Player of the Year 2021/22

We will hold our annual Player of the Year Awards Evening at Aberavon Clubhouse on Saturday 21st May, 7pm start. There will be a disco and a light buffet.

This event is free of charge. However, there will be a bucket collection in aid of the Olivia Finch fund.

Club will open at 7pm.

We have now finalised our numbers for the event.

Aberavon Cup History V Newport

Aberavon have met Newport in the cup for a total of 10 times with the ‘Wizards’ winning four encounters to Newports six.

NB: a = away; else home; sf = sem-final.

1971-72 – Beat Newport 28-6(h).

1977-78 – Lost Newport 6-10(sf)), 

1981-82 – Beat Newport 18-0(a). 

1985-86 – Lost Newport 6-15(sf).

2000-01 – Lost Newport 18-56(a).

2001-02 – Beat Newport 18-17(h),

2005-06 – Lost Newport 7-15(h).

2008-09 – Beat Newport 20-10(h).

2014-15 – Lost Newport 10-11(a).

2017-18 – Lost Newport 9-22(a).

UPDATE: Cup Final Tickets

Tickets are now available for the Indigo Group Premiership Cup Final between Aberavon and Newport on Sunday 24th April at the Principality Stadium, 5:35pm KO.

Tickets will be digital only. Therefore, you will need the WRU ticketing app in order to receive your tickets. This is very simple – all you will need is a smart phone. For those who do not have a smart phone, someone else can obtain your ticket on their smart phone on your behalf to be scanned at the entrance gate.

You can download the ticketing app here:

Principality Ticketing App – Android

Principality Ticketing App – iOS

We can help you with the ticketing process, you can email seasontickets@aberavonwizards.co.uk for more information. Tickets are easily transferable and all we would need to help you is your mobile phone number.

Ticket prices and details as follows:

Adults = £10

Under 16s = £5

A ticket will allow entry for all three games on the one given day.

There will not be a tangible ticket.

Tickets are available in the ticketing office (Gate 3) on Westgate Street. This is a cashless process and you will STILL NEED to download the ticketing app.

Tickets can also be purchased online, please follow link below:

WRU Ticket Office – 24th April, Finals Day.

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Cup Final Supporters Bus

Aberavon play Newport in the Indigo Group Premiership Cup Final on Sunday 24 April at the Principality Stadium.

If you would like to jump on the supporters bus to this game – please contact Jeff (07967426231) or Dennis (07814103460).

The cost of the bus per person is £10.

The bus will be leaving Aberavon Rugby Club at 2pm and will return straight after the game.

Cliff David

Everyone at Aberavon RFC will be saddened to hear the news that our former prop forward, long serving treasurer, life member and club trustee Cliff David passed away yesterday aged 90.

Cliff first played for the Wizards back in the early 50’s which started a 70 year association with the club and before the pandemic struck rarely missed a home game.

He enjoyed a long teaching career becoming Headmaster at Dyffryn School, he possessed an outstanding memory of the many former pupils that passed through his time there as well as his fellow former players at Aberavon.

During his National Service in the RAF he played in many Inter Service games amongst players who would go onto gain international and British Lions caps such was the standard of those games.

Cliff was hugely respected in Port Talbot and afar,  by his many friends, colleagues on and off the rugby field and ex pupils – he will be sadly missed.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Marion and their family.

Join us as we stand with Ukraine

Everyone at Aberavon stands in solidarity with the people affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

We believe that in times of immense difficulty, there is strength in unity. That is why as a club we are asking supporters, traveling supporters, players, coaches, friends and families to donate anything they can to help as the conflict in Ukraine unfolds.

Your help will contribute towards the families arriving at the border of Poland, Lithuania and Romania by providing life saving aid, including cash, food and water. Setting up safe spaces for children to play, learn and grieve. Supporting refugees. Whilst funds will help teams to support families with essential supplies including winter kits, offering mental health services, providing cash and vouchers, food, rent and medicines, providing access to safe, inclusive and quality education.

So, we ask you all to please untie in solidarity with the people in Ukraine. Please make any donation you can to support the urgent needs of children and families there.

We will be holding a bucket collection at our home game against Carmarthen Quins on Saturday 12 March and we welcome any donations to be dropped off in the Players Dining Room before 1400 on the same day.

Thank you for your generosity.

Will John

Aberavon Rugby Club are saddened to hear of Will John’s death, aged 92.

Will loved rugby and he adored Aberavon RFC. He was a season ticket holder at the club and sat in the same seat, just left of the dugout, at every home game with his wife Betty who he was married to for 68 years.

Will and Betty lived in Pen Y Cae, Port Talbot, and had two beloved daughters, five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was loved by everyone who met him, he will be missed greatly.

Our sympathies go out to his family.

Jac Morgan Getting Capped

Everyone involved at Aberavon RFC will be delighted with yesterday’s announcement that Jac Morgan will win his first Wales cap at home to Scotland tomorrow in the Principality Stadium.

When Jason Hyatt signed him first he made an immediate impact both on and off the field, very popular within the dressing room he quickly settled in and grew in stature with every game.

In the period he was with us he played 22 games before re-signing for the Scarlets who amazingly had released him just before Jason signed him for the Wizards.

So there’s the evidence that the Premiership can be a proving ground and one that can and does continue to help with player pathway, Jac’s time with us was vital in his personal development and we are very proud to have played a small part in that journey.

On a personal note I am absolutely delighted for Jac and his family who have been hugely supportive of him in his career to date, it’s a great story and I have little doubt that Jac will give his all for the red shirt tomorrow, he will certainly make us all at Aberavon very proud –  I’m sure all of Brynamman will feel the same way as well.

Good Luck Jac, you fully deserve this opportunity and everyone at Aberavon will be right behind you tomorrow.

Andrew

Jeffries Joins the Wolfpack

Saracens is pleased to welcome Alex Jeffries to the club on a short-term loan from the Scarlets

The tighthead prop will provide cover in the front-row with both Marco Riccioni and Alec Clarey currently recovering from injuries. 

Aberavon are extremely pleased to see Alex getting an opportunity across the bridge with a formidable European giant in Saracens. The tight-head played 32 games for ‘the Wizards’ scoring 6 tries.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Scarlets from the Ospreys in 2019 has played for Wales at Under 18 and Under 20 level, and will now compete with the likes of Vincent Koch and Sam Wainwright for the number three shirt in North London. 

Jeffries is excited to be heading to StoneX Stadium.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the club, It’s a great opportunity for me and I can’t wait to get started!”