Wizards’ challenge

27 July 2010

Aberavon will be competing in the Abercynon Sevens this Sunday, August 1.

Among those joining them will be Premiership teams Neath, Cardiff and Pontypridd.

The Wizards are in Group D that consists of Mountain Ash, Gilfach Goch and Bedlinog.

The tournament starts at noon and is being played on two pitches with Aberavon’s first game due at 1pm.

The final is scheduled to start at 5:50pm.

Last season in this tournament the Wizards lost in the final to Pontypridd after beating Ynysybwl, Gilfach Goch and Taffs Well in the pool games, and Cardiff in the semi-final.

A – Pontypridd, Abercynon, Tylorstown, Merthyr
B – Neath, Penarth, Rhydyfelin, Beddau
C – Cardiff, Glynneath, Llantwit Fardre, Bridgend Athletic
D – Aberavon, Mountain Ash, Gilfach Goch, Bedlinog

Aberavon’s Group Fixtures:
13:00: Game 7 – Aberavon v Mountain Ash (Field 1)
14:20: Game 15 – Aberavon v Gilfach Goch (Field 1)
15:40: Game 23 – Aberavon v Bedlinog (Field 1)

Knockout Stage Fixtures:
16:00: Plate Semi-Final 1
16:20: Plate Semi-Final 2
16:40: Tournament Semi-Final 1
17:00: Tournament Semi-Final 2
17:20: Plate Final
17:50: Tournament Final

On Sunday, August 29, the Wizards plan to compete in the annual Aberavon Green Stars Sevens.

Last season the Wizards lost in the final to Tonmawr.

Coincidently Aberavon will be playing Tonmawr in the first Premiership game of the season the day before this year’s sevens competition.

Last season the Wizards beat Bridgend Athletic and Pontypool in the pool stage but lost to Tonmawr.

In the semi-final the Wizards beat the Welsh Wizards.

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