It’s all here in green, black & white
Please note 'No Dogs Allowed on Pitches'
Gwernyfed Ladies Calendars are now on sale for only £10.00
With Christmas sneaking upon us this would make the perfect Christmas gift for friends & family!!
Please place your orders with Delyth Thomas on 07891 371 458 -
Available to purchase
from the clubhouse.
Details of Monies raised:
Myeloma UK £1,250 presented by John Thomas and received by Sarah Morgan on behalf of Myeloma Uk
Wales Air Ambulance £1,250 presented by Mr Vin Stephens received by Helen Morris
The Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust £1,250 presented by Pete Rowsan received by Fran Bateman
Gwernyfed High School £1,000 presented by Chay Billen received by Mr John Williams Head teacher
Teenage Cancer Trust Wales £1,250 (plus £563.00 raised by the Gwernyfed Rugby Boys) presented by Brian Jones President received by Mr Adam Wrigley
NSPCC £1,000 presented by Rob Stephens received by Mrs Elaine Stephens
With its roots stemming from Gwernyfed High School and the brain child of Dai Knapp and Bernard Altmeyer who taught there, Gwernyfed RFC has gone from strength to strength over a 50 year period and a book written to celebrate 50 years of rugby at Gwernyfed “50 years in Green, White and Black” provides a snapshot of some of the players, their experiences, the passion and the club’s evolution to being the linchpin in the community that it is today.
The book was launched to the mini and junior players of the club last Sunday when section chairman Mark Eckley thanked Ceri Morgan for pulling their section for the book together and encouraged the young players to read the book and get a feel for the club’s history. Senior Vice chairman Peter Weavers, Assembly Member William Powell and past captain and poet Phil Sheppard all spoke to the youngsters about their input to the book. Ceri thanked coaches and parents for their support and contribution and introduced the concept of a time capsule and asked all mini and junior players to write or draw something of their experience of playing for Gwernyfed RFC and return it to the club to be kept in the time capsule for future generations. Ceri pointed out that today’s youngsters will be contributing to the club’s centenary book and that they should consider keeping photos, results, team info as he done since 1978.
William Powell will deposit copies of the book in the National Library of Wales and the Library at the Welsh Assembly. The book will make a great Christmas present for anyone who has had any involvement with the club over the years and for many who have not. You can buy your copy of the book now from Gwernyfed RFC’s Malthouse.
The Old Railway Line Garden Centre or from Owen Sports in Brecon.
Be sure to bring your book along to the Malthouse on Weds 25th November at 6pm when former Gwernyfed player, Welsh International Dan Lydiate will be there with team mates Dan Biggar and Ken Owen to meet young players and have pictures taken and to sign autographs and books.
"Most rugby communities would argue that their club is the best in the world; players will argue that the camaraderie found at such clubs is unique. In that respect, Gwernyfed Rugby Football Club is no different, and yet, our Club that lies in the shadow of the Black Mountains undeniably is..."
The book will be available from the Rugby Club and at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, in Three Cocks and other outlets.
For further information, please call in at the club, check the website or see Facebook: Gwernyfed Rfc The-
Click Here to purchase Gwernyfed’s Book online today from the Old Railway Line Garden Centre…
Photo by William Powell
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