ABOUT US

The founders of Ultimate Rugby Sevens wanted to create a unique forum for the world to experience all things sevens. The ambition, however, was always to go deeper and create a vehicle to develop the next generation of young sevens players up to the World Series and, more recently, Olympics.

Under the leadership of Tom Burwell (co-founder) the National Sevens Academy was launched in 2013 and was the first of its kind in the UK. The Academy is now established as the most advanced performance Academy in the UK for the Olympic sport of rugby sevens.

DEVELOPING PEOPLE
NOT JUST PLAYERS

Over the years the National Sevens Academy has advanced the environment it offers young players, expanding our pool of international players and coaches, partnering with some of the best in the business for technology and strength & conditioning, as well as developing our off-field eduction and support.

Our ambition is to continue to enhance what we can offer young players so that we build a truly holistic environment for high performance that develops adaptable young people with the tools for life on and off the field.

BARNEY PASCALL

CEO of Ultimate Rugby Sevens

“My journey with UR7s started in 2009 when I joined the UR7s Wanderers on their trip to San Diego and the International Invitational tournament. Having toured many times since and coached in my spare time it’s been a pleasure to take the reigns of the business and lead it through a very exciting chapter, both for UR7s and the game of rugby sevens in general”
– Barney Pascall, CEO

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

JAK
ROSSITER

Academy Manager

EMMA
ANSTEY

Academy Support Officer

JORDAN
AINSLIE

Social Media Coordinator

WILL
ELT

Tournaments & Events Manager

We are lucky enough to work with some of the games best players, coaches and experts, supporting and guiding us on what it takes to produce high performance environment.

AMBASSADORS

TOM
MITCHELL

England 7s Captain, GB7s Captain

LUKE
TREHARNE

Wales 7s Captain, GB7s

ALEX
DAVIS

England 7s, GB7s

ABI
BURTON

England 7s, GB7s

MEG
JONES

England 7s, GB7s

AMY WILSON
HARDY

England 7s, GB7s

TECHNICAL ADVISERS

JAMES
BAILEY

Performamce & Development Lead

CHRIS
KNIGHT

Lead Coach

TOM
FORROW

Strength & Conditioning Adviser