Category: Neath Rugby News

HOSPITALITY NEWS: NEATH v PONTYPRIDD – (Friday 8th February 2019)

Neath Rugby hospitality will continue on Friday 8th February 2019 for the PONTYPRIDD fixture at the Gnoll.

The pre-match hospitality will start at 5:30pm comprising of a two course meal.

This is a great opportunity to try the Neath Rugby hospitality experience which will be in place for every home league game. Recent hospitality events have been very successful and arrangements are being made to ensure that this experience continues for all home games. Details of the different hospitality packages for league fixtures can be found here: http://www.neathrugby.wales/hospitality-2018-19/

Matchday hospitality is open to both Neath and Pontypridd supporters.

Entry to hospitality is £10.00 and match entry is £10. The hospitality suite overlooks the pitch so for those of you who wish to watch the whole game from the best view in the Gnoll, you are more than welcome to stay inside…

* Those without a season ticket using the HOSPITALITY PACKAGE will be required to purchase a match day ticket to watch the game on the day.

The on field action will then kick off at 7:30pm, as both Neath and Pontypridd will be looking to be competitive in their respective Premiership league campaigns.

It is expected that we will have a big take up for this fixture so please book early by ringing the clubhouse on 01639 643328 or ringing Keith directly on 07741 999220 or Gerald on 07873787414.

Please could HOSPITALITY PACKAGE holders please contact Keith or Gerald to confirm if you are attending to allow us to plan catering requirements.

NEATH RUGBY SUPPORTERS MEETING – 8PM ON TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2019

All supporters of Neath Rugby are invited to attend a meeting in the Hospitality Suite at the Clubhouse at 8pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Information will be provided at the meeting about the club’s new ownership arrangements.

Please arrive in good time for a prompt start at 8pm.

JADE SARSERO TAKES UP NEW APPOINTMENT

Neath Rugby waved goodbye to a key member of its medical team this week when Jade Sarsero packed up her bags to take up a new appointment in the Far East.

Working alongside Dr. Chandra and senior physiotherapist Brian Downey, Jade has been a very important influence at The Gnoll over the last three seasons.

All at The Gnoll wish her every success in her new adventure.

MIKE CUDDY LEAVES NEATH RUGBY

Mike Cuddy has ended his involvement with Neath Rugby Limited by disposing of his interest in the Club to a Cardiff-based financial company which will work in partnership with an established volunteer management team at Neath to return its ownership to the supporters of Wales’ oldest club.

This dramatic decision follows all the well-publicised traumas of recent months.

Neath’s rugby secretary Mike Price said, “It has been the toughest of times for all involved at Neath. Supporters can now look forward to a brighter future and we are optimistic that the business can be turned around over the coming months both on and off the field with a minimum of fuss.

“We would like to thank the senior officers and staff of the WRU for guiding us through some difficult conversations in recent weeks and, in particular, our thanks go to WRU District “D” Director Alan Jones who has been most helpful and wise.

“There is a lot of hard work to be done to restore Neath’s pride and reputation and that will start now and, with the might of the people of Neath behind us, we will rise again from what has proved to be one of the most challenging periods in the Club’s illustrious history.

“Finally, the people of Neath will recognise Mike Cuddy’s contribution to the club over the years. Undoubtedly his ill-health has influenced his decision to relinquish control of Neath Rugby Limited and we wish him a speedy recovery”.

NEATH RUGBY SUPPORTERS CALL ON SIMONE CUDDY TO END UNCERTAINTY

The difficulties experienced by Neath Rugby on and off the field show no sign of coming to an end because of the Cuddy family’s reluctance to part company with Neath Rugby Limited, claim Neath Rugby’s supporters.

With a Winding Up Order court hearing scheduled for Wednesday 30th January, it is understood that Neath Rugby Limited is currently being sold, as promised by former Director Mike Cuddy several months ago.

It is hoped that the club will eventually return to, and be run by, its supporters.

Mike Cuddy was declared bankrupt last week; his wife Simone subsequently became the sole Director of Neath Rugby Limited.

All Neath Rugby supporters call upon Simone Cuddy to dispose of her family’s interest in Neath Rugby as soon as possible. They believe that each day which passes with the club controlled by the Cuddy family continues to place 148 years of history at risk.

Neath Rugby has survived Mike Cuddy abandoning all day to day involvement in the club some 6 weeks ago only because of the input made by volunteers, a new coaching team and because of the outstanding leadership shown by club captain Aaron Bramwell; the playing squad has mostly been funded by volunteers to ensure that the club has fulfilled its recent fixtures after 3 earlier games needed to be postponed.

POSTPONEMENT OF NEATH RUGBY SUPPORTERS MEETING (WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY)

Unfortunately, the supporters meeting planned for Wednesday 23rd January has needed to be postponed.

It was anticipated, following lengthy negotiations, that the Neath Rugby Limited ownership position would have been resolved by today but this has proved not to be the case.

The meeting will be re-arranged as soon as the ownership position has been clarified.

POSTPONED: SUPPORTERS’ MEETING – WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2018

Unfortunately, the supporters meeting planned for Wednesday 23rd January has needed to be postponed.

It was anticipated, following lengthy negotiations, that the Neath Rugby Limited ownership position would have been resolved by today but this has proved not to be the case.

The meeting will be re-arranged as soon as the ownership position has been clarified.

BEDWAS AWAY FIXTURE RE-ARRANGED

The away fixture at Bedwas, postponed on December 1st, has been re-arranged for Saturday, February 23rd, kick off 12 noon.

Wales play England at Cardiff that day at 4.45pm so supporters have ample time to journey onwards or return home in time for the kick off.