The weather gods were kind this Sunday 1 March at Reigate Grammar School’s Hartswood Sports ground for the annual Reigate Charity 7s.Now regarded as one of the most well-established and renowned school tournaments in the country, the competition welcomed 40 of the top boys and girls U18 schools’ sevens teams.
In the cup, Wellington College faced Brighton College in the main final with the school from West Berkshire proving too strong for their south coast counterparts. Wellington ran out as eventual 31-5 winners in a dominant display of sevens rugby. It was complete performance from the strong Wellington side refereed by the England and Harlequins scrum half special guest Karl Dickson. Karl is on track to become the first professional rugby player to be a professional referee in England. Meanwhile, in the Plate Competition, Whitgift edged a close affair beating Dulwich College 12-0.
In the Girls’ competition there was a carbon copy of last year’s final with Worthing College and Filton College meeting once again. In an extremely close match, Worthing held on to take their second trophy home in successive years recording a 10-7 victory. In the Girls’ Plate competition, Pangbourne College triumphed with a score of 17-5 over Epsom College.
The Kukri Players of the Tournament were awarded to: Will Wilson (Wellington College) and Harmony Driver (Worthing College).
Presentations were made by Shaun Fenton, RGS Headmaster on the balcony of the sports pavilion. An established charity event, funds were raised for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity along with the RGS Foundation’s Changing Lives campaign.
The Reigate Charity 7s 2016 will be on Sunday 6th March 2015.
Summary of Results:
Cup Winners: Wellington College
Plate Winners: Whitgift School
Shield Winners: Royal Hospital
Bowl Winners: Portsmouth Grammar School
Cup Winners: Worthing College
Plate Winners: Pangbourne College