Club Members Welcome Pack

West Mon Rugby Football Club



Formed 1949


Affiliated to the Welsh Rugby Union and Pontypool District Union


Club House: PILCS,

                       New Road,


                       Tel: 01495 762039


Ground:        Skew Fields,


                       Pontypool NP4 0XZ

Web Site Website/Gwefan http://
Follow us on Twitter/Dilynwch ni ar Twitter @WestMonRFC




  1. Welcome message from the Club Chairman
  2. What the club offers
  3. Volunteers
  4. Communication Tools
  5. Club Contacts
  6. Code of Conduct
  7. Club Constitution
  8. Anti-Doping and Safeguarding

1. Welcome message from the Club Chairman  

Welcome to West Mon Rugby Football Club. This pack is designed to provide you with an introduction to the club and a reference guide to our policies, your responsibility, essential information, code of conduct and standards of practice.

If abbreviated, documents in this guide can be found in full on the club website at

We are a relaxed and family orientated rugby club based at the PILCS Club which is located between the villages of New Inn and Griffithstown in Pontypool. 

Although we take training and games seriously, we also like to have plenty of fun as well as the odd beer.

Our clubhouse is friendly and welcoming to all as well as always showing the big rugby matches on the TV screen.

We run two senior sides, a 1st XV that plays in the National League 3 East C and a Development team known as the West Mon Lions.

The teams train** every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm at PILCS on our floodlight training area.

In addition we have a ladies touch rugby team side called the Amazons that train** every Monday and Wednesday 6.15 - 7.30pm at PILCS.

We have also starteda mini section known as West Mon Little Lions which is seen as crucial to the sustainability of the club.

Everyone is welcome to get involved whether in a playing or a voluntary basis.  We have some members that have been playing for 30 years whilst others are total novices to the game. Don't think you’re too unfit, too old, too young, or worry that you’ve never played, all you need is a pair of boots and the ability to have a laugh.

**Please note training times and venues for the above teams may vary at certain periods during the winter months.

Chairman: Rob Young

2. What the Club Offers:

  1. 2 Senior Teams
  2. Ladies Touch Rugby
  3. Qualified coaches
  4. A Safeguarding Officer
  5. Floodlit training pitch
  6. Winter weather training
  7. Weight training room
  8. Qualified medical personnel in attendance on match days
  9. Medical sports injuries clinic
  10. International tickets
  11. Tickets to selected Dragons regional matches
  12. Annual Christmas Golf Event
  13. Function room hire ideal for anniversaries / presentations / parties
  14. Catering facilities
  15. Mini rugby section
  1. Special events

3. Volunteers

Our ethos is very much driven by a self-help attitude where the vast majority of everything we have achieved since our creation in 1949 has been driven by volunteers. Every key function in the club from coaching staff to committee members and grounds men are club volunteers.

All help and support is greatly valued and if you feel you can give any time at all to assist in any way towards the smooth running of the club then please feel free to talk to the Club Secretary Gary Crewe or indeed any member of the club committee at any time.

4. Communication Tools

The club has a website which is packed full of useful information. Please visit the website every week to read news, rugby updates and match reports on all the club sides. Subscribe now to receive e-mail updates by registering on the website and verifying your email address.

In addition to the website the club has a public and very active Facebook page with 350 members and a twitter account with over 1000 followers.

The Ladies have their own recently developed Facebook page.

Club Web site address:

Club Facebook Page: West Mon RFC

Twitter Account: @WestMonRFC

Ladies Facebook Page: West Mon Amazons

Little Lions Facebook: West Mon RFC Little Lions

5. Club Contacts

Chairman                      Robert Young         

Honorary Secretary     Gary Crewe             

President                       Dilwyn Lear             

Safeguarding Officer    Gary Crewe             

Integrity Officer            Tom Hayes      

Team Manager             -       

Captain                          Luke Shelton              

Ladies Captain              -        

Coaching Staff, Senior Men:

Head Coach                  Robby Taylor              

Technical Coach           Dale Perry        

Assistant Coach            Chris Small                      

Coaching Staff, Ladies:

Head Coach                  Mark Jones            

Assistant Coach            Dilwyn Lear

Coaching Staff, Little Lions:

Head Coach                  Gavin Trollope


Please note that contact details for other club officials can be found on the club website.

6. Code of Conduct

The club takes the conduct of all club members very seriously.  Indeed it is a condition of club membership that all members conform to the code of conduct whether a player, coach, official or spectator.

The Code of Conduct can be viewed on the club's web site via the link below and you are requested to spend time reading this.

7. Club Constitution

The club constitution can be viewed on the club's website via the link below

8. Anti-Doping and Safeguarding

The club has an Integrity Officer who is responsible for delivering key messages from the Welsh Rugby Union to players and support personnel within the club, and is the point of contact for all information regarding anti-doping.

The club has a zero tolerance to the taking of recreational and performance enhancing drugs.

The club has a designated Safeguarding Officer (CSO) registered with the Welsh Rugby Union with responsibility for coordinating the safeguarding and welfare of all players under 18 years of age.