West Norfolk /
Norfolk Sevens 2016
This was the 13th Sevens to be held at West Norfolk RUFC, started in 2004 as the West Norfolk Sevens for U13 to Colts and in more recent years, the location for the Norfolk Sevens for U13 to 16.
This year the event took place with U13/14 on the Saturday and U15/16 on the Sunday.
Norfolk teams Wymondham, North Walsham, Diss, Holt, Norwich and West Norfolk took part, with the latter two clubs represented at all four age groups.
The U16 competition metamorphosed into a 12 a side match between Norwich and the home side as these were the only participants; West were the runaway victors. No awards were made as Mark Thorpe, West U16 coach, felt that a Sevens award was not appropriate under the circumstances. The home squad won out at U14 and came a close runner up at U13. The U15 competition, with five clubs represented, was a much more closely fought affair; wooden spoon winners, Diss, scored a lot of points and narrowly lost their matches. The outcome of the league came down to the last match of the day between Holt and West Norfolk which the latter won comfortably in the end.
West Norfolk would like to thank all those who supported the event, especially participating clubs, Eastern Counties RFU, Norfolk Referees Society and West’s own army of volunteers. West hope that next year will be a bigger event with clubs from across the region and beyond.