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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Festivals? What festivals?

Remember the youth calendar for this year? If not its actually online.

You will recall the (very welcome) new development this season was the appearance of a number of festivals across the season, all to be organised by the Divisions with competitions for various levels of club - developed, developing, etc.

The first festivals are but weeks away (4th December) which raises the question.... where are they? As anyone who has ever organised a festival will say, you need at least a couple of months of lead in to make any such event a success - especially if its a new event - just let everyone know its on, get entries, organise ground, volunteers (BTW on the subject of volunteers, please go here - the RFU are carrying out an important survey), etc. etc. - but not only do I not hear any news of any such events, I am told that for some clubs in this area the 4th December has already been changed to a league weekend.

In fact the only festivals anyone has confirmed with me are the "traditional" end of season tournaments - Herts 7s on 29th April, Worthing 10s on 6th May, and the National 7s on 12th May (though there is also a possible Worcester tournament, annoying likely to clash with Herts 7s). Beyond that... nothing.

Unless anyone knows different?


  1. Keith2:21 PM

    Hi. there is going to be a worcester tournament on the same day as herts 7s but this is aimed at teams from the north west,south west and wales. These teams normally do not enter the herts 7s so there should be hopefully no impact on the herts 7s.

  2. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Teams from Wales too, seem to remember this being an issue for a previous festival......
    But good luck!

  3. The moral from that episode being don't ask...


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