Yesterday saw Billingham host the Durham County Sevens for the fifth year. The trophy has changed names over the years from the Ian Brown trophy to Billingham sevens however it is now aptly known as the Durham County Sevens.
The day started with 14 teams registering. A great mix of youth, social and the elite.
The rugby standard was very high in the social and the open which drew the crowd. Bouncy castles for the kids and an outside bar for the parents made for a great day.
It was the Billingham Bounty Hunters and the Zenith Medicals that contested the social final. It was the Bounty Hunters that came out on top as it looked like fatigue had hit the medicals.
The Open final was contested by Billingham who were reigning champs against a tough Mighty Peth invitational side.
Both teams had smaller squads due to injury however experience told as Billingham pulled away and retained the County Sevens trophy.
This was the biggest sevens tournament held at Billingham to date and we are eager to grow this going into next year.
Thank you to all teams that participated and to all the volunteers/staff who helped on the day.
Keep an eye out on details of three Women's sevens.... coming soon
Updated 10:40 - 2 Jun 2019 by mike brown