15 August 2020 / Club News

NRFC Press Release

Newtown RFC are preparing the future, with the game continuing to evolve the Club’s Committee are putting plans in place to secure the club on and off the field for the next generation.

Club Chairman, James Holloway “We see this enforced playing break as an opportunity to reset the club and take it in a new direction, the focus will be on player development and increasing the player base across all our Senior Men’s, Ladies and Junior teams. We feel that to compete at the top level in North Wales we need to have 3 successful senior men’s teams, inclusive of the youths, so increasing player participation is at the centre of the clubs new vision”

Vice Chairman, Bob Jones “We are going through a process of re organisation and re-structuring here at Newtown, for the first time we have appointed a Head of Rugby, Gavin Randall takes up this post with the brief of introducing a new playing structure and growing the player base at the club”

Head of Rugby, Gavin Randell “The role is to unify the playing style across the whole club and together with the coaching team introduce a new game plan which the players and supporters can enjoy and which can take us forward. I am very fortunate to have excellent junior and senior coaches to work with and the appointment of  new 1st team Head Coach Stephen Rowlands  or Nugsy as he is known to us all, has brought a lot of energy to the cause. The club has worked hard to build the most successful Junior section in Mid Wales, this is  delivering a  pathway for our players and coaches to senior rugby, I am looking forward to working with everyone to make sure we develop our players to their full potential”

Club Chairman, James Holloway “As a club we want to be at the heart of the local community, Newtown Rugby Club  has an inclusive playing policy that welcomes all players regardless of ability or age, we run social teams like the Newtown Dragons which is our mixed ability team through to the Junior section and the Ladies team where the focus is on having fun and player development. Our senior section plays competitive rugby as part of the North Wales Region, we have two sides with a  combined Youth and Senior men’s squad in excess of 50 players, with plans to make the step to two Senior men’s teams in the future.

Club President Dai Davies “We are looking forward to an exciting future, the club has now put a leadership team in place to make the most of the huge amount of talent we have here at Newtown Rugby Club, we are now looking forward to the rugby starting!  

If you would like to find out more or how to get involved with the club  please contact us at, Twitter: @NewtownRugby or on Facebook: /newtownrugby

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