Tondu RFC

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Tondu RFC
Full nameTondu Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)The Waterwheelers
Founded1880
Location Aberkenfig, Wales
Ground(s)Pandy Park
PresidentMr Ken James
Coach(es)Mathew Tatchel, Dean Fitzgerald
League(s)WRU Championship
2013-149th [1]
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Official website
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Tondu Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Aberkenfig, South Wales. They presently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Championship and are a feeder club for the Ospreys. [2]

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During the early 1990s Tondu RFC dominated the Glamorgan County Silver Ball competition, winning the trophy in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Tondu are the joint leading winners of the competition having now won it on four occasions.

An ad first appeared in "The Western Mail" on 22 November 1879, announcing the formation of the Tondu Football Club. [3]

Club badge

The club badge consists of a shield housing three Celtic crosses and a waterwheel symbolising the water mill that once stood on the River Ogmore. [4]

Club honours

Notable former players

see also Category:Tondu RFC players

The following are former Tondu players who have been capped at international level.

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References

  1. WRU Official Site
  2. BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC . Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  3. https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3418842/3418846/50/football
  4. Clubhouse website Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine