Kidwelly RFC

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Kidwelly RFC
Full name Kidwelly Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) Black and Ambers
Founded 1880 (c)
Location Kidwelly, Wales
Ground(s) Parc Stephens (Capacity: Unknown)
Chairman Dennis Williams
Coach(es) Stan Liptrott
League(s) WRU Division Two West
2009-10 4th[1]
Team kit
Official website
www.kidwellyrfc.co.uk



Kidwelly Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club representing the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, South Wales. Rugby was first played in Kidwelly around 1880, though as is usual within early Welsh rugby history, no written evidence exists to give an exact year of formation. Kidwelly RFC are members of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Llanelli Scarlets.[2]

Kidwelly RFC Headquarters in Station Road, Kidwelly.

Between 1890 and 1891 former Kidwelly RFC senior player, Stephen Thomas, represented Wales in three international games, though at the time of these matches he played for Llanelli RFC. Two other former Kidwelly players, Ray Gravell and Gerald Davies went on to represent their country, though Gravelle had only played for the Kidwelly youth team.

Notable former players[edit]

  • Wales Gerald Davies (46 caps)[3]
  • Wales Stephen Thomas (3 caps)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRU official site
  2. ^ BBC News (2004-07-08). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981 pp465, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)
  4. ^ Fields of Praise, The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981 pp472, David Smith, Gareth Williams (1980)