Event Venue Date Time  
Training Llandarcy (3G) Monday October 27th 6.30-8pm  
Training Llandarcy (3G) Monday November 3rd 7-8pm  
South Powys Llandarcy (3G) Friday November 7th 4pm koff Own transport
Training Llandarcy (3G) Monday November 10th 7-8pm  
Aberavon TaTa Steel Friday November 14th 6pm koff Own transport
Training Llandarcy Monday 17th 7-8pm  
Swansea Neath RFC (Gnoll) Friday November 21st 6pm koff Own transport
Training Llandarcy Monday 24th 7-8pm  

Event Venue Date Time  
Training Maesydderwen Thursday November 6th 4pm  
Aberavon Ystradgynlais RFC Friday November 7th 6pm koff Own Transport
Training Maesydderwen Thursday November 13th 4pm  
Swansea St Helens, Swansea RFC Saturday November 15th 10.30am koff Own Transport
Training Maesydderwen Thursday November 20th 4pm  
South Powys Brecon RFC Friday November 21st 6pm koff Bus Provided

Following on from a few issues over the team named Valley Crusaders at the last District meeting all these issues have now been cleared and the team are all clear to play in the Afan Nedd u14 matrix picking up the Cwmgors fixtures. The team now come under the senior club of Cwmgors and are a team of players from Cwmgors and Alltwen RFC.
Any issues please contact the Afan Nedd Committee.

Sustaining your Club’s future Workshop
Monday 13th Ocotber @ Tondu RFC
Monday 20th Ocotber @ Morriston RFC
Arrival from 6.00 p.m. for a 6.30 p.m. start
The Welsh Rugby Union and Natwest Rugbyforce are once again hosting a programme of workshops called “Sustaining your Club’s future”. It’s designed to assist the “off the field” team in developing and sustaining their rugby club business. We received a fantastic response last year and once again, invite clubs to attend this workshop.
Set out below are frequently asked questions which outlines the workshop in more detail.
To register to attend the workshop, please clink on the link below and complete the online form:


If your senior committee has attended this workshop, please offer this opportunity to volunteers in your junior sections who may be interested in attending.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to make contact on the numbers below.

Frequently Asked Questions

‘Sustaining your Club’s future’

What is the workshop?
This workshop forms part of the WRU Club Operations Team initiative to assist clubs in being sustainable as well as developing where possible. The WRU recognises that volunteers are responsible for managing the business of rugby and with this in mind aims to provide volunteers with skills to create sustainability and growth.
This workshop is the first in a series and aims to support clubs in reviewing their club objectively, identifying areas where the club performs well as well as areas the club can improve on.
What’s involved in attending the workshop?
The workshop is presented by John Oates, a consultant who has an impressive history working in sport and developing clubs. As well as a booklet, there is an interactive presentation and group work which aims to put theory in to practice.
How long will the workshop last?
We ask attendees to arrive between 6.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. This gives you the opportunity to meet John and talk with other clubs before the workshop starts. It usually lasts about 2 hours so we aim to finish at 8.30 p.m.

The Swansea Valley Dewar Shield squad will change their training venue and return to Maesydderwen Comprehensive School on Monday 29th September.
Players need to arrive by 4pm and report in to Steve and Craig who will be leading the session. If you have any problems with regards to attending then let Team Manager Adrian Lock (07974156583) know as soon as possible.
The session is scheduled to finish around 5.15pm.

There are still clubs out in the Afan Nedd district that have not paid their affiliation fees and cup entry fees. This is not fair on other clubs that have paid their fees more than 6 weeks ago. Can the clubs that have not paid their fees please pay so in the next 7 days.

Tonna u16!are looking for players to join them. They are recruiting at the moment. Any boys interested can contact Steve Evans on 07974570384.

Under 12s preliminary cup round
Tonmawr v Abercrave
Cwmtwch v Cwmavon
Taibach v Briton Ferry
Glynneath v Baglan
Bryncoch v Neath Athletic

Skewen, Pontardawe and DVL

Under 13 preliminary cup round
AGS v Ferry Steelers
DVL v Cwmavon
Neath Athletic v Skewen
Pontardawe v Abercrave

Bryncoch, Ystradgynlais and Tonmawr

Under 14s preliminary cup round
Ystradgynlais v Cwmavon
Resolven v Bryncoch
Taibach v Tonmawr


All games to be played to pathway rules and Afan Nedd District cup rules.

Under 12s and 13s cup games are to be played by the next district meeting.

As the new rugby season gets under way if you are looking for a rugby club to join in the Neath Port Talbot area then feel free to contact David Arthur (darthur@wru.co.uk) or Michael Dyer (mdyer@wru.co.uk) and we’ll help guide you.

At present Taibach under 12′s are looking for new players so if you are in year 7 at school and would like to join them then contact Team Manager Katie Heycock on 07792 491265. Training sessions take place on the Taibach RFC’s pitch “The Plough” on Tuesday evenings between 5.30 and 6.30pm.

Girls who are just going to Comprehensive School and who may have an interest in any form of rugby (Atomic/Touch/Contact) need to be aware of the Girls Development Centre that runs out of Llandarcy Academy of Sport (SA10 6FJ) on Mondays between 7pm and 8pm.

For further information contact Michael Dyer 07584488259 or Dai Arthur on 07740612791. Otherwise just roll up in training kit and bring a drink.

Officials Contact Details

 Chairman: Andrew James
 Tel: 01639 645075
 Mob: 07926 613917

 Registration Sec: Colin Short
 Tel: 07815 720717

 District Sec: Chris Edwards
 01639 710132 / 07971 366377

 NPT/ WRU Development Officer
 Andrew Thomas 07814 781 015

 Ospreys/ WRU Development Officer

 Dai Arthur 07740 612 791

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