Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sevens news

After two years in Leighton Buzzard, the National Sevens returns to Harpenden this year. Apparently Leighton Buzzard no longer have a women's team, which may have prompted the move, though Harpenden do not have one either...

Its also confirmed that the U18 and U15 events are on the Saturday (23rd), and the seniors on the Sunday. It is interesting to see that the senior tournament costs £150 per team to enter - more than twice the cost of the junior tournament - though the seniors do get a post-tournament party and camp.

Every National Sevens has been an emotional day as it has seen us say farewell to one or two players. This season its going to be huge with so many of our longest serving players moving on. But it need not be the last time that everyone plays together in a Letchworth shirt. 

We'd almost have enough 18 year-old players to enter the seniors on the following day (especially if a few former players could be pulled in), but maybe its a year too early this year. Looking ahead, though, it would be great to enter a "reunited" team next year, perhaps - especially as teams like Hitchin don't seem to enter the event. Alternatively, Wonky has also suggested that we could also enter a team in the 2010 Bournemouth Sevens (which - a seriously huge event that men's team took part in last year). The one tiny snag is that - this year at least - the Bournemouth and National Sevens are both on the same weeks, which is a remarkable planning achievement by one or both of the tournament organisers!

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