21, and still going strong

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am

For Jacqui Beesley, the Sevens is the highlight of the year and has been for over two decades. Jacqui has been to 21 Sevens, almost in a row. 'I only missed one - because I was having a baby in 1994,' she says.

Jacqui says she never feels jetlagged as she travels from her home in East Sussex, England.

'It's such a laugh, I love the atmosphere, the people, the whole nine yards,' she says. 'It's the highlight of my year. I start looking forward to one Sevens the moment the last one has ended.'

This year she's at the Sevens with her boys, Jack, 15, and George, 12. 'My boys play, too, so they appreciate it. But I'll have to he honest, one reason I really love the Sevens is because of the Fijians' legs.'

Jacqui has spent most of her 'Sevens years' in the box of John Coham, a colleague of her husband's who has turned into a close friend over the years and the miles.