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What a fantastic day! The kids enjoyed rugby training in the morning, complete with a bouncy castle and a fete, raising money for Prostate Cancer.

The Vets had a very good run out in the afternoon with lots of famous old faces on the playing field. Monmouth scored more points than Berry Hill and everyone enjoyed a great afternoon without any serious injuries!

After the 1st XV match there was an Auction at which approximately £1,500.00 was raised for Prostate Cancer.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work in organising the event and for coming along and supporting a great cause on a wonderful afternoon.

Next year Monmouth will be hosting the event in Monmouth and hopefully we can live up to the standards that have been set by Berry Hill RFC at this year’s event.


Last Saturday Monmouth RFC staged one of their busiest ever days, as over 200 people gathered to witness the dramatic finale to the Lions series in New Zealand, followed by the inaugural Monmouth 10s tournament on Chippy in the afternoon.

Members and guests enjoyed a full breakfast courtesy of Emma & Hope Henry who worked tirelessly, supplying hungry rugby fans before settling down to witness the first drawn series between the 2 sides.Before the game fans were given a fantastic insight into the only successful Lions tour of New Zealand when 1971 legend and record try scorer, John Bevan joined Chairman Lloyd Davies to share his memories.

Then in the afternoon the inaugural Monmouth 10s tournament, organised by Club Coach & Schools Rugby Officer, Craig Everett, was a resounding success, with top Welsh Premiership outfit, Cross Keys , winning. Up against teams from higher leagues, hosts Monmouth secured an excellent and credible Runners Up. Other teams attending included Risca Raiders, Chepstow and the University of South Wales. The event is now expected to be an Annual pre-season event.

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Training for the 2017/18 season continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the Chippenham Fields from 7pm - all new players will be most welcome. Please contact Craig Everett on 07460-215957 or email [email protected]

Senior Club Awards

Members of Monmouth RFC enjoyed a memorable Senior Club Awards evening recently, with former Wales International Ian Gough the guest speaker and former Club Chairman and player Tommy Morgan the honoured guest for the evening.

A full turn out enjoyed a splendid three course meal, courtesy of Club Stewardess Emma Henry and her team ahead of the presentation of awards. Young Player of the Year and Falklands Shield winner was Shaun Brosnan, who was also awarded his Colours. Druids awards were given to Luke Whorton, James Pardoe and Morgan Jeffs and colours were awarded to Morgan Jeffs, Tom Wellington, Luke Whorton, James Pardoe, Mark Buffin and Sam Hogan.

The First XV Payer of the Year Award was Zen Szwagrzak, Most Promising Player was Ed White with Amosa Nove winning Players Player of the Year. William Copley veterans awards were presented to Spud Davies & Dickie McLennan in recognition of their commitment and hard work this season. The Chairman’s Cup this year was awarded to Pete Walters and Jeff Scourfield for their incredible rugby correspondence work; Emma and Jon Henry for their excellent Stewardship and MYR roles at the club and Sam Parsons for his hard work and fortitude as Club Captain and top points scorer this season. Kevin Pritchard won the posthumous Clubman of the Year Award.

A Special Recognition Award was given to wing/centre James Smith who embarks on a period of travel - his never say die attitude and fearlessness was praised by his fellow players. Secretary Byron Hapgood received an award for exceptional services to Monmouth RFC and surprised Lloyd Davies with an additional award recognising the Club Chairman for his outstanding efforts in delivering a number of major initiatives and his commitment to the Club during his five seasons as Senior Club Chairman.

The raffle for the evening raised over £500.00 for the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. Both Chairman Lloyd Davies and guest speaker Ian Gough trekked the Great Wall of China last month and, together with the other trekkers, have helped to raise over £65,000.00 for the hospice, with over £12,500.00 being raised by Monmouth RFC club members, including Georgia and Jasmine Davies and Jayne Smith.

For anyone who wants to watch the British Lions games, please do come along to the Rugby Club, which is showing the Saturday games live, with breakfast available. Telephone: +44 (0)1600 712309 Email: [email protected] copyright Monmouth RFC 2019