Hope Wakes host successful maiden event

First Hope Wakes Rugby Sevens tournament.
First Hope Wakes Rugby Sevens tournament.

This summer saw the first ever Hope Wakes Touch Rugby tournament take place, with teams from Bamford, Bradwell, Hathersage and Hope/Castleton competing.

The event was organised by Hope Wakes Committee and Hope Valley RFC, and proved a great success.

The teams included both regular players and newcomers, male and female, young and old.

Hathersage came fourth, with Bamford finishing third.

The final was held between Bradwell and Hope/Castleton, with Hope/Castleton winning it in extra time.

Tournament planners now aim to hold the event annually.