COMPEED MARLBOROUGH NOMADS 7S
HUMILITY - HARD WORK - LOYALTY
ABOUT COMPEED MARLBOROUGH NOMADS 7S
The History of Compeed Marlborough Nomads 7s
To truly understand the meaning behind Rugby 7s Team Compeed Marlborough Nomads 7s we have to work back in time to when the game was first founded.
Marlborough RFC was originally represented in the rugby world as early as 1867 and were named the Marlborough Nomads.The Nomads originated at the local Public School, and the Club became a founding member of the newly formed English Rugby Union in 1871.
‘The name Nomads came from the fact that they had no actual base
and played most of their games in London at Richmond RFC.’
More than 140 years later the 15's team continue to play rugby at Level 6 (one below national 3), with ambitions of moving up through the leagues, through the generous support of Compeed owner and club president David Wright.
2018, was a turning point for the club and they had ambitions of putting Marlborough RFC on the map once again, but this time playing Rugby 7s. Headed up at the time by Moree Nailago, a club legend and Fiji superstar they saw great success in tournaments they entered across the U.K. During this time Moree was in conversations with James Davies about coming on board to help and uniting a rugby relationship that has spanned over the last 13 years.
However with other commitments at the time as Head coach for Nomads 7s, working under Mike Crump (Owner and Director of Rugby) he was unable to help support the programme.
2019 - A New Era.
After further conversations between Moree Nailago, Will Grant (Long standing Marlborough RFC player), David Pittams (Marlborough RFC Manager) and James Davies, this led to creating a joined up approach, merging Mike Crumps Nomads 7's brand with Marlborough RFC with the support of Compeed.
From here, Compeed Marlborough Nomads Rugby 7s was born, with James Davies as our Director of Rugby and Compeed supporting all our teams:
RUGBY 7s Teams:
MENS ELITE TEAM
MENS ACADEMY TEAM
WOMENS ELITE TEAM
WOMENS ACADEMY TEAM
To date we compete at the highest level of Rugby 7s in the U.K. on the Super Series and compete at all major competitions. For the 2020 season we are entering each team into 17 tournaments.
With ambitions of developing the next generation of Rugby 7s players, if you are aged 16+ we would very much like to hear from you.