We need your help to collate club memorabilia!

Bridgend Ravens

We need your help to collate club memorabilia!

With the club returning to members ownership, we thought it a good time to collate and identify some club memorabilia to display at the Morganstone Brewery Field clubhouse.

We have such a fantastic history and it’s something that we are keen to display for all members and visitors to our club. We’re looking to identify any memorabilia that members might like to donate to the club, or loan it for display.

There is quite a lot of memorabilia currently being stored in one of the Hospitality Boxes. There is also some currently in storage in a space underneath the main stand. These items are going to be moved during the next few weeks and laid out in another of the Hospitality Boxes in readiness for sorting. These will then be displayed in the clubhouse.

David Rees has kindly agreed to look at everything that we have. He will collate the items and list them in his role as Clwb Rygbi Penybont ar Ogwr Ltd’s Honorary Memorabilia Officer. As many of you will know, Dai is a long standing supporter of Bridgend RFC. He was Secretary of South Wales Police RFC, has been a WRU District Representative and served as a Member of the main WRU Committee. He was also a Company Director of Bridgend Ravens Rugby Club, has previously been a board member of Brewery Field Ltd and for a while was Stadium Manager of the Brewery Field. With a wealth of rugby knowledge, we are delighted that Dai has offered his assistance. If anybody is prepared to assist him, or if anybody owns any memorabilia they’d be happy to donate or display at the club then please contact Dai.

Bridgend RFC was established well over 100 years ago, so we’d like to have memorabilia collated for the whole of this period highlighting the success of the club, the club’s players and club members. The club played most of its initial years on a ground owned by the Dunraven Estate. As a start in the collation of the memorabilia, Julian Golunski (Land agent to Lady Dunraven), has kindly instigated a search of the estate records to see if there is any memorabilia there. The Fourth Earl, who was 37 when the club was formed in 1878, was a keen sportsman. Many members will know of, or have access to, memorabilia, perhaps more so of periods during the last fifty years. If you’re willing to help, please do get in touch.

Any members that have any memorabilia they’d be happy to donate or loan to the club, or any members who would be happy to assist can contact Dai on 07778 558692 or e-mail davidreescoity@aol.com