Melrose Sevens announce Breadalbane Finance as title sponsor of Mike Bleasdale Cup

The tournament takes place on Saturday April 13

The 2023 winners of the Mike Bleasdale Cup, the Lionesses. Image: Rob Gray Photography

MELROSE SEVENS has announced a new title sponsor of the Mike Bleasdale Cup for next month’s tournament.

The sponsorship with Breadalbane Finance marks an exciting partnership aimed at advancing women’s rugby and promoting inclusivity within the sport.

The Mike Bleasdale Cup, that takes place at the Greenyards on Saturday April 13, embodies the spirit of competition, sportsmanship, and excellence.


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Breadalbane Finance’s sponsorship underscores their commitment to supporting female athletes and fostering their growth in the world of rugby.

Tournament Director, Phil Morris, said: “We are delighted to have Breadalbane Finance on board as the title sponsor for the Mike Bleasdale Cup.

“Their dedication to empowering women in sport aligns perfectly with our values, and we are excited to work together to elevate the women’s game.”

Director of Breadalbane Finance, Jamie Lindsay, said: “This multi-year partnership is incredibly exciting for Breadalbane Finance.

“We are seeing the oldest rugby sevens competition in the world align with arguably the biggest growth engine for Rugby in the form of the women’s competition.

“As part of our own strategic mission to bring our brand and values into local communities, this opportunity to help support the skill and talent in the women’s competition highlights a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with the wider rugby community at this landmark event in Melrose.

“We are fully committed to the game of rugby and the values it supports in creating an inclusive game for everyone and can’t wait to watch the teams in action.”

Last year’s Mike Bleasdale Cup was won by the Lionesses.

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