Clifton College attend Rosslyn Park: The world’s largest school rugby tournament - 11 March 2016

Clifton College attend Rosslyn Park: The world’s largest school rugby tournament - 11 March 2016

From 14th - 18th March, members of our school rugby squad and coaches will attend Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens Tournament, the largest school rugby tournament in the world.

The Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens started in 1939 and now hosts around 7,000 boys and girls aged 13 - 18 at the annual competition.

Many famous players and England stars have played at the tournament in their younger years, including Will Carling, Lawrence Dallaglio, Tim Rodber, Phil de Glanville, Neil Back and the Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips.

Clifton College is committed to ensuring our players are part of a strong sporting community, helping them to succeed both on and off the field. Rosslyn Park is a big part of our rugby calendar, and complements our dedicated High Performance Programme, strong links with Bristol Rugby Academy, five senior sides and a player specific conditioning programme.

Matt Salter, Head of Rugby Development at Clifton College, said: “Clifton College Rugby is very much looking forward to the National Rosslyn Park Sevens, and will be competing at all age groups from Prep through to Senior.

The players have performed well in tournaments over the past couple of months and there seems a real confidence in all age groups that we can make a good showing. Rosslyn Park enables our pupils to pit themselves against normally unplayed opposition and a real chance to showcase their rugby ability."

A number of The College matches, will be streamed live on the tournament website at

  • Monday 14th 16:20 Clifton College Prep v Kings House
  • Tuesday 15th 10:40 Clifton College U16 v Dean Close U16
  • Wednesday 16th 11:40 Clifton College 1st VII v Christ Brecon 1st VII

We will have a College marquee beside the main pitch and welcome any supporters to join us. If you are unable to attend, remember you can follow our progress on our sports Twitter account @Clifton_Sports

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