Goodbye to Gethin and the Rev

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Goodbye to Gethin and the Rev

We would like to wish Gethin Robinson good luck in the future as he retires from rugby at the end of this season. Gethin has been a real hit with the Ebbw Vale faithful over the last 3 seasons and it will be strange not to see him on the field, and his family supporting him from the sidelines each week.

Gethin was the first player that then then coaching team of Jason Strange and Duane Goodfield signed on the club’s return to the Premiership, and he has played a key role in our success in the last 3 years with his experience and fitness setting a great example to the younger players in the squad. He has been involved in all of the games in the last 2 seasons, a bicep injury in March of his first season preventing an ever present record. On signing, Gethin declared he had come to Ebbw Vale “to win something”, a promise he kept and we thank him for playing a major part in what has been a great time in the history of the Steemen

I know his dad is wondering what he will do with himself on a Saturday afternoon. May I suggest, you still pay a visit to ECP as you will always be part of the Steelmen family.

Another member of the Steelmen family, the Rev Geoff Waggett, is retiring and moving to Bridgend after 17 years in Ebbw Vale.

The Rev has been a big supporter of the Steelmen both on and off the field through the Sports Chaplaincy Programme, providing sponsorship for the team through Churches Together and providing support to players and supporters through his role as Club Chaplain.

He has been a big support behind the scenes and everyone at the club wishes Geoff and his wife Jen the best of luck on their retirement.

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