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Elite Insurance Sevens Series set for record entries

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Community News Elite Insurance Sevens Series set for record entries

In the week in which the International Rugby Board has hailed the growth of Rugby Sevens, in the East of England the 2014 Elite Insurance Sevens Series is also set for massive growth in only its second year, with schools signing up in their droves to take part.

With two months still to go until the Elite Insurance Sevens Series kicks off over 45 schools have put their names forward to take part in the unique tournament.

The Elite Insurance Sevens Series gives Under-13 schools teams the opportunity to receive coaching for players and coach development sessions for teachers, before competing in one of five regional tournaments.

The first of these regional tournaments takes place in Cambridge on Tuesday, March 11th, followed by Bedfordshire (Thursday, March 13th), Suffolk (Tuesday, March 18th), Northamptonshire (Wednesday, March 19th) and Oxfordshire (Tuesday, April 1st).

The winners and runners-up then head to Franklin’s Gardens, home of the Saints, for the Elite Insurance Sevens Series Finals Day on Thursday, April 24th, to see who will be crowned overall champion and follow in the footsteps of Northampton School for Boys in lifting the trophy.

Places in the Elite Insurance Sevens Series have been filling up quickly, but there is still time to book your school’s place in the tournament.

“The IRB are saying that Rugby Sevens is enjoying unprecedented growth, and we’re seeing this reflected in the interest shown locally in the Elite Insurance Sevens Series,” said Ben Mann from the Saints community team.

“Since Rugby Sevens got accepted as an Olympic sport its profile has gone up and up, and we definitely see the Elite Insurance Sevens Series as an opportunity for young players and teams to start their own journey to a possible Olympic Games.

“We’ve had many of last year’s entrants sign up along with plenty of new schools as well, and it promises to be an exciting Series when the weather starts warming up in March and April!”

Coaches and teachers who want to enter their school into the 2014 Elite Insurance Sevens Series should email benmann@northamptonsaints.co.uk

One of Northampton Saints’ Elite Sponsors, Elite Insurance has evolved rapidly to become one of Europe’s leading Insurers. A commitment to continual expansion and acquisition enables Elite to offer clients unrivalled expertise in many niche areas of insurance, delivering products quickly, conveniently and competitively.

For more information head to www.elite-insurance.co.uk

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