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Village View from the Gods
 
 
Background
 
The village of Hafodyrynys is nestled in Cwm Llwynau by the A472 in Gwent and there has been a rugby team here for many years. Our search has only been able to go back as far as 1920; where we have hard evidence of that in an article from the The Argus of a match against Panteg. However we are not too sure if the ground we currently use was there in that period. Rumour has it that the playing field was formed during the Great Depression just after the First World War and we do know that the ground was put in trust in 1925 as a recreational or pleasure ground for the good of the people of Hafodyrynys and the surrounding areas. As is the case all through the South Wales valleys it was the coal industry that brought wealth to the areas and was responsible for many of the buildings and facilities we see today, from Miners Institutes to Recreational Grounds. The oldest building on the site is The Pavilion which formed the first changing rooms for the club; but this building was put to many others uses by the local community of the time. Once again actual dates have so far escaped our searches but we intend to continue. The clubhouse as we know it today has grown and developed over the years and has seen many changes, improvements and facelifts. The club has supported rugby, soccer, cricket and tennis over the years but sadly as interests and support wains we have seen many of these disappear... not so the current rugby team which is now doing very well having been promoted through the SWALEC divisions to their current league (see page header).
 
This web site was first launched in September 2009 with a re-vamp of the site last season. We hope you like it and your experience is an enjoyable one. We are still learning and hope you will be patient as we look to expand areas of interests like club history, picture galleries, player profiles, articles, etc. Why not sent me any old pictures, stories or articles you think will be of interest and do our best to get it loaded as soon as possible. (Send Info)
 
Another New Challenge
 
The challenge goes on... the 2012-2013 season sees Hafodyrynys enter new territory again by playing in SWALEC Division 4 East after winning promotion. Once again both players and team management need to commit to making this a success having continued to develop playing standards, skill levels and improve players ability. The club management continues to make great strides in improving both the playing facilities at the ground while keeping focused on the players' welfare. Last year seen the first grandstand erected on the site.
 
The fixtures for this season sees Hafod challenging new teams they have never seen at the Welfare ground before. Some old rivals from Division 5 follow them into this new division; namely Monmouth and Ynysddu. The march goes on and sustaining this effort will be challenging but we believe the team are up for it. Good luck for the coming season.
 
Winners of the Cyrus Davies Cup 2011-2012
 Finalists for 3 years and winners for the past 2; the Cyrus Davies Cup, which started in 1927, is claimed to be one of the oldest Rugby cups in the whole of Wales.


Hafod Rams
 
Last year seen the launch of the Junior & Mini section here at the club. We couldn't have asked for such a great responce from the surrounding area. But we are still looking for those budding stars of tomorrow. Visit the Junior & Mini page for more information. Both boys and girls are welcome.

Never Forget Your Welsh
Hafodyrynys... what's that name all about?
 
Well it's Welsh if you've not guessed it.
 
Hafod means summer dwelling place / farm...
 
Ynys means an island or river meadow...
 
Yr simply means the...
 
So the name Hafodyrynys can translate into...
 
The Island Summer Dwelling or
 
The River Meadow Summer Farm or
 
other similar combinations.
 
  Croeso i ymwelwyr...    Welcome to visitors
 
 
 
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