The fourth edition of the annual Heart of Wales Sevens Rugby Festival, hosted by Llanidloes rugby club, saw a huge turnout as more than 2,500 fans gathered for the event.
In addition to offering elite men’s and women’s sevens tournament, the rugby festival also included sports such as netball, Welsh Tug of War Championships, Mixed Ability rugby and the Heart of Wales Ultra Marathon and 10km race.
Teams across the UK participated in the festival and more than fifty trophies was given out. PC All Stars from Kenfig Hill went home with the men’s sevens trophy while London’s Nomads won the women’s competition.
The turnout and success of this year’s event inspired the organising committee and formalised plans for the 2020 event are already underway.
The founder of the rugby festival Jordan Davies was delighted with the turnout and thanked everyone that contributed to the success of the festival. He’s also looking to expand the festival in the nearest future by introducing junior events for rugby sevens and other sports.
“Becoming Wales’ biggest sport and music festival is a special feeling and it is even better to have an event which Wales can be proud of,” Davies was quoted as saying by The County Times. “A big thank you to everyone who has supported, sponsored and stuck with the event through its early days of 16 teams.”
“There are a lot of special people in the Llanidloes community for which I am forever grateful and they should be proud of the part they have played.
“We are looking forward to seeing where the event can go in the near future, as well as introducing our a junior event, and hopefully play our small part in the immense tradition of Welsh sport.”
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