Abercarn Rugby Football Club
are a Welsh rugby union
club based in Abercarn
near the city of Newport
. They currently play in the Welsh Rugby Union Division 5 East
having been relegated in two consecutive seasons; from Division 3 East in 2007 and Division 4 East in 2008. Abercarn RFC is a feeder club
for the Newport Gwent Dragons
Abercarn is a club with a long history having been founded over 100 years ago. In 1952 Abercarn RFC lost three members of their club including their club captain, Don Rowlands and coach, Ray Box in the Llandow air disaster. The event is remembered by the club in their team badge, with a plane propeller sitting in its centre.
Abercarn RFC have produced some famous players including Paul Turner (Newport RFC, Pontypool RFC, Newport Gwent Dragons Coach) and Nathan Budgett (Wales & Bristol RFC).
Abercarn currently plays at the Walfare Ground, at the rear of Cwmcarn High School.
Notable formar players
Abercarn rugby football club