Support the Sue Ryder Sevens at Cleve

June 30 2013

AN exciting new Sevens rugby tournament takes place in Mangotsfield this month.

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AN exciting new Sevens rugby tournament takes place in Mangotsfield this month.

The Sue Ryder Sevens will be held at Cleve RFC on July 27 and will be backed by Bristol Rugby. 

Teams from Bristol and further afield will compete against each other in men’s full contact rugby sevens. 

Among the 20 teams taking part are the RAF Spitfires, the Godfathers, Cleve RFC and Old Bristolians RFC.

All proceeds from the event, which will run from 10am-6.30pm, will go to Sue Ryder, a national healthcare charity which provides care for incurable illness.

Bristol Rugby will be in attendance on the day with first team players coaching the teams and helping run the tournament. 

Sue Ryder and Cleve RFC will be arranging family entertainment and food during the day, with an awards ceremony following the final of the tournament.

Director of Bristol Rugby Andy Robinson said: “The Sue Ryder Sevens is an exciting new tournament for a very worthy cause. Bristol Rugby wants to support local community causes and events such as these, and we are very pleased to be involved. We’re looking forward to supporting this event and working alongside Sue Ryder.”

Chris Andrews, event organiser and fundraiser for Sue Ryder, said, “The Sue Ryder Sevens is shaping up to be a great event with some exciting rugby on display. It’s a chance for local sides to compete against each other in a different format of the game we all love. And we are hoping to raise some valuable funds to continue the incredible care that Sue Ryder provide to people living with end of life conditions. We are very grateful to Bristol Rugby for their support and we hope other local clubs will get involved too.”

Volunteers are needed to ensure the event runs smoothly. Roles include water stall marshall to man the refreshment stand, parking attendant to direct cars and a registration assistant to help sign teams in on arrival.

Match marshalls are also required. They will be responsible for a designated pitch ensuring that the correct teams are playing, games kick off at the correct time and match scores are reported to the event organiser.

Most roles will be split into two shifts, although people are welcome to volunteer all day if they wish.