Scotland’s Rural College sponsors Women’s 7 rugby

THE Women’s 7 rugby tournament returns this summer, with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) as one of its sponsors.

The competition was launched last year by Adrian Henry, a residential safeguarding officer at the SRUC’s Oatridge campus in West Lothian and owner of the Rugby People picture agency.

This year’s contest will involve 12 teams playing over three weekends in June.

Cartha in Glasgow will host the first leg on 3 June, followed by Stewartry in Dumfries, and Redford barracks in Edinburgh.

Henry said: “As an associate member of Scottish Rugby, we can run a women’s sevens team, and it was from that, and in discussion with people involved in women’s rugby, it became apparent there was a need for a sevens competition exclusively for the women’s clubs.”

Anouska Curzon, marketing and student recruitment lead at SRUC, added: “We are excited to be sponsoring this year’s Women’s 7 tournament.

“With the tournaments being held close to our Barony and Edinburgh campuses, it’s a great opportunity to support women’s rugby and to promote SRUC and our courses to a wider audience.”

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