Toby selected for Wales 7s

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Congratulations are again in order for our winger, Toby Fricker, who has been selected to represent Wales Sevens at this weekend’s Rugby Europe Tournament in Paris, France.

The Open Day is organised to give the supporters’ and players’ families the opportunity to mix and spend time together, and with the players.

There will also be players, officials and families from the Blaenau Gwent and Ebbw Vale Hub teams present. They will have a training sessions with the EVRFC squad organised  by the EVRFC coaches and players, and by their own coaches.

Discussions are ongoing with the Dragons to provide players and  officials/ coaches to attend to participate in the training session and be available to mix with supporters and families afterwards.

Everyone is welcome to attend the sessions on French’s field starting at 11.00am, then we return to the clubhouse for activities to include:

Outdoor Bar
Hog Roast (by Ross Jones’s brother, Mark)
Bouncy Castle
Sumo Wrestling (in suits)
Brian Moore’s Big Mouth
Big screen videos

Past players and coaches will attend again to mix with supporters and families.

On a serious note our hard working club officials will be available to discuss season ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities. If you’d like to discuss sponsorship, and can’t wait until the Open Day, please get in touch with Darren Venn on 07736 774773 or by email:

The club’s annual presentation dinner took place on Friday evening, with the awards announced as follows:

Top points scorer: Lewis Dennett

Top try scorer: Dan Haymond

Captain’s Award: Ronny Kynes

Ivor Evans Clubman of the Year: Ross Jones

Ebbw Addicts Most Promising Player: Toby Fricker

100 Club (100 appearances reached): Dai Jones and Dai Langdon

Special Award: EVRFC medical team (Dr Rhys Thomas, Rhys Shorney, Saran Wyburn, Alan Hancock)

Special Award: Josh James

Try of the Season: Joe Franchi v Swansea

Clive Burgess Man of Steel Award: Rob Sevenoaks

Ebbw Addicts Player of the Year: Cameron Reagan and Toby Fricker (joint winners)

Players’ Player of the Year: Rhys Francis and Dom Franchi (joint winners)

200 Club (200 appearances reached): Ross Jones

Special Award: Mathew Williams



Ebbw Vale will play the following friendly matches in preparation for the start of the new season.

Friday 10th August v Newton Abbot (away)
Saturday 11th August v Brixham (away)
Saturday 18th of August v Ampthill (away)

There may be a further match on August 25th, depending on when the Premiership fixtures begin.

The Steelmen will also take part in the Talywain 7s on July 28th.

The Addicts will be running buses to Brixham RFC and Ampthill RFC. Details to follow.