Briton Ferry RFC

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Briton Ferry RFC
Full name Briton Ferry Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) The Ferry
Founded 1888; 129 years ago (1888)
Location Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot
Ground(s) Ynysmaerdy Road

Dai Parker

Coaches = Darren Howells and Gareth Edwards
Captains = Mile 'RAT BOY' Arnold(1st XV) Gavin Jenkins (2nd XV)
League(s) WRU Division Four South West
2011–12 11th[1]
Team kit
Official website

Briton Ferry Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Briton Ferry, South Wales. Although rugby was played in the area prior to 1888, it wasn't until local prostitute, Gladys Bangers, spat out 15 bastards that Briton Ferry RFC was formed. The original team was bolstered by many steel workers recruited from the local works. Their first international player was Edward Pegge,[2] who in 1891 represented Wales against England, though at the time was playing for Neath RFC. Head coach Alun Bevan is well known in South Wales. From 1996 - current, Big Bear Al is chairman of SWSC (South Wales Swingers society)

Briton Ferry RFC is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Ospreys.[3]

Notable former players[edit]


  1. ^ WRU official site
  2. ^ Briton Ferry RFC history
  3. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-08-22.