Rugby Union: Barking to host Essex leg of RFU 24/Sevens

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 June 2017

Barking will host the Essex qualifier for the RFU 24/Sevens at their Gale Street base on Saturday (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barking will host the Essex qualifier for the RFU 24/Sevens at their Gale Street base on Saturday (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Local qualifier to take place at Gale Street on Saturday

Saturday promises to be an action-packed day at Barking RFC as the Essex qualifying leg of the RFU 24/Sevens competition, with free entry for spectators.

The qualifier forms part of the nationwide competition, with the Essex event leg of 40 local events, with the winners moving on to the regional round.

There are 24 teams expected to take part, 12 in the ‘Open’ section and 12 in the ‘Club/Social’ competition, with Barking entering their own ‘Tornadoes’ squad.

There will also be a four-team women’s competition, with the first match at 10am and the final game of the day scheduled for 5.20pm.

The Essex RFU 24/Sevens qualifier is not the only event at Barking on Saturday, with the clubhouse also open for the British & Irish Lions match against the Crusaders at 8.35am.

Bars will be situated around the Gale Street ground throughout the day, with hot food also being served, while there will be music, as well as bouncy castles and face painting for children.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger has warned his team about the “unknown quantity” patch-up Peterborough side for their crunch play-off semi-final decider.


Bostik North: AFC Sudbury 1 Barking 1

Barking and Dagenham’s best GCSE students were recognised at an awards ceremony.


Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

The Spurs manager admitted his team suffered ‘a little bit more’ than he would have liked during today’s derby with West Ham

Yesterday, 17:25

FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Boreham Wood 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 2

The Hammers huffed and puffed but couldn’t beat Hugo Lloris

Yesterday, 13:56

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been discussing various topics with Layth Yousif during his exclusive interview this week. The talented 26-year-old invited Layth to his house for an in-depth discussion on a wide-ranging number of issues as the star prepares to launch his first soccer school at the end of this month. Read on for more...


Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now