Beddau Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Beddau, South Wales. The present club was formed in 1951-52, but it can trace its roots to around 1900. Beddau RFC is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for Cardiff Blues.
|Full name||Beddau Rugby Football Club|
|Ground(s)||Mount Pleasant Park|
|Coach(es)||Lee Davies, Ben Daniels|
|2015/16||2014/15 Swalec Division One East Central Champions|
Beddau had a village rugby team from around 1900 until the Second World War. During the war all the club's records were destroyed apart from a few remaining photographs of Beddau RFC teams from the late 1930s.
Beddau RFC was reformed in 1951-52 and has since been based in Castellau Road, Beddau. The club plays at Mount Pleasant Park, Beddau.
Today, Beddau RFC plays in the WRU Championship. In the 2006-07 season, Beddau RFC won the Division One East League, but were denied promotion to the Premier League as their grounds were deemed not to meet WRU criteria. This ruling was upheld at an EGM by 67% of members. The Club was entered into the inaugural Swalec Championship and had several good seasons in the second WRU league tier before being relegated in 2013/14. In 2014/15 With new coaches Lee Davies and Ben Daniels at the helm the Green and Golds led by Glenn Slater bounced back immediately to the Championship winning the Division One East Central title in emphatic fashion, winning 21 out of their 22 fixtures and going unbeaten at home. Winning the league meant a Play-off game for promotion to the Championship against Penalta RFC which beddau won convincingly 22-13.
The Club has a thriving mini and junior section, excellent Youth team that all feeds into the Development XV and 1st XV.
- Worthington's Mid District Cup 2007-08 - Winners
- Swalec Division One East Champions 2014/15
- WRU Division One East Champions - 2006-07
- Mid District Cup 2006-07 - Winners
- Mid District Cup 2005-06 - Winners
- Mid District Cup 2004-05 - Winners
- Mid District Cup 2003-04 - Winners
- Glamorgan County Silver Ball Trophy 1989-90 - Winners
- Mid District Cup 1970-71 - Winners
Notable former playersEdit
- Gareth Prothero (Wales and British Lions)
- Steve Fenwick (Wales and British Lions)
- Chris Bridges (Wales)
- Andrew Lamerton (Wales)
- Gareth Wyatt (Wales)
- Michael Owen (Wales and British Lions)
- Gemma Hallett (Wales Women)
- Gethin Jenkins (Wales and British Lions)
- Bradley Davies (Wales)
- Tom Slater (Wales Sevens)
- Tom Riley (Wales Sevens)
- BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 18 May 2008.
- "Beddau Official Web Site. Sourced 13 August 2007". Archived from the original on 5 September 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2007.
- Five Golden Keys, Llantwit Fardre RFC Centenary Season 1999-2000, John Kelland
- WRU withstands promotion revolt - BBC Sport News sourced 16 Aug 2006
- Anthony Woolford (13 May 2006). "Beddau show they are Worthy of fifth cup win". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 19 June 2008.