Sunday, 29 December 2013

2014 New Tour info

Mumbles Crusaders Tour Scotland 2014 

Below is an outline of the tour itinerary that has been put together. We all feel that this tour is amazing value and will enable the maximum number of players to have an experience they will remember.

We are training Friday at 11.00am in Underhill and will hang around for any questions about the tour after training has finished at approx 12.15pm

Brief details: 
Dates: Friday 14th March to Sunday 16th March 

Depart by coach: 1pm Mumbles RFC on Friday 14th March 
Travel by Coach – approximately 6 hrs 
Arrive at Dunfermline 10pm approx. – include stop off and activity on journey.   

Accommodation Friday: Stay hotel Friday night. 

Saturday: Play against Dollar Academy Saturday morning 
Afternoon activity with hosts 
Go- karting/ paintballing/Bowling/ Lazer Quest. 
Saturday evening/ night – all boys hosted with pupils from Dollar Academy.

Sunday morning – all meet at Dollar Academy
Travel to Edinburgh to play Stewart Melville College. 

Sunday afternoon – Mike Morgan’s cultural tour of Edinburgh.   

Depart Edinburgh 4pm. 
Return Mumbles – 12 midnight (approx. with stops)   

Total Cost: £120. (food not included)

Deposit required Sunday 5th January

£60 per person to confirm booking (this is non-refundable)

Friday, 27 December 2013

Dads v Lads SUNDAY 29th Dec

Dads v Lads game at caswell beach on
SUNDAY at 10am til 11am
NOT Saturday as in the first Teamer text - sorry 
See you sweating out the Xmas Turkey on Sunday!!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday meet 10.30am

We are meeting in St. Helens at 10.30 this morning. Food is at 1. 
Please make sure all the boys have a change of clothes for the buffet. 
See you all later

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Sunday clothing

The players will have the use of the changing rooms at St.Helen's Sunday.
All the boys will need to come with a set of clothes to change into after the game ready for the buffet...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


Christmas is almost here and to celebrate in some kind of style The Crusaders will be playing a special Christmas fixture against our friends and rivals at Swansea Uplands.
On a bumper day of festive rugby at St. Helen's and Swansea Rugby Club, the Mumbles u12s will play New Dock at 10.30 with The Crusaders playing Uplands at 11.20
Food and festivities will then be available in the Swansea club for all involved.

We are paying for the pitch and changing room hire at St. Helen's out of funds, and are asking a small contribution towards the buffet of £5 per person from Mumbles and £5 per player from the opposition.
It should be a great day for the boys to be together and also for parents to chat about the joys of Christmas after the game.

If we can all get there by 10.30 that will give time to warm up and also take in a bit of u12s rugby

Times for the day:

Mumbles Crusaders arrive at St. Helen's: 10.30am
Mumbles u12s KO v New Dock: 10.30am
Mumbles u14s KO v Swansea Uplands: 11.20am
Food served in the club: 12.45pm

Don't forget your £5 a head for the buffet and also if anyone has any raffle prizes they could donate to help raise money for the tour email


Boys - if you don't know who the picture is = ask your parents!!! They all used to dress like this!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Training Wednesday 5.30

Back on the astral for training ok Wednesday at 5.30pm ahead of the uplands Xmas bonanza game on Sunday 22nd. 
More details of some kind of schedule for Sunday soon. 

To try and raise some money for the tour perhaps those who are able could offer some prizes for a raffle?
Let us know by email or text before Sunday so we know what we have got. 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Bag pack results...

Results are in...
Todays bag pack raised ₤406.76p Thanks to all the boys who made this possible with their hard work in tesco this morning. Well done everyone!!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Bag pack

Reminder to everyone about the bag pack on Sunday in Tesco Swansea.
Please can you confirm availability to Jason or Mike M.

All boys to wear mumbles kit.
Please bring a bucket if you have one for collecting

Monday, 9 December 2013


As there is no game this coming weekend there will be no training in the park tonight.

See you all at the bag on Sunday


We are still trying to locate the diary of days which are being sold for the game on 22nd December.
Can whoever has it please email  we need to get these dates sold before the winner is drawn on 22nd.

Meet at Tesco in town 10.00am on Sunday, we will collect until 1.00pm

We have our Crusaders Xmas party at St Helens on 22nd December
We have invited our good friends from Swansea Uplands to join us for a game before a buffet lunch in Swansea Rugby Club.
The hire of the pitch is paid for but quite expensive so we need to ask for a £5 contribution from each player to cover the cost of the buffet.

Sunday, 8 December 2013


Bag Pack at Tesco Swansea Marina
Sunday 15 Dec
Meet at 10 - finish at 1 -

Parents can drop off, go Christmas shopping and pick up as Jason and Mike M will be around to supervise.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Sunday 15th December BAG PACK

We are due to pack bags at Tesco in Swansea centre on Sunday 15th december
to raise money towards the Crusaders 2014 Tour
As you may know we are doing our best to make sure this is as inclusive a trip as possible so it would be great to see as many boys at the bag pack as possible.

Times. Are 10-1 mike and Jason will be there to supervise

On the subject of kit, could everyone who has one of the new training tops please try and hand them back in this weekend at Gowerton. Basically, because of printing problems we havent ordered the rest of the batch and are returning the ones we have to be re-done


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Gowerton Away Sunday - noon kick off

We are away at Gowerton on Sunday
Kicking off at 12 so we will meet there at 11.15am - Teamer to follow shortly.

Monday, 2 December 2013

TRaining Wednesday - Astro - Diary of days

Training on the Astro this week, Wednesday 5.30pm
Can whoever has the diary of days for sale, please bring it to training with them along with the money they have collected so it can be passed on to someone else


Friday, 29 November 2013

Game Sunday

Last minute fixture availability gives us a game away against Felinfoel this Sunday.
Meet 10.15am at Felinfoel for 11.00am KO

Location is here:

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View the location on their website by clicking here

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Training Sunday

In the absence of a fixture Sunday, we will be training 11.00am to 12.15pm at Bishopston


Can whoever has the 'Buy a Day' diary please bring it along on Sunday. We need a big push on the sales as we are getting near to the Dec 22nd  draw date.
On the 22nd we will be playing a game at St. Helen's and it would be great if we could have a raffle or auction after the game to help raise funds. If anyone has any ideas on raffle/auction prizes they may be able to get hold of/donate that would be fantastic.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Guess the Score Australia...

Please can everyone get their Guess the Score sheets in to Russ before Friday.
Any sheets after this cant be counted for obvious reasons!!

Drop them in to Russ at 49 Highmead, Newton along with the money
Thank you all for your help and support - Good luck everyone!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Training in Underhill Monday 5.30

Back in the park Monday evening for trainibg.
5.30pm start

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Astro training Wednesday 5.30pm

Training on the Astro this Wednesday - 5.30pm

Thursday, 14 November 2013

NO GAME this weekend - training

Due to availability there will be no game this weekend against Neath
We will instead train in the park - meet 10.30am - Teamer to follow.

Thanks to Mike Gravenor, we also have the use of the Astro every other Wednesday,
We will therefore train next Wednesday 5.30pm at Astro and the following Monday 5.30pm at Underhill and so on...

There are also 'Guess the Score' sheets going around for the boys to raise money for the tour (details of new venues/ideas coming soon) Please support the cause!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Training Monday

Training tomorrow night 5.30pm under the bright lights of Underhill Park

Friday, 8 November 2013

Pencoed Away this weekend

We are away at Pencoed this weekend, playing on the pitch nearest to McDonlads.
Meet 10.15am for an 11.00am Kick Off.
See map below for directions

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Training Wednesday

Training this week will take advantage of a space.on the Ashleigh road astro


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Swansea Uplands Sunday Meet 10.15am

We welcome our friends from Swansea Uplands to Bishopston on Sunday
Meet at 10:15am for 11:00am KO

Sunday, 27 October 2013


Flash flood in Underhill this morning means training has had to be cancelled for today.
Training in the week WEDNESDAY 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Sunday training is ON

Underhill looking ok this morning so training is ON.
Meet 10.15
Hope everyone remembered to put their clocks back!!

Friday, 25 October 2013


Unfortunately Pontardawe are unable to raise a team for the game on Sunday.
We will train instead at Underhill - Same meet time - 10.15am
This will be instead of training on Monday evening, with another training session later on in the half term week during the day.
See you all Sunday

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Game v Pontardawe Sunday

We host our friends from Pontardawe on the main pitch in Underhill on Sunday.
Meet time 10.15am for a KO time of 11.00am.
Hopefully some of the boys will then make the short walk back down to the club after the game.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Training Monday 5.15pm

Training in the park on Monday will be at 5.15pm this week
See you all there

Saturday, 19 October 2013


After looking into the pricing for flying to Holland in 2014 the decision has been made to make the journey by COACH ONLY.
There are people who don't want to travel by coach, just as there are people who cannot afford the extra money to fly. To keep the party together the decision has been made to go by coach.

There will be a Teamer sent out to establish numbers so we can make an informed decision on what happens with the tour.

Please reply YES if you wish to tour and NO if you don't.

click the tour tab in the menu to see details of the tour itinerary if you are unsure about anything

Friday, 18 October 2013

Bonymaen Home this weekend in Bish

Bonymaen at home this coming weekend up in Bishopston.
10.15am meet for an 11.00am Kick Off - See you there!

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Desposits are due ON SUNDAY for the 2014 Tour to Holland
CLICK HERE for more information...

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Game on Sunday v Bryncoch in Underhill

We are playing Bryncoch on Sunday in Underhill.
Meet time of 11.15am for a midday kick off on the main pitch in the park.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Training tops

To all the boys waiting on the larger training tops thank you for your patience. They will be with you soon...

Thursday, 3 October 2013


We are now playing at Coed Bach Park - where we played last season
MEET TIME 11.15am
Map Below...

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Pontarddulais Away Sunday

We are away at Pontarddulais this coming Sunday

MEET TIME 11:15am

We will be playing in the comprehensive school grounds, see the map below
Postcode is: SA4 8PD

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Meet time 11:15am Sunday

To avoid any confusion this post is to confirm that we are MEETING in Tata Steel at 11:15am tomorrow. KO time is 12

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Game v Tata Steel Away on Sunday

Tata Steel on Sunday away in Port Talbot.
Meeting at 11.15am
Map below... see you there!

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Crusaders Tour 2014

The time has come where we have to get the numbers of deposits for the tour to Holland in 2014.
The details for the tour are posted on the blog.
We are looking for a deposit of £40 per person payable this coming week.

Please reply to the Teamer text coming out this weekend to let us know how many people you will be paying a deposit for


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Game v Loughor Sunday 10:15am Meet

Loughor at home in Bishopston this Sunday
Meet at 10:15am for an 11:00am Kick Off
Thanks to everyone that has replied already to the Teamer invites

Monday, 16 September 2013


Training tonight - 5.30pm in the park - see you all there!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Morriston away Sunday

Morriston away this Sunday.
Meet at 10:15am for a 11:00am KO
Please reply to Teamer with your availability.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter

Monday, 9 September 2013


The Crusaders Google calendar is now up to date with fixtures and training for the season

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Twitter @Mumbles_u14

You can now follow the Crusaders on twitter @Mumbles_u14

Game today and training Monday

Well done to all the boys today on an enjoyable start to the season!
Training as usual this week - Monday 5.30pm Underhill - see you there

Friday, 6 September 2013

Directions for Sunday - Meet 10.00am

Sunday we are playing at Hailey Park. See map below.
The club is a bit of a trek from the pitch, sop although we may be used to those circumstances, it is easier to drive straight to Hailey Park - Meet 10.00am

Game on Sunday

Can everyone please try and reply to the teamer request for the games away on Sunday?
Ideally we would like to share lifts and relieve some of the burden of driving but with so few people responding its difficult to see who is going up. Thanks

Monday, 2 September 2013


Training as usual this week - Monday evening 5.30pm in the park.
We have a couple of games away on Sunday 8th Sept in Whitchurch - Teamer notices coming soon.
Also, if you havent already, please read the tour info on the blog.
We are collecting names to see the numbers looking to go

Friday, 30 August 2013

Fixtures for the season

Fixtures for the 2013/14 season below

08/09/2013      Tournament(A)
15/09/2013 Morriston (A)
22/09/2013 Loughor (H)
29/09/2013 Tata Steel (A)
06/10/2013 Pontarddulais (A)
13/10/2013 Bryncoch (h)
20/10/2013 Bonymaen (H)
27/10/2013 Pontardawe (H)
03/11/2013 Swansea Ups (H)
10/11/2013 Pencoed (a)
17/11/2013 Neath (H)
24/11/2013 South Gower (H) 
08/12/2013 Gowerton (A)
15/12/2013 BAG PACKING  
05/01/2014 Morriston (H)
12/01/2014 Whitchurch (h)
19/01/2014 Loughor (A)
26/01/2014 Bryncoch (A)
02/02/2014 Pontarddulais (H)
09/02/2014 Bonymaen (A)
16/02/2014 Swansea Ups (A)
23/02/2014 Pontardawe (A)
09/03/2014 South Gower (A)
16/03/2014 Tata Steel (H)
23/03/2014 Gowerton (H) 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Training / Tour meeting

Hope everyone had a good bank holiday and has enjoyed the fantastic summer!
Back to the serious business of training this week with The Crusaders stepping up the training for the season.

5.30pm at Underhill this Friday, with a tour meeting to discuss everything at the club at 7.00pm
Next week training goes back to Monday at 5.30pm for the rest of the season.

Hopefully we can all make training this week and the meeting after.
The deposit of £40pp is going to need to be paid as a matter of urgency after the meeting to secure any accommodation for the Easter holidays. More details about this on the night...

Sunday, 25 August 2013

No training Monday

As Monday is a bank holiday there will be no training.
Look out for a training date.on teamer for this week.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Cwmtawe 7s

Well done to all the boys that made the trip up to Pontardawe on the weekend.
With everyone still in sunshine beach mode, the results may not have gone our way, but I'm sure all will agree that the boys enjoyed the day together.
Training Monday 5.30pm in Underhill - See you there!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cwmtawe Tournament info for Saturday

For the Cwmtawe 7s on Saturday we are up against;
Morriston, Pontardawe and Tata Steel
As soon as I can get the PDF uploaded I will post on here. There is a schedule of games for an u13 tournament between us.

The games are 10 a side 5 forwards and 5 backs. We are very thin on numbers, so anyone who can make it along who hasnt already accepted on Teamer would be a bonus!!

Our first game KICKS OFF on PITCH 3 against Pontardawe at 12.00pm
We must have reported at least 10 minutes before KO

The meet time on Teamer says 10.00am which may be a good idea to get parking. Although realistically we dont need to meet until 11.15am which will give time to warm up before the first game.

MEET 11.15am at the side of PITCH 3

It looks as if the tournament will go on until 4.30pm

It should be a great experience for the boys with some good rugby to watch throughout the day.


Sunday, 28 July 2013


Boys/dads/mums Training as usual this Monday at 5.30pm in the park. It's been fantastic fun for everyone every week as some great turn outs. See you there.

We are still waiting on a confirmed date from the club to get together one evening. Will post as soon as they let us know.

Cwmtawe 7s on Saturday 3rd August: we are looking pretty thin on numbers so if you can make it to this prestigious event please accept the teamer request.
More details on the day will be posted in the week.

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Cwmtawe 7s

We have been lucky enough to be invited to play along with Pontardawe and Neath at the Cwmtawe 7s 2013.

The tournament is on Saturday 3rd August. Estimated meeting time 10.00 but keep an eye on the blog as this may change.

As its the beginning of the summer holidays, we know a number of the squad will be off on their travels. Hopefully this little bit of advanced notice will enable us to get a good group of boys to go up for the day.

It's a great experience for the boys and a testament to their game and relationships outside the swansea matrix to be invited.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Crusaders Overseas Tour: Easter 2014

Crusaders Holland Tour Easter 2014 

Thursday 17th April: Leave Mumbles
Match 1: opposition near Bath; Thursday evening game.

Night 1: Stay overnight at hotel near Bath.

Friday morning travel via Channel Tunnel to  Centre Parcs in Holland
Friday 18th April – free day for activities at Centre Parcs.

Saturday 19th April – Match 2 v Local opposition

Sunday 20th – free day for activities at Centre Parcs

Monday 21st – Leave Holland on return to Wales

Cost : c£350. Per person - based on 22 players 22 adults

The accommodation is self-catering – based on 6 sharing.

You can check the facilities at the venue by going online at:

The following activities are included in the cost:
Anytime swimming, anytime skiing/snowboarding at indoor ski centre.

Deposit = £40. Per person (details to be finaised)

We plan to fund raise for tour kit etc for the boys We could also put money raised towards other activities – maybe a meal out for the boys on last night of tour  We will be organising an event at the club after training on a Monday night in the next few weeks when we can get together and discuss the above.

There will be the opportunity for all the boys to get together for the evening, with training tops for everyone kindly supplied by Andy Hopkins. Details coming shortly..

in the meantime, feel free to chat to anyone at training on Monday evening or email


Great turn out from the boys and dads on Monday for some great touch rugby in the sun!
Getting four teams and two games running simultaneously is testament to the enthusiasm and commitment of everyone involved!

News coming soon on the Crusaders Grand Tour 2014...

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Touch rugby Monday

The touch rugby series continues tomorrow with the boys taking in a narrow 1-0 lead.
5.30pm in underhill park
Finish 6.30
Plenty of water breaks

Monday, 1 July 2013

Lads v Dads Touch Rugby Training

Training for the coming season will take place on Monday nights at 5.30pm
This will be starting from Monday July 8th with a game of touch rugby each week
Lads v Dads/Mums/Brothers/Sisters/pets

Monday, 29 April 2013


Well done to all the boys who made the trip to Gordano on the weekend.
The fifteen boys put in a superb effort against a rotating 25 big players from the Gordano team. The Crusaders ambition to run the ball, and skill levels shown by each of the fifteen boys on the field were duly complemented by the Gordano coaches. The Gordano team were physically very strong and absolutely no push-overs as we had to work hard for every point of the game.
Keep an eye on the blog, and we can hopefully get everyone together to celebrate the season and look forward to a summer of eternal sunshine before we start our jorney into under 14s rugby.

Finally, from everyone involved, a big thank you to all the parents who put in so much time and effort to get the boys to games and training. Especially the ones who reply promptly to Teamer, as it makes the organisation for Sunday so much easier.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sunday meet 8.30am

Just a reminder to everyone that we are meeting at 8.30am at the club.
See you in the morning

BBQ at gordano

Gordano are kindly putting some food for us (BBQ weather permitting) after the game on Sunday. It might be worth taking some snacks for the journey but that should be all that you need.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Numbers for Sunday

Thank you to everyone who has replied to Teamer for Sunday's trip to Gordano.
Also thanks to those who have let me know about numbers for the bus.

If you haven't already, could you PLEASE reply to the Teamer text for the Gordano trip.
Also, if you could text me or email with the number of seats you want on the bus that would be great.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

GORDANO TOUR - SUNDAY 28th APRIL - Dept. 8.30am

The Crusaders will end another successful season on and off the pitch with a whirlwind tour of Gordano RFC in Bristol on Sunday 28th April.
The now famous Cider Express will be departing Mumbles RFC at 8.30am
This will allow us some time to get some food and relax around Gordano before Kick Off at 1.00pm.
We aim to return after a few drinks in the Gordano RFC bar, approx 7.30pm

There is a charge of £10pp for the return journey, which is payable on the bus before we leave.

IMPORTANT: Could you please reply to the Teamer text with 'M' to say you will be meeting to get the bus from Mumbles on Sunday morning.

It would be great if as many boys as possibly could get the bus up, but if you are planning on driving to Gordano please text 'Y' to the Teamer text

If you cannot make it, please decline with 'N' as usual.

There are 49 seats on the bus, 24 players in the squad. So there is room for every player plus one adult, however, some players may not make it, and some may travel alone. If you require more than one extra seat for brothers/sisters/parents/ please let me know by text or email and we will do our best to get everyone on board.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Gordano 28th April

The Crusaders will end their u13 campaign this coming Sunday on a whistle stop tour to Gordano in Bristol.

Keep am eye on teamer and the blog for details of the day...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

LATCH Dinner - 26th April

The Crusaders have booked a table of 10 at the Latch dinner on 26th April, to help the u14s raise money for LATCH.

Dylan Gunner, a 14 year old boy from Mumbles u14s team, was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and is now going through 12 months of treatment. The LATCH Organisation has been magnificent with their support to both Dylan and his family and will continue with this support throughout his treatment. Dylan is a local West Cross / Mumbles boy and has been playing rugby for Mumbles RFC from the age of 6.

The evening is a MALE ONLY Lounge suit affair with a three course meal. Dai Vaughan (Chairman of Dunvant RFC and an excellent speaker) is doing the after dinner speech, there will be a raffle and an auction, including a signed Swans shirt (Michu’s) and more.
The tickets for our table are £25 each and it would be great to see some of the Crusaders Dads there to help support this worthy cause, and enjoy a night out.

We need to pay the money by 12th April, so if you could email through your intention to attend to we will allocate you a space.

Thank you on behalf of those raising money for your support

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Note from Russ and Annabelle...

Thank you to all the coaches and parents for looking after brad on Sunday; from Russ and Annabelle

Monday, 25 March 2013


There will be no training this week due to so many boys being involved in school games and the weather not looking like its going to warm up at all.

There is also no game over the Easter weekend so you are all free to enjoy your egg hunts on Sunday

Best Wishes to Brad and Harry E

The weather took its toll on the Crusaders team at Dunvant on Sunday. Harry E had to come off after a bump to the head that left him wondering where he was and what was happening even more than the parents! Brad also took a dive into the Dunvant paddling pool in the centre of the pitch and struggled to get his temperature back up, despite the efforts of all the fantastic Crusaders nurses and all the help from Dunvant RFC who couldnt have been more helpful!

It's great to report that Harry is fine and sporting a new egg on his head while Brad went to hospital for an x-ray on his chest which showed no lingering Dunvant mud. He is well on the mend.

Needless to say everyone involved with the Crusaders, coaches and parents, wish both boys a speedy recovery.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dunvant away Sunday

Dunvant away this coming Sunday. Meet 10.30. Please reply to teamer

Monday, 18 March 2013

Gordano and Morriston

A great effort from the boys that were left on the weekend after illness once again swept through the camp! Thanks to Gardano for such a fanstastic game and for the Mumbles boys that went back to the club afterwards to enjoy the pasta and coke!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Venue change for Sunday

Due to another waterlogged weekend at underhill we will be meeting at BISHOPSTON tomorrow. 10.15am
Hopefully this will give us the best chance of playing against our visiting teams.
See you there

Wrap switch

What we were practising on Wednesday evening, now played out by Chiefs against Kings on Friday!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Teamers for this weekend

It seems like some of the Teamer texts may not be getting through. If there is any doubt you can have a look on teamer online and reply your availability please? Thanks


Can everyone please reply to Teamer about their availability for Sunday?
We have a touring side coming down from Gordano, and if things stay as they are will be struggling to field a team against them!
There are a few boys away playing at the Roslyn Park sevens, so we need as many available players as possible to play on Sunday for the games against Gordano and Morriston.
Thank you

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sunday Gordano and Morriston

Sunday sees us hosting the Gordano RFC u13s touring side on the main pitch in Underhill Park.
Both ourselves and Gordano will also be playing Morriston, so there should be plenty of rugby for the boys.
It is also important that we welcome our guests that have traveled from Gordano back to the club after the games on Sunday. It is the least we would expect if we were touring somewhere. Let's hope the weather holds up from some good rugby

Good luck to all The Crusaders going to Roslyn Park

Good luck to all the Crusaders boys going to Roslyn Park sevens this coming weekend to represent their schools.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Training and weekend

Training at 5pm this coming Wednesday in the park
Then we have a double-header on Sunday, playing Morriston and touring side Gordano RFC in Bishopston.
Teamer will come out closer the time, but we need to try and get as many boys back to the club afterwards as possible to welcome our visitors. See you all Wednesday

Friday, 8 March 2013

Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day special training this weekend in Underhill.
10.15am to 11.30am
Just in time to get a wash and take your mum out for lunch!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Compliments to the boys!

Well done to all the boys who played against Porthcawl on the weekend.
All the coaches at The Crusaders were extremely proud of the way the game was taken to a very good Porthcawl side in what was a hard fought and evenly matched game.
The coaches from Porthcawl were very complimentary about the Mumbles players after the game, both for their rugby and for spirit in which the game was played.
Needless to say we look forward to playing Porthcawl again in the future on a regular basis.

Training Wednesday is 4.45pm in Underhill

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Porthcawl Sunday

Porthcawl make the journey down the M4 to us on Sunday
Meet 10.30am for a KO at 11.00am in Underhill - See you there

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Neath Game Sunday 10.30am Meet- 11.00am KO

The third test against Neath takes place this Sunday in Underhill
With Pontardawe unable to make it for the scheduled fixture, Neath have kindly agreed to travel to Mumbles to play the Crusaders

The game will KICK OFF at 11.00am
So, can we all try and meet by 10.30am on the top pitch in the park.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Training Cancelled

Training cancelled in underhill and on the beach today. See you all Sunday

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bryncoch game off

Bryncoch game has been called off this morning due to a waterlogged pitch

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

France, Bryncoch and Ashleigh Road

The Crusaders are set to visit Bryncoch this coming Sunday. 10.30am meet in the club there.
Anyone using SatNag the postcode to get to is: SA10 7DQ
You can see a map of how to get there by clicking here
The Teamer has gone out for this. If you could reply so we know who is available to go as there is a fair bit of illness going around and a few boys carrying injuries at the moment.

Training for the boys Friday again on the Astro 4.30pm.
Half Term next week we will get to train in the day (keep you posted as to when)
After that we should have some light in the evenings again hopefully
There will be a Teamer for this tomorrow.

France v Wales Saturday night with a 5pm KO there will be a few people in the Rock and Fountain in Newton watching the game there. All welcome to come along and have some snails, garlic and red wine. Failing that, a few pints.

Over and out

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Gowerton game OFF

With the Mumbles Underhill pitches unplayable (and a cup game possibly going ahead on the morning) there are no other pitches available on Sunday. We have spoken to Gowerton who have no pitches available either. Both teams are keen to play again this season and we have tentatively agreed to play on a Friday night when the light improves. Thanks for those who managed to make training on Friday night. A good session, but we understand that the Friday slot is not great for everyone. Once the weather and light improves, we will try to get back on track with training on a Wednesday evening. Thank you for your patience at the moment. The coaching team

Friday, 1 February 2013

Gowerton HOME in Underhill on Sunday

Some good practice for the skiing fraternity amongst The Crusaders this Sunday as we play Gowerton on the top slope in Underhill Park.
Keep an eye on the blog for info on Sunday morning as the weather forecast isn't great and there is plenty of water on the park already.
Meet 10.30am

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Traning FRIDAY 4.30pm Ashleigh Road

Training this week on the Astro at Ashleigh Road 4.30pm, see you there...

Monday, 28 January 2013

A nice note from Bonymaen...

After the effort made by all on Sunday, it was nice to receive this thank you from Bonymaen today...

Hi Dan
just wanted to thank you and the boys for braving the weather with us yesterday, look forward to seeing you all next season

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bonymaen game is ON

The game at bonymaen is ON this morning despite the weather of the last few days. See you all there...

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Pitch inspection

Pitch inspection at Bonymaen first thing Sunday morning.
Keep an eye on teamer and the blog for any updates.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

No training Friday

After all the snow this week and some problems getting enough coaches to Ashleigh road this week we have cancelled training on the AstroTurf.

We are due to play Bonymaen away Sunday, and are hoping to take as many players as possible. Please keep an eye on teamer and the blog for info about the meet and kick off times for the game on the weekend.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


See below letter containing info for a dinner being held for one of the boys in the u14s
It would be great if we could fill a table to raise money for such a worthwhile cause, as well as show our support for one of the players in the Mumbles Junior section.
Email if you are interested in a table or want any mored details. You can read more about LATCH on their website here.

As you may be aware, we at Mumbles RFC U14s are raising money for LATCH, The Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.
Dylan Gunner, a 14 year old boy from our team, was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and is now going through 12 months of treatment. The LATCH Organisation has been magnificent with their support to both Dylan and his family and will continue with this support throughout his treatment.

Dylan is a local West Cross / Mumbles boy and has been playing rugby for Mumbles RFC from the age of 6. We started our activities with a sponsored walk before Christmas and we raised well over £4,000, which was fantastic!! We are now organising a dinner at Langland Golf Club on Friday 26th April. As a club we have a youth dinner and a senior dinner, but to my knowledge, we have never had one in the Junior section (crazy, when you think how important it is to the future of the club) I know I have spoken to most of you about this and everyone has said they would take a table, well now it is time for you to put your money where your mouth is!

We are limited to 9 tables of 10 so it will be on a first come first served basis. The seniors, youth, old fogies from the club (my dad and his mates), South Gower and Dunvant have all asked for tables, and whilst of course I would be willing to sell to them to make the money, I would personally prefer to fill the room with our Junior section. The tickets are priced at £250 for a table, if you can’t take a full table then we will try and fit all numbers in, just let me know how many tickets you want (£25 each).

Full details for the evening will follow, but It will be a Lounge suit affair with a three course meal. We have secured Dai Vaughan (Chairman of Dunvant RFC and an excellent speaker) to do the after dinner speech, there will be a raffle (with good prizes), an auction, including a signed Swans shirt (Michu’s) and more.

I need to know how many tickets you require by the 8th Feb and then money, by 1st March. As you can imagine this takes a lot of organising on top of running and coaching the U14s team so please help me here by replying promptly. It would be great if I didn’t have to sell tables to other people and we sold out just with the Junior section!!!!!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Weekend off

With the weather not looking like its going to get above freezing on Sunday an early decision has been made to cancel the fixture away to Felinfoel.
So a weekend off for everyone!

Keep an eye on the blog for training details for next week.

Training cancelled

Training cancelled tonight due to the snow

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Training 4.30pm Friday on astro

Training on Friday this week
4.30pm on the astro at Asheligh Road

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

TRAINING FRIDAY NOW 4pm to 5pm on astro

Sorry everyone. Training on Friday at Ashleigh Road will now be 4pm until 5pm.
Please pass this on to anyone you see

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Training now at Astro FRIDAY 4.30pm

The ever optimistic Crusaders have been dashed once again by the great Swansea weather and we have had to cancel the planned training for Wednesday at the park and move back to the Astro at Ashleigh Road at 4.30pm FRIDAY.
Sorry for any confusion everyone

Monday, 7 January 2013

Training Wednesday 5.30pm at Underhill

Training will be on the grass in underhill this week. 5.30pm Wedneday evening. See you there...

Friday, 4 January 2013

Swansea Uplands Away at Bishop Gore

Happy New Year everyone!
First game for 2013 is against Swansea Uplands 'Away' although it will be played on the
BISHOP GORE PITCH next to the FIRE STATION on Sketty Lane

Early KO because of The Swans, so meet at 10.00am - See you there