Mountain Ash RFC celebrate their momentous (almost) win over Llanelli in support of local Hospice
Paul Jones of Continuum Finance organised a special event at his home club of Mountain Ash RFC. To commemorate the club’s famous rugby game against Llanelli RFC in 1992, in which the Mountain Ash team almost won. The event also made an incredible difference to Cardiff based charity, City Hospice and Mountain Ash RFC’s youth section.
Mountain Ash RFC v Llanelli
The 1992 match was shown on BBCWales, and was the only fixture to survive the terrible weather that had hit the country that weekend. Club members worked tirelessly all week to clear the snow, even putting gas burners on the pitch to stop it from freezing.
The rugby internationals and stars of Llanelli Scarlets weren’t used to playing in these conditions and only just managed to beat Mountain Ash in a very muddy affair.
Honouring that extraordinary game
So, with the help of Club Secretary, Mark Bennet, Paul arranged a night in honour of that extraordinary game. Llanelli players Rupert Moon and Nigel Davies, who played in the game made an appearance at this special event, as did the coach, Gareth Jenkins.
The night started with a 30 minute highlight reel of the match and then there was a Q&A with the Llanelli stars. Also in attendance, thanks to the WRU, was the Six Nations trophy and Triple Crown trophy.
Helping City Hospice provide exceptional care
Continuum Finance is part of the City Hospice Platinum Pledge Club. This is where organisations commit to raising £1,000 during a year for Cardiff’s local hospice. The night raised an incredible £3,585 and this was split between City Hospice and Mountain Ash RFC junior section.