It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the sad death of long term Ebbw supporter and dad to former club photographer Neil Roberts.
Tony spent many years on the bank but lately sat in the back row of the stand.
He will be sadly missed and we will observe a minutes silence in his memory at our first home game.
Our thoughts are with Pat, Neil, David and families at this sad time.
Pre Match Hospitality With Nigel Davies & Byron Hayward
Join us on Saturday 17th September for our Prem Cup fixture against Carmarthen Quins where we will be running a pre match lunch with guest speakers Nigel Davies and Byron Hayward.
Arrival will be from 12:30 with food served at 1pm.
Season ticket holders £10
Non season ticket holders £20
To book email email@example.com or call Gareth Howells on 07974873683
Tickets are now available for Ebbw Vale RFC Ladies Day on Saturday 24th September supporting the RJ9 appeal.
The day will consist of:
- Ticket price is £10 per head
- Afternoon tea
- Prosecco on arrival
- Table magician
- Rugby match (RGC1404)
- After match entertainment
- Music ‘til late
- Table quizzes
Please visit https://www.evrfc.co.uk/product/ebbw-vale-rfc-ladies-day/ for Tickets 🎫
Ebbw Vale RFC Ladies Day 🥂
Ebbw Vale RFC is delighted to announce the signing of hooker Alex Watkins who joins us from Pontypool.
On joining Ebbw Alex said; “I’m really looking forward to starting the season the competition in my place is really good and I am looking forward to the challenge. Pre-Season has been tough but enjoyable and we have worked real hard as a squad.
I started my rugby career at Blackwood at 18 then signed for Bargoed when we won the championship and then went to Newport for a season. I then joined pontypool for 6 seasons and now join the Steelmen.
Previous Clubs: Blackwood, Bargoed, Newport, Pontypool
Ebbw Vale RFC is delighted to announce the signing of second row Dylan Bartlett who joins us from Cardiff Met.
On joining Ebbw Dylan said; “I’m looking forward to making an impact in the Premiership, within a new-look Ebbw Vale RFC. The team has undergone a lot of change for this season, and the premiership won’t know what to expect. Over the next few seasons, I am sure we will grow from strength to strength and become a team to be reckoned with amongst the Prem.
Previous Clubs: Cardiff Met, Dragons Academy, Wales U19s & U20s
Height: 6ft 5
Position: Second Row
Follow the new Indigo Group Premiership season on S4C with live matches from the first week to the last.
S4C’s Rygbi Indigo Prem will show matches from every round of the season, with coverage being shown online and on television. Lauren Jenkins will host Rygbi Indigo Prem, and she will be joined by a host of familiar rugby names throughout the season.
S4C’s coverage gets underway at Sardis Road on Saturday 3 September, with a live broadcast of the match between Pontypridd and reigning champions Cardiff. The match will be televised on S4C and shown online on S4C Clic, with kick off at 5.30pm. English match commentary will also be available.
On Thursday 8 September, the match between Swansea and Aberavon will be shown online on S4C Clic, S4C YouTube page and the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Page, with kick off at 7.30pm.
Newport host Cardiff on Thursday 22 September, with the match being shown online from 7.30pm. A week later on Thursday 29 September, there will be live online coverage of Bridgend v Merthyr (7.30pm), while Ebbw Vale v Llandovery will be broadcast online on Thursday 6 October (7.30pm).
Lauren Jenkins said: “It’s a new Indigo Group Premiership season and it feels like a fresh start after the impact of the pandemic on the last few seasons. The clubs have all strengthened during the summer, and with the likes of Adam Warren, Dan Baker, Josh Lewis and Tavis Knoyle all joining the league, the quality will only improve.
“But as we saw last season, the level of entertainment on show is second to none, with so many high-scoring matches and fierce rivalries. That is what Welsh rugby is all about.”
Sue Butler, S4C Sports Commissioner, said: “The Indigo Group Premiership is the pinnacle of Welsh club rugby and is an important foundation of our national game. S4C is committed to showing Welsh sport across all of our platforms and we’re looking forward to some cracking Thursday night games.
Geraint John, Welsh Rugby Union Community Director, added: “Last year’s televised games proved a massive hit for players, coaches, match officials, fans and clubs alike and I’ve no doubt it will be similar again this season. To have this coverage across a number of channels can only be good for the game and the Indigo Premiership.”
Indigo Group Premiership 2022/23 – Live matches on S4C
Saturday 3 September – Pontypridd v Cardiff – KO 1730 – S4C and S4C Clic
Thursday 8 September – Swansea v Aberavon – KO 1930 – S4C Clic, Youtube, Facebook
Thursday 22 September – Newport v Cardiff – KO 1930 – S4C Clic, Youtube, Facebook
Thursday 29 September – Bridgend v Merthyr – KO 1930 – S4C Clic, Youtube, Facebook
Thursday 6 October – Ebbw Vale v Llandovery– KO 1930 – S4C Clic, Youtube, Facebook
Kit Launch & Supporters Q&A
On Wednesday 31st of August we will be launching the new 22/23 match kit in the clubhouse and also hosting a supporters Q&A where Jason and his coaching team will be outlining the plans ahead. Supporters will get a chance to see the new kit’s and also speak with current and new players and ask any questions you may have.
The event will start at 7pm in the clubhouse so we urge all supporters to arrive early to get their seats
Due to the current economic climate we have decided that season tickets will remain the same price for the 2022/23 season!
Adult Season Ticket £125
Senior Citizen & Student Ticket £70
Vice President £250
Gold Vice President £440
Platinum Vice President £1000
Season tickets are now available to purchase online via the club’s website https://www.evrfc.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/ you just select your ticket, fill out your details, choose to pay up front or monthly and then postage or collection. Postage is £5.
The new system still allows for monthly payments and you will still receive a credit card style ticket.
Current monthly payers need to take no action as their membership has carried over to the new season. Anyone currently paying a monthly will carry on. Those members will be issued tickets without the need to purchase new, just attend one of the collection evenings and pick up your ticket.
SEASON TICKET COLLECTION
These will be available to collect from Mark at the clubhouse between 6-8pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from August 23rd. You can also purchase your season ticket on the night if you don’t want to use the online system with cash but our preferred method is online as it makes it easier for the club.
MATCH DAY SEASON TICKET PROCESS
For those who purchased a season ticket last year, they now come with a QR code as well as a stripe. The QR code is to be scanned on all entry points to all Ebbw Vale home fixtures, this will provide us with an entry system that complies with health and safety regulations along with providing details on who is at the ground should an emergency take place.
On a match day you come to a game as normal, present your ticket at the gate and a member of our entry staff will just scan the QR code and in you go, it’s as simple as that.
Normal Match Day Prices Are:
U16’s Go Free
Time to get excited!
After a complete squad overhaul with over twenty new players and many changes off the field we are about to begin a new era as a club with our first pre season fixture against Neath, The Welsh All Blacks this Saturday kick off 2.30 pm.
Jason and the coaching team have been working hard during the off season to increase standards and instil a strong team ethos and positive culture.
The main priority has been to recruit a particular type of player who will fit in to the Ebbw Vale environment and be fully committed to the journey ahead.
They have signed players, many that are local who are young, talented and ambitious. Saturdays game will give the coaches an opportunity to observe the players in a competitive environment against a well coached and established Neath team.
We now call on the Ebbw Addicts to outnumber the Gnoll crowd and shout on the Steelmen this Saturday at 2:30pm
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce the continued support of MetPro Wales for the forthcoming 22/23 Indigo Welsh Premiership Season. We would like to thank MetPro for their support of the club over the years and cannot wait for you to join us at some of this seasons fixtures.
MetPro (Wales) are again proud to support and sponsor Ebbw Vale RFC for the new 2022-2023 season.
We as a company have supported Ebbw Vale Mini and Juniors over the years along with the new U18’s Youth Team and most recent the Premiership Senior side.
We take pride in helping where we can for grass roots rugby and can’t think of a better club to be partners with.
We look forward to watching and supporting the lads this season “On The Bank” and wish everyone at the club all the success for this coming season.
Feel The Steel!!
David Spear Driving The Steelmen Forward
We are delighted to announce that David Spear have extended and expanded their commercial sponsorship of Ebbw Vale RFC for the 2022/23 season. You will now see the Steelmen wizzing around the roads and to games in our lovely shiny new kit van and will also feature on the match shorts and warm up top.
” We are delighted as ever to continue and increase our sponsorship with Ebbw Vale RFC. We hope supplying a Kit Van will give the club more support for those crucial away games. Everyone at David Spear Commercials & Spear Vehicle Hire wish the club all the best for the up and coming season “.
Says Geraint Yeo, Director, Spear Vehicle Hire.
Check out an array of vehicles here https://www.david-spear.com/