Scimitar are delighted to announce Cwmbran RFC as the latest team to join Scimitar’s family of community clubs.
Situated just 7 miles outside of Newport, the Cwmbran team signed a multi-year deal on Friday 16th March, with Scimitar supplying premium team kit and leisurewear for the full suite of age groups and specialist teams (including the touring rugby 7s team).
Charley Morris, Rugby Team Kit Specialist for Scimitar, explained: “as a Welshman, it’s great to involved with a community-based, historic Welsh club. We’ve worked hard over the past few years to create kit for all levels, elite senior kit through to mini kit for aspiring youngsters.
“I’m looking forward to working with Dave & Gareth at Cwmbran RFC, as well as the rest of the club as they bid to gain promotion to Division 1”.
So, who are Cwmbran? Here’s a little bit more about the latest club to join the family. Founded in 1876, Cwmbran RFC played its first game against local rivals Newport in the same year.
Depending on your knowledge of the Welsh suburb, Cwmbran is actually a new town in Wales, established in 1949. The core history of the club belongs under the name Pontnewydd RFC, while the traditional black and white hooped shirts have been ever present.
Future international players plied their youth trade at Cwmbran, including Mark Brown, Ian Gough and Ryan Powell (who now coaches the senior first team). It has since become one of the largest clubs in South Wales, maintaining a true community feel that ensures continued development of local talent. It is traditionally known as a feeder club for talent to the Newport-based professional rugby team, the Dragons.
The club plays its home games at the Kings Head Ground in Cwmbran, and has teams representing the team from under 8’s all the way through to Youth and Senior level. As I write this, the senior first team sit top of the WRU National Div 2 East, level on points with Hartridge RFC with thirteen wins from fifteen games.
Record Win: 116-0 v Dunvant, 25th March 2000.
Top Try Scorer: 187 Tries, Steve Ford.
Most Capped Men’s Player: 64 Caps, Ian Gough.
Most Capped Women’s Player: 11 Caps, Hannah Roberts.