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Dawsons sponsor the MUMBLES RFC Crackers Sevens

Dawsons Property at The Cracker’s 7’s

Dawsons at the 2019 cracker 7's

Dawsons Property continued their longstanding sponsorship of the ever-popular Cracker Sevens at Mumbles RFC this year.

As always, the 3-day festival of rugby took place over the Bank Holiday weekend, August 24-26, in Underhill Park, Mumbles.

The Dawsons loyal sponsorship spans more than two decades and partner James Dawson has been associated with the tournament for many years, having played in the event in his youth and continuing as a sponsor.

“Being a player in the Cracker Sevens and to then go on to sponsor the event year on year is a privilege,” said James. “The event is an annual must for the Dawsons partners, their families, our employees and our business associates.  It really is a thoroughly enjoyable event come rain or shine…  but we were extremely lucky this year to have a scorcher!”

Dawsons at the 2019 cracker 7's

CRACKER 7’s 2019 Matches

Friday 23rd August – 1st XV .v. Swansea Uplands.

Saturday 24th August – U16’s .v. Swansea Uplands

Youth-friendly .v. Swansea Uplands

Charity game organised by Huw Evans and Stephen Hughes.

The Sweet William Invitation XV managed by Wales International Paul Moriarty vs. Rockefeller Rugby XV managed by former Wales Head Coach Mike Ruddock.  Many former players on the pitch!

Sunday 25th August – The 31st Jimmy Cracker 7’s!

Dawsons at the 2019 cracker 7's

Dawsons at the 2019 cracker 7's

Pughy 9s Rugby sponsored by Dawsons

What is The Pughy 9s?

The Pughy 9s started Bank Holiday Weekend 2017 after the untimely death of the popular young player, Tom Pugh. Now in its 3rd year, this touch rugby tournament has continued to grow in popularity, attracting some 20 teams to take part! 

Pughy 9s Rugby sponsored by DawsonsRaising money for charities in Tom’s memory the tournament is well supported by Swansea Uplands RFC (who organise and run it), local people and businesses alike. Dawsons have sponsored a pitch for all 3 years, as well as Killay Office sponsoring a ball at this year’s tournament. 

Killay Branch Manager (and all-around living legend) David ‘Dai’ Parton, who represented the club and played with Tom, has played as part of the “Vets” team for all 3 tournaments. Each year they have managed to progress to the Quarter Finals of the Cup. It was the same again this year at which stage they were knocked out 3-1 against a strong Gower Rangers Team. 

Pughy 9s Rugby sponsored by Dawsons
Our very own Dai Parton’s WINNING try in the pool matches

A Cup and Shield competition are run after the first rounds of Pool matches. This year Penclawdd came out on top of the Shield and Uplands Youth won the Cup.

Pughy 9s Rugby sponsored by DawsonsAfter the rugby comes to an end, the clubhouse is packed with all players and supporters. Some tales of the day at the fore amongst the Vets, that’s for sure and as the evening wears on teammates, friends and family let off balloons in Toms memory. Always a poignant moment and a chance to reflect and think about a top man!

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