1962 Huddersfield Sevens

John Robertshaw [Heath 1958–1965] has shared a couple of memories of the 1962 Huddersfield RUFC Sevens. The first are some notes from Huddersfield RUFC on the competition including a mention of Hawick who lived up to their reputation, knocking out Heath in their first game and going on the win the competition.

Seven-a-sides 1962.

Welcome to Waterloo. We once more look forward to an enjoyable afternoon’s sport when football in the true spirit is played with all sides taking part playing this open game.

We welcome as one of our visitors a team from Hawick who have won so many honours in the Borders and outside by their brilliant display of this type of football. They must surely be regarded as very firm favourites for the “Neatherwood Trophy” this year. We should not however disregard our own side and those of Northern and Halifax, who are holders for the last two years, perhaps they will make it a hat trick. Heath Grammar School who have been very successful contenders in local tournaments are welcomed this year as visitors for the first time; we wish them every success.

New Car Parking arrangements are being tried as an experiment this year and it is hoped that you have helped the organisers by parking your vehicles as neatly as possible in the ground and in the Tandem Car Park. By doing this it should facilitate early departures without the usual queue congestion.

The trophy this year is being presented by His Worship the Mayor, Alderman H.F. Brook, who is the father of Billie Brook a former Club Captain and Player of great merit both to Yorkshire and to this Club.

Thanks are expressed to all helpers, in particular to the Ladies Committee who are providing the teas both in the Clubhouse and in the Marquee. Players are requested to use the Marquee as well as many spectators as possible.

Previous winners.

1939 London Scottish
1946 Huddersfield
1947 Huddersfield
1948 Broughton Park
1949 Royal Signals
1950 Huddersfield
1951/53/54 Heriots F.P.

1955 Headingley
1956 Royal Signals
1957 Huddersfield
1958 Royal Signals
1959 Huddersfield
1960/61 Halifax

The second lists the teams playing in the competition.

Page listing the teams in the 1962 Huddersfield RUFC Seven-a-side competition
1962 Huddersfield RUFC Seven-a-side teams