Weekend to Nant Conwy.
17th – 19th February.
Update – 26/01/2017
Match against Nant Conwy Welsh Plate QTRS. 18th Feb.
Llandudno Travel Lodge hotel 17/18th Feb 2 nights.
Booked 18 rooms , which is 13 rooms of 3 and 4 rooms of 2 and 1 for the driver. Total 47 people. I have 45 people who say they want to come up on the bus and so have a room booked by me. Anyone else will have to find their own way up there own accommodation, there are still more rooms available at the same hotel.
28 deposits paid, 17 still to pay and 2 spaces left.
Please bring £30 deposit to training on Tues/ Thursday nights as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
PLEASE NOTE THE 17 STILL TO PAY ARE NOT GUARANTEED A PLACE UNTIL THEY DO.
Thanks Andy Chandler
We’re going to book a 52 seater bus for the trip which will leave some time in the afternoon of Friday 17th February and return some time in the afternoon of Sunday 19th February. We are going to take a squad of 27/30 including players, subs, coaches, Physio etc so there should be somewhere in the region of 22 places available for supporters.
Clearly we haven’t booked anything yet, but it’s really important that we get the numbers to Ringo as soon as possible.
Accommodation: In Llandudno. It will be Premier Inn or Travelodge.
Cost: TBC, but £30 to Andrew Chandler asap to secure your place.
Focus on our Opponent – Nant Conwy RFC
Nant Conwy Rugby Football Club are from the upper reaches of the Conwy Valley in North Wales. The club’s grounds are located on the B5106 between the town of Llanrwst and the village of Trefriw.
They presently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division One North League. Nant Conwy has a short history, having been established only in 1980, playing their home games at Pant Carw.
In 2007 the club successfully applied for funding to install floodlights at their ground, and in 2011 the club opened a new, extended clubhouse.
Nant Conwy goes by the nickname Teirw (Bulls) and play under the motto ‘Hwn yw tir nerth Teirw Nant’.
2016-17 WRU Plate:
After a bye in round one of this seasons competition Nant Conwy have welcomed Rhydyfelin (Div1E), Maesteg Quins(Div1WC) and Pontypool United (Div2E) to Pant Carw in subsequent rounds. A comprehensive 43 – 19 win over division 2 east side Pontypool United was rewarded with a home tie against Maesteg Quins of division 1 west central in round 3. The Bulls recorded another victory and a shut out of their opponents 1ith a 10-0 victory to secure their place in round 4 which they followed up with a 17-12 victory over Rhydyfelin.
- 1st Round – Bye
- 2nd Round – Nant Conwy 43 Pontypool United 19
- 3rd Round – Nant Conwy 10 Maesteg Quins 0
- 4th Round – Nant Conwy 17 Rhydyfelin 12
The season kicked off with arguably the biggest game of the season on day 1, as last season’s top 2 clashed at Pant Carw. The visitors, Pwllheli, claimed the victory by 24-37 however Nant Conwy hasn’t looked back since. In their first game on the road the Bulls put 99 points on struggling Abergele (6-99) before returning home to beat Mold by 83-7.
Two tough wins away at Llandudno, 15-28, and at home versus former title rivals Caernarfon by 26-8, kept them on the coat tails of Pwllheli at the top of div 1 north. Resounding wins on the road at Bethesda and Ruthin, 0-57 and 5-55 respectively, maintained the strong run of form from the Bulls and a 80-7 win over COBRA kept the club statistician’s pencil well and truly sharpened.
Another big win away at Colwyn Bay (0-43) along with a more modest victory at home against Bala (31-16) before the hammering of Bro Festiniog (54-7), has kept the ball rolling on to today’s encounter.
Played 12 Won 11 Lost 1
Points for 597 against 120
In the final years of the old division 4 north days Nant Conwy secured a 3rd place finish in 2007-08 before going on to win the title the following season. The most dramatic of ends to the season resulted in Nant Conwy/Caernarfon and Ruthin all finishing on 89 points, with Nant Conwy claiming the title.
- 2007-08 3rd Division 4 North
- 2008-09 1st Division 4 North
After the creation of the ‘new’ Division 1 North, Nant Conwy went from strength to strength securing their status as one of the top clubs in north Wales. Another championship winning season came in 2009-10 as the Bulls snatched the title yet again from Caernarfon’s grasp, finishing just 1 point above their rivals. It was Caernarfon’s turn to rule the roost for the next couple of seasons however Nant Conwy remained on their tails with successive 2nd place finishes in 2010-11 and 2011-12. In addition to finishing 2nd in the league a visit to the Millennium stadium came in 11/12 however they suffered defeat in the final at the hands of Penallta.
- 2009-10 1st Division 1 North
- 2010-11 2nd Division 1 North
- 2011-12 2nd Division 1 North
A 3rd title in 6 seasons was secured in 2012-13, this time beating Pwllheli to the title by a single victory (4 points). The ‘new’ rivalry between the sides has continued since with Pwllheli twice snatching the title from the grasp of the Bulls, winning the title in both 2014-15 and 2016-17.
- 2012-13 1st Division 1 North (Pwllheli 2nd -4pts)
- 2013-14 3rd Division 1 North
- 2014-15 2nd Division 1 North (Pwllheli 1st +5pts)
- 2015-16 2nd Division 1 North (Pwllheli 1st +1pts)
This season looks set to be a two horse race once again with only a single win between the sides yet again, when Pwllheli triumphed at Pant Carw back on the opening day of the season.
- 2001/02 WRU Division Six North – Champions
- 2008/09 WRU Division Four North – Champions
- 2009/10 WRU Division One North – Champions
- 2011/12 Swalec Plate – Runners Up
- 2012/13 WRU Division One North – Champions
- 2012/13 North Wales Cup – Champions
- 2014/15 North Wales Cup – Champions
- 2015/16 North Wales Cup – Champions
Information taken from Rhydyfelin RFC website.