Martin Fitzpatrick would like to thank everyone from the village who attended “Bryn Rugby Clubs Annual Easter Charity Event” this year contributing to the £800 raised for the TY HAFAN CHILDREN’S HOSPICE WALES.To everyone who supported us by turning up at both evening events where we had the excellent 80s Band ‘Reflex’ on Good Friday to the Quiz on Sunday evening.A big thank you to everyone who donated the raffle prizes, sold the tickets, helped with the food and who took part in the bike ride from Glyncorrwg Ponds via Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot & back to Bryn. Not forgetting those who helped ferry the bikes and riders to Glyncorrwg. It was another successful weekend for another excellent cause that wouldn’t be possible without all your support thanks again....o the £800 raised for the TY HAFAN CHILDREN’S HOSPICE WALES. To everyone who supported us by turning up at both evening events where we had the excellent 80s Band ‘Reflex’ on Good Friday to the Quiz on Sunday evening.
A big thank you to everyone who donated the raffle prizes, sold the tickets, helped with the food and who took part in the bike ride from Glyncorrwg Ponds via Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot & back to Bryn. Not forgetting those who helped ferry the bikes and riders to Glyncorrwg. It was another successful weekend for another excellent cause that wouldn’t be possible without all your support thanks again.....


The Rotary Club of Maesteg Sponsors Bryn RFC

                                                    
The Bryn Rugby Club was formed in c 1900 and the team competed successfully until the advent of the professional game in 1995. From that time the club found it difficult to attract players from the local towns and villages and as there were insufficient young men in the village to form a viable team it was disbanded in 2002. The desire to reform the team has remained throughout the past eight years and the current demographics within the community are such that there is now the nucleus of a team from within the village. With interest also being shown from other local players finishing the end of their professional careers, it was considered viable to reform the team for the forthcoming season. The President of the Maesteg Rotary Club, Viv Gage who lives in Bryn brought this important initiative to the attention of his Club who agreed to sponsor the Bryn RFC shorts, for the new season. The picture shows the Vice Captain Scott Morris accepting the Shorts from Viv Gage, also in the picture is Glan Phillips, Treasurer of Bryn Rugby Club that opened in 1959.The presentation took place at the Bryn Rugby Club’s Presidents Evening. The Club President welcomed Viv Gage and Robert Davies and thanked them and the Rotary Club of Maesteg for its generosity. The Guest of Honor for the Evening was Alan Bateman a former Wales and British Lions Representative who can justifiably be described as one of the world’s greatest players.


Bryn rugby past

   School Rugby where we all get a taste for playing at the Arms Park.
    unfortunately only the few ever realize their dreams 1929/30






















   Below Not Dated probably around same time as above photo late twenties early thirties