Founded in 2016, the CottonTown 7s Rugby Festival is an annual 7s tournament hosted every July by the Clayton Rugby Football Club. The tournament has grown quickly into one of the largest summer 7s events in the Carolinas. After a year off in 2020 due to COVID, we bounced back in 2021 with had 26 teams, across three divisions, at the CottonTown 7s.
The 2022 CottonTown 7s is expecting to have Men, Women, and the return of our High School division.
The name of the tournament is pulled from local history. During the early 1900’s Clayton was home to a thriving cotton market and many old cotton mills can be found around town today. The tournament name is also a nod to the CottonTown Lager, a popular beer made locally at Deep River Brewing Company, a major sponsor of the Clayton RFC.
Stay tuned for further details coming soon on the 2022 CottonTown 7s Rugby Festival!
Click on the image below for the 2021 CottonTown 7s program