Primary School VIVA7s Tournament

Wednesday 28th June 2017

A cold, sunny morning set the tone for the Southern Primary School Viva7s Competition for 2017. Southern schools gathered at Brighton Rugby Union Football Club, arriving by coach, buses and trains, some of the local school kids even arrived by micro scooter.

At 9:30, a quick introduction and welcome message to all the schools was held. A refresher of the VIVA 7s laws was relayed to the eager future 7s stars. The competition format was a Round Robin, with 3 points awarded for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss and 1 bonus point awarded for scoring 4 or more tries. (pural of a try))

Games kicked off at 10:00 and they ran through until 14:15, following directly after Presentations were held. The games were played at a very high tempo, with both the Girls and Boys competition showing terrific skill, teamwork and creativity. There were cut out passes, dummies, switches, shear pace to score and even two executed cross field kicks that lead to tries

All in all a great day “The day was ran very smoothly, the rules system used was simple enough for students, who did not get much time in lead up to practice, to grasp pretty quickly. This allowed for some of Brighton’s teams, particularly the boys with little to no experience, to improve significantly over the course of the day as their understanding grew. All in all a great day, kids loved it, and we would be happy to come out again to the next one.” Lucas Lane,  Outdoor Education Officer, Brighton Primary

The winners from the Boys category were last year’s runners up Edwardstown Blue; Brighton A were winners of the Girls category. Big congratulations to all teams that took part.