On Saturday 2nd May TRUFC hosted the 6th annual tournament of the Skofic Invitational Sevens. With 24 teams and up to 50 games, the event was attended by over 1000 supporters and local community members coming together for what has been the tournament’s most successful year – raising an amazing £17,565!
The Skofic Invitational Sevens is an invitational Sevens Tournament held every year in June to celebrate Jonathan Skofic’s involvement with Tarleton RUFC and to raise funds for the club and local community initiatives.
Founder and Organiser, Jack Skofic, said:
“Once again I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the support the event has generated and the goodwill we receive every year for the Skofic 7’s. I believe hosting a 7’s festival of this nature aligns closely with what my Dad, Jonathan Skofic, was passionate about; being inclusive for all abilities by providing rugby for elite levels, social rugby and women’s rugby; creating an environment where the enjoyment of everyone attending sits alongside the rugby played and entertainment of the day. It also galvanises and inspires others to be part of something positive for the community; and ultimately raising funds which can go toward enterprise initiatives, built to support and better the rugby club and local good causes.”
The Skofic 7’s committee are passionate about showcasing the best possible tournament and a lot of hard work goes into improving the event year on year. This year, alongside the rugby, the event had live music in the evening with a beer festival in the large marque, a gin and prosecco bar, food and entertainment.
The team are extremely thankful to the generous sponsors and donors whose contributions have enabled the team to build something very special and exciting in a relatively short space of time.
“To everyone who has been involved a big thank you from myself, Jeff Gordon – our Committee Chair – the rest of the organisation committee, Tarleton Rugby Club, and of course my Mum and Family. I’m very proud of what the tournament stands for and believe the momentum we’ve seen can only result in the Skofič 7’s continuing to grow. It’s a fitting tribute to my Dad that we can showcase a full range of rugby, with national appeal and accreditation, as we continue to be an affiliated tournament of the RFU’s 24/SEVENS series.”
The team are now looking forward to next year and hope to see new and old faces attending the the 2019 Skofič 7’s which will be held on the 8th of June 2019 at Tarleton Rugby Club. We welcome players of all levels and encourage people and families from the local community or wider rugby community to come down and be part of next year’s tournament.
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