Former Wales rugby player Ian Gough is returning to his hometown of Cwmbran for a charity dinner. The former second row who was capped 64 times for Wales is helping to raise money for the Welsh Charitables RFC Benevolent Fund.[Read more…]
This cracking photo shows how early morning shoppers in Cwmbran crowded around the Sky TV kiosk in Gwent Square to watch the final test match between the Lions and New Zealand.
Staff at the stand usually try and sell subscriptions to passing shoppers.
But yesterday staff must have been bemused to suddenly see their tiny stand surrounded by rugby fans.
Thanks to Natalie Richards for the photo.
Here are four of the Cwmbran men playing in a world record attempt for the longest played rugby match. The match kicks off today in Leicester and will raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces.
The match was organised to honour Corporal Michael Thacker, from Cwmbran, who was killed in 2012, while serving in Helmand Province. He played for Cwmbran RFC.
The teams plan to play for 25 hours and set a new world record. So far an incredible £46,000 has been raised in sponsorship.
You can donate to this appeal through the event’s website at http://www.scottysworldrecordfundraiser.co.uk
Children aged three and over can join a rugby training session on Saturday mornings at the Football Factory in Cwmbran.
The class is run by a qualified coach and runs from 9am to 10am. Cost is £3.50.
The Football Factory is on Avondale Industrial Estate.
A long list of rugby stars who are heading to Cwmbran next week for a fundraising dinner has been revealed. The event at Greenmeadow Golf Club on Friday 19 April is a joint effort between the Welsh Charitables RFC and the Mayor of Torfaen’s charity appeal.
Lyn Jones, the ex Wales and Neath player, is the guest speaker.
Tickets are on sale at £35 per person and include a four-course dinner and coffee.
Call Chris Slade in the Mayor’s office on 01495 742578 or email [email protected] to book your place.
The list includes internationals and top club players from the 50s right up to the present day. Here it is in no particular order: