End of Season Round-Up

End of Season Round-Up

Christ College Brecon

Rugby: CCB win the Bowl competition at the annual Christ College sevens tournament beating Coleg Sir Gar in the final.

  • Gethin O'Callaghan signs with Bristol Bears and represents Wales U19's
  • Rhys Conquer, Alfred Bateman Lloyd, Rhys Pearson and Dafydd Roberts represent Welsh Crawshays.

Netball: The U18 squad seal seventh spot in the Presidents Cup.

Hockey: The first XI finish third in the Nationals.

  • Ben Mclean & Tilly Corbett represent Wales.

Cricket: Eve Jackson represents Wales senior women cricket.


Dinas Powys RFC

Dinas Powys RFC look to rebuild from the basement of Welsh rugby and have done so in fine fashion, ending the season undefeated and taking the Division 5 East Central title. They will start the 2024/25 campaign in Division 4 East Central. The young squad put together impressive cup runs making it to the quarter finals in the Glamorgan Silver Ball and two finals. First up was the Division 5 Cup final at the Principality stadium in a bruising battle against Seven Sisters RFC. The second, a tough encounter against Canton RFC. 

The ever-improving U14 squad took on St Peters RFC at Cardiff Arms Park in the Cardiff & District Bowl final. The game ended 19-19 with St Peters winning on a technicality.


Old Penarthians RFC

A mixed season at the club with the first XV relegated by a point from Division 4 East central. They will start the 2024/25 campaign in Division 5 East Central.

Club representatives will be happy to see a promising youth side coming through as James Greenfield and his coaching team led the talent packed side to the Cardiff Rugby U18 Division 1 title and backed it up with a 27-10 win over Abercwmboi in Cardiff Rugby Bowl competition, taking home some silverware for the club.

An improving Womens senior team provided the club with a day out at the national stadium just coming up short against CRC Caerdydd in the WRU Bowl final. Final score 34-21. 

This season’s U16’s were the pick of the bunch from the mini and juniors section, making the semi finals of the Blues Cup and eventual winners of the District shield.


Penarth RFC 

Matt Bolton’s men march on again as they claim back to back promotions and fire themselves into Division 1 East Central for the 2024/25 campaign. A well drilled and youthful looking squad with a lot of playing days ahead of them. Having lost only a handful of games over the past two seasons, they enter Division 1 looking to prove they can mix it with some of the division stalwarts. Two fixtures against Barry RFC revive an old Vale of Glamorgan league derby with supporters sharpening their pencils ready to etch the home and away dates into this years calendar. On top of this season’s league success, the senior team ran out Boxing Day victors as they took local bragging rights in the Richard Thomas Cup.

The mini and juniors section continues to thrive with the U12’s winning the Cardiff Rugby Plate final. The U14’s also reached the plate final coming up short to a last gasp St Albans RFC try. Thirteen members of U15’s squad went on to claim the Year 10 Welsh Schools Cup at the Principality stadium.

There were a couple of notable individual accolades with former M&J and youth team player Evan Lloyd earning his first Wales Cap in this years’ Guinness Six Nations Championship. Matty Young, a former youth player at the club also got called up to represent Wales U20 in the Six Nations, scoring a try in the  27-15 victory over Italy in the final fixture.


South Wales Police RFC

SWPRFC claimed a third successive British Police Cup title at Burton RFC. Simon Davies’ men ran out 42-21 victors over Scottish Police Thistles Rugby. It wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggested with the Scottish constabulary putting the South Wales front-line under some considerable pressure, starving them of ball for long periods of the game. Nevertheless, a blend of youth and experienced players came on strong in the end and were clinical when called upon. A number of the squad enjoyed success at club level and a few more at international level with the Welsh Police being crowned Four Nations Police Champions in Dublin.