Old Pens Sevens

The Old Penarthians RFC Annual seven-a-side tournament is the oldest running sevens competition in Wales.  Introduced in 1950, the event is not only the longest running but probably the most popular event of it’s kind in the Principality.

The modern competition owes much to former Captain, Honorary Secretary and one to whom the club will forever be indebted, Bill Whitaker.

The tournament is traditionally staged on the third Saturday in May of each year and remains a date set down in many an enthusiast's diary as the day on which international and other leading players - both past and present - rub shoulders at the Club’s Cwrt-Y-Vil headquarters in an atmosphere of keen competition and social camaraderie that is quite unique.

Originally the tournament was competed for by16 scratch teams made up from former pupils of different schools from the local area.  The changing nature of rugby, and more specifically 7s rugby now sees teams pulled together as before playing alongside specialist 7s teams.