Durham County Sevens Event hosted at Billingham RFC

The annual Durham County Rugby Sevens event took place at Billingham RFC last Saturday (1st June).

Billingham RFC successfully ran both the Secure Trading Sevens alongside a Sevens Social men’s tournament, with a total of 14 teams entering the competition. This is a great result for Sevens Rugby in Durham County!

Although there where 14 teams, there could only be one winner of the Secure Trading Sevens. Well done to Billingham RFC, and The Mighty Peth for coming in at a close second.

The men’s Social Sevens also saw Billingham Bounty Hunters and Zeneth Medicals go head to head for the winning title.

In Memory of Charley Purkiss Macendoo

Before the final game was held, a minute silence was held for Charley Purkiss Macendoo. Players on the pitch that day had played with and against him and shared great memories in the club following the games.

To conclude the competition, Durham County’s President was there to announce the winners and handover the trophy. Many thanks to Mr David Sawyer for being there and representing Durham County RFU.

Mr David Sawyer presenting the Trophies

Billingham RFC have also acknowledged that the event could not have gone ahead without the hard work of Alan Thompson and the 6 volunteering referees.

A massive thank you to Duham County Referees Society for making this happen!

Alongside the Rugby Sevens event, Billingham RFC also held a mini fun day, with stalls, inflatables, an outdoor bar and BBQ. This created a great day out for not only players, but family and friends of Durham County.

Well done and a massive thank you to all the staff at Billingham RFC for making it such a successful and enjoyable day for all teams across Durham County.

To see all the photos from the day please click here

By Erin Knotts

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