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Sunday 5 October

Autumn International tickets available

The club still has a small number of tickets available for the AI’s against South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Please apply to Brenda Bull for details.

Sunday 5 October

David Mason Memorial Dinner

As a result of the wonderful night at the Top Hotel in Llanhilleth in memory of David Mason, the club has donated a cheque for £500 to the Hospice of the Valleys.

With David’s family in attendance, the packed audience enjoyed an excellent meal and were treated to a splendidly humorous talk by Phil Steele as well as a droll contribution from local legend Brandon Cripps.

Friday 25 July 2014

David Mason Memorial Dinner

In memory of David Mason (see right), a mixed dinner is being held at Llanhilleth ‘Top' Hotel on Saturday 30 August with all proceeds going to the Hospice of the Valleys.

The guest speaker is Phil Steele

‘Broadcaster and former schoolteacher Phil Steele is one of Wales' most popular after dinner speakers.

His strong sporting background as a former top class welsh rugby player with Newport RFC in the 1980's together with his role as a mirthful radio presenter and sports commentator for BBC Wales radio and television have enabled him to develop a wide variety of material.

Phil's twenty-five years experience as a teacher - mostly spent teaching pupils with learning difficulties in The Rhymney Valley of South Wales has also provided him with a rich fund of humour.

Over the years Phil has performed for a huge variety of organisations and has spoken at many varied functions and venues throughout Britain and abroad including The House Of Lords, Saint David's Hall, The Cardiff International Arena, The Grosvenor House Hotel, The Dubai Welsh Society St. David's Day Dinner (twice) and the Qatar Welsh Society Dinner.

Best known to rugby fans as the pitch side reporter for Scrum V Live his hard hitting journalistic endeavours have included interviewing Miss Carmarthenshire live at The Parc y Scarlets – in a hot tub!’


Your support for this event would be very welcome. Tickets are still available at £25; contact Mike Harvard on 01633 615772.

Friday 25 July 2014

Abertillery appoints new Honorary Secretary and Director of Rugby

The club has appointed Mike Harvard as its new Honorary Secretary.

Mike James has been appointed as Club Director of Rugby

Friday 25 July 2014

Tillery start at home to Pill Harriers

The first competitive game of the season is at The Park on Saturday 6 September, kick off at 2.30 pm.

Full fixture list here

Friday 25 July 2014

Tillery arrange Gwernyfed friendly

The Green & Whites have arranged a pre-season friendly against our friends at Gwernyfed as both clubs begin their preparations for the season ahead.

The game takes place at The Park on Saturday 16 August kicking off at 2.30 pm.

Friday 25 July 2014

Pre-season training

Squad training starts in earnest on Tuesday 5 August at The Park and will take place on every Tuesday and Thursday.

In honour of David Mason

January 2014

After a brave battle against cancer, David passed away on Sunday January 12 2014. The loss to his family and many, many friends will be huge and the deepest heartfelt sympathy of everyone at the club goes out to them at this difficult time.

His passing will also be a massive loss to this rugby club. David was one of those stalwarts who kept the club alive during the desperate and difficult times of just over a decade ago. Without those efforts, Abertillery rugby might well have perished.

Abertillery through and through, David’s passion and desire to see his home town team succeed was clear and undeniable. Yet that fervour and commitment was always delivered with an objective eye, a sharp rugby brain and, importantly, a great sense of fun.

A former player with Old Tylerian RFC, David embodied the very essences of Welsh rugby - passion, pride, and humour. Being in his presence on match days was hugely enjoyable; if he was incensed by something on the field one moment, the next he was smiling and laughing in his own inimitable, infectious way. He was very proud that his son Andrew donned the famous Green & White jersey. Yet he also took huge pride in whichever Tillery player pulled off a great tackle or scored a wonderful try.

‘The Sec’ will be sorely, sorely missed but his hard work will endure as the Green & Whites continue to take their place on the fields of play across Wales.