Interdean Rugby 7s Tournament 2012
Interdean held its fifth annual Rugby 7s Tournament on Saturday 18th August 2012. The event, which was held at the London Wasps Training Ground in Twyford Avenue, raised money for a cause which is dear to the hearts of many, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Fun in the Sun
Unusually for a British summer, we were blessed with blazing sunshine on the hottest day of the year. The aroma of burgers, hotdogs and hot bacon butties drew the crowds in, with the cakes and sweets stall proving popular with those with a sweet tooth.
The London Fire Brigade showed up so that the children could have a tour of the fire engine before they were called out to an emergency. The entertainment continued for the young ones with a bouncy castle followed by a choice of ice creams to cool down in the heat.
For those who suffered injury in action, or those who just wanted to relax, there was a team on hand to offer sports massages.
There was some great sportsmanship shown by the teams on the day; with a fiercely competitive show on the field. UK rugby clubs clashed with teams from the relocation and moving industry in a bid to win the top prize from Interdean’s notorious tournament.
In the end though, the clear and deserved winners of the Cup were Fox International 7s, who travelled all the way from Wales to take part.
London Wasps came in second to take the Plate, followed by the Old Actonians who were awarded the Bowl.
Interdean and SODAM fought it out in a closely contested final match, with SODAM going home with the ultimate prize – the Corporate Cup.
A Fantastic Cause
Marie Curie Cancer Care has been providing support to terminally ill cancer patients and their families for 64 years. The charity dedicated itself to:
- providing specialist homes for the care of cancer patients
- providing nursing for patients at home
- educating the public on the symptoms and treatment of cancer
- providing urgent welfare needs
Interdean has been a proud sponsor of Marie Curie Cancer Care for many years and is delighted that the Rugby 7s events have raised in excess of $120,000 for this great cause.
A silent auction was held for a signed and framed England Rugby Shirt. The prize was won by Andrew Hopgood who bid £310, the proceeds of which go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
A huge thank you to all of the teams who took part on the day from all of us at Interdean! Despite some injuries, including a few black eyes and a couple of cracked ribs, everyone was in high spirits and gave it their all in a series of five gruelling matches. Congratulations to all!
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Thank you so much to the volunteers who gave up their time for this great cause. Also, a massive thanks to the London Wasps who let us host the tournament at their training ground. Lastly, we’d like to say a special thank you to our very own Stephanie Romanczuk, without whom this day would not have been the success that it was!