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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Rochford 10s cancellation confirmed

This season's Rochford 10s has been cancelled.

New came through yesterday that East Region's oldest girls 10s (and one of the country's longest running events) - not to mention the scene of probably our biggest ever triumph - will not take place this season due to "double booking". This is after the tournament was moved a few months ago to avoid a clash with county dates. Worcester contacted us about a possible replacement fixture as soon as the news came out and - obviously - several other clubs will also now have blank spaces in the fixture lists so you can expect that Heather and club secretaries will be busy filling in the gap.

So hopefully we'll not have a blank weekend

Its a huge disappointment, though. Tournaments like this are special days - exciting, hectic, sometimes mildly chaotic, loads of girls from loads of clubs (many you many never have heard of before) - but at the minute they seem seem to be collapsing faster than the banks. This news comes in the same week that we heard that Not the RFUW National 10s is also now threatened - though in this case by various (and completely irrelevent) off-field disputes between GGRT and RFUW . 

However, this does mean that a great season full of tens tournaments could be cut back to just Beckenham (in just over a week) and Worthing (in May). Hopefully at least the NTR Nationals will still go ahead (there is still plenty of time for a solution to be found there), but there is no time now to rearrange Rochford.

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