Over the last few weeks, a lot of furious planning and sorting has been going on behind the scenes in the Ladies team here at Barnes. With the first ever ladies 7s tournament being hosted by us this weekend, there has been plenty to do to make sure the day is a success and we'd love to have a good show of support from club members on the day.
We're hosting the event at our Barn Elms Playing Fields this Sunday, with activities beginning around 10:30am when all participating teams will come together for a joint training session to set them up for the day.
The games kick off at 12:00hrs with representation from all around London (and one or two teams from slightly further afield) making up the 10 squads in total who will be competing for the Physio Edge Cup, the Royal Jersey Shield and Wooden Spoon prizes.
Aside from watching the action unfold on the pitches we'll have a raffle on the go with some fantastic offerings, including 2 tickets to the Marriott London 7s, personal training sessions, sports massage sessions, and of course wine and chocolates up for grabs. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day so be sure to buy a few to be in with a shout for these great prizes.
There'll also be cakes, baguettes, savoury snacks and soft drinks on sale at the pitches, with beer, cider, wine and spirits available to purchase from the clubhouse on your way down to the playing fields. Please ensure that you bring cash with you if you're planning to attend as we unfortunately won't have a card machine available on the day.
We're aiming to showcase the best that Barnes has to offer and we can't do it without our club members. The weather is looking good for Sunday and it promises to be a good family day out (and it is a pet friendly venue) so please stop by and support us.
If you would like to be involved in this fantastic event - there's still time to sponsor a raffle prize or help out with photographs and/or stalls on the day - please get in touch with the event organizer, Tracey Smith:
Tel: 07711 152 109
Barnes Elms, Queen Elizabeth Walk, SW13 9SA
Updated 15:43 - 18 Apr 2017 by Ashley Brandon
10:00am - Team registrations
10:30am - Sevens training session
12:00pm - Pool matches begin (following standard IRB 7s rules - 7 mins each way)
15:40 - Semi finals
16:50 - Cup final
17:40 - Awards ceremony and raffle draw at the Barnes RFC clubhouse
18:00 - Drinks and merriment at the clubhouse