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Long Buckby carry off first Elite Insurance Club Sevens regional trophy

Long Buckby and Old Scouts' Under-13s with the silverware © Northampton Saints

Community News Long Buckby carry off first Elite Insurance Club Sevens regional trophy

Long Buckby’s Under-13s created their own little piece of history this week by becoming the first team to win a regional tournament in the inaugural Elite Insurance Club Sevens.

The competition builds on the success of the Elite Insurance Sevens Series, which has seen massive growth in its schools tournament from the first year to the second.

Long Buckby beat Northampton Old Scouts in the final of the Club Sevens’ Northamptonshire regional tournament, and both teams will head to Franklin’s Gardens for Finals Day in August.

This week’s tournament was held at Olney RFC, with subsequent regional competitions coming at Colchester RFC (Suffolk; Wednesday, April 16th), Cambridge RFC (Cambridgeshire; Wednesday, April 23rd) and Dunstablians RFC (Bedfordshire; Tuesday, April 29th).

Entries are still being accepted from Under-13 club teams for the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire tournaments, and if clubs missed out on either the Northamptonshire or Suffolk legs they are welcome to enter either of the other two legs of the Series.

The winners and runners-up from each regional tournament will join Long Buckby and Old Scouts at the home of the Saints on Friday, August 1st, the same day as the Northampton leg of the 2014 Premiership Rugby Sevens Series.

To enter email Will Parkin from the Saints’ community team – willparkin@northamptonsaints.co.uk

The Elite Insurance Club Sevens is the latest in the wide range of age group tournaments organised by Northampton Saints. Over the course of a season thousands of young rugby players in age groups ranging from Under-7s to Under-16s descend on Franklin’s Gardens on first team match days, with trophies and medals handed out on the main pitch during the half-time interval of that day’s Saints game.

One of the club’s Elite Sponsors, Elite Insurance is dedicated to supporting youth rugby in the Eastern Counties and East Midlands, and after a successful inaugural Sevens Series in 2013 the company committed itself to a further three years of sponsorship of this unique Under-13 schools rugby competition.

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