Rugby: Sevens heaven for Squirrels and the Millionaires at Tunbridge Wells

    GIRL POWER Tunbridge Wells (in blue) take on Ashford Ladies Jazz in the Under-15s final. PHOTO: Bruce Elliott

    FOR the first time the annual Whiting & Hammond Kent Sevens stretched over two days with around 240 players taking part.

    The Men’s Open Final was won by Sevenoaks Squirrels, who defeated Anchorians 27-14. 

    In the social competition, the Millionaires – including several Tonbridge Juddians players – beat the Whiting & Hammond side made up of Tunbridge Wells veterans, Academy players and university students 31-21. 

    MAGNIFICENT Social sevens victors the Millionaires (above) and the Open winners Sevenoaks Squirrels (below). PHOTOS: Bruce Elliott

    Both teams now progress to the regional knock-out stage of England Rugby’s 24 Sevens.


    Craig Whitehead of Anchorians was named Player of the Tournament.

    The second day was billed as a ‘festival of female rugby’. The Kent Under-13s competition was won by Westcombe Park, who defeated Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells. 

    The Under-15s final was won by Ashford Ladies Jazz, who edged out Tunbridge Wells 24-12, and the Under-18s went to Sussex guest side Uckfield after they beat Ashford Ladies 19-7.