Get behind Pooler and make Pontypool smile again
3:01pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
PONTYPOOL RFC return home to Pontypool Park for the first time on Saturday since the Free Press and the club launched our Target 1,000 campaign.
The campaign hopes to attract 1,000 people back to a game at the Park at some point this season and hopefully bring a real buzz back to the town and the Valley as a whole and provide a much-needed boost for hard-working local businesses.
Poole host Bridgend Athletic at 2.30pm and already the signs for a good crowd look promising, as long as the weather holds.
Around 100 loyal fans made the trip to Beddau last weekend where Pooler put on a stella performance scoring six tries in a thoroughly impressive win.
On Saturday Torfaen’s AM Lyn Neagle will be one of those there to back the club, along with representatives from Torfaen council and a large contingent of former greats including the likes of former front row favourites Graham Price, now Pontypool club president, and Bobby Windsor.
The feel good factor is clearly back following the travails of the last year or so.
For those unaware Pooler nearly went out of business last year after an ill-fated High Court battle with the Welsh Rugby Union.
All that has been forgotten in a blaze of positive announcements both on and off the field, as the club has pumped money into renovating the standard, securing a new club shop to open on match days later in the season and becoming financially viable thanks the generosity of its new sponsors.
They’ve also teamed up with the guide dogs charity to put something back into the community.
In short, the club is making a concerted effort to put itself back at the centre of the community.
In truth though you are the only people who can make that happen.
Pontypool RFC has been the pride of our town and our valley for generations.
We want the carnival feel that used to surround Pontypool town centre on match days to return.
For the town to get its swagger back. To celebrate again.
So why not fill the pubs and cafes on Saturday.
Enjoy our town centre. And get behind the men in red, black and white and make Pontypool smile again.
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