The inaugural Umbrella Rugby Seven’s tournament was held in Terenure College, Dublin on 24 March 2012, with almost 200 boys from 12 different schools taking part!
We were lucky to get the warmest day of the year for the even and with Marquees Over Ireland giving us loads of marquees for the event, Irish Village Markets providing food stalls and young children getting their face painted, there was a great atmosphere throughout the day. There was over 70 volunteers there for the event and with their help the day went off without a hitch. It was also great to have Irish international Jamie Heaslip there to present the medals to all the winners and runners-up.
We have high hopes for the Umbrella 7’s as an event and a vital fundraiser for our work here in Nepal so we will look to build on our support into next year and beyond! (www.umbrella7s.org)