Our History

Glynneath RFC were accepted as members of the Welsh Brewers West Wales Championship League in 1987-88, competing in Section F. They finished their league campaign unbeaten and set two new records - WWWRU Cup for most tries (105) and the Eurof Davies Shield for most points (564). Further success came through the winning of the O G Davies Merit table and the Wood & Elkias Trophy. They went on to win Section E in the following season, and also enjoyed a successful run in the Schweppes Cup beating Maesteg en route to their 5th Round exit against Bridgend. They were also awarded the Team of the Round Trophy for the victory over Maesteg. They also broke their own record during the season with 129 tries and 676 points.

During the centenary season of 1989-90, Glynneath RFC finished as Runners Up of Section D ensuring their constant rise up the leagues. The run continued when they were crowned Champions of Section C (1990–91), Section B (1991–92) and Section A (1993–94). The club also won the Tovali Cup the 1990-91 season. They were the last team to win Section A, and went on to win a Heineken League play-off against Cardigan which placed Glynneath in Division 3.

Probably the biggest game at Abernant Park took place on 28 January 1995, when they took on Llanelli in the SWALEC Cup. The strong players Nigel Davies, Rupert MoonRobin McBrydeCraig Quinnell and Phil Davies, and others, played for Llanelli. The game also saw the return from injury of Ieuan Evans. A crowd of 3,000 and a camera crew were present during the wet and windy conditions to see Llanelli win by 27-0.