Bargoed RFC

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Bargoed RFC
Full name Bargoed Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bulls, The Blues
Founded 1882
Location Bargoed, Wales
Ground(s) Bargoed Park (Capacity 1500 seated, 2500 standing)
Chairman Neil Carter
Coach(es) Steve Barber (Head Coach), Dai Lynch (Backs Coach), Brett Wakefield (Manager), Gareth Gunter (Forwards Coach),Sven Cronk (Director of Rugby)
Captain(s) Leigh Meades
League(s) I WRU Premiership
2015-2016 3rd[1]
Team kit
Official website
www.bargoedrfc.org.uk

Bargoed Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the town of Bargoed, South Wales. They are members of the Welsh Rugby Union and are a feeder club for Newport Gwent Dragons.[2] They hold the record for the number of points achieved in one season at Championship level and are the current Champions as well as being the current Mid District Cup holders, which they have won on numerous occasions. Under the guidance of the current coaching staff they have risen from the bottom of Division 6 up to Welsh Championship Champions being promoted as champions on all but one occasion. In 2005 Bargoed RFC received the ultimate recognition of being awarded Rugby World Magazine UK team of the year after winning 55 games in a row. This form helped them climb the leagues and achieve the ultimate goal of being crowned Championship Champions. In December 2015 the WRU granted Bargoed an A Licence meaning a top four finish would secure Premiership rugby for the firay time. An unbeaten streak in 2016 has ensured Bargoed finish third after a bad start to the season. Promotion was secured in a make or break game vs Pontypool RFC at Bargoed Park. Bargoed RFC is the hub of its community and has put a lot back into the community of Bargoed and its surrounding towns. They have a junior, youth and women's section as well as boasting a hugely successful first and second team. The 2016-17 season will see Bargoed Rugby compete at the highest level possible and looks forward to the challenge ahead. 10 new signings haven been brought in ready for the season with Lee Beach being the marquee signing.

Notable past players[edit]

See also Category:Bargoed RFC players

Greg Callow - East Wales Under 14's

Ross Coombs - Wales Deaf (1 cap)

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU Official Site
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-18.