Berkhamsted 7s 30th Anniversary Programme

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For more than three decades the Berkhamsted Sevens has provided enjoyment and competition for numerous young players and their teams. I am very pleased to wish all competing this year a memorable event, playing alongside friends. The level of competition is always impressive and the tournament continues to be a success because the organisers give it a great deal of time and effort and match officials taking charge of matches ensure it is a great experience for those competing. I would like to thank all involved for continuing in this endeavour, and promoting rugby and the sport’s values. I was fortunate, having begun my rugby in school, to go on to captain my club, Leicester Tigers, to play for and captain England and to tour with the British and Irish Lions.

I am very aware that without the coaches who encouraged me in the early days this would not have happened, so I would like to thank all the coaches and managers of the teams competing for their support of player development and Berkhamsted for continuing to host this excellent tournament. I hope that everyone involved enjoys their rugby at this year’s sevens tournament and for many years to come.

Peter Wheeler, President RFU

Principal’s Message Welcome to Berkhamsted for our U13 Boys Competition and the U11 Festival. I hope all 64 teams enjoy a day of competitive, sporting, enjoyable Sevens – and that the weather does nothing to interrupt it. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors, supporters, and all those who have helped to organize today’s event (particularly Graham Burchnall, whose tireless work is at the centre of it). Thanks, too, to referees, first aid teams, those helping with catering, car parking and all the other elements which might go unnoticed because they work so smoothly, but all of which are vital to the day’s success. Have a great day! Richard P Backhouse, MA

Richard Backhouse, James Rodwell - Old Berkhamstedian (England & GB Sevens) and Alex Goode (Saracens) at the opening of the new pitch Chesham Road Playing Fields September 2018.

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Welcome from Berkhamsted School The U13 Boys Competition is now in its 30th year and we will see 48 teams taking part today and since the Berkhamsted 7s started in 1989, 152 different schools have competed. This year, we will once again follow the guidelines set down by the RFU. The U11 Boys Festival will see 16 schools competing and I would like to thank Anthony Gillam for organising and running the day.

I would like to welcome all staff, players, referees and spectators to our annual 7-a-side event and hope that you will enjoy a day of exciting rugby.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the continued financial support from Berkhamsted School, sponsorship from local companies, and once again, special thanks must go to Aramark under the leadership of Mr Martin White, our catering company, for their immense contribution.

I would like to wish all the teams taking part the best of luck and thank you once again, for all your commitment, enthusiasm and friendship. Organising this day of rugby for the past 30 years has been an absolute privilege because I have always had such a wonderful team to help me.

We must also thank Schoolblazer for their huge contribution in sponsoring the referees kit and supplying a kit bag for every team competing and to TackleBag for providing the match balls. Our gratitude must also go to Chris Grimsdale, Nick Saunders and Julian Anthony for all their input with the sponsorship for the day.

Wishing you all a memorable day.

The School would like to thank Jen Hallesy for designing the programme and poster. Special thanks too, must go to Joanne Sammars and Sarah Brown in the Marketing Dept for all their input for the day. Lastly to Pat Hayball for all the administration work over the years.

The matches have always been played in the spirit of good sportsmanship and friendly rivalry. A special welcome this year goes to several schools who will be competing for the first time in both the U11 Festival and U13 Competition.

Graham Burchnall

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Rugby is the major sport played during the Michaelmas term. The senior school is able to field up to 14 rugby teams at the weekend (1st XV – 4th XV, U16 A-C, U15 A-D and U14 A-D) and boasts a strong fixture card against the likes of Harrow, Eton, Stamford, Felsted, Abingdon, RGS High Wycombe, and Dulwich. The U15 squad enters the National Schools Cup and the U18 squad the Champions Trophy, with the 1st XV squad of 2018 reaching the quarter final and going out to eventual winners Wellington. It is an exciting and successful time for Berkhamsted Rugby with the 2014 1st XV recording the first unbeaten season since 1957 and the 2015 side losing just once. The 2018 squad finished 10th in the Daily Mail rankings, the highest ever by a Berkhamsted side. Provision for training has recently been upgraded with a purposebuilt gym on the Castle campus and two full-time Strength and Conditioning coaches to oversee all training programmes. Home games are played at Chesham Road Playing Field with 2016 marking the opening of the new David Case Pavilion and changing rooms, and 2018 the completion of the pitch development. The junior rugby programme runs during the Lent term with A,B and C teams representing the school at U13 and U12 level during Saturday and Wednesday fixtures. The junior fixture card includes junior blocks against some of the best independent, grammar and state schools in the area. Berkhamsted Rugby teams regularly tour overseas with recent trips to South Africa (2010, 2018), Spain and France (2016), Argentina/Chile (2014), Biarritz (2007), Argentina (2006) and New Zealand (2001) being highly successful.

Berkhamsted Representation Berkhamsted Rugby players are regularly selected for county and representative squads and have also recently represented The Independent School Lambs at national level. This season Jack Chapples, Jack Hussey, Zahran Obozuwa, Jack Wood have all been selected. Harvey Graham is currently in the South-East England squad and trialling for the England Counties side. Toby Knight has been selected for the England U18 final training squad after an impressive season for the Saracens U18 Academy. We are delighted that Toby has been offered a professional contract with Saracens for the 2020-21 season. Berkhamsted is a partner school with the Saracens Academy and a number of boys are members of their U18 and U16 squads with Jasper Sorrell and Ollie Owen playing alongside Toby Knight in the U18s. Casper Jack, Luca Fahy, Charles Keith, Oliver Webb, Cameron Raubenheimer, Will Stanford and Joe Pannese are all in the U16s. Others are also involved with Wasps from U13-U18 level. The school helps manage their school sporting commitments with their academy training programmes. There have also been recent rugby successes amongst the Old Berkhamstedians with James Rodwell (England & GB Sevens) now the most capped Sevens player of all time. Will Fraser (Saracens) recently retiring prematurely after battling injuries but with a glittering record including the Premiership and European Cup trophies and Tom ffitch spending a season with the England Sevens academy.







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2007 Tournament The Judd Plate Q.E. Barnet Bowl Halliford

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

1991 Tournament Haberdashers’ Aske’s

2008 Tournament Manchester Grammar Plate Eltham College Bowl Wellington School

1992 Tournament Q.E. Barnet Plate Watford Grammar 1993 Tournament Plate

Berkhamsted Watford Grammar

1994 Tournament Plate

RGS, High Wycombe Bedford

1995 Tournament Plate

RGS, High Wycombe Bedford

1996 Tournament RGS, High Wycombe Plate Watford Grammar 1997 Tournament London Oratory Plate St George’s Harpenden 1998 Tournament Plate

Whitgift Tiffin

1999 Tournament Plate

Bedford RGS, Guildford

2000 Tournament Plate

Whitgift Manchester Grammar

2001 Tournament Plate

Whitgift Bedford

2002 Tournament Plate Bowl

RGS, High Wycombe Q.E. Hospital Colfe’s

2003 Tournament The Judd Plate Latymer Upper Bowl King Henry VIII 2004 Tournament Plate Bowl

Halliford Abingdon King Henry VIII

2005 Cancelled due to frozen pitches 2006 Tournament Christ’s Hospital Plate The Judd Bowl Reading Blue Coat

2009 Tournament Warwick Plate Halliford Bowl Emanuel

2010 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

Lymm High School The Judd Bishop’s Stortford HS Glantaf

2011 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

London Oratory Solihull RGS, High Wycombe Rickmansworth

2012 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

Warwick Reigate Grammar Bishop’s Stortford HS Q.E. Barnet

2013 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

Warwick St Ambrose College Eltham College Bishop’s Stortford HS

2014 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

John Fisher Halliford Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf Lincroft Middle

2015 Tournament Plate Bowl Shield

Whitgift Ysgol Y Preseli Greenhill School Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

2016 Cancelled Due to New Development 2017 Waterfall Competition 2018 Waterfall Competition 2019 Cancelled due to bad weather

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U13 Current and Past Teams Aberdare Abingdon Adams Grammar Amman Valley Ashfold Ashlyns Aylesbury Grammar Barry Comprehensive Bedford Bedford Modern Beechen Cliff Beechwood Park Belmont Berkhamsted A Berkhamsted B Bishopston Bishop’s Stortford College Bishop’s Stortford High Boost Schools, Bucks Boost Schools, Leics Bradford Grammar Brentwood Bridgewater Middle Bristol Grammar Bro Edern Bro Morgannwg Bryntawe Brynteg Caer Elen Caerleon Campion Cardiff High Cardinal Vaughan Caterham Chesham Grammar Chesham Prep Chislehurst and Sidcup Christ’s Hospital Churchdown Claires Court Clevedon Community Colchester Grammar Colfe’s College Y Dderwen Colston’s Cooper’s & Coburn Cowbridge Culford Cwmtawe Cwm Rhymni Dartford Grammar

Davenant Foundation Devizes Dulwich College Dwr-y-Felin Eltham College Embley Emanuel Forest Framlingham College Glantaf Gordon’s Greenhill Gunnersbury Gwyr Haileybury Halliford Hampton Hitchin Howard of Effingham Hurstpierpoint College Hymers Isleworth & Syon KCS, Wimbledon King Edward Fiveways King Henry VIII King’s Macclesfield King’s Worcester Kirkham Grammar Langley Park Latymer Upper Licensed Victuallers Lincroft Middle Llandaff Cathedral Llangatwg Llangynwyd London Oratory Lymm High Magdalen College New Hall Newent Community Norwich Oakham Orleans Park Orley Farm Parmiters Portsmouth Grammar Preseli Queen Elizabeth’s, Barnet Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital Queen’s, Bushey Reading

Reigate Grammar RGS, Colchester RGS, High Wycombe RGS, Guildford Rickmansworth Robert Clack Rutlish Ryde Salvatorian College Sevenoaks Solihull St Alban’s St Ambrose St Benedict’s St Columba’s St Cyres St George’s, Harpenden St George’s, Weybridge St John Baptist High School St John’s, Northwood St Joseph du Loquidy St Joseph’s, Ipswich St Olave’s Stockport Grammar The Beacon The City Academy The Haberdashers’ Aske’s The John Fisher The Judd The Manchester Grammar The Oratory The Perse The Royal Hospital The Skinners’ Tiffin Tring Trinity, Croydon University College School Verulam Wallington Warwick Watford Grammar Wellington School Wetherby Prep Whitgift A Whitgift B Wilmslow High Wimbledon College Wisbech Grammar Woodbridge Woodlands

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Black, Cerise, White

Amman Valley

T. Davies

Gold, Green, Black

Belmont, Mill Hill

N. Bird

Blue, White


B. Mahoney

Red, Blue, White


C. Morris

Green, Yellow

Bro Morgannwg

R. Beynon

Green, Blue



Navy, Sky


Light blue,Yellow

Claires Court

M. Turner



G. Evans


Cymunedol Y Dderwen

C. Dicomidis

Purple, Black

Dulwich College

J. Hanks

Blue, Black


C. Loader

Royal, Maroon, Gold

Eltham College






Framlingham College


Sky, Brown


P. Williams

Blue, White


D. Long

Black, Amber


S. Thomson


Hurstpierpoint College

F. Peirrepont

Red, White

Isleworth & Syon

M. Mullins

Red, Black

KCS, Wimbledon

D. Cheers

Red, White, Blue

Kirkham Grammar

A. Trenhaile

Navy Blue

Lincroft Middle

R. Edwards

Red, Blue

Caer Elen

U13 Participating Schools Team




D. Williams

Green, Amber



Black, Blue

London Oratory


Magdalen College

R. Bolton


The Manchester Grammar

S. Swindells

Sky Blue

New Hall

T. Taylor

Black, White, Red


T. Grieves

Blue, Maroon

Queens’, Bushey

S. Burrows

Red, Black

Queen Elizabeth’s Barnet


Navy Blue, Sky Blue

Robert Clack

P. Cook

Red, Blue

St Benedict’s

J. Coles

Green, Gold

St Cyres

M. Bolton

Red, Black

St George’s College

B. Johnston


St Joseph’s, Ipswich

M. Grigg

Red, White

The Campion

L. Shanahan


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s

A. Metcalfe

Sky, Navy Blue

The John Fisher

L. Flynn

Red black

Blue, White,Yellow

The Perse

L. St John


The Skinners’


Red, Black


J. Morgan


Trinity, Croydon

I. Kench


Watford Grammar

L. Jacobs

Green, Black


C. Wilkins

Blue, Gold

Wisbech Grammar

A. Laybourne

Blue, Red

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U13 Competition (Chesham Road Field) 09.45 10.30 13.30 15.30

Arrival & Report in at Control Centre Group Matches start Afternoon Matches start Last Matches start

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Group J 37 Haberdashers’ Aske’s 38 John Fisher 39 Cwmtawe 40 St Benedict’s

Group I 33 KCS Wimbledon 34 Caer Elen 35 Lincroft 36 Whitgift

1v3 2v4 13 v 15 14 v 16 25 v 27 26 v 28 37 v 39 38 v 40

Group F 21 Manchester Grammar 22 Magdalen College 23 Hurstpierpoint College 24 St Cyres

9 v 12 10 v 11 21 v 24 22 v 23 33 v 36 34 v 35 45 v 48 46 v 47


Group E 17 Bishopston 18 Framlingham College 19 Brentwood 20 Embley

5v8 6v7 17 v 20 18 v 19 29 v 32 30 v 31 41 v 44 42 v 43

1v4 2v3 13 v 16 14 v 15 25 v 28 26 v 27 37 v 40 38 v 39


Group B 5 Llangynwyd 6 Watford Grammar 7 St Joseph’s 8 Skinners’



Group A 1 Dulwich College 2 Claires Court 3 Gwyr 4 Isleworth & Syon

Pitch 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

U13 Morning Group Matches

Group L 45 St George’s College 46 Campion 47 London Oratory 48 Bro Morgannwg

Group K 41 Wisbech Grammar 42 Trinity 43 Tring 44 Dwr-y-Felin

11 v 12 9 v 10 23 v 24 21 v 22 35 v 36 33 v 34 47 v 48 45 v 46


Group H 29 Perse 30 Greenhill 31 Norwich 32 Belmont

7v8 5v6 19 v 20 17 v 18 31 v 32 29 v 30 43 v 44 41 v 42


Group G 25 New Hall 26 Robert Clack 27 Queens’ 28 Llangatwg

3v4 1v2 15 v 16 13 v 14 27 v 28 25 v 26 39 v 40 37 v 38


Group D 13 Berkhamsted 14 Abingdon 15 Amman Valley 16 Eltham College

9 v 11 10 v 12 21 v 23 22 v 24 33 v 35 34 v 36 45 v 47 46 v 48


Group C 9 Hampton 10 Cymunedol Y Dderwen 11 Kirkham Grammar 12 QE Barnet

5v7 6v8 17 v 19 18 v 20 29 v 31 30 v 32 41 v 43 42 v 44


Group P2 P5 P6 P7 P8

Group P3 P9 P10 P11 P12

Group T3 T9 T10 T11 T12

T9 v T12 T10 v T11 P9 v P12 P10 v P11 B9 v B12 B10 v B11 S9 v S12 S10 v S11

Group T2 T5 T6 T7 T8

T5 v T8 T6 v T7 P5 v P8 P6 v P7 B5 v B8 B6 v B7 S5 v S8 S6 v S7

T1 v T4 T2 v T3 P1 v P4 P2 v P3 B1 v B4 B2 v B3 S1 v S4 S2 v S3


Group P1 P1 P2 P3 P4



Group T1 T1 T2 T3 T4

Pitch 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T1 v T3 T2 v T4 P1 v P3 P2 v P4 B1 v B3 B2 v B4 S1 v S3 S2 v S4


U13 Afternoon Group Matches T7 v T8 T5 v T6 P7 v P8 P5 v P6 B7 v B8 B5 v B6 S7 v S8 S5 v S6


Group S3 S9 S10 S11 S12

Group B3 B9 B10 B11 B12

Group S1 S1 S2 S3 S4

T3 v T4 T1 v T2 P3 v P4 P1 v P2 B3 v B4 B1 v B2 S3 v S4 S1 v S2


Group S2 S5 S6 S7 S8

T9 v T11 T10 v T12 P9 v P11 P10 v P12 B9 v B11 B10 v B12 S9 v S11 S10 v S12


Group B2 B5 B6 B7 B8

Group B1 B1 B2 B3 B4

T5 v T7 T6 v T8 P5 v P7 P6 v P8 B5 v B7 B6 v B8 S5 v S7 S6 v S8


T11 v T12 T9 v T10 P11 v P12 P9 v P10 B11 v B12 B9 v B10 S11 v S12 S9 v S10


In 1989 the late Mr George Pitman, the former Headmaster of Berkhamsted Junior School suggested that it should celebrate its centenary by hosting a Rugby Sevens Tournament. Seven teams were invited to participate: Beechwood Park, Bedford Modern, Habersdashers’ Aske’s, St George’s Harpenden,Verulam, Oakham and St John’s Northwood. Bedford Modern were the inaugural winners of the Berkhamsted Sevens. In 1992 the Plate trophy was introduced and was won by Watford Grammar. In 1993 twelve teams competed with Berkhamsted School winning the Tournament. RGS High Wycombe then dominated the competition for the next three years; their teams were blessed with skill, pace and power. In 1997, London Oratory stopped the Wycombe domination before we saw the emergence of some extremely talented Whitgift sides. In 2001, a most generous gift from a parent enabled the tournament to expand to 32 teams. This was the year when the country experienced the infamous outbreak of foot and mouth disease which made the day a very

difficult one, but we somehow got through it. The team effort on that day was quite extraordinary. In 2002 the tournament moved to 40 teams and the family of Tom Warren (Captain of the 1st XV) kindly donated the Bowl Trophy so the visiting schools had three trophies to play for. In 2003 we welcomed the first team from Wales, Dwr-y-Felin from Neath; they have been coming ever since. Their friendship has been so very much appreciated over the years. 2004 saw the U13 Tournament increase to 48 teams and marked the introduction of the U18 Girls Tournament. This was also the year we welcomed St Joseph du Loquidy from Nantes for the first time who brought their U13 Boys and U18 girls over the channel. We had to cancel in 2005 due to frozen pitches. This was most unfortunate because St Joseph du Loquidy had a team capable of lifting the U13 Tournament Trophy.

The Judd School produced some fine teams during this era and their winning team of 2007 was a most formidable side. The Girls Tournament continued to go from strength to strength and soon became the largest tournament in the country; involving 24 teams. The first team to lift the U13 trophy from the North of England was The Manchester Grammar School in 2008. In 2010, the decision was made to increase the Tournament to 64 teams at U13 level and therefore another trophy could be awarded and the Old Berkhamstedians kindly donated the Shield trophy. Glantaf won this and were the first side from the Principality to win a final at the Berkhamsted Sevens. 2012 and 2013 saw Warwick lift the Tournament Trophy and John Fisher ended their run in 2014. In 2015, Whitgift were the winners of the Tournament Trophy. It was a marvellous moment to see the Plate, Bowl and Shield trophies being lifted by Preseli, Greenhill and Glantaf all from Wales. In 2015 we took the difficult decision to stop hosting the U18 Girls Competition as Berkhamsted Girls were no longer playing rugby.

The U13 Tournament was not held in 2016 because of the building of the David Case Pavilion. 2017 saw the introduction of the U13 Waterfall Competition as directed by the RFU with 64 teams being hosted on the day with a record number of teams from Wales. Furthermore, 2017 saw the emergence of an U11 Festival with 16 sides taking part. It was with great regret that we had to cancel in 2019 because of high winds but it was certainly the right decision. So here we are in 2020, the 30th Anniversary of the Berkhamsted Sevens. We have 48 teams at U13 level and 16 teams in the U11 Festival. Since 1989 including those competing today, approximately 19,500 boys would have taken part at U13 and U11 and over 2000 girls competed at U18 level. Over the years it has been marvellous to know that the boys and girls who have run out on the fields of Berkhamsted have gone on to play at Premiership level and on the International stage. Graham Burchnall

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T5 v T8 T6 v T7


T1 v T4 T2 v T3

T1 v T3 T2 v T4


T5 (1st Group E) T6 (1st Group F) T7 (1st Group G) T8 (1st Group H)

T9 v T12 T10 v T11

14.00 T5 v T7 T6 v T8



P5 v P8 P6 v P7


P1 v P4 P2 v P3

P1 (2nd Group A) P2 (2nd Group B) P3 (2nd Group C) P4 (2nd Group D)

Pitch 3 4 P1 v P3 P2 v P4


P5 (2nd Group E) P6 (2nd Group F) P7 (2nd Group G) P8 (2nd Group H)

P9 v P12 P10 v P11


P5 v P7 P6 v P8


T7 v T8 T5 v T6


P3 v P4 P1 v P2


P7 v P8 P5 v P6


P9 (2nd Group I) P10 (2nd Group J) P11 (2nd Group K) P12 (2nd Group L)

P9 v P11 P10 v P12


T3 v T4 T1 v T2


T9 (1st Group I) T10 (1st Group J) T11 (1st Group K) T12 (1st Group L )

T9 v T11 T10 v T12


Under 13 - 2nd Placed Teams after Morning Group Games

T1 (1st Group A) T2 (1st Group B) T3 (1st Group C) T4 (1st Group D)

Pitch 1 2

Under 13 - 1st Placed Teams after Morning Group Games

P11 v P12 P9 v P10


T11 v T12 T9 v T10



B5 v B8 B6 v B7


B1 v B4 B2 v B3

B1 v B3 B2 v B4


B5 (3rd Group E) B6 (3rd Group F) B7 (3rd Group G) B8 (3rd Group H)

B9 v B12 B10 v B11

14.00 B5 v B7 B6 v B8



S5 v S8 S6 v S7


S1 v S4 S2 v S3

S1 (4th Group A) S2 (4th Group B) S3 (4th Group C) S4 (4th Group D)

Pitch 7 8

14.15 S1 v S3 S2 v S4

S5 (4th Group E) S6 (4th Group F) S7 (4th Group G) S8 (4th Group H)

S9 v S12 S10 v S11


14.30 S5 v S7 S6 v S8

15.15 B7 v B8 B5 v B6

15.00 S3 v S4 S1 v S2

15.15 S7 v S8 S5 v S6 S9 (4th Group I) S10 (4th Group J) S11 (4th Group K) S12 (4th Group L)

S9 v S11 S10 v S12


B3 v B4 B1 v B2


B9 (3rd Group I) B10 (3rd Group J) B11 (3rd Group K) T12 (3rd Group L )

B9 v B11 B10 v B12


Under 13 - 4th Placed Teams after Morning Group Games

B1 (3rd Group A) B2 (3rd Group B) B3 (3rd Group C) B4 (3rd Group D)

Pitch 5 6

Under 13 - 3rd Placed Teams after Morning Group Games

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Programme For The Day U11 Festival (Kitchener’s Fields) 09.45 10.30 12.45 13.30

Arrival and Report in Matches start Lunch Break Afternoon Matches start

Every player for participating on the day will receive a medal and a mini rugby ball. One player from each team will be awarded a “Team Player of the Day” trophy, by their coach. Every school will receive a kit bag as a gift from School Blazer. Throughout the day food and drinks are on sale in the Pavilion. Staff lunch will be served in the Pavilion. Clive Carruthers of DEPhoto will be taking team and action shots in the course of the day.

U11 Participating Schools Akeley Wood Aldwickbury Belmont, Mill Hill Berkhamsted Bromsgrove Preparatory Chesham Preparatory Newland House St Columba’s College St John’s, Northwood The Croft Preparatory The Haberdashers’ Aske’s The Manchester Grammar Trinity Warwick Preparatory Wetherby Preparatory Wisbech Grammar

Coach M. Lemon J. Bungard N. Bird A.Gillam A. Lane C. Batchelder I. Bardgett M.Turpin M. Russo J. Ferris E. Barnett A. Bird M. Richbell M. Burchett B. Criddle A. Laybourne

Strip Green, Red Purple, Gold Sky blue Red Maroon Black Red, Black Black Purple, White Maroon Dark, Light blue Sky blue, Navy Light blue Blue, White Red, Black Blue

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Pitch 1 2 3 4

13.50 A1 v A4 A2 v A3 B1 v B4 B2 v B3


A8 v A3 A6 v A7 B8 v B3 B6 v B7

Berkhamsted Warwick St Columba’s Trinity Aldwickbury Manchester Grammar Belmont Bromsgrove

A7 v A5 A6 v A8 B7 v B5 B6 v B8


A3 v A1 A8 v A2 B3 v B1 B8 v B2


A5 v A3 A8 v A4 B5 v B3 B8 v B4

A1 v A6 A2 v A5 B1 v B6 B2 v B5

11.50 A3 v A4 A7 v A8 B3 v B4 B7 v B8

12.10 A5 v A1 A4 v A2 B5 v B1 B4 v B2


A4 v A7 A5 v A6 B4 v B7 B5 v B6


A1 v A2 A7 v A3 B1 v B2 B7 v B3


St John’s Newland House The Croft Wetherby Akeley Wood Wisbech Haberdashers’ Aske’s Chesham

A6 v A4 A5 v A8 B6 v B4 B5 v B8


B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8

A7 v A1 A6 v A2 B7 v B1 B6 v B2


A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

A3 v A6 A4 v A5 B3 v B6 B4 v B5

A1 v A8 A2 v A7 B1 v B8 B2 v B7


Group B - Pitches 3 & 4



Group A - Pitches 1 & 2

Pitch 1 2 3 4

U11 Group Matches

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Acknowledgements We must extend our grateful thanks to the following people who have given up their precious time to help at the Tournament today. Without their input, this event would not be possible. To all the referees from Berkhamsted School, Old Berkhamstedians and the staff from the visiting Schools. The medical staff from Berkhamsted School and Pro Medicus for their medical attendance. Mr and Mrs Chambers for once again, supplying the sound system. To Mike Herring, Lee Osbourne, Chris Davidson, Martin Henderson, Ben Johnson, Steve Davis and Ian Putman for all their hard work in preparing the pitches for today. To Karen Best, Martin Pett, Richard Mackay, Anthony Theodossi, Nick Kirwan, David Pain, Dave Gibson and the Year 7 and 8 pupils in and around the Control Room for all their hard

work. Their efficiency and enthusiasm are so very much appreciated. The Tournament would not run without them. To Steve Cripps, Scott Glass, Paul Kuhne and Nicola Gann for all their kindness and support. Our thanks must also go to the Headmaster of Ashlyn’s School and Diane Delicate of Ashlyns Residential Home for allowing us to use their facilities. Thanks to Alan Gillman and Josh Grimsdale for all their invaluable help with the car parking and to the pupils from Years 10, 12 and 13 for all their help with numerous jobs. Thanks to many friends, colleagues and supporters, who throughout the year have given so much support. My sincere thanks to everyone involved. Graham Burchnall

Berkhamsted 7s Tournament Rules U13 and U11 1. The laws of the game will be those of the Rugby Football Union. 2. Age Limit: All boys must be under 13 at midnight on 31 August - 1 September 2019. 3. All boys must be under 11 at midnight on 31 August - 1 September 2019. 4. U13 Tournament: each game will be of two SIX - minute halves, with a half -time of one minute.U11 Tournament: each game will be of two FIVE - minute halves, with a halftime of one minute. 5. Maximum squad size 12. 6. NO player may play as a substitute or replacement for another school. 7. In the case of a colour clash, the first named team in a group will retain its first choice, and the second team will change. 8. U13 Tournament: the following points will be awarded: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The position of the teams in the groups will be worked out on this basis. 9. In the group games, if there is a tie for any position, the team having won the encounter between the two teams will have the higher placed position. If the game was a draw, or two or more teams are on the same number of points then the following criteria will be applied :i) the team scoring most tries are placed higher ii) if still equal, the team conceding fewest points is placed higher iii) if still equal, then a coin will be tossed in the presence of the Organising Secretary.

10. In any game, a maximum of five players may replace those on the field. Players who have been substituted may replace an injured player. Substitutions/replacements must be made with the referee’s permission and be made only when there is a stoppage or the ball is out of play. 11. Staff in charge must ensure that replacements are immediately available during each game. 12. In the event of a sending-off, the player is not allowed to play again in the current Tournament and the team plays with less than 7 players for the rest of the game. The team is, however, allowed to start with 7 players for the next game(s). The use of the Temporary Suspension (Sin Bin) for 2 minutes will be in force. 13. Shoulder pads, headgear and chest pads must bear the authorised mark of the IRB to indicate that they conform to this law. 14. All disputes should be referred to the Organising Secretary whose decision must be taken as final.

Car Parks

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7 Station Car Park HP4 2AJ

Berkhamsted Prep School Doctors Commons Road HP4 3DW



Berkhamsted Girls School HP4 3BG

2 Haslam Playing Fields HP4 3NF



3 4 5 6 7

Chesham Road Playing Fields HP4 3AE



Ashlyns School HP4 3AE

Ashlyns Care Home HP4 3ST

U13 Minibus and Parent Car Park - Ashlyns School HP4 3AE U13 Minibus Car Park - Haslam Playing Fields HP4 3NF U13 Parent Parking - Ashlyns Care Home HP4 2ST U13 Overflow Parent Car Park - Berkhamsted Girls School HP4 3BG U13 Overflow Parent Car Park - Berkhamsted Prep School HP4 3DW U11 Mini Bus - Kitchener’s Fields HP4 1HE U11 Parent Car Park - Station Car Park HP4 2AJ U13 Tournament - Chesham Road Playing Fields - HP4 3AE U11 Festival - Kitchener’s Fields HP4 1HE Thanks to Ashlyns School, Ashlyns Care Home and National Rail for kindly allowing us to use their grounds and properties

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