2017/2018 Summer Sevens Tournament

The Takapuna Summer Sevens Tournament is once again inviting applications, for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Start date at this point will be 18th October 2017 playing through to 13th December, resuming 24 January 2018 through to 7th March, though these dates will be confirmed before we commence the tournament.

This year we welcome our new sponsor, Takapuna’s locally owned Iron Bridge Property Group, who, over
recent years, have become an integral part of our wee football club, with support of the the Schools Festival
of Football event, suppliers of juniors football shirts and support of our heart defibrillator equipment, and staff attendance at our various community fundraising events. We consider them part of our football family, and we are proud and pleased that they have now stepped up to be major sponsor of the Sevens tournament. 

Established as the best-run tournament on the Shore, all games are played on the fantastic Taharoto Park
surface, and all games feature official referees. This year we will continue the theme of a set of grading games, with teams seeded as per their leagues and finishing positions from last year.

Depending on entries, all teams will play in a grading league for around 4 weeks. Positions in this league
will determine whether you play Premier, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Division in the competition proper, format will be
confirmed once we know how many teams have entered.

This format allows for a more enjoyable experience, as teams will be competing against similarly graded
opposition. Ladies and young players are welcome as part of a team but we have no special grades for them.

Kick-off times will be as last year, utilising 6 pitches, 6.10pm and 6.55pm

Absolutely no correspondence will be entered into about preferred kick-off times!

Places are limited to a maximum of 24 entries, so get your entry and fees in as quick as possible.

No places have been reserved for any team no matter how long they have been involved in the tournament, so don’t be complacent! If you leave it too late, you may find yourself missing out.

After the evening’s play, there will be awards, draws and raffles in the clubroom, around 8pm.

Once again, we will be including a pre-season orientation meeting a week before the season starts, where we will go over the rules of the tournament, with the referees in attendance, plus any other issues or questions that teams and players may have.

Each team will receive an information pack on the night, and it is essential that teams have at least two team members or organisers in attendance – every year we hear tales of woe from teams that do not bother to turn up and study the rules. No excuses this year!!

Entry fee is $805 including GST per team, however all entries received and fully paid by 25th September 2017 will receive a $50 bar tab.

We are happy to issue receipts for teams wishing to claim back the GST content of the fees.

Included in the fees is a $100 bartab, plus a $50 good behaviour bond.

All fees are to be paid in full by 11th October 2017 latest.

Teams will be confirmed as entered via email from the organisers.

All entries, including payment, should be directed to:
Brian Giblin at b.giblin@xtra.co.nz and Paul Gerrard at paul@godigitalprint.co.nz

Payment can be made in cash, cheque or internet banking to our 7’s Westpac bank account:

Please put your team reference with the deposit. Here’s looking forward to another great tournament!


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