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FITNESS GAMES: MIXED 4s

FITNESS GAMES: MIXED 4s

The Fitness Games is the ULTIMATE test in outdoor functional fitness. It tests the four elements of fitness; Speed, Power, Strength and Endurance, combined with a fun packed weekend of functional fitness.

FITNESS GAMES: MIXED PAIRS

FITNESS GAMES: MIXED PAIRS

The Fitness Games is the ULTIMATE test in outdoor functional fitness. It tests the four elements of fitness; Speed, Power, Strength and Endurance, combined with a fun packed weekend of functional fitness.

HOCKEY

HOCKEY

ALL CUPS SOLD OUT!

2 day women's and mixed social Hockey 7s cups, with the main focus being on fun. Includes team entry, 3 day festival ticket, and access to the exclusive Players Party on Thursday.

DODGEBALL

DODGEBALL

Mixed social cups, with no previous experience. Just turn up and have some fun. Includes team entry, 3 day festival ticket, and access to the exclusive Players Party on Thursday.

NETBALL

NETBALL

Women's & mixed Netball social 7s and elite 7s cups, across 1 and 2 day competitions. Includes team entry, 3 day festival ticket, and access to the exclusive Players Party on Thursday.

RUGBY

RUGBY

Men's & Women's elite and social competition cups across 7s, 10s, veterans & touch. Includes team entry, 3 day festival ticket, and access to the exclusive Players Party on Thursday.

THINGS TO DO

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EXCLUSIVE PLAYERS’ PARTY

On Thursday we'll host an exclusive party that's open to Campers and Players only. The atmosphere at these nights is legendary, and it's easy to see why: a likeminded, sporty crowd, letting loose and kicking the weekend off in style. If you haven't done an opening night you haven't done B7s!

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HEADLINE MUSIC ARTISTS

We've had some great headline acts with us in recent years, with the likes of Ella Eyre, Professor Green and Example gracing our stages. Who will it be in 2022? We promise you that our headliner reveal won't disappoint!

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VIP COLOUR PARTY

With your own dedicated VIP area - the VIP Colourseum, this gives you that little something extra to make your weekend even more special. With games, rides, exclusive DJ sets and some of the best seats in the house for the main rugby pitch, as well as much more, it really does make you feel like a VIP. 

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12 MUSIC ARENAS

Bournemouth 7s Festival Arenas cater for all tastes and genres. Hip-Hop, Drum & Bass, Garage, Disco, Dance, House, and Cheesy Commercial Classics: the music is as varied as the arenas themselves, so make sure you explore the entire festival, and find your spot!

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PLAY BINGO!

Bingo Lingo - We assure you, this isn't the bingo your grandma is playing! With regular dance breaks, great music and LOADS of energy from the hosts you are sure to be entertained from the first minute to the last. Plus, there are a whole range of prizes to be won throughout so look out for their return at B7s 2022!

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V.VIP EXPERIENCE

The V.VIP Ultimate upgrade gives you access to all that the festival has to offer! As well as all the amazing perks of VIP you get queue jump, more exclusive DJ sets, and your own private luxury toilets. You don’t want to miss out on being one of Bournemouth 7s’ V.VIP guests.

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GLAMPING | STAY IN STYLE

Lost your pegs? Tired of carrying your tent? Or do you just want a luxurious place to rest your head? Well, then Glamping was made for you! Pre-erected bell tents with ready made beds inside, private showers and posher toilets make the whole experience one you won’t forget.

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NATIONAL FITNESS GAMES

NFG will be back to welcome you into B7s 2022 and wow, what an introduction they give! Phenomenal teams of athletes all competing to be crowned the fittest of the fit.

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RIDE THE FUNFAIR

Do you want a better view of the Festival? Or maybe you need a rush of adrenaline to spur you on for the rest of the day. Well, hop on one of our funfair rides and let the operators do the rest. Whether you're screaming out of excitement or fear, the views will make you glad that you got on.

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TASTE OUR STREET FOOD

Our growing selection of street food has evolved into a mini food festival in itself. From breakfast baps to vegan wraps, and from gourmet burgers to great big pizzas! Whatever you're in the mood for, there'll be something to help you refuel.

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FANCY DRESS

Each year at Bournemouth 7s we have our fancy dress theme with both sports teams and general festival-goers getting heavily involved. In recent years we've had Glitter & Shine, Carnival and Into The Wild, so keep an eye out for the 2022 theme and impress us with your best fancy dress!

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PLAY SPORT

Whether you are an elite athlete or a sporting newbie, you'll find a spot for you and your team.
Bournemouth 7s Festival has a cup for all abilities. So choose from the National Cup with it's fast paced, high quality action, to the social, fancy-dress laden Dodgeball cups.

Best weekend I’ve had in a while, definitely worth the wait and just what everyone needed after the year we’ve all had.

GEORGE L (STAGS RFC)

It was absolutely brilliant, I had the time of my life! Was just soo good being out and everyone enjoying themselves!

KIRSTY G (FLAMINGOS NETBALL)

It was my first festival and now I don’t think anything can top that! Such an amazing weekend and can’t wait to go again next year

BETH D (TRENT RUGBY)

Best weekend of the year, amazing atmosphere, amazing acts, can’t wait to go again next year. See you in June!

CAITLIN R (PUNC)

Best weekend ever, we travelled over from Ireland and did V.VIP Glamping, best festival I’ve been too and we'll be back.

JOHN O (DODGEBALL 7)

This was the first time we entered a netball team and the organisation was great! The glamping was also great!

ALISHA J (PHOENIX NETBALL)

FAQs

All tickets are sent out prior to the Festival. We have two types of ticketing - Teams who are playing sport at the festival (Team Tickets) or General Admission Tickets.


Team Tickets – All Team tickets will be emailed to the captains of each team in mid-May. This includes any upgrades individuals would have purchased. You can either bring mobile tickets or print them off and distribute them to your team members.


General Admission Tickets – All other tickets are emailed the same day when purchased from our ticketing partner. Bring this email containing your e-ticket with you or a printed copy upon arrival.


NO TICKET = NO ENTRY

Rugby - All matches (group games and knockout stages) will be 7 minutes each way, with elite finals being 10 minutes each way.


Touch Rugby - Matches are 16 minutes in total played in 20 minute slots.


Netball - Each netball match will be 7 minutes each way in 17 minute slots.


Dodgeball - Each match is made up of 1 set, timed at 2 minutes.


Hockey - Games are 12 minutes one way including the final.

Only if you are granted permission from the Tournament Manager. This will not be given unless the player is deemed to be playing in a stronger cup competition than she/he was originally registered.

Due to the amount of teams which are participating at the festival, turn-around times are very quick. If you are late, this will result in a forfeit (loss) as this will effect the days schedule.

Rugby - All Bournemouth 7s rugby games will be played according to the World Rugby Laws and Regulations with 7 and 10-a-side variations as outlined by World Rugby. Bournemouth 7s may implement specific rules which have been authorised by the RFU and in this instance, information will be circulated to all teams.


Touch Rugby - All Bournemouth 7s Mixed Touch Rugby Games will be played according to the England Touch Rugby Rules shown here: http://www.englandtouch.org.uk/play/how-to-play/the-rules/. Bournemouth 7s also reserve the right to implement specific rules which have been authorised by the Touch Rugby Event Managers running the tournament.


Netball - All games will be played according to the IFNA Rules apart from specific Bournemouth 7s Rules – These will be circulated ahead of the festival to team captains if required.


Dodgeball - Once the time is up, the team with the most players still in the game wins and receives a point. If it’s a tie, the team that gets the next person out wins.

Rugby - Yes! Bournemouth 7s are proud to be working with the London Society of Referees who provide all referee provisions over the weekend.


Touch Rugby - Our Touch Rugby tournament managers will be providing all equipment, officials and management of the competition.


Netball - Yes, umpires will be provided for you. However teams will be required to provide a scorer (this can be a player). Score cards will be issued by our umpires and scorers will need to stand together.


Hockey - Yes, umpires will be provided for you by the tournament manager.

Touch Rugby - a recommended ratio of 4:3 and no fewer than 2 females per team. 7 per team in total.


Netball - Each team may have no more than 4 players of either sex on court at a time. Only one player of each sex is allowed in each third, with the exception of the centre third, where the third player may be of either sex (i.e. GK and GD must be of opposite sexes, as must GA and GS, and no more than two of WA, C and WD may be of the same sex).


Hockey - Mixed teams must have at least 1 male or female in the playing team at all times.

Rugby - Yes in the social Rugby cups you can wear some fancy dress items as long as it is safe to play in and your team kit is still clearly visible.


Touch Rugby - Yes you can wear fancy dress for the Touch Rugby cup as long as it is safe to play in and your team kit is still clearly visible.


Netball - Yes in the social Netball cups you can wear some fancy dress items as long as it is safe to play in and your team kit/ bib is still clearly visible.


Dodgeball - Yes, Dodgeball cups are very social and fancy dress is encouraged.


Hockey - Yes you can wear fancy dress for the Hockey cups as long as it is safe to play in and your team kit is still clearly visible. 

All sports will be played on grass with the exception of Netball which is played on our astroturf courts.

All players must have a valid players weekend ticket. 


In elite competitions all players must be part of the squad list submitted pre tournament.

Rugby - If you are a RFU affiliated rugby team you will automatically be covered to play at the festival through your club’s insurance.
 All non-affiliated teams are now covered as they are pre-approved by the RFU to be covered by the 
RFU’s Accidental Death and Permanent Total Disability Insurance, provided the match or tournament is played in accordance with the RFU Rules and Regulations and the World Rugby Laws of the Game.
 If you are a team or player based outside of England, you will need to provide confirmation of approval from your national federation in order to participate at the Festival. 
Please email rfu.clubs@marsh.com for more details.


Netball - If you are not affiliated to England Netball, then we heavily encourage that you look into this by visiting the England Netball Insurance PagePlease be aware that Bournemouth 7s accepts no responsibility for any injuries that occur during the National Netball Festival and if you are not affiliated to England Netball, you will be competing in the festival at your own risk. First Aid provisions will be available throughout the weekend and can be accessed by contacting the tournament or event staff.


Dodgeball - Players are responsible for sourcing their own insurance should they deem necessary. Bournemouth 7s accept no responsibility for any injury caused by participating in the Dodgeball Cups. First Aid provision is available throughout the weekend and can be accessed by contacting the tournament or event staff.


Hockey - Players are responsible for sourcing their own insurance should they deem necessary. Bournemouth 7s accept no responsibility for any injury caused by participating in the Hockey cups. First Aid provision is available throughout the weekend and can be accessed by contacting the tournament or event staff.