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A quick guide to Pontypridd RFC

A quick guide to Pontypridd RFC

Introduction:

Established in 1876, Pontypridd Rugby Football Club are a Rugby Union team from the beautiful market town and community of Pontypridd, Principal Town of the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

The club and town name of Pontypridd originates from "Pont-y-tŷ-pridd" - the Welsh for "Bridge by the earthen house" - a reference to a succession of bridges that spanned the town's River Taff in the 1700s.

Pontypridd is pronounced "Pont-urh-preathe" (with the last syllable rhyming with "breathe") and is often abbreviated to "Ponty" ("Pont-ee") by supporters.

More on the Club's history: www.ponty.net/a-brief-history

Tournaments:

Pontypridd RFC play in the Principality Premiership, SWALEC Cup and the British and Irish Cup competitions

Pontypridd also field Sevens teams at Invitational competitions, and are holders of the Abercynon Sevens 2008, 2009 and 2010 titles.

More on upcoming fixtures: www.ponty.net/fixtures-results

Stadia:

Home games are played at the 7,861 capacity Sardis Road stadium, Pontypridd.

Age-grade sections play at Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd and Pontypridd High School fields in nearby Cilfynydd.

More on Sardis Road: www.ponty.net/the-venue

Owners:

Pontypridd RFC are owned and operated by Ponty Rugby Ltd.

More on the Board of Directors: www.ponty.net/company-directors

Management:

The club's Head Coach is former Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors and Wales scrum-half, and former Wales Sevens World Cup-winning Head Coach, Paul John.

Assistant Coaches are Pontypridd wing and fullback, and former Wales international, Gareth Wyatt, and former Pontypridd, Wales and Barbarians No.8, Geraint Lewis.

Pontypridd RFC's Team Manager is former Pontypridd outside-half, Richard Langmead, and the Conditioning Coach is Darren Bool.

More on the Team Management: www.ponty.net/team-management

Squad:

Pontypridd RFC have a large and experienced squad of players.

Club captain for the 2013 - 2014 season is centre Dafydd Lockyer.

More on the current Squad: www.ponty.net/players

Team colours:

Pontypridd RFC have two main team colours - Black and White.

Kit is supplied by leading kit manufacturer, Rhino Rugby.

The home strip colours are predominantly Black, with White hoops:

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The change strip colours are predominantly White, with Black hoops:

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More on the Home kit: www.ponty.net/monochrome-majesty-new-pontypridd-home-kit

More on the Away kit: www.ponty.net/true-colours-the-new-ponty-kit

Crest:

The Club crest denotes Pontypridd's famous arched bridge, built by local architect William Edwards in 1756, and known locally as the "Old Bridge".

The chevrons are an interpretation of the ancient arms of Iestyn ap Gwrgant, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Morgannwg (Glamorgan).

The images below denote the original plan for the Old Bridge, the arms of Iestyn ap Gwrgant, and the Pontypridd club crest, providing an insight into the club crest's evolution:

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More images of the Club crest: www.ponty.net/logos-branding

Partnerships:

Pontypridd RFC's current main sponsor is Egan Waste Services.

Additional major sponsorship is provided by Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC; Griffin Mill Garages; Full Stop Law; Edwards Coaches; More Training; The University of Glamorgan; Connective Business SolutionsAxiom Manufacturing Services; Ambassador Fire & Security and Molson Coors via their Worthington's brand.

Club kit is manufactured by Rhino.

More on Pontypridd RFC's partners: www.ponty.net/club-partners

Honours:

Pontypridd RFC have won numerous titles and accolades. Some the most recent achievements include:

  • 2011-12 Principality Premiership Champions
  • 2010-11 SWALEC Cup Champions
  • 2005-06 Konica Minolta Cup Champions
  • 2001-02 Principality Cup Champions
  • 1996-97 League Champions
  • 1995-96 SWALEC Cup Champions

More on Pontypridd RFC's achievements: www.ponty.net/achievements

Records:

Pontypridd RFC are proud to have produced some of the most recognisable names in World Rugby history, a few of which have achieved incredible personal records during their Pontypridd careers.

More on Former Players: www.ponty.net/hall-of-fame

Supporters:

Pontypridd RFC are fortunate to lay claim to a fantastic and fanatical army of supporters, and frequently enjoy the highest attendances in the Principality Premiership. 

More on Season Tickets: www.ponty.net/season-tickets-2012-2013

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Principality Premiership
13.9.2014
Pontypridd - Neath 38:7
British & Irish Cup
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Pontypridd - Cardiff 40:12

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