Fatra UK Ltd Re-Sign With The Steelmen 

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Fatra UK Ltd Re-Sign With The Steelmen 

Fatra UK Ltd are a leading supplier of flat roof waterproofing products and solutions. Operating through a network of trained and qualified roofing contractors, Fatra provide one of the most comprehensive flat roof waterproofing packages available in the industry backed by design services, costing advice, field support and training.

Based in Cardiff, Fatra UK Ltd was established in the early 1990’s and provide a comprehensive solution to both new build and refurbishment flat roofing projects.

We are delighted to once again have the continued support of Fatra UK Ltd especially in these difficult times, we would like to thank Matthew Shaw and the team at Fatra who have been a sponsor of the club for over seven years now.

You can find out more information here https://www.fatra.co.uk/ 

Feel the Steel with Spirit of Wales Distillery and Ebbw Vale Rugby Club

The team at Spirit of Wales Distillery is proud to announce their sponsorship with Ebbw Vale Rugby Club coming together as The Steelmen and the makers of commemorative Steeltown Welsh Spirits, creating the perfect partnership. Two local businesses working together to commemorate the steel towns of Wales with the nations favourite sport. 

Steeltown is a range of commemorate Welsh spirits inspired by the people, steel and mining industries surrounding Newport, South Wales. During the time of the partnership, Ebbw Vale Rugby Club plan to produce their own Steeltown Welsh Rum, which will be stocked in the bar at their grounds in Blaenau Gwent, along with Spirit of Wales award-winning Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum and Steeltown Vodka and Gins. 

Spirit of Wales Distillery founder and CEO, Daniel Dyer commented “Excited to forge our partnership with Ebbw Vale RFC ‘The Steelmen’, it’s an exciting opportunity to support an exciting community led Rugby team with strong values that resonates with our company and personal values” Dyer added, “The new season should be an exciting one, and seeing the squad editions, I for one will be excited to see the younger team members flourish with their rugby careers”. 

Ebbw Vale Rugby Football Club is a Welsh Rugby Union Club based in the town of Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. On the side of a mountain, in the valley and the air the steel industry finds its way into the hearts and minds of the people of Ebbw Vale. With industrial history dating back to the 1700’s through the Ebbw Vale Steelworks, the pride in this industry echoes that of the pride in Welsh Rugby and where the Steelmen train today. 

Gareth Howells, Commercial & Marketing Manager from Ebbw Vale Rugby Club added, Being a Welsh Premiership rugby side located in a strong mining town dating back to the 1700’s we are delighted to announce this exciting partnership with the Spirit of Wales Distillery and the Steeltown brand. We cannot wait for our supporters to taste the fantastic drinks served in the clubhouse, these will also be able to purchase as presents and gifts during the season online.” 

“The Spirit of Wales brand will be on the match day shorts and will give awareness across Wales when we play and be seen when we play Live on S4C Wales. We would like to thank Daniel Dyer for his support of the Steelmen and cannot wait to kick start this partnership.” Added Howells. 

To find out more about the upcoming premiership which kicks off on Saturday 3rd of September 2022, visit the Ebbw Vale Rugby Club website. Spirit of Wales Distillery will be at the games to treat the man of the match to a winning tipple too during the Indigo Welsh Premiership Season. The Indigo Welsh Premiership features games shown live on S4C Wales as and when selected. 

To learn more about the Spirit of Wales Distillery and award-winning Welsh Rum, please visit the online store or find them on social media. Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn.

B&L Roofing Extend Sponsorship Of Ebbw Vale RFC

B&L now enter a third season as an Ebbw Vale Sponsor and have increased their support further for the Steelmen having enjoyed their association with the club. We would like to thank Mark Love and look forward to hosting Mark and his team on match days at the Ciner Glass Community Stadium.

If you are looking for any roofing work to be done please check out https://www.facebook.com/Bl-roofing-wales-ltd-182075050056334 

Central FM Group are proud to sponsor Ebbw Vale Rugby once again for the 2022/23 season.

Grassroots rugby is a major part of the local community of Ebbw Vale.

We are fortunate enough to be able to sponsor players through the age categories and support them whenever we can.

Being a local business we feel it is very important to invest in the future of the people in the community that we serve.

Central FM Central FM Group is a local company that supplies all aspects of security to local and national companies throughout the South Wales area. We provide a very professional, second to none service with vast experience within the security industry.

Our locally based Control Centre, Supervisors and Mobile Patrol staff enables Central to provide a fully supportive service to our customers and staff 24/7, 365 days a year.

More information can be found here http://centralukgroup.co.uk/ 

 

Time to get excited!

Introducing Your BRAND-NEW 2022/23 Ebbw Vale RFC Match Shirt

With the 2022/23 season on the horizon, you can now pre-order your brand-new 2022/23 Ebbw Vale RFC home and away jerseys!

We’ve been working with our new official kit supplier Scimitar to bring you the new range of Leisure wear and match kit, featuring the traditional home jersey and the fantastic away jersey.

Pre-order your match kit & leisure wear for adults and children now at  http://www.evrfc.shop

#FeelTheSteel

Ebbw Vale RFC is delighted to announce a new commercial partnership with Vitapulse Health. The Vitapulse Health logo will feature proudly on the Ebbw Vale match shirts. We thank Vitapulse for their support of the Steelmen for the coming season and cannot wait to work with you on a number of exciting activities.

Vitapulse Health are delighted to be supporting and partnering with EVRFC for the coming season.  

We are a Blaenau Gwent based company offering home-based sleep, heart and lung function screening and diagnostic services for those seeking answers to their questions and concerns without delay.  Our products and services are easy to use in the privacy of your own home and our thorough diagnostic reports provide thorough analysis and treatment recommendations. 

So whether you think you already have sleep, heart or lung function problems or would just like peace of mind, please contact our customer care team on 02922 700700 or email contact@vitapulsehealth.com to discuss your concerns.  

More information can be found on our website www.vitapulsehealth.com

 

CiNER Glass UK announced as the main official sponsor of Ebbw Vale Rugby Club 

CiNER Glass UK has today re-affirmed its commitment to the future of Ebbw Vale Rugby Club after the company agreed to become the club’s official main sponsor. 

The glass manufacturing company has agreed a new three-year deal with Ebbw Vale RFC to become the Premiership rugby club’s official sponsor. 

The new agreement follows a very successful first year, after last year, the company agreed to sponsor the men’s first team and junior academy, as well as entering into a stadium rights deal which saw the stadium renamed the Ciner Glass Community Stadium that will continue to be included in the new agreement.

However, the new agreement will see CiNER Glass become the main sponsor on the front of the club’s famous green, red and white jersey for the next three years for both the first team and across all other age groups. The deal will also see CiNER significantly increase its annual investment into the club’s first team, junior academy, and the rugby stadium itself to help the next generation of Ebbw Vale rugby stars and the future prosperity of the club. 

The announcement re-affirms CiNER Glass’ commitment to the local community after the company received planning permission last month to build and operate a £390m glass manufacturing plant at the Rassau Industrial Estate.

Speaking about the new agreement, Mrs Ciner said: “I want to thank the Chairman, players, staff, and most of all the fans for welcoming us into the local community over the last year and allowing us to become a small part of this historic club. We have had a fantastic first year sponsoring Ebbw Vale Rugby Club and feel very proud to become the main sponsors. We look forward to what will hopefully be a very successful period both on and off the field and hope our partnership can help contribute towards the clubs’ goals.”

Chairman of Ebbw Vale Rugby Club, Jonathan Jones commented: ‘‘I want to thank CiNER Glass for their continued commitment to the club. Our partnership with CiNER Glass came at a time of real significance and helped the club navigate one of the most challenging periods in our 142-year history following the pandemic.  I am delighted that it will continue as we look forward to investing in the future of the club and creating many more fantastic memories with our supporters.”

 

Attached is a photo of Executive Director of CiNER Glass, Mrs Didem CiNER with members of the Ebbw Vale RFC senior and junior team

Coleg Gwent Extend Sponsorship

We are delighted to announce that Coleg Gwent will once again continue their fantastic support of the Steelmen for the 2022/23 Indigo Welsh Premiership season. We have a number of age groups within the club from U7’s right the way through to U16s, Youth and then seniors, we feel strongly that education is an important part of the development pathway and always encourage our younger players to do well in education, Coleg Gwent can offer fantastic learning opportunities and we suggest checking out the range of courses here https://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/ 

Coleg Gwent are proud to continue sponsoring Ebbw Vale RFC for the 2022-23 season, sharing a passion for promoting participation and inclusion in sport in the local community. As one of Wales’ top performing colleges, Coleg Gwent has consistently high A Level pass rates and is ranked as the joint top performing college for vocational learning in Wales.

Enabling learners to combine their academic studies with improving their skills on the pitch, the college is home to the Coleg Gwent Dragons Junior Rugby Academy (the WRU Welsh Colleges and School Champions for 2019-20) and the first Girls Rugby Academy in Wales (winners of the Urdd WRU Welsh 7s and National Welsh Schools and Colleges Champions for 2021-22). Coleg Gwent takes pride in its learners continued sporting successes, alongside promoting inclusion and access to sport and education in the local area to improve the wellbeing of young people in the community.

Ebbw Vale RFC is located close to Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, but with five campuses across Gwent (Usk, Ebbw Vale, Crosskeys, Newport and Cwmbran), studying full time, part time and university level qualifications on your doorstep couldn’t be easier. The Coleg Gwent community spans all age-groups, from school-leavers to mature-learners, and with a range of sports-related courses and a variety of other subject areas to explore, there’s something for everyone at the friendly, inclusive, and diverse college.

Coleg Gwent is looking forward to continuing this partnership with Ebbw Vale RFC for another exciting rugby season.

Zorba Foods Back The Steelmen Once Again

We are delighted to announce the continued support of Zorba Delicacies, Zorba Delicacies are a large local business who have supported the club over the last few seasons. We would like to thank the directors for agreeing to sponsor us once again for the 2022/23 season and their continued support of the towns premier rugby side.

https://zorbafoods.co.uk/about/ 

Ebbw Vale RFC ‘Seal’ The Deal

We are delighted to announce that BJ Seals Ltd have become a commercial partner of the Steelmen for the 2022/23 season and will feature on the Ebbw Vale RFC match strip. By being on the match strip of the steelmen this will give them brand presence at fixtures both home and away, worn by the passionate Ebbw Vale supporters and coverage on S4C Wales when we feature Live.

We thank Nicholas Jones, Director of BJ Seals Ltd for their support of the club and cannot wait for you to join us for a fixture at the CiNER Glass community stadium, Ebbw Vale.

BJ Seals Ltd. based on the Rassau Industrial Estate supplies components into the Automotive, Agricultural, Industrial and Construction sectors. Having been based in Ebbw Vale for five years now, we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity of sponsoring Ebbw Vale RFC and continue the success of the Welsh Premiership and also the local rugby community.

Our company was formed in 1998 by Brian Jones, our Managing Director, following many years of experience working in the sealing manufacturing industry. Our main strength as a company is being able to develop almost any type of component, whether it be for an industrial use, automotive use or any other sector. The BJ Seals Ltd. products are supplied throughout the world and the company brand has become highly respected in the markets that we operate in, both genuine and aftermarket supply. Business partners now include Jaguar Land Rover, FAI Automotive, Britpart, Rover and many other well know and established organisations.

Having previously been based in Merthyr Tydfil for over 15 years BJ Seals Ltd. has always had strong links to the South Wales area. We are now extremely proud to be working with Sears Seating, again a very well know and established company, also based around the corner from us on the Rassau Industrial Estate. Whilst maybe not quite being within throwing distance, we also have great relationships with local companies Foundry 4×4, Mayphil UK, Flamgard Engineering, Bearmach 4×4 and South Wales Propshafts. Our hope is that the recent developments in Rassau will continue, allowing the zone to become a thriving and energetic part of the community and that the enhancements of the local public transport links are continued.

The past few years have been difficult for us all and also for businesses of all types. We would like to extend our gratitude to the NHS, key workers and in particular our hard working staff, who have continued fully throughout the pandemic. 

We have always been very close supporters of all grades of Welsh rugby and it is a pleasure to be able to add something to such a league as the Welsh Premiership. It’s such an important league for the development of players and coaches, whilst also providing the competitive games that all followers look for. Ebbw Vale RFC holds such a prestigious place in Welsh rugby and continues to be one of the leading clubs and of course one of the most well supported. We know full well the pride that the supporters take in following the Steelmen and Eugene Cross Park holds many memories from over the years. Having seen such a large number of famous international players wearing the jersey, it is great to see the club continue to develop players that progress on to further honours in the game. No doubt that without such proud, well supported and ambitious teams as Ebbw Vale, Welsh rugby would not have seen the success that is has done over the past decade and more.

It is an honour for us to be linked with such a club and we would like to wish all at Ebbw Vale RFC the best for the upcoming season and hope that it is successful for everyone involved. 

http://www.bjsparts.com

Ebbw Vale RFC Welcome Carl’s Heating Services to the Steelmen family

Carl’s heating services is a passionate local business who are keen to support Ebbw Vale RFC and will feature on the clubs match kit. It has been delightful to work with Carl Davies to put this deal together, we are a club with commercial support from International, National and local businesses! It shows we have a package to suit all budgets and needs. We now ask our supporters to show that support back and if you need any work done then to contact Carl and give something back.

Carl Davies said;

I have sponsored Ebbw Vale rugby as I am a local man and local business and over the years followed my local rugby side and enjoyed many of great local derby’s and seen Ebbw Vale rugby  be very successful at top level rugby, so I wanted to offer support and sponsor the Steelmen.

Carl’s Heating Services

Tel: 07931 096157

Email: carlsheatingservices@gmail.com

Web: www.carlsheatingservices.co.uk

All Domestic Gas Work Carried out on Natural Gas & LPG

Landlord Safety Certificates, Boiler or Cooker Installations, Boiler Services

Ebbw Vale RFC is delighted to announce a new commercial partnership with AB Group Packaging who are a multinational company with manufacturing plants located in Spain, Ireland and Ebbw Vale.

We are excited to be working with AB Group Packaging and cannot wait to put some exciting activations together showcasing some of the products the AB Group produce.

AB Group Packaging is currently recruiting and are keen to hear from you if you are looking for work or a change in career. We would like to thank them for their support of Ebbw Vale for the 2022/23 season and look forward to hosting you at a fixture.

“AB Group Packaging is proud to sponsor Ebbw Vale RFC.  We are known as the innovator and manufacturer of choice for highly prized sustainable paper bags and packaging such as The Reusable Paper Bag, RePapaPac® .

We truly value and encourage a healthy work life balance for our staff.  We experience the many positives that participation in sport of all kinds physically and recreationally as our staff bring these benefits to our work in their attitudes of mind and heart. Partnering with Ebbw Vale RFC gives us the opportunity to support our local community club where staff & families have close ties.

 

In a spirit of partnership, we encourage players and supporters of Ebbw Vale RFC to consider a CAREER with us at AB Group Packaging:

Contact David at abgpcareers@abgrouppackaging.comwww.abgrouppackaging.com

 

We look forward to some great times ahead together!”

The club is saddened to hear the sudden passing of Graham ‘Bunner’ Jones 

“Suddenly on Friday 1st July after battling with a short illness, Graham ‘Bunner’ Jones passed away.

A forward capped 3 times for Wales in 1963 whilst playing for Ebbw Vale, and scorer of the fastest try in an international by a Welsh forward. He played in over 150 consecutive games for Ebbw Vale during the early 60s.

He played and Captained Cwmbran RFC first team before coaching the youth side for a number of years. He became Chairman of the club on 2 separate occasions.

He was also a selector for Monmouthshire County RFC.

A larger than life character who will be remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him.

Rest In Peace”

Morgan Thomas Signs

23 year old second row, Morgan Thomas joins the club from Dowlais RFC where he has been coached by former Steelman Captain Kristian Owen. Morgan has a strong rugby pedigree with his father and two uncles having represented Merthyr RFC over many season. Standing at 6ft 5” and 115kg with the ability to play 15 man rugby that the Steelmen will be playing this season he will be one to keep an eye on this season.

On signing for Ebbw Vale Morgan said; “It’s been a pleasure to join Ebbw Vale and I can’t wait to get stuck into pre season training.

Height: 6ft 5

Weight: 115kg

Position: Second Row

Previous Club: Dowlais RFC

Harry Drane signs for the Steelmen

Harry Drane joins Ebbw Vale from Rumney Cardiff where he played his rugby at tight head.

On signing for Ebbw Vale Harry said; “It’s a great opportunity for me at a club like Ebbw Vale. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and starting pre season. 

Height: 6ft 2

Weight: 125kg

Position: Tight head Prop

Previous Clubs: Rumney Cardiff & Llanrumney 

Chad Thomas signs for the Steelmen, Chad is 20 years old and won all Player of the Year awards at Bedlinog RFC last season in his first season of senior rugby. Chad can play, second row, blindside or number 8.

On joining Ebbw Chad said; “ I am really looking forward to joining Ebbw Vale this coming season and the opportunity to work with Jason and the coaching team. The squad and environment Jason is looking to build really excites me, I can’t wait to get stuck in when pre season starts and meet the squad’ 

Age: 20

Height: 190cm

Weight: 114kg

Position: Second Row, Blindside, Number 8

Previous Clubs: Bedlinog and Dowlais Youth

Ebbw Vale RFC is delighted to announce the signing of Amir Walji who joins us from Llanelli RFC. Amir has a wealth of experience playing in the Welsh Premiership and will add size and pace to the Steelmen backline and can feature at centre or on the wing.

On joining Ebbw Amir said; “I’m over the moon to be joining a big club like Ebbw Vale. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into pre season and excited to be a part of the rebuild.”

Amir’s Highlights https://youtu.be/LOeo4I_MtqU

Previous Clubs:

Llanelli RFC, Cardiff RFC, TATA Steel RFC, Clwb Rygbi Cymru Caerdydd, Cardiff Met RFC, Crymych RFC.

Name: Amir Walji

Age: 28

Height: 184cm

Weight: 94kg

Position: Centre/Wing

Ebbw Vale RFC Indigo Welsh Premiership Fixtures

We kick off our Indigo Premiership fixtures in a derby clash against Indigo Welsh Cup winners Newport, we are then away to Llanelli the following week and welcome our friends from RGC1404 a week later.  There are some big clashes at Christmas, when we host Newport and Merthyr in what should be two Christmas crackers.

03-09-2022

Newport v Ebbw Vale

10/09/2022

Ebbw Vale v Llanelli

24/09/2022

Ebbw Vale v RGC1404

01/10/2022

Cardiff v Ebbw Vale

08/10/2022

Ebbw Vale v Llandovery

15/10/2022

Bridgend v Ebbw Vale

29/10/2022

Ebbw Vale v Swansea

12/11/2022

Aberavon v Ebbw Vale

18/11/2022

Ebbw Vale v Carmarthen Quins

10/12/2022

Pontypridd v Ebbw Vale

17/12/2022

Ebbw Vale v Merthyr

26/12/2022

Ebbw Vale v Newport

07/01/2023

Llanelli v Ebbw Vale

14/01/2023

RGC1404 v Ebbw Vale

21/01/2023

Ebbw Vale v Cardiff

28/01/2023

Llandovery v Ebbw Vale

18/02/2023

Ebbw Vale v Bridgend 

04/03/2023

Swansea v Ebbw Vale

25/03/2023

Ebbw Vale v Aberavon

01/04/2023

Carmarthen Quins v Ebbw Vale

08/04/2023

Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

15/04/2023

Merthyr v Ebbw Vale 

Indigo Premiership

Cardiff will kick off the defence of their Indigo Premiership title at the home of arch-rivals Pontypridd when the 2022-23 season kicks-off on 3 September.

Steve Law’s side pipped Newport to the top spot with four successive wins in April, including bonus-point triumphs over Pontypridd and Merthyr at the Arms Park, to end a point clear of the Premiership Cup winning Black & Ambers.

The two teams will play their return fixture in the Welsh capital on Boxing Day as one of five festive derby clashes. Among the changes for the new season are:

* A return to home and away matches for the 12 teams
* A return to play-off matches at the end of the season to determine the champions
* All play-off fixtures to be played at club grounds
* More financial investment to help with medical costs
* Prize money for the teams in the Play-Off final

 

“The derby games that will open the season will be a great start for the supporters. Then they will have the return legs to look forward to over Christmas,” said Premier Division Clubs and Ebbw Vale RFC chairman, Jon Jones.

“Everyone is delighted to see the return of the traditional league format after the disruption of COVID and the return of play-offs will add jeopardy and meaningful fixtures right to the end of the season.

“There have been some notable signings at many clubs that will add real quality to the league. Welsh internationals and seasoned regional players will be joined by a raft of top-quality signings from the Admiral Leagues with many young and talented players following the proven pathway that the Premiership provides.”

Play-offs were last used to determine the champions in the 2016-17 season when Merthyr triumphed 22-18 over Aberavon at the Talbot Athletic Ground. The first season the play-offs were introduced was 2009-10 when Neath beat Swansea 3-1 on try count after the game ended as a 22-22 draw at Cardiff Arms Park.

Pontypridd won four successive titles via the play-offs, while Ebbw Vale won the title at Sardis Road in the 2015-16 campaign.

PREMIERSHIP PLAY OFF FINALS

2009-10 – Neath 22 – 22 Swansea (Neath won 3-1 on try count)

2010-11 – Llanelli 24 – 18 Pontypridd

2011-12 – Pontypridd 15 – 13 Llanelli

2012-13 – Pontypridd 47 – 15 Llanelli

2013-14 – Pontypridd 38 – 17 Cross Keys

2014-15 – Pontypridd 28 – 14 Ebbw Vale

2015-16  – Ebbw Vale 38 – 12 Pontypridd

2016-17 – Merthyr 22 – 18 Aberavon

“Last season went right down to the wire and the 2022-23 campaign looks like being even more exciting with the return of a play-off system to determine the champions,” said WRU Community Rugby director, Geraint John.

“There was an appetite from the clubs, players, fans and broadcasters to see the play-offs return and there will be prize money for the two finalists as well as a home venue advantage for the top ranked team. The semi-finals will also be played at club grounds.

“The viewing figures for the Thursday night live and weekend matches grew over the course of the season and there was a general feel-good factor about the Premiership as Newport won the Cup and Cardiff took the league title.

“Even more importantly, the tournament as a whole was invaluable in giving the young, aspiring professionals at many of the regions a proper baptism in senior rugby. Mason Grady and Cameron Winnett played for both Cardiff RFC and the regional side last season before playing in the Wales U20 campaigns.

“The U20 outside half Dan Edwards had a full season at Aberavon, as did Ben Williams, while Iestyn Hopkins got game time at Swansea. Many other of the current Wales U20 squad in Italy were also involved in Premiership cup and league matches and there is a huge desire across the board to continue to raise standards.”

The new season will kick-off with a round of derby clashes. The champions, Cardiff head to Sardis Road to face Pontypridd, while cup winners Newport host Ebbw Vale. Carmarthen Quins will welcome Llandovery, Llanelli host Swansea in what will be the Whites’ 150th anniversary season and Aberavon will be seeking revenge over Bridgend at the Talbot Athletic Ground after losing to them in April.

“There is no doubt Sardis Road is going to be a tough place to kick-off the defence of our title, but at least we are back home for the return fixture on Boxing Day,” said Cardiff head coach, Steve Law.

“Our new model in conjunction with the regional side worked well for the club, and the players last season. We ticked most boxes in that we won the league and helped a number of players move through the ranks.

“We will have a highly competitive squad of semi-pro players to help support and nurture the academy stars at Cardiff Rugby next season and the goal will be to keep our hands on the title.”

Former Wales defence and Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillips has taken over from Dale McIntosh at Merthyr, while ex-Sale Sharks and Scarlets hooker Marc Jones will be the new man in charge of coaching at Carmarthen Quins. Ex-Ospreys and Cardiff Blues forwards coach Tom Smith has moved in at Bridgend and will be joined by ex-Wales international hooker Scott Baldwin.

There have been some significant summer signings with Wales’ caps Dan Baker and Tavis Knoyle stepping down from regional rugby to play in the Premiership. No 8 Baker is heading from the Dragons to Aberavon, while Knoyle is joining Josh Lewis in leaving Rodney Parade to join Merthyr.

The Ironmen have also recruited long-serving Ospreys lock Lloyd Ashley, while a third Welsh international, Adam Warren, is returning to his home club of Llandovery while RGC have been significantly boosted with the arrival of Wales U20 flanker Ethan Fackrell who is currently featuring for Byron Hayward’s side in Treviso in the U20 Six Nations Summer Series.

“Standards are rising, the quality of the matches is improving and the tournament is becoming increasingly competitive. The WRU is investing more money into the Premiership and the media profile is increasing,” added John.

“We continue to examine ways to make the Premiership an even better gateway to full-time professional rugby for the top young talent in Wales and will remain in constant dialogue with the clubs to find the best way to keep the tournament on an upward curve.”

“We are proud to be sponsoring the Premiership for another year. Being involved with rugby is an important part of our connection with Wales. We have an exciting year ahead of us in terms of growth and we are very privileged to carry the Premiership over the line with us,” said Indigo Group CEO Ian Cole-Wilkins.

                                   WELSH PREMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS

                                   – since regionalisation

 

2003–04         Newport                                   2013–14          Pontypridd

2004–05          Neath                                       2014–15          Pontypridd

2005–06          Neath                                       2015–16          Ebbw Vale

2006–07          Neath                                       2016–17          Merthyr

2007–08          Neath                                       2017–18          Merthyr

2008–09          Cardiff                                      2018–19          Merthyr

2009–10          Neath                                       2019-20            *Season Suspended

2010–11          Llanelli                                      2020-21            *Season Not Played

2011–12          Pontypridd                                2021-22            Cardiff

2012–13          Pontypridd

WRU Indigo Group Premiership 2022-23

03/09/2022
Aberavon v Bridgend
Carmarthen Quins v Llandovery
Llanelli v Swansea
Merthyr v RGC1404
Newport v Ebbw Vale
Pontypridd v Cardiff

10/09/2022
Bridgend v Carmarthen Quins
Cardiff v Merthyr
Ebbw Vale v Llanelli
Llandovery v Pontypridd
RGC1404 v Newport
Swansea v Aberavon

24/09/2022
Aberavon v Llanelli
Carmarthen Quins v Swansea
Ebbw Vale v RGC1404
Merthyr v Llandovery
Newport v Cardiff
Pontypridd v Bridgend

01/10/2022

Llanelli v RGC1404
Aberavon v Carmarthen Quins
Bridgend v Merthyr
Cardiff v Ebbw Vale
Llandovery v Newport
Swansea v Pontypridd

08/10/2022
Carmarthen Quins v Llanelli
Ebbw Vale v Llandovery
Merthyr v Swansea
Newport v Bridgend
Pontypridd v Aberavon
RGC1404 v Cardiff

15/10/2022
Aberavon v Merthyr
Bridgend v Ebbw Vale
Carmarthen Quins v Pontypridd
Llandovery v RGC1404

Llanelli v Cardiff
Swansea v Newport


29/10/2022

Cardiff v Llandovery
Ebbw Vale v Swansea
Merthyr v Carmarthen Quins
Newport v Aberavon
Pontypridd v Llanelli
RGC1404 v Bridgend

12/11/2022
Aberavon v Ebbw Vale
Bridgend v Cardiff
Carmarthen Quins v Newport
Llanelli v Llandovery
Pontypridd v Merthyr
Swansea v RGC1404

18/11/2022
Cardiff v Swansea
Ebbw Vale v Carmarthen Quins
Llandovery v Bridgend
Merthyr v Llanelli
Newport v Pontypridd
RGC1404 v Aberavon

10/12/2022
Aberavon v Cardiff
Carmarthen Quins v RGC1404

Llanelli v Bridgend
Merthyr v Newport
Pontypridd v Ebbw Vale
Swansea v Llandovery

17/12/2022
Bridgend v Swansea
Cardiff v Carmarthen Quins
Ebbw Vale v Merthyr
Llandovery v Aberavon
Newport v Llanelli
RGC1404 v Pontypridd

26/12/2022
Bridgend v Aberavon
Cardiff v Pontypridd
Ebbw Vale v Newport
Llandovery v Carmarthen Quins
RGC1404 v Merthyr
Swansea v Llanelli


07/01/2023

Aberavon v Swansea
Carmarthen Quins v Bridgend
Llanelli v Ebbw Vale
Merthyr v Cardiff
Newport v RGC1404

Pontypridd v Llandovery


14/01/2023

Bridgend v Pontypridd
Cardiff v Newport
Llandovery v Merthyr
Llanelli v Aberavon
RGC1404 v Ebbw Vale
Swansea v Carmarthen Quins

21/01/2023

Carmarthen Quins v Aberavon
Ebbw Vale v Cardiff
Merthyr v Bridgend
Newport v Llandovery
Pontypridd v Swansea
RGC1404 v Llanelli

28/01/2023
Aberavon v Pontypridd
Bridgend v Newport
Cardiff v RGC1404

Llandovery v Ebbw Vale
Llanelli v Carmarthen Quins
Swansea v Merthyr


18/02/2023

Cardiff v Llanelli
Ebbw Vale v Bridgend
Merthyr v Aberavon
Newport v Swansea
Pontypridd v Carmarthen Quins
RGC1404 v Llandovery

04/03/2023
Aberavon v Newport
Bridgend v RGC1404
Carmarthen Quins v Merthyr
Llandovery v Cardiff
Llanelli v Pontypridd
Swansea v Ebbw Vale

25/03/2023
Cardiff v Bridgend
Ebbw Vale v Aberavon
Llandovery v Llanelli
Merthyr v Pontypridd
Newport v Carmarthen Quins
RGC1404 v Swansea


01/04/2023

Aberavon v RGC1404
Bridgend v Llandovery
Carmarthen Quins v Ebbw Vale
Llanelli v Merthyr
Pontypridd v Newport
Swansea v Cardiff

08/04/2023
Bridgend v Llanelli
Cardiff v Aberavon
Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd
Llandovery v Swansea
Newport v Merthyr
RGC1404 v Carmarthen Quins

15/04/2022
Llanelli v Newport
Merthyr v Ebbw Vale
Aberavon v Llandovery
Pontypridd v RGC 1404
Carmarthen Quins v Cardiff
Swansea v Bridgend