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First Competative Home Game, Let’s pack the bank!

Ticketing: online is preferred but match tickets can be bought on the gate.

Season tickets are available for collection from midday Saturday at the club.

You can buy season tickets also at the club up until 1pm tomorrow but it is cash sales only.

Please make sure you have your QR code digital ticket ready as you approach the ground to be scanned.

If you haven’t bought a game ticket as of yet please do so here, https://www.evrfc.co.uk/product/indigo-cup-saturday-25th-september-pontypridd/ do not leave the page early until they have thanked you for your purchase. Leaving early will result in your ticket not completing purchase.

Most of all enjoy the game!

CiNER Glass UK Sponsor Ebbw Vale Rugby Club 

CiNER Glass UK visited the newly re-named CiNER Glass Community Stadium at Ebbw Vale RFC on September 22nd after the company agreed to become the clubs’ new ground naming right sponsors. 

The glass manufacturing company has agreed a three-year deal with Ebbw Vale RFC to become the Premiership rugby club’s principal naming rights partner.

The new arrangement will see CiNER’s branding take pride of place on the front of the club’s famous green, red and white jersey and as the stadium naming rights partner. CiNER has also invested considerable funds into the club’s junior academy to help the next generation of Ebbw Vale stars and to bounce back stronger following a challenging 18-month period of no rugby. 

Gareth Howells, Commercial & Marketing Manager for Ebbw Vale RFC said; I would personally like to thank the CiNER family for supporting Ebbw Vale RFC through this landmark deal and but also giving hope to the people of Ebbw Vale with future employment coming into the town that will give Ebbw Vale a big boost.

Mrs Didem Ciner, Executive Board Member, CiNER Glass met with the Chairman of the club Jon Jones, members of the junior team, as well as head coach Greg Woods to discuss the clubs’ aspirations for the forthcoming season. She was also greeted by Blaenau Gwent’s local Member of the Senedd, and avid steelmen supporter, Alun Davies MS.

Speaking about the visit to Ebbw Vale Rugby ground, Mrs Ciner said: “We are absolutely thrilled to become part of the fabric of this historic club. Our commitment to Ebbw Vale is extensive, and we want to make sure we invest in all parts of the community. Rugby fans from across the town have missed out on a year and half of their beloved sport, and we hope our partnership marks the start of a successful season for the club.”

Chairman of Ebbw Vale Rugby Club, Jones Jones commented: ‘‘Over the last 18 months, we have navigated the most challenging period in the club’s 142-year history, so to have secured this deal now is an incredibly significant moment for us. Our partnership with CiNER Glass is a fantastic opportunity for the club and we look forward to working with our new partner CiNER Glass, who we know share our ambition for Ebbw Vale. 

“While the name of the stadium will change, the essence of the ground remains the same, and we look forward to investing in the future and creating many more fantastic memories with our supporters this season.

The move marks the latest announcement by CiNER Glass who are committed to investing in the future of Ebbw Vale. Earlier in the day, Mrs CiNER met with First Minister 

Mark Drakeford to discuss the company’s plans to build a glass container manufacturing facility which utilises recycled glass in Ebbw Vale. The duo visited the proposed site, a 21.5h vacant plot located just north of the town, within the Rassau Industrial Estate and allocated within the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, to outline the economic and environmental benefits of the project. 

 

Attached is a photo of Executive Director of CiNER Glass, Mrs Didem CiNER, with Jonathan Jones, Ebbw Vale Chairman, Joe Franchi Ebbw Vale RFC Captain, and Ebbw Vale Youth team members that can be used for publication. 

Ebbw Vale Side To Play Pontypridd 

The Steelmen have named their squad to take on Pontypridd this Saturday in the Indigo Group Premiership Cup at Eugene Cross Park 2:30pm. 

We are calling on all the Ebbw Vale addicts to once again Pack The Bank and shout on the Steelmen in a fixture that should be very entertaining! 

Ebbw Vale RFC Skills Coach Gethin Robinson commented; 

The boys have worked hard this week looking to build on the win we had against a tough Merthyr side. We know we’ve a huge challenge waiting for us on Saturday in the form of Ponty, and have been impressed with what we’ve seen of them so far.

I know the boys can’t wait to run out in front of our great home support, who we hope will turn up in their loud numbers, as they do.

1) Luke Garrett

2) Joe Franchi © 

3) Dave Whiting

4) Dan Hill

5) Corey Talbot

6) Scott Parsons

7) Alex Grey

8) Ethan Doyle

9) Matthew Flanagan

10) Lewis K Williams

11) Euan Rosser

12) Ethan Phillips

13) Dom Franchi

14) Dafydd Howells

15) Dan Haymond

16) Joel Harries

17) Connor Chapman

18) Rob Sevenoaks

19) Ben Moa

20) Lewis Young

21) Che Hope

22) Ryan Evans

23) Jordan Thomas

#feelthesteel #steelmen 

Match Day Ticketing – Please Read

On Saturday we welcome our friends from Sardis Road, Pontypridd RFC to Eugene Cross Park in the Indigo Premiership Cup, a 14:30pm Kick Off.

Over the last few weeks we have installed a new digital ticketing system at the club where by we urge visiting and supporters who are not season ticket holders to buy their tickets online before the game. 

This allows us to follow local health and safety policies as well as aiding us for covid purposes. I also allow’s ease of entry at the gate.

Supporters who buy tickets online will be sent a e-ticket with a QR code that will be scanned on the gates by our gate staff. We do advise you to turn up a touch earlier.

Buy tickets here https://www.evrfc.co.uk/product-category/match-day-tickets/ 

Go to ticketing link – Select the Pontypridd fixture and then follow the directions given online for payment.

If you have any issues please contact marketing@evrfc.co.uk 

There will be the option to buy tickets the traditional way on the gate but the easiest way is to buy online.

Getting into the spirit of its new European headquarters in South Wales (United Kingdom), SIMBA Chain is now a sponsor of Ebbw Vale’s semi-professional rugby team, the Steelmen. Rugby is Wales’ most popular sport, and Ebbw Vale’s club is among the best teams in the Welsh Premier Division.

 

Last month, the Welsh government announced it is providing financial incentives to the United States-based blockchain company to open a location in Ebbw Vale as part of its Tech Valleys program. In return, SIMBA Chain is creating 26 high-paying jobs. SIMBA Chain closed a $25 million (U.S.) investment in early September, and is hiring across its organization to scale its business across enterprise, government and educational sectors.

 

SIMBA Chain’s Director of U.K. Operations Matthew Shields says the sponsorship reflects the company’s goals for Ebbw Vale. “When this opportunity was presented, we were drawn to the 125-year history of the Steelmen. Rugby is a demanding sport, but with discipline and true fighting spirit, this club always prevails which is exactly what SIMBA has set out to do. We are pleased to support the club and eager to attract people with a passion for blockchain to our team.”

 

Ebbw Vale Rugby Commercial and Marketing Manager Gareth Howells says SIMBA Chain joining its fan base is big news for the club and will raise awareness of the blockchain company across the UK and the Premier Division. “We play teams from across Wales and the U.K., so having SIMBA Chain’s logo on our kit will be great publicity and certainly a win for both.” We would like to thank SIMBA Chain’s CEO Joel Neidig for supporting our club and investing in Ebbw Vale.”

 

SIMBA Chain recently developed a white-label non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace for iconic brands. NFTs are digital assets whose authenticity is certified by blockchain. SIMBA Chain plans to bring NFT marketplaces to U.K. sports leagues. Professional and collegiate teams in the United States are using NFT marketplaces to make digital collectibles – largely videos and photos of popular athletes or big sporting events – available to fans to enhance engagement and create a new revenue stream for teams and leagues.

Merthyr RFC v Ebbw Vale RFC at The Wern.rr

Merthyr 24-26 Ebbw Vale

 

Ebbw got their Indigo Group Welsh Premiership Cup campaign underway with a victory on the road against Merthyr at The Wern on Saturday afternoon.

The Steelmen blew the three-time Welsh Premiership winners out of the water in a fantastic first-half display with a try in the 37th minute from scrum-half Matthew Flanagan and eleven points from the boot of fly-half Lewis K Williams. Leading 3-16 at the break.

However, in the second half, Dale ‘Chief’ McIntosh’s men fought back to take the lead from Ebbw twice before Williams landed a late penalty to secure a vital win.

Tighthead prop Dave Whiting was voted Ebbw Addicts Man of the Match after a monster performance in defence, attack and in set piece.

Head Coach Greg Woods commented; I was really pleased with the performance and the result from Saturday. The first half control and physicality we showed against a side like Merthyr was excellent. We should have scored more points in that 1st half as we always knew Merthyr would fire some shots of their own. It was an intense last 5 mins and it was so pleasing to see Lewis K Williams slot over that last kick. The players spoke a lot in the week about getting the job done for our supporters and that and determination came through in bucket loads. We will regroup again and get ready for another huge encounter this Saturday versus Pontypridd.”.

Ebbw return to Eugene Cross Park this weekend where they will welcome Pontypridd, who also won their opening game of the Welsh Premiership Cup last weekend against Newport. The game marks the return of competitive rugby for Ebbw at home for the first time in 18 months.

Highlights here https://youtu.be/tkCqxeL3nyw

Season Ticket Update

Cup Games are included in 2021/22 season ticket’s 

We would like to thank the supporters who have bought their season tickets online and call for those who haven’t bought theirs yet to do so online. If you buy your ticket online then please cancel your previous standing orders before you purchase your new ticket.

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.

The new system still allows for monthly payments and you will still receive a credit card style ticket. By purchasing your ticket via the club website you will need to cancel your existing standing order first, your monthly payment will then be automatically taken from your card each month when you buy your new ticket.

SEASON TICKET COLLECTION

These will be available to collect from Mark at the clubhouse between 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesday 21st September and Thursday 23rd September, 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 

The new season tickets will now come with a QR code as well as a stripe, the QR code will 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:

Adult £12

Concession £8

U16’s Go Free

More details will follow on Match Day Non Season Ticket Entry….

Ebbw Vale RFC welcome Coleg Gwent as a kit sponsor of the club for the 2021-22 season. We are delighted that Coleg Gwent has chosen to support the club once again with us both having strong community and inclusion values. A number of the squad at Ebbw Vale have come via the college and still continue to do so. The College logo will be proudly displayed on the Ebbw Vale match strip as well as other ground and social media advertising.

We also recommend anyone that is looking to further their education to visit https://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/ to find out further information as it is not too late to enrol. 

Coleg Gwent are proud sponsors of Ebbw Vale RFC for the 2021-22 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. However, alongside this, the college is also home to the Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Rugby Academy – the WRU Welsh Colleges and School Champions for 2019-20 – and the first Girls Rugby Academy in Wales, enabling learners to combine their academic studies with improving their skills on the pitch.

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 proudly promotes extra-curricular inclusion in sport, and they’re proud of their learners continued sporting successes. The college hopes to continue promoting participation, inclusion and access to sport and education in the local area to improve the wellbeing of young people in the community. Coleg Gwent is now looking forward to seeing this exciting new partnership with Ebbw Vale RFC develop over the coming rugby season.

 

Ebbw Vale Side For Merthyr Away

The Steelmen have named their squad to take on the Ironmen this Saturday in the new Indigo Group Premiership Cup at the Wern 2:30pm. We are calling on all the Ebbw Vale addicts to come and get behind the boys and shout them on. It has been a long time without rugby and this should bring an entertaining game.

Lewis Roberts, Ebbw Vale assistant coach said:

After 18 months without competitive rugby, it will be fantastic to see Ebbw Vale RFC take to the field against Merthyr on Saturday afternoon. The players have worked extremely hard throughout pre season and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead within the Indigo Premiership Cup. As always the support of the Ebbw Addicts is greatly appreciated by Players & Staff and it will be great to see you all at The Wern on Saturday supporting the team.

1) Luke Garrett

2) Joe Franchi (c)

3) Dave Whiting

4) Lance Randell

5) Corey Talbot

6) Dan Hill

7) Alex Grey

8) Lewis Young

9) Matthew Flanagan

10) G R Jones

11) Euan Rosser

12) Ethan Phillips

13) Dom Franchi

14) Dafydd Howells

15) Dan Haymond

16) Joel Harries

17) Connor Chapman

18) Rob Sevenoaks

19) Scott Parsons

20) Ethan Doyle

21) Che Hope

22) Lewis K Williams

23) Jordan Thomas

#feelthesteel

 

Season Tickets

Season ticket prices will remain the same price for the 2021-22 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.

The new system still allows for monthly payments and you will still receive a credit card style ticket. By purchasing your ticket via the club website you will need to cancel your existing standing order.

SEASON TICKET COLLECTION

These will be available to collect from Mark at the clubhouse between 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday 16th September, 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 

The new season tickets will now come with a QR code as well as a stripe, the QR code will 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:

Adult £12

Concession £8

U16’s Go Free

More details will follow on Match Day Non Season Ticket Entry….