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Sunshine Success for Local Primary Schools

By Milly O'Ryan-Bristow

The next generation...

Sporty youngsters from local primary schools were all smiles last Friday (26 April 2019) as East Grinstead Rugby Football Club (EGRFC) held its thirteenth Blue Cube Security Sunshine Sevens Rugby Tag Festival.

Twelve Year 5 & 6 Teams (girls and boys) continued the tradition of involving all ages of rugby players in the Sunshine Sevens events and which is very much in line with the clubs return to being an inclusive community rugby club.

Year 10 students from Imberhorne School, again were out in force and did their school proud, acting as Team Leaders to all the primary schools who participated which included Halsford Park, Ashurst Wood, West Hoathly, St Mary’s, Crawley Down, Felbridge, Copthorne and Blackwell.

Presentations were made by East Grinstead Mayor, Rex Whittaker, who has been heavily involved in the Sunshine Sevens for many years and Andy Poole, President of EGRFC.

David Hooker, EGRFC Intermediate Chairman said “We must again thank Steve Hill, the Schools Sports Coordinator who has for the thirteenth time organised the participation of the primary schools and provision of senior school pupils to help run the event. Thanks also to EGRFC U7’s Junior Coach, Steve Floodgate and the EGRFC coaches for making the day run so smoothly. This event has proved an invaluable link between the rugby club and all primary and secondary schools within the town as many pupils play regularly at the club each Sunday morning in the squads the club runs at every age group up to under 18”.

EGRFC is a thriving community rugby club with an ever growing junior & intermediate sections – Girls and Boys (U6-U11) and Girls (U11-U18). Intermediates (U12-U16), Colts (U17-U18). For more information on how to get involved with one of the finest Rugby Club’s in Sussex - please email or visit to find out more!


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SS7s Tag Rugby Action

Media enquiries:
Milly O’Ryan, East Grinstead Rugby Football Club, 01342 322338 – / @EGRFCSunshine7s /

Updated 15:54 - 3 May 2019 by Milly O'Ryan-Bristow

Where next?

Rugby Talent Shines Through... the Blue Cube Security 62nd Sunshine Sevens Tournament!


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