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    This week's WhistleBlower of the week is Richard Timbrell. Having travelled to New Zealand and South Africa to officiate matches, he's now coming back to the Amsterdam Sevens for the 4th time.

    Experience:
    Played until 18 for Thurnbury RFC and South West of England.
    Been to Dubai 7s four times, won the Gulliford Cup in 2015.
    Assistant referee for the World 7s Series and reffed the International Invitation Women’s final between Team GB and France. Reffed the Boot Final between Rah Rah Roosters and Transact pro in 2016.

    Best experience in Sevens:
    “Running out as an assistant referee in the 3 v 4 playoff of the HSBC World 7s Series Dubai 2017 between England and Wales.”

    Best memory of the Amsterdam 7s:
    “Refereeing Shujja 7s (Kenya) v Georgia on pitch 5 last year. It finished 14-12 to Shujja after a 10 minute long second half.”
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    As we're heading off into the weekend, we've got confirmation from the following teams playing at the Amsterdam Sevens.

    The Irish Wolfhounds (formerly "Ireland A"), the second national rugby team of Ireland will be competing in the Mens Sevens Pier.
    The Italy national rugby sevens team will be joining them in the competition for the Men's Pier.

    All the way from the USA, the ladies from Phoenix Rugby 7s are flying over to compete for Ladies' Sevens Pier!
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    Only one and a half month until the sevens!
    With that, we give you this weeks WhistleBlower of the week.

    All the way from *the other side of the river*: Rene Van de Pol

    Experience:
    Has played in the Dutch competition, ranging from 4th division to Ere-klasse.
    Reffed mostly Ere-klasse matches, along with some
    international test matches.

    Best experience in Sevens:
    “The final of the Dutch championship 2015”

    Best memory of the Amsterdam 7s:
    “the annual saturday dinner, with some naked waitresses.”
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    The Tournament

    The Amsterdam Sevens tournament has been hosted at the Amsterdam Rugby Club: AAC since 1972. In these two days you will see the home town clubs as well as the best Rugby Sevens teams from around the world! The invited teams are mixed teams with players from national sides and the best professionals around. With rugby becoming an Olympic Sport in 2016 the participation of Dutch rugby players increased in a short time period as the level of the games itself. We are set for another great and thrilling weekend of the best Seven a Side rugby!

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    With over 120 teams including Men’s Pier, Shield & Cup tournament, Ladies Pier & Shield tournament and a Veterans 10 a side tournament, there will be no time left for a dull moment. Action, the whole weekend through and let’s not forget our Friday morning School tournament. We welcome these school kids and their parents with pride!

     

    It’s gonna be great, awesome, trust me! It will be RUGBY FIRST. And the Americans will pay for it. Absolutely fantastic 😉

     

    For hosting the tournament we use every inch of Sport Park de Eendracht, which is a park for multiple sports including the Amsterdam Rugby Club and the Dutch National rugby Stadium with their artificial pitch. Not even pouring rain will stop us from a good game!

     

    Amsterdam Sevens is a professional tournament set in a relaxed atmosphere, which makes it a great place to enjoy rugby with family and friends. In particular the social aspect of our tournament is very important. We love to know the stories behind the teams and pride ourselves on the fact that people from around the world meet up at our tournament every year.

     

    There is a hospitality court where you can enjoy delicious Dutch food and specialties from all around the globe. Here you can also find Samurai.co.uk with our official merchandizing and last but not least a bouncy castle for the kids. Enjoy!

     

    Hope to see you there!

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    Visitor Information

    Spectator? Are you joining us for the first time? A very warm welcome to you! Get the Program flyer at the entrance and walk around and be inspired at the playing fields. Don’t forget to also eat something at the foodcourt, besides drinking all your well deserved beers (or wines). Bring along your well charged telephone for pictures, your wallet including identification and if you want to come dressed up in the theme Superheroes. Make sure you are ready for all weather circumstances as the weather might change trough out the day.

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    So don’t forget your Sunscreen and sun glasses as you can’t buy these at the hospitality court. You can check for rain on buienradar.nl this will show you the rain forecast. When posting on social media, please make sure to use #ams7s . We think you’re ready for a great weekend. Enjoy!

    Player or team manager?

    Make sure to pick up your team package at our reception on Friday evening at the grounds. In here you will find all information you need to know for that weekend, including meal tickets or what to do to get these. At the tournament we don’t sell water bottles so make sure you bring your water bottles so you can fill these up. Make sure you bring along a well charged telephone and note down in which hotel you are staying; otherwise you might end up searching for a long time! All other question, please visit the ladies at the Jury Wagon. When posting on social media, please make sure to use #ams7s .

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