Harlequins’ Karl Dickson at RGS Charity 7s

RGS Charity 7s the boys final Wellington v Brighton
RGS Charity 7s – the boys’ final – Wellington v Brighton

This year’s Reigate Grammar School Charity 7s took place on Sunday 1 March.  Harlequins rugby player Karl Dickson attended as a referee.

The rugby tournament took place at the school’s Hartswood sports ground.

According to Reigate Grammar School (RGS), £1,000 was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. The event also supported the RGS Foundation’s Changing Lives campaign, which aims to support a wider range of deserving pupils through bursaries.

RGS said:

Reigate Grammar School welcomed over 1,500 visitors to the fifth annual Charity 7s rugby tournament. Amongst the guests was Harlequins player Karl Dickson who refereed many of the tournament’s matches. Regarded as one of the most important school rugby sevens tournaments in the country, RGS Charity 7s now attracts over 40 top schools from across the region and 1500 visitors.

Reigate Grammar school's rugby 7's tournament
Harlequins’ Karl Dickson with RGS Headmaster Shaun Fenton

In the Cup Final, Wellington College were too strong for a valiant Brighton College team and ran out as 31-5 winners in a dominant display of sevens rugby. It was complete performance from the strong Berkshire side and was refereed by special guest referee Karl Dickson, who is on track to become the first professional rugby player to be a professional referee in England. Meanwhile, in the Plate Competition, Whitgift edged a close affair beating Dulwich College 12-0.

In the Girls’ competition there was a carbon copy of the 2014 final with Worthing College and Filton College meeting once again. In an extremely close match, Worthing held on to take their second consecutive title in successive years recording a 10-7 victory. In the Girls’ Plate competition, Pangbourne College triumphed with a score of 17-5 over Epsom College.

Presentations were made by RGS Headmaster, Mr Shaun Fenton. Also, the Kukri Players of the Tournament were awarded to: Will Wilson (Wellington College) and Harmony Driver (Worthing College).

Related Internet Links

Reigate Grammar School

RGS Changing Lives

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

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