Gate City 7s
The 2nd Annual Gate City 7’s Tournament and Fundraiser
August 11, 2012
Raising money for the Lt. Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation
Its Official the Nashua Tournament is on!
Contact our Charles River rep Rick Fribeg to sign your team up.
Donations in the name of our fallen hero can be made here.
NASHUA, NH – Charles River Rugby Football Club and the Show Ponies RFC announced today that the inaugural Gate City 7s rugby tournament will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, NH.
Conceived by the Show Ponies, a University of New Hampshire Alumni social squad made up of former players who get together for a handful of events each year, the tournament will serve as a fundraiser.
With the help of Charles River RFC, a Division II men’s club and Division II women’s club out of Boston, the Gate City 7s event has been sanctioned by the New England Rugby Football Union and will host up to 32 teams and offer both men’s and women’s divisions.
Rugby 7s is a fast paced, high scoring game played with exactly the same rules and on the same playing fields as the traditional 15-a-side version, just with fewer players and shorter halves. The sport has been gaining popularity ever since the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby 7s will be added to 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.