Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone involved with The Crusaders. See you all in the New Year!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas party info

Meet in the 360 cafe Thursday evening 6pm for a game of beach rugby with boys/dads/mums followed by some food for the boys.
The weather doesn't look too promising but there are changing facilities and showers so a change of kit and clothes is probably a good idea.
The £10 for each player pays for their food after the game also. Parents will be able to buy food/drinks from the cafe.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

No game this Sunday

A weekend off for the crusaders this weekend. See you all at the 360 cafe Thursday night. More details on that to follow...

Friday, 14 December 2012

Xmas party money

Please remember to bring your £10 Xmas party money to training tonight

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Training Friday now 4.00 to 5.00pm

Apologies to everyone for any confusion about training this week.
It is now at 4.00pm on the Astro at Ashleigh Road and NOT 4.30 or 5.30 as previously sent out via Teamer.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Party Payment THIS WEEK

The Christmas Party has been booked for 20th December as you know.
Please reply YES to the Teamer text if your son will be attending at a cost of £10

If you are not able to come please reply NO
I need to let the 360 centre know numbers by THURSDAY 13th Dec so please can you reply to Teamer BEFORE 13th.
The deposit has to be paid for the confirmed numbers on Thursday 13th and I will collect payment from everyone on Friday this week at training.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Crusaders Squad Xmas Party

This year we are organising a little party/fun game for the boys to celebrate Christmas.
The party will be at the Swansea 360 Café and Sports Centre opposite St. Helen’s and consist of a game of rugby on their floodlit beach rugby pitch followed by some hot dogs/Pizza/Wedges type buffet food for the boys in the Café afterwards.

The Party is being arranged for
THURSDAY 20th DEC approx 6.00pm

We will have exclusive use of the centre for the evening, and adults are welcome to join in the fun game of beach rugby. Catering is for the boys only.
The cost for each player is £10, which will cover the catering and pitch hire for the evening.

The £10 must be paid at least 7 days before the 20th December.
I will be handing out some forms for everyone at the game on Sunday and collecting payments from  Sunday also.

P.S. The Santa on the left looks suspiciously like Lyndon :)

Lifts for Sunday

We have a few boys needing lifts to Whitchurch on Sunday so anyone with space could you please meet at the club at 9.30am Sunday so we can get everyone up there. Thanks

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Whitchurch away sunday

Can everyone please reply to their teamer text as soon as possible. We are low on numbers at the moment and need to let Whitchurch know if we are going to be unable to fulfil the fixture, which would be a real shame. Thanks

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Match v Whitchurch RFC

A chance to travel a little further afield to play newly formed Whitchurch U13s. They play at Hailey Park, Llandaff North Postcode: CF14 2JL Suggest we all meet at Mumbles clubhouse at 9.30am to go up together (and share lifts). Food at the clubhouse afterwards. Please reply to the teamer text as soon as possible. For directions: They are based just off the motorway junction 32 At junction 32, take the A470 exit to Cardiff/Caerdydd/Merthyr Tydfil 0.2 mi At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto Pendwyallt Rd/A4054 Continue to follow A4054 about 1.5mi (A big right coming up) At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Kelston Rd/A4054 0.3 mi A T junction Turn left onto Heol Don/A4054 Continue to follow A4054 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bridge Rd/A4054 Destination will be on the right

Monday, 3 December 2012

Training in Bish Gym Wednesday

Training this week in Bishopston Gym 5.30pm Wednesday. See you there...

Friday, 30 November 2012

South Gower Sunday

We will be making the short trip to our friends at South Gower this coming Sunday.
The game will be kicking off at 10.30 SHARP, so could everyone please make sure they allow enough time to park up on the main road and walk down by 10.00
This should then give the boys enough time to warm up (it's going to be cold) before KO

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

TRAINING 4.30pm FRIDAY 30/11 - Astroturf, Ashleigh Road

Training this week FRIDAY 30th November
will be at 4.30pm on the Astroturf in Ashleigh Road

Monday, 19 November 2012

Training this week

Keep an eye out for training infoprmation this week.
We are waiting to see what the great Welsh weather is doing before we make a call on where and when to train this week.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Game v Loughor Sunday

There is a squad of 17 plus 2 non-travelling reserves for the weekend.
Non-travelling reserves please let me know if you are unavailable if needed.

Non-travelling reserves:
Jack Duffy
Aled Midha

Keiran Morris
Keiran Morgan

Harry E
Tom L
Rhys C

Everyone else is rested

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


We will be attempting to light the candles in Underhill Wednesday.
The weather forecast is good, so we should get a decent run out on the grass under the lights.
5.30pm until no later than 6.45 - See you there

Friday, 9 November 2012

Bryncoch at Home Sunday 11th November

Bryncoch at home this coming weekend.
We are playing in BISHOPSTON - 10.15am MEET!

Please reply to your Teamer texts.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Training in bish boys gym

Training tomorrow in the boys gym at bishopston comp. This is the smaller gym further from the sports centre.
Ask at reception if you aren't sure.
Sorry for the short notice and to all the boys training for football who may not make it. We will have a timetable for training during the darker nights sorted out in the next few days.

Fingers crossed for better weather we will be playing Bryncoch in bishopston on Sunday. Keep an eye on teamer

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Dunvant game OFF

Unfortunately the dunvant game has had to be called off this morning.
Sorry for the late text, we were waiting on the pitch inspection which couldn't be done before 9.30

Dunvant pitch inspection 9.30am

We are waiting for a 9.30 pitch inspection at dunvant this morning.
If the game is off a teamer will go out as soon as we know anything.
If the game is on see you there at 10

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Dunvant away Sunday 4th Nov

Off to Dunvant this weekend, meet 10am for a 10.45am KO
Please reply to Teamer

Training Cancelled Thursday 1st NOV

Training has been cancelled today Thursday 1/11 because of all the rain yesterday. Underhill is waterlogged.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Training THURSDAY 10.30am

Training this week will be on Thursday at 10.30am in Underhill.
Don't forget the Ospreys Training Day at the UNIVERSITY playing fields
Tuesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
All the squad have been listed, so all are welcome to atttend.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Neath Athletic Sunday 9.30am Meet

The good news is that Neath Athletic have kindly agreed to come down to Mumbles to fill the void left by South Gower not being able to play on Sunday.
So meet time of 9.30am to allow for a 10.00am Kick Off. See you all there...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Junior Section Team Policy

Below is a post from the Mumbles Pirates (u12s) blog.
The sentiments and policy expressed within it are whole-heartedly supported and echoed by the Crusaders coaching team. At the bottom of the post, there is a link to a survey where you can, if you so wish, comment with your thoughts on the post and the policy contained within it.
You can also view the post in its original format on the Pirates blog here
Dan, Lyndon, Mike, Jason
Dear Pirates and parents

In the wake of a few recent conversations it would be helpful to touch base on match day selection policy. As background we have always given all players an equal minimum game time. This aspires to keep all the children enthusiastic about rugby and sport and give the whole squad opportunity to fulfil their potential. The WRU has increasingly recognised that selection can result in losing young children to the sport and correlates poorly with future performance, hence the disbanding of District teams below U15 last year.

Equally, given that our children are pre-growth spurt, they are encouraged to experiment with different positions and discouraged from pigeon-holing too early.

Whilst sometimes this puts the team at a disadvantage, against opponents who just play their best team, it has kept the whole squad together. This year we started the year with the same 24 players that started last year, which has not been the case for some of our contemporaries and turned away 3 more whilst they remain unfilled.

Not unreasonably many of the team did other things over the summer rather than attend our pre-season training leading a slow start into the season with many new scrum and lineout skills to learn. We have made some progress in the last few weeks which culminated in a very good team victory against Penclawdd, where all the players rightly felt that they were part of the victory. Clearly we didn't have the best week-end on Sunday, particularly against a team we beat two weeks ago. There have been lots of opinions aired as to why we had this performance and what direction the team should take from here. Without going into too much detail there were lots of small mistakes, in skills, decisions, application and tactics on the week-end, that weren't present in previous weeks, which collectively hampered our performance as a team.

Clearly with some notable exceptions we still need to ignite that 'switch-on from the kick-off focus and will to win' attitude that has eluded us.

Moving forward we need to decide if we continue to focus on teamwork, fun and developing potential, inline with WRU guidance, or focus purely on winning more matches. With the former we will have a strong happy squad for the coming years. With the latter we risk losing some of the fun and some of the players along the way.

At the end of the day the team belongs to us all collectively and input and suggestion is welcome from all, especially the boys. We would be grateful if each family could reflect on this as we go forward in the Season so we can prioritise and achieve consensus on our goals. We will be arranging a meeting in the coming weeks to discuss this. Finally any parent who would like to contribute in any capacity is most welcome in the volunteer coaching team, the necessary WRU training courses are funded by the club. The coaching team

TRAINING at BISH Sunday 9.30am

With South Gower unable to make the fixture this weekend, we will be training at 9.30am in Bishopston.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Training at Underhill Wednesday 24th October will be at 5.00pm
This should allow us to get plenty done before it gets dark. See you there!

Friday, 19 October 2012


Last weekend there was an unfortunate accident, when one of the Mumbles boys fell on to a dog that was at the side of the pitch and was consequently bitten.
If you do bring a dog, could you please keep them well away from the touchline.

Thursday, 18 October 2012


The decision has been made to unfortunately cancel the Tenby trip this weekend, so a rest day for all the boys on Sunday. Plenty of rugby for everyone with their respective school sides, so see you all at TRAINING NEXT WEDNESDAY

Monday, 15 October 2012

Tenby Trip

Please reply ASAP to the Teamer sent out for the Tenby game on Sunday 21st October
We are keen to get numbers sorted and car sharing organised so we all get to the seaside on time!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Gowerton Meet 9.45am

Meet time at Gowerton on Sunday 14th October is confirmed as 9.45am
See you all there...

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Gowerton Away

Gowerton away this coming Sunday 14th October
Gowerton are not yet sure of the available KO slot for us on Sunday, so we are waiting on their email on Saturday to let us know.
As soon as we know the KO time it will be posted on the blog.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Training is cancelled for tonight - Wednesday 10th October - due to so many boys playing at a schools tournament in olchfa.
Good luck to all taking part.

Look out for info and team on the blog and via Teamer for Gowerton away on Sunday.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Thank you to Coakley-Greene Fishmongers

A big thank you from everyone at The Crusaders to Coakley-Greene fishmongers in Swasnea Market for their kind donation. The business is a well known local treasure for quality seafood. Read more about them and their fantastic produce here:

Monday, 1 October 2012

Training Wednesday 5.30pm

Training again this week Wednesday 5.30pm

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pencoed meet 10.15am

Pencoed at Underhill this Sunday. Meet 10.15am for an 11.00am KO.
Please be there on time to allow the boys plenty of time to warm up

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Lucton cancelled - Pencoed at Home

Unfortunately Lucton have cancelled the planned tournament for next weekend.
The good news is that Pencoed have agreed to play us in Underhill on Sunday.

Training Wednesday 5.30pm as usual... see you there!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Ospreys training day

There is an Ospreys training day on Tuesday 30th October, which is during the half term holidays.
The session is taking place from 1pm to 3pm on the University pitch.
I have the names of the boys that were at the Pontarddulais game today, but if you weren't there and you still want to attend the training day then please reply to the Teamer text by
This is when I will be emailing the numbers through to book our spot.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Pontarddulais Sunday Matrix Team

The Matrix machine has been dusted off and lubricated ready for another season.
The top secret formulae have been taken out of the safe and entered into the machine.
The matrix selection for Pontarddulais has been made, and you should have received a Teamer text if you are playing this week.
You can also view the matrix selection on the new team news page

Meet 10:15 in Pontarddulais, we will be playing on the main pitch.
Directions to Coed bach park are here!
To keep an eye on the team news page, click the link in the top menu
Squad news for the weekend, games coming up and other team news if we get any

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Gumshield left at training

Mike has picked up a gumshield left at training on Wednesday
If it belongs to you, Mike will bring it along to the game on Sunday

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Scrum binding and engagement

Look at the way the two teams bind up. Both props are square but not tight. The hooker's foot acts as break before engagement, but then drops back. The flankers and locks work together. The All Black flanker has a high, short bind, so his elbow is bent. The flankers are in a normal scrum position (like that of a prop).

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Training Wednesday 5.30pm

Training again this wednesday 5.30pm in underhill.
We will be training EVERY WEDNESDAY at 5.30pm


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Swansea Uplands (Home)

Match report now available...

We will start our 2012/13 Season with a visit from our friends at Swansea Uplands on Sunday.
Meet at 11.15am in the Park for a high noon kick off.
We are playing on the main pitch in Underhill on Sunday.

Please can everyone try and make it back to the club after the game, its only a short walk from the park. The club will be staying staffed for our boys late kick off.

Also, although the new kit is on its way we are approximately four weeks from delivery so for the first few weeks games can everyone bring their existing kit and play in that as last season. My apologies the new kit isn't ready for the first game.

See you all Sunday for the start of another great season!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Training this Wednesday at 5.30pm in the park.
Please bring your trainers for Lyndon's fitness sessions

Also, unless informed otherwise training will be

Also, make sure you bring your gumshield, the boys who forgot them on Sunday will tell you why!!

Friday, 31 August 2012


With the first match approaching fast on 9th September, The Crusaders will be training this Sunday at 10.00am in Underhill.

Please BRING GUMSHIELDS - As last season there will be a NO GUMSHIELD - NO PLAY policy adopted by the coaches for everyone's safety!

Also, remember your trainers for Lyndon's fitness session!!

See you Sunday...

Monday, 27 August 2012

Training Wednesday 5.30pm

Training on Wednesday at 5.30pm in the park
Remember your trainers for Lyndon's fitness session!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Training MONDAY 9.00am

We will be training this MONDAY at 9.00am in Underhill
This is the same day as the Mumbles RFC Family Fun Day so anyone that wants to can stick around for the rest of the morning and enjoy everything that's going on there.

We will train again on Wednesday at 5.30pm
Please remember, we will be training EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5.30PM

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Training Every Wednesday 5.30pm

We will be training every Wednesday evening at 5.30pm from now on throughout the season!

Monday, 30 July 2012


Training starts this Wednesday at 5.30pm in Underhill
See you all there

Friday, 27 July 2012

Shirt Numbers

We are letting the boys choose the number they want for the back of their new shirt, so if everyone could let me know what number their son wants on that would be great.

It may not be the position they ALWAYS play, but may be what they prefer playing.
If I don't get a number then you will be allocated a number by us.

Just email your preferred playing number to:

Beach Rugby Sunday 11.00am Sunday

More beach rugby this Sunday at Caswell
The Teamer says 10.30 but we will start at 11.00am as we have some boys in Lifeguards until then.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 13 July 2012

More Beach Rugby fun this weekend

More beach rugby fun this weekend for the Crusaders, as the boys make the most of the off-season tropical climate to play their famous brand of rugby to the crowd of sun worshipping tourists on the sands of Caswell Bay. Boys v Dads/Mums/Bros/Sisters/Tourists

Anyone who needs convincing, check out this photo taken at last weeks session.
Dan is somewhere at the bottom of the pile!

11.00am start, finish when the dads cant run any longer.

We also have some sample sizes for the new shirts for the boys to try on.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Devon Tournament KO times

There is a document available online that shows the matches and KO times for the Devon festival.
You can view it by clicking here

Monday, 30 April 2012

Tour Itinerary

A rough guide below to the Tour Itinerary for Devon on the weekend for those who didn't get one on the Lucton magical mystery tour. You can view a full document of the itinerary here

Friday 4th May
Depart Mumbles RFC   4.30 pm by coach
stop at services on the way for a snack, arrive Ilfracombe Holiday Park by about 9pm.

Saturday 5th May
2pm   -    Under 12’s  tournament due to start at Barnstaple RFC  (due to finish by 6.30pm)
We have our coach and driver for the whole weekend – we should be able to get over to the tournament site (approx. 30 mins drive) and back to Ilfracombe afterwards at a time that suits us.

7.30/8pm -  Meet in main restaurant of the holiday park for a meal. Spaces have been reserved for us all to eat together.

Sunday 6th May
2pm   -   Under 12’s  tournament continues at Barnstaple RFC  (due to finish by 6pm)

HOG ROAST booked for Sunday evening. Time tbc.

Monday 7th May
Depart Ilfracombe -  time yet to be decided .

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Well earned rest

A well earned rest now for the boys until we go to Devon at the beginning of May.

NO TRAINING this Friday and no game on Sunday 29th April.

There will be a tour itinerary posted shortly for those who didn't get one on the Lucton bus

Well done to all the boys who were outstanding against some good English and Welsh teams in Lucton.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


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Alternative Routes setting as standard

Friday, 20 April 2012

Lucton Travel Arrangements

The bus to Lucton is due to pick us up from The Village Inn on Sunday morning at 7.30am
We WILL NOT be leaving at 7.00am, the Teamer text is INCORRECT!
7.30am should get us to Lucton in time to register the team and grab a coffee before the first KO and allow the boys to warm up before the first game.
PLEASE be on time for the bus!
It WILL go without you at 7.30am!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Back to school and back to training at 4.30pm in the park
See you all there.
Anyone who needs seats on the bus to Lucton please let me know

Monday, 16 April 2012

England U12s rules

Here is a quick summary of the main rules for Lucton:

U12 Festivals
7 minutes each way
Pitch Size: 60m x 30m + 5m in-goal area (Half a pitch)

Ball Size: 4

Start of Game: Drop Kick from centre line

Tackling: Full contact as per RFU Laws with no hand offs, scrag tackling (pulling of shirt collar) or high tackle above high armpit/neck line

Rucks & Mauls: As per RFU Laws

Scrums: 6 players contested

Line Outs: 5 players contested inc. Hooker but no lifting

Kicking: Allowed but no fly hacking, i.e. kicking a loose ball on the ground
Conversions: None. In front of posts

# of players
13 a side - 6 forwards & 7 backs

Further notes:
Locks must bind around the shorts of the props, not between legs.
Scrum formation 3,2,1 (three front row, two second row, one 8).
Scrum half must stay at the tunnel on their put in.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Lucton Coach

It is looking likely that we will be taking a coach to Lucton at a cost of £10 per seat.
Can you please let me know on Sunday at the Bonymaen game how many seats you will require for the journey. If you aren't going to Bonymaen but are travelling to Lucton by coach you can email the number of seats you want to:

If I havent heard anything from you by WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL I will assume that you do not require any seats on the coach. Thanks

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sunday - Bonymaen Away

We will be playing at altitude this weekend with the away game against Bonymaen rescheduled from earlier in the season. Teamer invites have been sent out, 10.30 meet in Bonymaen
Apologies for a late Teamer sent Friday, there was a problem getting the texts to send from Teamer but that should be all sorted now.

Please continue to check the blog regularly for information, as Teamer are now limiting the number of texts that can be sent out, texts will only be sent out for games. All other information will be available on the blog.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Travel to Lucton

We are traveling to Lucton for the last time on 22nd April.
The other age groups have decided to not take a coach this year, because of the costs involved, because of the long journey time by coach compared to a car and also the flexibility of people to leave/stay at the end of the day at a time that suits them.

With this in mind, we are looking at the various options for travel depending on the numbers wanting to make their own (or shared) way there and the numbers wanting to be transported to and from the event.

If you could please answer the poll on the side of the blog------------------------->
Please answer once only and we can see what numbers there
are and the best option for travel on the day. Thanks


Training will be this Friday DAY at 10.30am in Underhill
See you all there.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Porthcawl Away Sunday

Our fixture away against Porthcawl this coming Sunday will now be an
11.20 am MEET! Not the 10.30 meet that went out via Teamer. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to Porthcawl so the boys get a chance to warm up before the game, which kicks off at 12.

The Porthcawl RFC website has them situated somewhere close to a pub on South Road, but from what I can tell the on Google maps, the map below is for direction to where we will play the game further up South Road. See you all there.

Could everyone going also please reply to Teamer, at the moment we only have 12 accepted for the game. If we still only have 12 accepted as we get nearer the game we will have to cancel the fixture!

View Rugby Pitches in a larger map

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Training this week 10am Thursday

Training will be at underhill this week on THURSDAY at 10.00am We have a big game against Porthcawl next weekend so it will be good to see everybody there for a good session this week. There will be NO teamer text for this training, so please pass on the details to anyone you see in the week

Friday, 30 March 2012

Pencoed game now at HOME!

The good news for this weekend is that the Pencoed game origainally scheduled to be played away is now being PLAYED AT HOME!
This will obviously save everyone a trip up the M4 on Sunday.


With Pencoed making the long journey to Bishopston on Sunday, and after the warm welcome afforded to us by them last season, it is only right that we all make a big effort to go back to the club after the game to show some hospitality to our guests.
The club have been informed that we will be going back and are arranging catering accordingly.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Upcoming Fixtures

We have a game this weekend away against Pencoed. Because it is a little way up the motorway, we are looking to get numbers confirmed well in advance of the game.

It really does help us to organise the game for the weekends if you can reply as soon as possible to Teamer.
At the moment (Thursday) we have SIX PEOPLE confirmed to play on Sunday against Pencoed, this is obviously not enough to play the fixture.

On the same topic, we have an away fixture against Porthcawl on 8th April.
It would be advantageous for the coaches to know well in advance who is available to play what is sure to be a tough fixture against Porthcawl.

Obvioulsy, not everyone knows availability as soon as they receive the text, but the sooner you can reply the better. So, just in case anyone missed the point of the post...

even if the fixture seems a way off

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Game v Neath is AWAY!

Apologies. The Teamer text went out initially for a HOME game, but the game against Neath this coming Sunday is AWAY!
Meet at 10.00am for a 10.30 Kick Off!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Game v Pencoed CANCELLED

The game away against Pencoed this weekend has been cancelled.
There will be a training session for anyone who wants to attend at Underhill 11:00am

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Lucton Availability

Can everyone please replay to the Teamer text with regards to their availability for the Lucton tournament on 22nd April. We are limited to a squad of 20 so need to know if anyone is unavailable for the day before we select the squad to attend. This is our LAST SEASON playing at Lucton!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Curry Night Reminder

Can everyone please let Kay know if they are going to the curry night in the club on 16th March.
The club need to be informed of the numbers attending for catering. Thanks

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Gallery Page Uploaded

Check out the gallery page, some photos from the last few years with The Crusaders looking extremely young in some of them!
If you have any images to add to the gallery email them to and I will upload them to the slideshow

Lucton availability for 22nd April

Please make sure you respond to the availability Teamer invite regarding the Lucton tournament in April. I know it seems a long way off, but it will be here before we know it!
We also have to register all players names a number of weeks before the event so please check your diaries and respond accordingly.
As always there are a limited number of spaces available. Tournament rules dictate we can only take a squad of 20 boys with us. This is a great day out, and this is the LAST TIME we will be playing there. Under 12s is the oldest age group represented.

The Teamer is for availability only, a squad of 20 will be chosen from the available players if more than 20 are available for the tournament.

Friday, 2 March 2012


REMINDER ..-- QUIZ , CURRY  AND KARAOKE  night out  ! 

Tickets are now on sale for our parents/ friends night out on FRIDAY 16th MARCH  , at the rugby club. Please bring your cash ( £10 each ) on Sunday and see Kay , Donna or Sian for tickets and more info. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Directions here for the game on the weekend against Tata Steel
Set your SatNav, unfold your maps and follow your noses to
SA13 2NF, Margam, Port Talbot
10.30 meet for a 11.00am Kick Off!

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lucton Tournament 2012

We are once again, lucky enough to be invited to enter a team in to the Lucton tournament.
This year the tournament will take place on Sunday 22nd April. We are, as always, limited by the competition to the number of players that we can take with us. For this reason there is a Teamer invite being sent out for AVAILABILITY ONLY. We will then use the pool of available players to select a squad for the tournament.
If you are free for the whole day to attend the tournament, please reply Y to the teamer invite.
If you are unavailable please reply N
Hope that made sense!! Thanks.
Any questions, please email:

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Training Friday 4:15pm

Slight change in training time from the original 4.30pm Teamer that was sent out.
We are now training at 4.15pm
Can the few who HAVEN'T yet paid the £20 winter training please make sure you pay this Friday.
Also there is the £10 club food sub to be paid by EVERYONE. I know some of you have already paid this but if you haven't can you please make sure you get the money to me somehow on Friday! I will be at training, please come and find me!

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Could we all please make an effort to go back to the club on Sunday!
Because there are so many games on at Bishopston this Sunday we have had to move our meeting time to 11.30am for a 12 Kick Off


It's looking like an expensive weekend for Crusaders parents!!
Could everyone please pay Kay the remainder of their Devon Tour on Sunday
Also, could everyone who hasn't, please pay their £20 WINTER TRAINING
PLUS, there is also the £10 Food Sub to be paid for the club, you should all have a form to fill in for this.
Thanks to those who have already paid!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

what a night out !

Friday March 16th, 7.30pm Mumbles Rugby Club    
Calling all Crusaders parents and friends - please join us for a great night out and a good fundraiser for the Ilfracombe tour.

Tickets will be on sale £10 a head from Kay, Donna and Sian.

If you can donate a prize towards the raffle e.g. bottle, chocs. etc  please let us know.

Looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Game v Pontardawe

We have a game against our friends from Pontardawe this Sunday
Meet 10.00am. We always receive a warm and hospitable welcome from Pontardawe in their club and it would be nice to show them the same welcome by going to the club from the park after the game for food.
Please reply to Teamer as soon as possible especially if you are unavailable for the game

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Our Crusaders Tour 2012 to the distant shores of sunny Ilfracombe is fast approaching!!
So, final payments are now due...

The original price per head for the accommodation was £89 of which we have all paid £35  deposit already
leaving £54 to pay which has been dropped to £52 due to the numbers we have travelling.

We also need to pay £35 per head for the return coach travel. So, total due per head    £52 + £35 = £87

(Lisa Duffy and Vicky Langford -  total due per head £70 + £35 = £105  due to late booking)

Please make cheques payable to TEAM TOURS DIRECT LTD.   and give to KAY by SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY.

The money we have from fundraising will be shared out to all before we go - a boost to our spending money!!

Thank you.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Friday and Weekend

Weather permitting - we will be training at 4.15pm this Friday at Underhill.
Sunday, we travel to Swansea Uplands, meet at 10.00am meeting and playing on the pitch next to the main road, not by the clubhouse. Team will be put up soon, look out for Teamer notifications.

Lyndon is hosting a meeting at the club on Friday evening (Teamer invites have been sent) to discuss the possibility of a 'Big' tour for the boys in 2014. All are welcome, there is a presentation from a professional tour operator and plenty of points for discussion including destinations available.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Hi Everyone

We're about to book the coach for the Crusaders' tour to Ilfracombe. 

Depart Mumbles RFC -- Friday May 4th   around 4.30 /  5 pm.

Return on Monday 7th May .

Estimated cost £35 a head.

As this is a team tour, we would like as many of us as possible to travel on the coach , together.
It will also help to keep costs down !
With this in mind, could you please let KAY know by SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY if you are NOT travelling on the coach.

Thank you


As we have a home game this weekend against Bonymaen, we are due to go back to the club after the final whistle for the players to enjoy the club catering.

This season there is a £10 subsidy due for each player at all age groups (some of you will have paid this already for other ages) to help towards the catering costs on a Sunday morning at the club.
This subsidy needs to be collected for the club ASAP, so there will be a form going out to everyone after training on Friday explaining the subsidy and asking for payment, which we can hopefully collect on Sunday.

We are also encouraging as many people back to the club as possible after our home games. As we are paying for the catering it makes sense that we use it as much as possible. It's also great for the boys to hang around together after the game, so it's not just all about the rugby and go home.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Remaining Fixtures now in the calendar

The remaining fixtures for the season are now all in the Calendar
As previously, these are subject to all the usual forces of nature but hopefully we wont stray far from this.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Happy New Year to everyone! 
Thanks to the fantastic efforts of the boys , coaches  and parents we already have £1000 in our fundraising pot towards our tour to Ilfracombe in May.  

We are confident of raising enough money to pay for all the boys to go on tour  ie. £89 per boy .

We hope to have some left over also to go towards the cost of the coach. 

If anyone would like to join the tour , who has not already done so , the final closing date is 


Please contact KAY as soon as possible  . 07949 998772