Matt Mitchell

Dartmouth PigDogs – Player/Social Director

On May 5th 2018, the PigDogs welcomed teams from across the province to compete in the Dartmouth Pigdogs 7’s tournament at the Burnside Outdoor Turf in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The competition saw teams compete in a men’s, women’s, and juniors categories. The PigDogs would like to send congratulations to Enfield R.F.C. for winning the women’s division and to Halifax R.F.C. for winning the men’s division. Both teams played strong and consistent rugby and were both very deserving victors. Congrats!

The day was a huge success thanks to the support from all of our sponsors; Dave Doolittles Sportsbar &Grill, Molson Canadian, Tim Halman, Chater meats, and from the tiresome volunteer efforts from all of our Pigdog family that contributed to make this another fantastic and memorable PigDogs 7’s tournament. A special thank you goes out to Gerry and April Forest for reigning supreme as King and Queen of the barbeque for most of the day and for the design and construction of the biggest and most impressive rugby trophy in Nova Scotia, “The Davin!”


On the pitch, the men’s and ladies team had a wonderful day. With heavy hearts, the Lady Pigdogs competed courageously throughout the day, playing for the first time without the late Liv Colley. Liv’s heart, soul, and smile will always live on through the values of all of the Pigdogs. Liv’s presence was missed enormously on and off the pitch. The LPD and all of the Pigdog community hope to carry on Liv’s spirit throughout all aspects of our lives.


On the men’s side, members of the Pigdogs played on three different teams throughout the day. The Dartmouth PigDogs, Legends, and Eastern Shore (ShoreDogs). Congrats boys for such a large commitment. This tournament marked the last games (for now) for our former captain and executive member, Peter Masimo. Thanks for all of your contributions on and off the field, Pete. We all hope you have great experiences in Victoria. Hurry up and come back already!  


All in all, it was a fantastic day of rugby, barbeque, and beer, with a great after party hosted at Dave Doolittles Sportsbar & Grill. Thanks again to all the sponsors and volunteers that combined to make the day a success. 2019 PigDogs 7’s can’t come soon enough!



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