Llantwit Major Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union club based in Llantwit Major in Wales. Llantwit Major RFC is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Cardiff Blues.[1]

Llantwit Major RFC
Full nameLlantwit Major Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blood & Blacks
Founded1889; 134 years ago (1889)
LocationLlantwit Major, Wales
Ground(s)The Recreation Ground
PresidentJamie Sneddon
League(s)WRU National League 3 East Central B
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Official website

It is believed that rugby was played in Llantwit Major as far back as 1880, though the first recorded game was in 1889 against a team from Cowbridge. The club disbanded during the Second World War but reformed soon after and in 1962 gained membership to the Welsh Rugby Union.

The club enjoyed considerable success in the early 1960s by dominating the prestige Glamorgan County Silver Ball cup competition reaching the semi-finals in 1963 before winning the title in 1964 and 1965. In recent times the club had another notable cup run in reaching the final of the Welsh Rugby Union National Bowl Competition at the Millennium Stadium; ultimately losing despite being cheered on by well over 800 Llantonian supporters in an enthralling 17-10 game to Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd.

Currently, the club manages two senior teams, one Under 19 team and also has a full Mini & Junior section with its own separate management framework.

There is a large social membership that runs darts (three dartboards and oches) and pool teams (three tables) in local leagues. Additionally, the club provides its facilities for community groups and clubs including Bingo, Tennis, Running, Boxing, Archery, Twinning Association, Royal British Legion, Freemasonry and the Town Council. The clubhouse also boasts a conference room and a large function room which regularly hosts dinners, concerts, birthdays, christenings, weddings and funeral receptions.

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References Edit

  1. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  2. ^ Cardiff Blues profile Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Cardiff Blues profile Archived 2007-10-22 at the Wayback Machine