It is with much regret that we tell you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this Sunday’s NLD U13 Sevens Festival due to take place at Derby RFC.

Unfortunately the pitches have dried out too much with the current good weather and with the forecast set to be good through the weekend they will only become harder and are therefore unplayable in the interests of player safety.

This is a decision that has not been taken easily and we have looked at alternatives but unfortunately this is the best thing to do in the interests of player safety.

We will not be rescheduling as pitches are only going to get harder from here and clubs also have their pitch maintenance plans in action.

The U15’s Sevens at Market Rasen are still scheduled to go ahead.  The pitches were trained on last night and were fine, they will be monitored through the next couple of days as well.