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Blaenavon Blues draw

3:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLAENAVON Blues played A C Pontymister on Saturday, which resulted in a draw.

Gwent Central Football League

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHAT a week for Gwent Central’s unbeaten teams that both lost their unbeaten records with the first Division Crickhowell losing at home to Blaenavon Blues 2-1.

Captain's column

Free Press Series: POOLER CAPTAIN: Ben Parry

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Pontypool RFC travelled to St Helen's last Sunday to play Swansea RFC.

Cwmbran win Monmouth Festival under-13s cup

Free Press Series: VICTORIOUS: The team with the cup after the tournament (Picture submitted by Glyn Davies)

3:58pm Friday 10th October 2014

JUST a week after winning the Penallta Tournament, Cwmbran under-13s travelled to Monmouth RFC to take part in their annual Festival of Rugby.

Monmouth RFC give Rhymney a ten-try hiding

3:53pm Friday 10th October 2014

Rhymney 22 Monmouth 64

Talywain RFC 42 - Newport HSOB 21

12:12pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TALYWAIN RFC gained their first league win after a disappointing start to the season beating Newport HSOB 42 - 21.

East Gwent win the Gwent County FA U16s Inter-League Cup 2014/15

Free Press Series: VICTORY: East Gwent (pictured), who are sponsored by the Free Press, win the Gwent County FA U16s Inter-League Cup 2014/15 (Photo supplied by Derek Harris)

2:13pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

AFTER previously defeating the Newport and District Junior League, the East Gwent League reached the final of the Gwent County FA under 16s Inter-League cup to face a very strong Islwyn Junior League at Llanwern on Thursday evening.

Forgeside under-9s and under-8s v Rhymney

1:09pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FORGESIDE under-9s lost on Sunday to a well organised Rhymney side, but the score did not reflect how well the youngsters played.

Lion Hotel sponsors Blaenavon RFC

3:12pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SATURDAY saw Blaenavon entrepreneur and former Blaenavon RFC captain Paul Jones handing over a new kit in club colours to club captain Lee Wright.

Young runner takes first place

Free Press Series: RUNNER: Charlie Best

3:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AN aspiring athlete from Cwmbran has taken first place in the junior section of the Murder Mile Race.

Swiss success for archer Phillips

11:46am Thursday 14th August 2014

CWMBRAN archer Dave Phillips has added more medals to his ever-growing haul after a successful trip to Switzerland for the European Para-Archery Championships.

Cwmbran schoolgirl Danielle Jordan enjoys once in a lifetime opportunity playing hockey at Commonwealth Games

2:52pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STAR hockey player Danielle Jordan from Cwmbran, has spoken about her "once-in-a-lifetime experience" at the Commonwealth Games.

Torfaen cricket round-up

Free Press Series: Panteg CC v Newport CC. Imran Hassan batting for Newport. (7387012)

12:49pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WITH three matched to go in the South Wales Premier League, Panteg slipped nearer a quick return to the Thomas, Carroll Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League by losing at Ynsyygerwn.

Pooler unveil Ben Parry as new captain, ahead of Pontypool 41-22 victory over Rhiwbina in first friendly

Free Press Series: 'COMMITMENT': Pooler chiefs said Ben Parry had demonstrated tremendous commitment and leadership

11:07am Wednesday 13th August 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC has appointed Ben Parry as its captain for the new season, and he wasted no time leading the side to victory in their first friendly of the new season on the weekend.

Pontypool runner wins team gold at Caerphilly 10k

Free Press Series: All pictures are by Huw Fairclough. Images of all finishers and pics from both the 3k and 10k races are on sale by clicking on the 'Buy this photo' link.

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A PONTYPOOL runner was part of a team winning gold at the Caerphilly 10k on June 22.

Torfaen Dolphins host swimming gala

Free Press Series: Torfaen Dolphins during the open meet

1:29pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

TORFAEN Dolphins hosted their second open meet on June 21 and 22, since the merger of the two swimming clubs back in October 2012.

Pontnewynydd hold top spot

Free Press Series: Panteg CC v Newport CC. Terryn Fay batting for Newport. (7386992)

3:55pm Monday 23rd June 2014

PONTNEWYNYDD held on to top spot in Division One of the Thomas, Carroll Welsh Club Cricket Conference with a comfortable victory at Pencoed.

Panteg hold on to earn draw

Free Press Series: Panteg CC v Newport CC. Adam Harrison bowling for Panteg. (7386978)

3:22pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE first derby of the season between the two Gwent clubs in the South Wales Premier League ended honours even in a draw with Newport getting the better of the exchanges.

Fans risk losing rugby as a national sport, Pontypool warns after no confidence vote

12:07pm Thursday 19th June 2014

POOLER corporate director Ben Jeffreys has warned that fans risk losing rugby as a national sport as the Welsh Rugby Union saw off a no confidence vote.

Caernarfon Town Ladies 2 - Llanyrafon Ladies 0

Free Press Series: IN PLAY: Ffion Llewellyn has a shot on goal.

2:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

LLANYRAFON Ladies can hold their heads high after finishing as FAW under-16s cup runners up.

Baugh strikes to give Cwmbran Celtic victory

4:38pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Cwmbran Celtic 2-1 Aberdare Town

Bates stars in Cwmbran cup triumph

Free Press Series: WINNERS: The Cwmbran RFC u12s team with player of the tournament Will Reed at the front with the trophy

4:22pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

CWMBRAN RFC U12s returned as champions when they travelled to St. Peter’s RFC Cardiff for their u11s/u12s tournament.

Pontypool RFC boss given role with Dragons

Free Press Series: Ben Jeffreys is the Corporate Director of Pontypool RFC and has just started a similar position with the Dragons (4098196)

10:01am Wednesday 19th February 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC corporate director Ben Jeffreys has been taken on in a marketing capacity by Newport Gwent Dragons to “enhance the Dragons brand”.

TV channel Al Jazeera covers Pontypool RFC campaign

3:31pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC reached global heights last week when Middle East broadcaster Al Jazeera picked up on its campaign to resurrect the much marginalised club game in Wales.

Torfaen Tigers feel cup pain

Free Press Series: CHARGE: The Tigers attack in what proved a bruising affair. Photo: Bryn Priddle

3:15pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

TORFAEN Tigers put in a valiant display in their Tetley Challenge Cup debut on Saturday, but in the end it was South West London Chargers who roared to victory in Chiswick.

Caerphilly 14 Croesyceiliog 16

3:39pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

CROESY travelled to Caerphilly having not played a competitive game for five weeks due to the recent poor weather.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Cwmbran Celtic 18-0 Cascade

3:21pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

With the ladies only managing to have played once since the beginning of December, the club did everything possible to get them a game.

Monmouth 5 Cwmbran 0

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3:10pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Welsh Rugby Union Division Four East

Crunch time for Pontypool RFC – coach

Free Press Series: Crunch time for Pontypool RFC – coach

3:09pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC coach Mike Hook has called it “make or break time” for the club’s season, after a disappointing defeat at struggling Bonymaen on Saturday.

Pontypool RFC happy to claim draw

10:02am Wednesday 15th January 2014


Torfaen Tigers to discover who they will draw

2:35pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

TORFAEN Tigers will know who they are playing in the first round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup when the first round draw takes place today.

Narrow loss for Pooler

Free Press Series: LOSS: The sending off of Ryan Thomas made Pooler's job more difficult

2:33pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

PONTYPOOL welcomed traditional rivals and near neighbours Newbridge for a first round tie in the SWALEC WRU Cup.

U12S RUGBY: Cwmbran 32 St Peters 7

12:11pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

CWMBRAN RFC Under 12s travelled to St Peters RFC, Cardiff a team that Cwmbran had not played before.

Newbridge 17 Pontypool 19

11:08am Tuesday 17th December 2013

Newbridge 17 Pontypool 19

New leaders Undy ride luck to beat Underwood

12:52pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

East Gwent Senior League

Impressive Mathern are on the up

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12:52pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

Gwent County League Division Three

Pontypool Park hosts first league run

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4:01pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Pontypool Runners host the first Gwent Leisure Centre League cross country race for the 2013/2014 season.

Man of the match Toby Faletau hails teammates

Free Press Series: RUGBYU Wales 160068 (2538154)

12:04pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

TOBY Faletau was the star of the show as Wales crushed Argentina.

Cwmbran U12s excel to win their own tournament

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12:04pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

CWMBRAN RFC Under 12s welcomed Rhymney, Newbridge, Aberdare and Pontypridd to take part in their under 12s tournament.

Blaenavon Blues 1 Abercarn United 1

11:28am Tuesday 19th November 2013

BLUES entertained Abercarn United who were one point and two places below them in the league.

Pontypool Utd too strong for Forgeside

11:18am Tuesday 19th November 2013

FORGESIDE Under 7s and Under 8s hosted Pontypool Utd on Sunday and lost both games.

Pontypool 31 Abertillery/Blaenau Gwent RFC 13

Free Press Series: Headline

10:54am Tuesday 19th November 2013

PONTYPOOL hosted Abertillery/Blaenau Gwent RFC at Pontypool Park on Friday evening in an entertaining friendly match with both teams trying out new players.

Blaenavon Blues 3 Pontnewydd United 2

4:27pm Thursday 17th October 2013

Manager Ryan Durham took the opportunity to play some of his fringe players in this County Challenge Cup fixture against third division newcomers Pontnewydd United.

Young Argentinian rugby players come to Pontypool

Free Press Series: SONY DSC (1619416) St Alban's RC School, Pontypool (in blue), take on Cardinal Newman College, Buenos Aires, at Pontypool Park.

4:05pm Thursday 17th October 2013

Cardinal Newman College Buenos Aires Argentina were in Torfaen this week. One hundred Rugby Players spent two days in our little corner of Wales to play four games.

Pooler fightback falls short after poor start in derby clash

Free Press Series: Ben Sparks steps his way out of trouble (1586480)

4:04pm Thursday 17th October 2013

Pontypool 13 Ebbw Vale 19

Pride at performance up north - Pontypool RFC captain

Free Press Series: Pontypool RFC Captain's Column

3:01pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

AFTER the efforts of last weekend, I have to say I was left feeling hugely privileged and proud.

Live Live: RGC1404 v Pontypool

Free Press Series: Pontypool RFC court bid fails to stop relegation

12:32pm Saturday 5th October 2013

Live coverage of Pontypool's trip to North Wales to play RGC1404

Greenfield back for Pontypool to face Bonymaen

Free Press Series: Pontypool RFC court bid fails to stop relegation

4:21pm Friday 27th September 2013

ANOTHER week, another shock return in the Pontypool front row, this time with loose-head James Greenfield returning just weeks after acrimoniously quitting Pontypool park for Newport.

Chepstow and District Darts League sign summer season

5:42pm Monday 23rd September 2013

Chepstow and District Darts League signed off their summer season with finals night on Saturday September 21 at the Burnt Barn Club.

LIVE: Llanharan v Pontypool

Free Press Series: Pontypool RFC court bid fails to stop relegation

12:32pm Saturday 21st September 2013

Live coverage from the Dairy Field as Pontypool look to maintain their 100% start to the season.


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