Please note that there is a separate 25 Club page on the Llandovery RFC web site with a drop down menu for newsletters. There is also a separate page for match reports.
The Annual 25 Club Dinner on Friday April 28 was enjoyed by all members and guests.
The highlight of the evening was the Question and Answer Forum in which Llandovery coaches Euros Evans, Gareth Potter and Tom Hancock were joined by the WRU’s Head of Player Development John Alder.
The club was delighted to welcome John who eloquently spoke of the challenges and problems facing the Union and – in particular interest to club members – of the quest to bridge the gap between the pro and semi pro game in Wales.
By inference, it looks very possible that season 2024-2025 will be pivotal for the future of the semi pro game in Wales with the prospect of a new Elite League formed of eight clubs.
The only problem for those clubs, ambitious to be in that “super league”, is that the WRU has yet to lay down the criteria for qualification.
Alder spoke of the importance of getting young players to get more game time with the implication that Elite League clubs would need to play a leading role in this.
At the end of the forum, the appreciation that Llandovery RFC has for the club’s coaching team was clearly summarised by 25 Club member Derek Jones.
From the floor, Derek was generous in his plaudits on the great strides that the club has made under Euros Evans and that it was a privilege for Drovers supporters to be entertained Saturday after Saturday by such a great a brand of attacking rugby.
That the club has beaten all the old and great clubs of Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Llanelli, Bridgend, Aberavon, Ebbw Vale and Pontypridd was an immense source of pride.
His words were more than deserved for not only the three coaches but for the whole support team behind Llandovery’s success.
THE FIRST/LAST TRY COMPETITION
If Llandovery are fortunate enough to get a home draw for the Premiership play offs, the first/last try competition will continue to operate
£50 for the first try, £50 for the last try will be the order of the day for 25 Club members
Indigo Premiership table April 30 2023
WRU regulations state:
National League placings will be decided on the basis of League points gained during the season. Where teams have gained equal numbers of League points, the team with the most wins shall be given preference. If the number of wins is equal, the team with the fewest losses shall be given preference. If the number of losses is equal then the Club having recorded the most tries in the Season shall be given preference. If the number of tries is equal the points ‘for’ shall be divided by the points ‘against’ and the team with the highest factor shall be declared to have the better rec
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6) 25 CLUB MEMBERSHIP ROLL FOR 2022-2023 with winnings after Round 11
1 TONY WILLIAMS
2 KATHRYN DAVIES (£200)
3 DAN JONES
4 ROB HUNT (£100)
5 PHIL RATCLIFFE (£50)
6 GERI DAVIES
7 BRIAN JONES
8 ANTHONY BARRY
9 GERAINT MORGAN (£100)
10 STEVE LOCK (£50)
11 HOWARD POTTER (£100)
12 ROBIN BARLOW (£100)
13 PAUL ADAMS (£50)
14 NIGEL CLARKE (£100)
15 DAI THOMAS
16 DAVID BOORER (£50)
17 MICKEY GOUGH
18 JONATHAN DAVIES (£50)
19 DEREK JONES
20 ROB SALT
21 MARK VINCE
22 ISMAEL OZDEMIR
23 MARGARET DAVIES
24 HUW S THOMAS (£50)
25 WYN MORGAN (£100)
For the 25 Club Huw S Thomas 30/04/2023
Membership of the 25 Club for 2023-2024 will be open to the general public from May 20 onwards.
Existing members will have priority of joining from now until May 20.
Payment will not be necessary at this moment in time, just confirmation that you will be re-joining
The terms and conditions of membership will be as last year apart from the addition of extra hospitality days in the expanded 13 team Premiership.
Those who wish to stay in the club should inform either Gina Deering and/or Huw S Thomas before May 20, after which time membership will become open to all.