Hendon Sevens

Craig Silver, Hendon Sevens Organiser

The Hendon Sevens is one of the longest running sevens competition in England and is played every year at the end of April.

Hendon Sevens 2012

On Sunday 29th April the 58th Hendon Sevens tournament was held at Copthall. Despite wet weather more reminiscent of December than April, a good day was had by all.


Hendon playing Sevens in wet conditions

Hendon Sevens 2011

The 57th Hendon Sevens Tournament was played on Sunday 17th April as the usual warm up to the forthcoming Middlesex Club 7s on Sunday May 1st at Richmond. 16 teams played out preliminary pool rounds then progressing through to semi finals and finals in the knock out stages.

The 3rd place clubs from the pool round played for the Seamus Lavelle Bowl and this was won by UCS Old Boys against Hackney 45-0. Host club Hendon were beaten in the first semi-final by Hackney.

Second placed clubs played out for the Plate Competition with Haringey beating Old Ashmoleans 31-10.

Finally in the main event Ruislip beat Chiswick by 28-12 to receive the Teddy Knox Trophy as Winners of the Hendon Sevens.

Hendon Sevens 2010

On Sunday 25th April Hendon held their traditional end of season sevens tournament which was won by Wanstead who beat Haringey in the Final. In the Plate competition Ruislip outran Worth Old Boys from Surrey whilst in the Bowl Sudbury Court beat Cheshunt. Sadly Hendon failed (not surprisingly) to match their previous day’s achievement in winning the Middlesex Senior League Cup.

Hendon Sevens 2009

The Hendon Sevens was held on 26th April with 16 clubs competing for the Teddy Knox Trophy, the Plate and the Seamus Lavelle Bowl. Despite the gloomy weather forecast the day was sunny and bright and a good crowd of spectators enjoyed continuous rugby sevens from 1pm to 6pm. With a well stocked bar, a BBQ and a hog roast there was plenty to eat and drink and there really was a festival atmosphere.


London Nigerian RFC won the Teddy Knox Trophy


Old Streetonians won the Plate competition defeating Sudbury Court Jesters.


Haringey won the Seamus Lavelle Bowl by defeating home club Hendon.

Hendon Sevens 2008

Sunday 27th April 2008 saw the 54th annual Hendon Sevens competition featuring 16 local clubs competing for three trophies. The rain just before the start of the competition did not dampen enthusiasm and from about 2pm the sun shone on some sparkling sevens rugby. The Teddy Knox Trophy for the main comeptition was won by Old Ashmoleans who beat Haringay Rhinos comfortably. Despite nursing hangovers from the Cup celebrations the day before, Hendon 2s made it through to the Final of the Plate competition, knocking out Hammersmith & Fulham in the semi-final. Unfortunately, by then the weekend’s efforts had taken their toll and we were beaten by Chiswick three tries to none. The Seamus Lovell Bowl was won by Cardinals who beat Northolt.