Last updated : Monday, 01 April 2024

Vice-Chancellor's 7s

The Vice-Chancellor's 7s is an amateur football league that is played at the University of Cambridge. It is the oldest and largest 7s tournament in the world, with over 200 teams competing each year.

History

The Vice-Chancellor's 7s was first played in 1921. It was founded by the then Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, as a way to promote physical fitness and sportsmanship among students.

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The tournament has been played annually ever since, except during World War II. It has grown in popularity over the years, and is now one of the most anticipated events in the Cambridge sporting calendar.

Format

The Vice-Chancellor's 7s is a round-robin tournament, with each team playing each other once. The top teams then progress to a knockout competition.

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The tournament is played on a mixture of grass and artificial pitches. The games are 10 minutes long, with a 5-minute break in between.

Teams

The Vice-Chancellor's 7s is open to all teams, regardless of ability. There are teams from all over the world, including the UK, Europe, the US, and Australia.

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Some of the most successful teams in the history of the tournament include:

  • Cambridge University
  • Oxford University
  • Royal Navy
  • British Army
  • London Irish

Venue

The Vice-Chancellor's 7s is played at the University of Cambridge's sports ground, Parker's Piece. The ground is located in the centre of Cambridge, and is easily accessible by public transport.

Sources

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