After a drought of competitive Gaelic games in 2020, Wellington/Hutt Valley GFHA is delighted to be hosting the Wellington Sevens tournament on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October (Labour weekend) at Te Whiti Park, Lower Hutt.
Clubs from across the motu will be descending on Wellington for the two-day tournament. The games will be seven a side, with squads of 10 players permitted. We will have games across all four codes and hope to hold junior and senior competitions. And we’re hoping to hold a masters game or two over the weekend too – no training required.
Te Whiti Park is located in Lower Hutt and it’s a 20-minute drive from Wellington CBD, and a 30-minute drive from Wellington Airport. An Uber is approximately $30-$50, depending on where you’re leaving from. There are also some public transport options, but it does involve multiple stops.
Although the pitches are based in Lower Hutt, we recommend that players stay in Wellington city, as this offers greater options with amenities, transport, and nightlife. The following locations are good options for larger group bookings and are all quite central.
We are currently working on plans to ensure everybody has the chance to unwind after a busy weekend of Gaelic games. We’ll have more information once plans have been finalised.
We hope to be back to normal life by Labour weekend and are planning this event as if it will go ahead without restrictions. However, we must acknowledge the fact that we may have to cancel the tournament at short notice, depending on Government advice. Please bear this in mind when booking flights and accommodation.