How to find a rugby sevens club in East London?

How to find a rugby sevens club in East London?

Starting Your Journey

In life, there're few locations as iconic as East London. It is a place known for its bustling nature, diverse culture, fascinating history, beautiful architecture, excellent food scenes, and of course, its love for Rugby Sevens. Was my enthusiasm too much in that opening sentence? Stand by, folks, because it is not slowing down! We are diving headfirst into the fantastic world of Rugby Sevens in East London, and I'm here to be your guide.

Now, I am not saying that you have to channel the sheer determination and grit of Jonny Wilkinson to join a Rugby Sevens club. However, the diverse nature of clubs might mean you'll probably need to do a bit of digging around. Whether you’re a newbie to the field or a seasoned ‘rucker’, you’ll find a club that meets your needs.

My interest in Rugby Sevens stems from a childhood friend who made it to the big leagues (a story for another day, perhaps). Still, the passion runs deep, and I'm keen to share it with you. So buckle up! We're about to tread the path to finding your Rugby Sevens haven in East London.

Understanding the Rugby Sevens Landscape

Before we start our quest in earnest, let me let you in on a little secret. Not all Rugby Sevens clubs are created equal! That little gem of wisdom took me by surprise when I was first hunting for my club. I thought it was just a pack of burly men running around chasing a ball… boy, was I wrong!

You see, East London is alive with countless Rugby Sevens clubs. But importantly, these clubs do not exist only for strapping burly lads with a penchant for hurtling their bodies into others. They cater to all ages, genders and skill levels. Some clubs focus on nurturing young talents, some on fostering social engagement, some are exclusively competitive, and still, others offer a hybrid approach. The key is to identify what you want from your club, so you can find the perfect turf for your needs.

You could be a fair-weather player looking for a bit of social engagement, a seasoned professional aiming to make it big, or someone completely new to the sport wanting to dip your toes in the field. Irrespective of your motivation, there’s a club out there in East London for you.

Doing Your Homework

The next step in our quest to answering "which Rugby Sevens club should I join in East London?” is, quite boringly, research. Remember those afternoons spent holed up in the library (or more likely, browsing the internet) for a school project? Well, it's time to re-champion those skills.

But don't groan! Research in this context is less about scouring through dusty tomes and more about exploring your local community, going to tournaments, or even sparking up conversations with local players. However, if you prefer to break as little sweat as possible in the preparation stages, your trusty companion, the World Wide Web, is your best bet.

Online forums, blogs, club websites, and social media platforms can offer a wealth of information. You can find out more about a club’s ethos, objectives, their training and playing schedules, membership fees, facilities, coaching levels, and social activities. So, fire up your laptop and get digging!

Don’t Rush Your Decision

In the world of Rugby Sevens, it's okay to take your time. This isn't a quick sprint; it's a constant game that needs your commitment. Moving too fast could land you in a club that is not the right fit for your long-term goals or personal preferences.

Consider the factors beyond the game itself: does the club’s culture mesh with your personality? Can you afford the membership fee and associated costs like kit, travel, and so forth? Do the training times align with your schedule? Are the club's ambitions aligned with yours? Answering these questions will provide you with a clearer idea of what you're looking for.

Keep in mind that it's okay to experiment and try out a few different clubs before settling down. Most clubs offer the opportunity for trial sessions, which can give you a chance to take a sneak peek at what joining the club might entail, all while networking with some terrifically burly folks!

About that Club on Edgington Road

Club scouting can sometimes feel like blind dating: bunches of nerves, a little excitement, and a sprinkle of anticipation about whether it's going to be love at first sight (or kick!). And then there are exceptionally warm, welcoming clubs that instantly make you feel like you're right at home. My friend, let me share with you the love story of how I discovered that warm club on Edgington Road!

One day, as I was returning from one of my club research expeditions, a sign caught my eye. It was a somewhat faded insignia of a local Rugby Sevens club, nestled on Edgington Road. Something about the simple presence of that sign spoke to me (not literally, mind you!), and I decided to give it a look.

Walking into the club, I was immediately struck by the sense of camaraderie and warmth that filled the space, the sound of friendly banter echoing around the bar, the intensity of the players on the field—every element was just perfect. Over time, this club is not just a place to play Rugby Sevens, but it also became a second home, filled with friends and laughter.

The Final Whistle

So there you have it, folks: your definitive guide on how to find a Rugby Sevens club in East London. Remember, everyone's Rugby journey is unique. Your ideal club may look very different to someone else’s. It's all about finding a place that aligns with your desires, needs, and lifestyle.

This journey will take time, it might require a bit of pavement pounding or keyboard bashing, and some days you might feel like you're stuck in the scrum, not gaining any ground. But when you finally find that perfect club and meet your new teammates, trust me, it will all be very much worth it.

The beautiful world of Rugby Sevens in East London awaits you, so grab life by the rugby balls and get out there!

Right, I'm off to strap my boots on and get in a quick game. I can't write this much about the sport I love without needing to get out there and play a few rounds on the pitch. Until next time, keep hunting, keep training and keep inspiring!


Cormac Fitzwilliam

Cormac Fitzwilliam

I'm Cormac Fitzwilliam, a sports enthusiast with a special interest in rugby. My expertise in sports has led me to become a well-respected rugby analyst and writer. I have been covering rugby events and writing about the sport for over a decade, sharing my insights and passion with fellow rugby fans. Through my articles, I aim to bring the excitement of the game to life and provide valuable analysis for both casual and die-hard followers of the sport. My love for rugby drives me to continuously improve my knowledge and share it with others.


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