A team of Llanelli Scarlets will be playing at Dafen Park this weekend (Sunday the 18th of August), consisting of British & Irish Lions star Jonathan Davies and fellow Wales internationals Rhys Priestland, Ken Owens, Liam Williams and Aaron Shingler. The squad will also include Jake Ball, Steve Shingler, George Earle, Simon Easterby and Scarlets' Head of Athletic Performance Brad Harrington .
It will not be rugby that the team will be playing on Sunday, but one of the more favoured sports in Dafen, as Dafen Welfare Cricket Club host a Six-a-Side Charity Cricket Tournament in aid of #TeamDan.
#TeamDan is a fundraising campaign which began on the internet a couple of months ago in support of the cancer battle of ex-Scarlet Dan Rogers, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. He is said to be making great improvements thanks to chemotherapy, and thousands of pounds have already been raised for The University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff's intensive care and haematology units, where Dan is undergoing treatment.
A lot of the fundraising success so far has come from the sales of #TeamDan T-shirts and vests, supplied by Manhattan Marketing, and recently modelled by legendary All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter on social networking site Twitter. Dan Rogers was a player and coach for the Llanelli Wanderers before falling ill and the shirts come in Wanderers team colours. They are on sale for £9.99 and the vests are going for £14.99, with all profits going to the cause.
This weekends cricket tournament which will feature eight teams split into two groups, includes two teams from Dafen, and teams from local rivals Felinfoel, Kidwelly, Llangennech and Llanelli. #TeamDan will also have a side taking part in the tournament, led by Dan's brother Steff. Amongst the Scarlets team, Shingler is a former England Under-19 and Glamorgan fast bowler,and his younger brother Steve is a Wales age-grade cap. Jake Ball is also said to have been a talented young cricketer in Australia
The action begins on Sunday at 11am, and there will be live music, a bouncy castle, a BBQ,and more. Please come along, have fun and show your support!
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