2017 Competition: Everyone’s a winner!
The 2017 Middlesex 7s Festival was bigger and better than ever, with more competitions, more teams and more rugby taking place across all 7 pitches at Richmond Athletic Ground.
Lomaiviti Rugby 7s won the new open competition, the Open 7s, which is a qualifying event for the RFU 24/Sevens National Series. Accenture Ladies won the women’s open competition to claim the Flynn Rose Bowl. Both teams now progress to the regional finals of the 24/Sevens at Hazelwood in July.
The traditional club competition, the Middlesex Cup sponsored by iLites from Phoenix Sporting Goods, saw Millfield Old boys beat Old Haberdashers to win the Derek Mann Cup, whilst Hampstead Ladies beat Harlequins to win the women’s club competition.
Nearly 60 teams competed in the festival, with competitions for men, women and students at all levels of the game from serious to social. The Merit & Social 7s proved one of the most popular competitions this year with a record number of open and club teams participating.
The format was opened up still further this year, with the addition of an O2 mixed touch rugby competition.
The winning teams were awarded cash prizes, as well as slabs of beer to help them celebrate their victories.
2017 Competition results in full
|Middlesex Open 7s Cup||Lomaiviti||27||v||12||Esher Lions|
|iLites Club 7s Cup||Millfield Old Boys||24||v||12||Old Haberdashers|
|Club 7s Plate||Ruislip||24||v||5||Harpenden|
|Club 7s Bowl||London Cornish||w/o||v||–||Belsize Park|
|Women’s Open 7s Cup||Accenture Ladies||20||v||10||Try-Dyes|
|Women’s 7s Vase||Hampstead Ladies||49||v||0||Harlelquin Ladies|
|Student Women 7s||Middlesex Universisty||w/o||v||–||Southampton University|
|HAC Middlesex 7s Vase||Guys Hospital||24||v||20||London French|
|Middlesex 7s Jug||Worth Old Boys||17||v||7||London Welsh Druids|
|BMW Merit & Social 7s Cup||Ealing Trailfinders Academy||33||v||12||Akuma Matata|
|Merit & Social 7s Vase||Thamesians||31||v||17||Tropics 7s|
|Student Men||Essex Blades||19||v||5||SOAS|
Middlesex 7s Festival Sponsors & Partners
We would like to thank our sponsors, old and new, for their support over the years.
With over 60 teams taking part, the Middlesex 7s Festival is a great way to reach a rugby audience. Learn more about the opportunities to sponsor the 2018 Festival.
For further information about sponsorship or advertising opportunities, contact Brian O’Connor, tel: 07951 385520 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about taking part in the competition contact competition organiser Craig Silver,
tel: 07712 677400 email: email@example.com
For information about tickets and hospitality contact Club 7s chairman David Gershlick
tel: 07860 487072 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the 02 In2Touch competition contact Gareth McRae
Club Sevens History
Since its inception in 1999, the Club Sevens has developed to encompass women’s and students’ sevens along with a Vase competition for the more junior clubs.
First played over two weekends with the finals at Harlequins’ Stoop Memorial ground, Club Sevens relocated to Richmond Athletic Ground in 2006 so that all 7s competitions could be run simultaneously across the RAA’s seven pitches on the same day.
With teams competing from throughout Middlesex and beyond, the event retains the traditional end-of-season slot, and the festival atmosphere to go with it, and the organising committee really knew the event had made it into the rugby calendar when, just like the senior competition, in 2008 they had their very own streaker.
Previous results in full
|Middlesex Open 7s Cup||Team Honey Badger||26||v||15||McDermott Hawk & Trowel|
|Club 7s Cup||Millfield Old Boys||27||v||10||HAC|
|Club 7s Plate||London Irish Wild Geese||33||v||10||Hammersmith & Fulham|
|Club 7s Bowl||London Scottish||26||v||21||Teddington|
|Women’s Cup||Saracens Ladies||41||v||0||Essex Blades|
|Women’s Vase||Kings Crown Jewels||34||v||7||SUWRFC|
|Vase||London Welsh Ams||31||v||5||Worth Old Boys|
|Merit Table Cup||Wasps||29||v||12||OMT|
|Student Men||Essex Blades||19||v||5||SOAS|
|2015 Competition Results||Result|
|Club 7s Cup||H’smith & Fulham I||62||v||5||Millfield Old Boys|
|Club 7s Plate||Ruislip I||12||v||5||London Cornish|
|Club 7s Bowl||OMT Honey Badgers||21||v||12||Esher|
|Women’s Vase||Kilburn Cosmos||15||v||12||Uni of Portsmouth|
|Vase||London Welsh Ams||22||v||14||Kilburn Cosmos|
|Merit Table Cup||Rosslyn Park Bs||17||v||10||London Scottish|
|Merit Table Plate||H’smith & Fulham II||32||v||17||Ruislip II|
|Merit Table Vase||Old Hamptonians||17||v||5||Southgate|
|Student Men||Portsmouth Uni||31||v||12||Guys Hospital|
|2014 Competition Results||Result|
|London 7s Cup||Redingensians||27||v||22||Millfield Old Boys|
|London 7s Plate||Manchester Uni||40||v||7||L Scottish Lions|
|Club 7s Cup||H’smith & Fulham 1||14||v||7||HAC|
|Club 7s Plate||Imperial Medicals||31||v||12||OMT|
|Club 7s Bowl||Media Nomads||28||v||7||Kilburn Cosmos|
|Merit Table Cup||Ruislip 2||36||v||19||Old Isleworthians|
|Merit Table Plate||Southgate||45||v||12||H’Smith & Fulham 2|
|Merit Table Vase||Hendon 2||25||v||14||Brunel Uni|
|Flynn Rose Bowl||Hampstead Ladies|
|Ladies Plate||Kilburn Cosmos|
The Vase (and Jug) Competition, and the Ladies Competition winners were the teams who came top of the pool rounds. No final was played.
|2013 Competition Results||Result|
|Club 7s Cup||Manchester Uni||19||v||7||Ruislip|
|Club 7s Plate||Millfield Old Boys||31||v||5||Kew Occasionals|
|Club 7s Bowl||Harringey Rhinos||14||v||7||Old Priorians|
|Vase||L Scottish Ams||26||v||19||Pinner & Gram|
|Merit Table Cup||Ruislip||48||v||0||Bedfont Sports|
|Merit Table Plate||Hendon||22||v||5||Finsbury Park|
|Student Men||Portsmouth Uni||31||v||15||St Mary’s Uni|
|Emerging Ladies||Imperial College||17||v||0||Saxons|
|2012 Competition Results||Result|
|London 7s Cup||Redingensians||24||v||22||Ealing|
|London 7s Plate||Royal Air Force||25||v||22||Esher|
|Club 7s Cup||Eton Manor||33||v||15||H’smith & Fulham|
|Club 7s Plate||Kew Occasionals||38||v||19||Haringey Rhinos|
|Club 7s Bowl||Ruislip||35||v||7||Sudbury Court Jesters|
|Student Men||Reading||17||v||14||Queen Marys Uni|
|Student Ladies||Southwark BaaBaas||19||v||0||Imperial College|
|2011 Competition Results||Result|
|London 7s Cup||Esher||47||v||5||Army Chieftains|
|London 7s Plate||Bristol University||35||v||33||Redingensians|
|Club 7s Cup||Ruislip 1||19||v||15||H’smith & Fulham|
|Club 7s Plate||UCS Old Boys||21||v||12||Wasps 2|
|Club 7s Bowl||Haringey Rhinos||12||v||0||Cheshunt|
|Vase||Pinner & Grammarians||15||v||12||Feltham|
|Student Men||St Marys College||24||v||19||Imperial Medicals|
|Student Ladies||Richmond Students||39||v||0||St Marys|