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Mini & Junior Focus – Pontypridd RFC U16’s

This week we’re focussing on Pontypridd U16’s – one of our most successful age groups in recent years.

Led by Head Coach Mark Thomas and team manager Alison Thomas, the squad are also supported by coaches Mark Jenkins, Steve Davies and Greg Mogford.

The coaches are very proud to have been part of these exceptional young men’s development through mini and junior rugby which has seen the team win the Blues Cup at U12’s and U13’s level. The Covid-19 pandemic halted another charge towards the final at U14’s when they were at the semi-final stages of the competition.

They are an exceptional group of players with many of the squad representing Pontypridd, Rhondda and Cynon Valley Schools, Boys Club of Wales and also the Cardiff Blues and Dragons academies.

The team is built on the importance of a strong team and work ethic whilst having respect for each other as team-mates.  They have always played the game of rugby in the true spirit of the sport to compete and enjoy every moment – the friendships and bond they have made through rugby will continue forever.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsor Victoria Cannon of Full Stop Law whose support to the team has been simply outstanding. Victoria and Full Stop Law have continued to support and sponsor the team since they were U8’s! We are forever grateful for their support to our team and their commitment to grass roots sport.

If you’re interested in joining the Under 16’s team or interested in being part of this team’s journey into Youth Rugby with Pontypridd RFC, please e-mail the club at and we can pass your information on to the relevant person in the Mini & Junior Section.