Barnes Ladies received a personal invite at the last minute to attend a tournament in Frome in Somerset with a brilliant opportunity to play matches against some new teams and build on our ever improving performance.
After some expert organising, a team was pulled together to represent Barnes Ladies at the Frome 7's tournament and what a performance they put in - successfully making it out of the pool stages into the vase final after pushing through some pretty close games.
The team lost their first match as they warmed up and got into the rhythm of the tournament, and managed to get through the round by following the loss up with a solid win and a draw. Unfortunately, this level of success meant we were pitted against our old rivals Wasps who had also made the trip from London to enjoy the rugby.
Barnes Ladies had suffered a few injury blows by the time we made it out of the pool stages, but due to the nature of the team and our reputation as an incredibly friendly bunch of ladies, we managed to get a bit of help from the wonderful Woodbridge Amazons. It was a tough game with Wasps, and both the Barnes and Woodbridge ladies put in a brave effort but weren't able to take a win.
All in all, a great day of rugby for Barnes Ladies and a very strong result which shows how the team has progressed in their 7's game - which only bodes well for the start of our 15's season in a few months time.
If anyone is interested in trying out for Barnes Ladies in the summer pre-season training, why not pop down to our training sessions, starting on Tuesday 5th July at Barne Elms Training grounds from 7.30pm.
Updated 15:30 - 15 Jul 2016 by Ashley Brandon