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Craig Mathie

Craig Mathie

Managing Director, Bournemouth 7s Festival

Craig Mathie is Managing Director of the multi-award-winning Bournemouth 7s Festival. Delivered by an outstanding and dynamic young team, the UK’s favourite sport and music festival welcomes 30,000 people and 400 sports teams to the South Coast each year. The Festival celebrates its 15th Birthday in 2022, taking place over the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday.

During the recent pandemic, Craig founded the South Coast Events Forum, a group dedicated to supporting event professionals across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and is also a regular contributor to industry press, campaigns and a judge for some of the UK’s highest profile event awards.

Craig is Vice President of the National Outdoor Events Association, Trustee of sporting charity, The Steve Bernard Foundation; Ambassador for mental health charity, Dorset Mind and Vice Chair of the Destination Management Board for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.