TUNBRIDGE WELLS won the elite tournament at the Whiting & Hammond Kent Sevens for the first time on Saturday [April 28].
The event featured 10 sides in the men’s competition – split into Elite and Social – with the Kent Girls Sevens Championship contested the next day.
In the elite section Tunbridge Wells were undefeated in the group stage, beating Whiting & Hammond, Richmond Renegades, the T4Takers comprising Sidcup and Old Dartfordians players, and Penarth Bears.
They met touring side and past winners Seven Dwarfs in the semi-final and the hosts, fielding several first-team players, won by three tries to one.
The final saw Wells facing Richmond Renegades again and Wells were triumphant thanks to the pace from Ryan Taylor-Dennehy, Max Douch (with two tries) and Richard Newton.
The men of the tournament were Mike Doherty and Angus Horne.
In the Social Sevens, Spanish guest side Bera Bera defeated T4Takers 7-1.
PICTURE: HOME SWEET HOME: Tunbridge Wells’ Mike Doherty lifts the Elite Sevens trophy PHOTO: Bruce Elliott