The popular figure of Rhys Cycle is ready to enter into his second season with Pontypridd RFC, and the club are delighted to have signed up to another year in its partnership deal with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
The Sardis Road outfit will continue the excellent work undertaken so far in helping to promote environmental issues throughout the county borough Rhys Cycle, the Council’s champion environmental mascot, has been a firm favourite at the Pontypridd ground on match days and players have also been on hand at every given opportunity to support various council initiatives to promote recycling.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Frontline Services Councillor Anthony Christopher said:
Pontypridd RFC’s support for recycling initiatives throughout the county borough last season was exemplary and I’m pleased to hear this partnership will continue in the year ahead.
We are at the forefront of recycling and waste management and it’s thanks to initiatives such as Rhys Cycle that our success rate can only continue to improve.
The Council will have promotional banners displayed around the ground next season, promoting recycling, home composting, smoking ban awareness, fines for littering, and a hard-hitting banner on dog fouling in parks and public places. The Rhys Cycle logo will also be seen on the match shirts as well as on the front of the club house, “Welcoming you to Sardis Road Pontypridd, Home of Pontypridd RFC & Rhys Cycle”. As part of the partnership, players from the club will continue to attend events held by the council aimed at raising the public's awareness of environmental issues.
Pontypridd RFC Sales and Marketing Executive Gareth Howells said:
We are delighted to be working with the Council’s Streetcare Team for another season, helping to raise the awareness of how important it is to recycle our rubbish, and for all adults and children to become recyclers.
There is a lot of recyclable rubbish left after a game of rugby, so now the team and club are looking to re-use the rubbish through recycling, while our players can educate the public on various issues.
Rhys Cycle has been ever present at Sardis Road this season and has been a lucky mascot, because every game Rhys attended Pontypridd has won - apart from the Cup Final itself. We hope for even better luck next season.
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