Our History

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Parc Cae Delyn, or as the supporters like to call
it ‘The Drey’.

Welcome to the opening part of the season and I hope you like our new programme design.

Please let us know what you think, and we’re always happy to have contributions from those watching.

We have three new teams in the Division, and we’ll all be looking forward to visiting Bridgend Athletic, Gilfach Goch and Cambrian Welfare.

There will also be some people who will be planning which pubs to stop at on the way back – all very much part of supporting the Squirrels.

We also welcome Builth Wells on 29th September in the first round of the SWALEC Plate, on their first ever visit to Rhiwbina.

After the summer heatwave we look forward to watching Rhiwbina’s attacking grass roots brand of rugby played on a green field, whether that be our four senior teams, our youth or any of the eleven mini and junior teams.

Did you know that Rhiwbina RFC is arguably the only club in Wales to currently run four senior sides? (A credit especially to the old men of the village who turn out for the 3rd’s and 4th’s at regular intervals)

Our players are not paid but we run the club in a professional manner promoting the amateur ethos.

Rhiwbina prides itself on being a club that is here to develop players to the best of their abilities via a coaching and mentoring system that is as good as we can make it at all ages and levels.

We hope there will be plenty to enjoy this season at Rhiwbina both on and off the field, regardless of the weather and other enforced interruptions to the season.

During the summer we’ve had a very enjoyable Summer Ball and Golf Day at Llanishen Golf Club, with both events raising significant sums of money to support community rugby at all levels.

Thank you to our kit and match sponsors and our programme advertisers – we couldn’t do without your support.

By the way, rumour has it, that following the news that our past Squirrel Sam Warburton has had to retire early from professional rugby, he has been seen down at training trying to persuade Hobbsy to let him play for the 4th’s…currently he has been offered a tighthead position! He’s said he is considering it!

Anybody would think he was the British & Irish Lions Captain!

Enjoy your rugby and your visit to Rhiwbina.
Ian Hall
Rhiwbina RFC Chairman