The Skew Fields

Some things you may not know about our home pitch affectionately known as the Stad de Skew.  We can confidently claim this to be the oldest rugby ground still in existence in Torfaen

According to Pontypool's Pride (the official history of Pontypool RFC) Pontypool RFC played at Knipe's Field (now known as the Skew Fields) from 1882-1884.  The Knipe family were local landowning farmers at the time

Skew Fields is named after the disused railway Skew Bridge

A side by the name of Mount Pleasant started playing at the Skew Bridge Fields (as it was then known).in 1924 winning the Ivor Jones Cup in the 1924-25 and 1925-26 seasons as well as being triumphant in the Newport Supporters Cup competition in 1925-26. 
1926-27 – West Mon School started playing on the Skew Fields "where a useful pavilion had been erected."

West Mon Old Boys started playing at the Skew Fields in 1949

Other teams that have used the pitch include Pontypool United Youth

March 1967 - West Mon school 1st XV drew 16 points all against an invitation side at the Skew in March 67 to raise money for the Roger Addison appeal. The opposition included 11 full Wales internationals and 1 who had represented England.  The invitation side also included an 18 year old Keith Jarrett who the following month was selected to play for Wales v England before 55,000 thousand fans at Cardiff Arms Park scoring 19 points

There were several pitches at the Skew Fields up until the land was sold by the local authority for the Trico Factory to be built in the 1990s.

2015 - saw West Mon RFC lease the ground for a 20 year period from Torfaen Council

April 16 - crowd estimated at 225 at Ivor Jones cup semi final saw Forge Side beat West Mon

4/5 June 16 - erection of spectator barriers by club members

August 16 - new goal posts erected