Six of the best - the Ponty Ambassadors

19.4.2017

Top left to bottom right: Jenkins; Owen; Eynon; Jones; David; SmithTop left to bottom right: Jenkins; Owen; Eynon; Jones; David; Smith
Top left to bottom right: Jenkins; Owen; Eynon; Jones; David; Smith

Pontypridd RFC is bringing six well known personalities on board to represent the club as ambassadors.

The six have strong links with the clubs, are all prominent and well respected individuals, and are all committed to the cause of Ponty RFC and Valleys Rugby.

Neil Jenkins is Pontypridd RFC's all time top scorer, having amassed over 3,000 points for the club, and has represented Wales and the Lions as one of the all time greats.

Michael Owen played at no8 and lock for Ponty before moving on to the Dragons, and went on to captain Wales and the British Lions, becoming the 1,000th player to be capped for his country.

Neil Eynon, a son of the Cynon Valley, is a larger than life character, a raconteur and entertainer, having served Pontypridd well as a hard grafting prop during the glory years of the 1990s.

Chris Jones epitomises the character of Rhondda Rugby, a rugged front rower with Treorchy in his playing days, then a successful coach with Pontypridd and more recently with the all conquering Rhondda Schools squad.

Tom David captained Ponty to league title success as a dynamic flanker and went on to play for Wales, the British Lions and the Barbarians.

Owen Smith has been a lifelong Pontypridd supporter and is prominent in public life as the local constituency MP.

All six will champion the cause of Pontypridd RFC in various ways when called upon as Club Ambassadors. Welcoming them on board, Ponty Rugby Chief Executive Officer Steve Reardon commented:

"Ponty Rugby Limited constantly strives for innovation. This initiative has the potential to enhance the profile and stature of Pontypridd Rugby Football Club significantly. Consequently, we are extremely proud and grateful for the prospective involvement of Tommy, Neil, Neil, Chris and Michael, who as a group, played such prominent roles in the success of Pontypridd in its rise as a power in both the domestic and European theatres of rugby football. Furthermore, we are gratefully appreciative also of the continued help and support of our Member of Parliament, Owen Smith."

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