HSBC Rosslyn Park Schools Sevens Round Up

Wooden Spoon are happy to be the charity partner for 3 years at the famous Rosslyn Park Schools Sevens tournament.

This year the festival took place over four days 20-24th March. From humble beginnings in 1939 the event has grown to be the largest tournament in the world with 450 schools taking part and some 7000 boys and girls aged between 13 – 18 taking part .

With a number of activities on site, the Schools Sock initiative was rolled out and discussed with a good number of schools attending. Further details of this initiative and others can be found here.

Rugby develops great leaders and many of the young players we spoke to were inspired to undertake some fundraising in the forthcoming year to support those who cannot play rugby.   With the support of staff and parents at many schools, pupils across the UK, Ireland and even further afield are beginning to plan fundraising events for Wooden Spoon.

We are looking forward to seeing schools there next year having done something amazing in the next 12 months to support Wooden Spoon and for the disabled and disadvantaged young people and children we support.

Jai Purewal, Wooden Spoons Director of Rugby and Community Investment, commented “We have had a successful week speaking to schools and introducing them to this new fundraising initiative. Around 250 schools expressed an interest in the new scheme and we will speak to them further and look forward to welcoming them on board”

“We look forward to celebrating individual successes with participating schools at the event next year and having some of our Ambassadors here to thank them”

“We would like the thank the tournament organisers for inviting us to be the charity partner of this fantastic event, and congratulate all the winning teams from this years tournament”

Marlborough School