Here’s a message from our company secretary, Alan Gall, regarding purchase and collection of season tickets:
You will once again be able to buy or collect your season ticket from the clubhouse this Thursday between 6:15pm and 7:30pm.
If you are able to come along please do as this eases the pressure before the first home match of the season. Remember we can’t take card payments but you can order your ticket on the website and pay by Paypal and I’ll then post the ticket to you.
Alternatively you can transfer the money via internet banking to :-
sort code 30 92 97
Steelmen Rugby Limited
If you choose to do this let me know and I’ll post the ticket to you.
Cheque should be payable to Steelmen Rugby Limited.
We have received notice of some changes to the facilities for supporters at Parc y Scarlets. The changes are as per this announcement:-
WELCOME TO THE LLANELLI RFC ‘CLUBHOUSE’ A GREAT MATCH-DAY EXPERIENCE AWAITS LLANELLI RFC SUPPORTERS AND VISITING FANS THIS SEASONAS THE QUINNELL LOUNGE WELCOMES THE WELSH PRINCIPALITY PREMIERSHIP
Following discussions with the Scarlets, we are pleased to advise you that we can now offer RFC supporters, visiting fans, officials and players a great match day experience as a Llanelli RFC ‘Clubhouse’ type environment has been created at Parc Y Scarlets. On match day all other entrances will be closed and ALL supporters will enter the Quinnell Lounge with its excellent catering and bar facilities. Supporters will be able to occupy centre pitch top quality stadium seats outside the lounge, a truly unparalleled scenario not, to be matched anywhere in the Premiership league.
The ‘Clubhouse’ will be open usually from 1pm on the day of a game, which is typically 2.30pm and all tickets will be allocated at the entrance of the Quinnell Lounge on the second floor of the main entrance. There is lift access on the ground floor reception. Payments to made in CASH ONLY. Match day programmes will also be for sale at the ticketing station.
Supporters who wish to take up Llanelli RFC hospitality packages can do so in the comfort of the Hospitality areas in the Quinnell Lounge and expressions of interest should, as usual, be made to the Executive Committee (Peter Thomas in the first instance). Details of committee contacts are all on the RFC website.
Players and coaching staff will also enter the lounge post-match and this is a great opportunity to meet the players before or after they have their post-match meal.
This measure will save the Region a considerable sum of wasted expense in match day expense and will bring everyone together in the spacious comfort of one of the top lounges in Welsh rugby.
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce an enhanced relationship with Division 1 East Nantyglo RFC in addition to the other clubs that they currently work with in the Blaenau Gwent area. The relationship will include Nantyglo coaching staff attending Steelmen training sessions and being mentored by Ebbw Vale coaching staff. There will also be the opportunity for some of the younger Ebbw Vale squad members to gain valuable game time and experience with Nantyglo in the league and provide an opportunity for Nantyglo players to test themselves at a higher level in the midweek Fosters Challenge Cup.
Another of Ebbw Vale’s coaching staff has been snapped up on a fulltime basis with Nick Wakley being appointed as Wales Women assistant coach as preparations for next year’s World Cup in Belfast and Dublin begin in earnest. Wakley initially joined Ebbw Vale in November 2014 as Assistant to Jason Strange, a role he continued under Nigel Davies last season. He will be joined by Paul Young as Forwards coach.
Under head coach Rowland Phillips’ tutelage, Ebbw Vale backs coach Wakley, who also heads up the women’s sevens program on a full-time basis, will coach the Wales backs.
“Nick Wakley is already delivering the sevens program with the Welsh women so he will bring a lot of playing and coaching experience to the 15-a-side international game,” said WRU head of rugby performance Geraint John. “The calibre of these appointments to the national women’s programmes, following that of Rowland Phillips as Wales Women head coach, reflect a clear decision by the Welsh Rugby Union to increase the resource and support available to one of the fastest growing sports in the world.”
Ebbw Vale are delighted at this latest development and are fully supportive of Nick’s transition to a professional coach role. We thank Nick for his work as we returned to the Premier Division and the winning of the title in a high quality performance at Pontypridd in May.
At this time Nigel Davies will not look to fill the role.
Ebbw Vale’s fixture at Aberavon, which was to have been played on Saturday, November 19th has been switched to Friday, November 18th with a 7:15 kick off. This is to avoid a clash with the Wales v Japan international match in the autumn series on the Saturday afternoon.
This season’s fixtures in the Fosters Challenge Cup have been published this morning, and it’s all change this year for Ebbw. Instead of being lined up to meet fellow Dragons’ region clubs, the Steelmen will face Bargoed, Merthyr and Pontypridd, home and away, during the first half of the season.
Ebbw’s fixtures have been added here.
All the Fosters Challenge Cup Fixtures can be downloaded here.
Ebbw Vale RFC, in conjunction with RTB Steelers and Jesters Girls Rugby presents:
“FEEL THE STEEL” FUN DAY SUNDAY 14th AUGUST as part of the Dragons’ Summer Tour.
10am to 1 pm
Meet at The Welfare, Eugene Cross Park
Open to boys and girls aged 6 to 15
Do you play rugby? Or are you interested in starting to play rugby for a club or your school? Then come along and have some fun at the “FeelTheSteel” Fun Day!
Meet and Greet with players from Dragons Rugby
Q & A with the Dragons Players
Skills sessions with EVRFC players and RTB coaches
Chance to “FeelTheSteel” and have your picture taken with the Premiership Trophy won by EVRFC last season
Take part in the Brian Moore’s Mouth Competition
Tag Rugby Matches
As the world turns towards Rio and the start of the Olympic Games, one member of the Ebbw Vale RFC coaching staff will have a bird’s eye view as part of the GB Swimming Squad in Brazil.
Rhys Shorney, the club’s lead physio and strength and conditioning coach, has been selected as part of the Physio team for GB swimming in Rio. This is the second time Rhys has been to an Olympic Games as he was also was part of the physiotherapy team for GB swimming in London 2012.
Rhys, a former Ebbw Vale player, has played a leading role in the growth of Ebbw Vale RFC over the last six years with his professional approach to the treatment and rehab of injured players, allied to his excellent knowledge of strength and conditioning, having a major role in the success of the club winning the Premiership title last season.
Rhys has already been out in Rio for the past week preparing the GB swimmers in their quest for gold. He said, “”Working for British Swimming has been a privilege over the last two Olympic cycles, and being able to support some of the best athletes in the world as they attempt to fulfil thier life’s dream has been an honour. The responsibility of which is one I don’t take lightly or for granted.”
Good luck to Rhys and all the GB squad in Rio from everyone at Ebbw Vale RFC!
Ebbw Addicts Travel to RGC
Saturday 3rd December/Sunday 4th December.
The Addicts will be providing transport to the above match. This will be an overnight stay at the Premier Inn (Glan Conwy) in Llandudno. Cost of the trip will be:
£65 for members of the Ebbw Addicts Travel Group*
£75 for non-members*
*Cost is per person sharing a twin room*
**Breakfast on Sunday morning is included in the price**
To book your seats on the trip, phone 07766490358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org