Five county teams battled it out for the first County 7's Cup while raising money and awareness in support of catastrophically injured rugby players.

Saturday 10th June saw the inaugural County 7's Cup take place at Esher RFC in Surrey, with the aim of giving young players the chance to represent their county and to increase the opportunity for counties to compete against each other in this fast and exciting version of the game. Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex all took part in what was a very competetive day of Sevens with the team from Kent ending the day unbeaten and winning the trophy to become the first County 7's Champions.

As part of the tournament supporting the RFU Injured Players Foundation, spectators and players were encouraged to donate to the charity throughout the day as well as buying raffle tickets to raise money for injured rugby players supported by the IPF. Sussex also proudly displayed the IPF logo on one sleeve of their representative shirts throughout the day following on from their strong support for the charity throughout the 16-17 season.

Over £250 was raised in total on the day as well as wider awareness of the charity and it's important work with all who attended.

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