Aberystwyth RFC

Aberystwyth Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the town of Aberystwyth, West Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and a feeder club for the Scarlets regional side.[2]

Aberystwyth RFC
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Full nameAberystwyth Rugby Football Club
UnionWelsh Rugby Union
LocationAberystwyth, Wales
ChairmanTim Lewis
Coach(es)Iestyn Thomas, Ifan Thomas, Craig Turner and Rob Rudge.
Captain(s)Arwel Lloyd
League(s)WRU Division One West
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Rugby had been played in Aberystwyth since the late 19th century[3] when the local college founded a rugby team. Aberystwyth Rugby Club was founded in 1947[4] and the first game was against an Aberystwyth College second team. The club gained membership of the Welsh Rugby Union in May, 1954 which allowed future competitive matches. The team's clubhouse was founded with help of a ten-year interest-free loan from the WRU in 1960. This original clubhouse burned down and was reconstructed in the 1970s.


  1. ^ WRU official site Archived 2010-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 31 May 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Smith (1980) p. 67
  4. ^ 'Smith (1980), p. 331


  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881–1981. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.

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