Given the disappointment of the 2020 Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens’ cancellation and the importance that rugby plays in young people’s lives, we have done everything in our power to deliver a tournament in March 2021.
However, given the serious ongoing circumstances, we feel that we simply cannot proceed with good conscience and, very sadly, we can confirm that we are postponing the 2021 March event.
While we must be realistic and recognise the current national situation, we are working with the RFU & ERSFU on the feasibility of hosting a Summer Tournament. This will be contingent on meeting several criteria and we are currently examining the format and safety aspects.
We hope to consult with as many schools as possible regarding our plans. This may be both directly and through teaching associations/bodies so that we may understand the appetite for attending a summer event.
If we are unable to stage a tournament in 2021, we will stand by our commitment to either refund or carry over the payment to 2022. However, we would suggest that we should first complete our discussions with the schools, RFU and government about a Summer Tournament. We will then be in a position to either publish details of an updated summer format or decide that it would not be possible to host a tournament this year.
We will keep you informed.