The first-ever Corporate Rugby Sevens Tournament to be held by Guinness Premiership Champions the Leicester Tigers has been proclaimed a great success by all involved.
A & H Construction claimed the main honours, but all the teams played well, and as they were sporting GFORCE rugby kits from Leicester-based Gymphlex, certainly looked the part.
Held on June 4, the tournament pitted 16 teams against each other. The sun shone and the stadium was filled with lots of supporters cheering on their friends, family and colleagues.
Included in the line-up were teams from Caterpillar, Jaguar, Lucozade Sport and Leicester City Council, each wearing team shirts in their own team colours with their own corporate logo.
“The kit produced by GFORCE for the National Corporate Sevens was quite simply fantastic and would be worthy of gracing any major rugby tournament,” says Matt Poole, director at Tigers Events.
“We have had tremendous feedback from all the teams, many of whom want to order additional kits for their colleagues and supporters.
“Gymphlex were a dream to work with. As it was the first year of the tournament, we had many late kit requests and in some cases we were working to very tight timescales, but they delivered every time. We are already looking forward to working with GFORCE on the design for next year’s kit.”
Gymphlex has a long history in Leicester. Owned since 1906 by Leicester’s Greenlees family, and sister company to Grahame Gardner Ltd, Harry Greenlees, son of Gymphlex’s founder, captained Leicester Tigers and gained international recognition with Scotland.
As well as being the man who launched the Tigers Supporters Club, Harry also introduced Sevens rugby to England from his playing days north of the border.
Gymphlex was delighted with the success of the tournament and look forward to being involved in the 2011 event.
For further information on the GFORCE range call 01507 523243 or visit www.gforcesportswear.co.uk.