Kent and East Sussex. Organisers aim to exceed the fundraising effort of 2008 when over £100,000 was raised.
A top line up of leading names in international and Guinness Premiership rugby. James Haskell, Nick Easter, Lee Mears and Joe Worsley and others will all be on hand to lend their coaching expertise to teams from city big hitters such as BP, Tullett Prebon, Reed Smith, ICAP and Tradition.
Ian Robertson, BBC Rugby Correspondent and former Scottish international will provide live commentary for the semi-finals and finals of the Contact Sevens Competition.
Up to 24 teams in both contact sevens and mixed touch rugby competitions will compete in a league format with semi-finals and finals in each competition to determine who will be champions in each discipline. Gates open at 9.15am with play continuing throughout the day until the Mixed Touch Rugby Competition final at 5.45pm and the Contact Sevens Competition final at 6.00pm.
The RCUK Charity Sevens is a great event for corporate hospitality for clients, prospective customers or suppliers, as well as providing an ideal opportunity to reward top performing employees or partners.