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Why You Should Visit Next Weekend’s North Dorset Rugby Sevens Festival

North Dorset RFC, the rugby club for Shaftesbury, hosts its Rugby Sevens event next weekend.

Simon Drake tells Alfred that there will be 150 matches involving 64 teams playing across seven pitches. The seven-a-side games are ‘short, sharp’ sessions, says Simon.

Image by Bob Bradford.

“In terms of the standard of rugby, it is very good. We have an elite competition, where you would expect to see very fit, athletic people, some of whom might be semi-professional, or professional. We’ve got Bath Rugby Ladies and London Irish Ladies coming, too,” he adds.

There will be food, drink and music for anyone who wants to socialise. And Simon says the club has gone to great lengths in following covid-19 safety measures. Listen to our report to hear the full story and a little more about the attractions.

You’ll find timings and extra information on the club’s special website here.

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