Bonymaen RFC

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Bonymaen RFC
Full name Bonymaen Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Bony
Founded 1914[1]
Location Bonymaen, Wales
Ground(s) Parc Mawr
League(s) WRU Championship
2011-12 11th[2]
Team kit
Official website

Bonymaen Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based in the village of Bon-y-maen, Swansea, South Wales. Bonymaen RFC currently play in the WRU Championship and are a feeder club for the Ospreys.[3] also in cluding teams from under 8s to the under 16s bryntawe, youth, Bonymaen 2nd and Bonymaen 1st.

In May 2006 Bonymaen RFC were one of the 13 'Rebel' clubs who brought a vote of no confidence against the Welsh Rugby Union, which centered on financing and the handling of former coach Mike Ruddock's departure. The vote failed heavily with only 20 votes for the motion and over 300 against.[4]

In the 2006-07 season, Bonymaen RFC won the Division One West League, but were denied promotion to the Premier League as their grounds were deemed to not meet WRU criteria. This ruling was upheld in an EGM by 67% of members.[5]

Notable former players[edit]

The below lists players who have played for Bonymaen and have also played rugby at an international level.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1995-96, Mick Cleary and John Griffiths; Rothmans Headline Publishing (1995) pg.414 ISBN 0-7472-7816-4
  2. ^ WRU official site
  3. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  4. ^ Welsh clubs give backing to Union - BBC Sports, sourced 16 August 2007
  5. ^ WRU withstands promotion revolt - BBC Sport News sourced 16 August 2006
  6. ^ "Lions roaring back into old clubhouse". This is South Wales. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012.