Halifax 7s Preview

Teams from across the UK will flock to Ovenden Park  to take part at the Halifax 7s on Saturday 25 July.

Action gets underway at 12pm with sides battling it out for the Elite and Social titles, while there will be live music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

One of the most prolific sides in the competition - Caldy - make a return to West Yorkshire after missing the  tournament last year and they will be hoping for a repeat of their success in 2013.

All sides in the elite section of the tournament will play for the Andrew Feather Memorial Cup and with Caldy winning the Skofic 7s at the start of June, they will be looking for more elite glory this Saturday.

The Elite event has traditionally served up some top-quality sevens rugby and this year should be no different.

In terms of locally, hosts Halifax will want to secure the bragging rights as they will be up against Heath, Old Brods, and the Flower Arrangers - a team of local clubs across Calderdale, which is a town approximately one mile outside Halifax.

As usual at the Halifax 7s, it will be a fun-filled family day out with face painting and bouncy castle for the kids. There will be live music, a BBQ and entertainment including performances from the Huddersfield Giants Cheerleaders.

Within that entertainment, will be the inaugural Halifax 7s Crossbar Challenge as contestants will aim to kick the ball out of hand and hit the crossbar in a bid to win prizes -– while there will be the chance to win a signed Jonny Wilkinson rugby shirt.

Like any elite 7s event, Halifax is the full package. If this tournament is anything like what we have seen on the 7s amateur circuit this season, we will be in for another excellent day of rugby.