Shetland Select team win annual Midsummer Sevens

Shetland Rugby Club’s annual Midsummer Sevens tournament attracted a good turnout of supporters yesterday as the Shetland Select fought off opposition from 11 other sides to claim the men’s trophy.

Starring for the winners were Matthew Nicolson, Maurice Williamson, Paul Grant, Joe Casey, Stewart Mouat, Iain Goodlad, Ed “Rambo” Russell, Ethan Bradley, Harry Morton and Jon Pulley.

Four teams took part in the women’s event, which was won by visiting side Inverness Craig Dunain.

Two pitches were used during the tournament, while the nearby beer and burger tent enjoyed a good trade from players and fans alike. For every purchase made £1 was donated to the local charity Alzheimer Shetland.

The even, sponsored again by BP Sullom Voe, also included a mixed touch tournament, nightly fun pub crawls, a tournament meal and presentation.

Today, traditionally billed as the “survivors day”, began with a muster at the beer tent and will be followed by games and music from club DJ Paul Grant.

• For full report see The Shetland Times on Friday.


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