With lots of team and
individual sports to watch all year round, the options in Neath
Port Talbot range from major to minor to slightly mad!
Aberavon RFC was founded in
1876 and moved to its present home, the Talbot Athletic Ground, in
1907. The side was christened "The Wizards of the West" by a
journalist in reaction to the brilliant back play of the 1920's.
The well-known red and black hoops were adopted during the 1950’s
and the wizard emblem soon followed.
The Wizards are a member
club of the Welsh Rugby Union, and competes in the Principality
Welsh Premiership, the British & Irish Cup and the SWALEC
Cup. For fixtures and more information please visit the
Neath was founded in 1871, a
founder member of the Welsh Rugby Union. They play at the
famous Gnoll ground in Neath, sharing it with the South Wales
Scorpions Rugby League side. The club's nickname, 'The Welsh
All Blacks', comes from their iconic strip of black jersey, shorts
and socks with a white cross pattée.
Neath currently play in
Principality Welsh Premiership, the British & Irish Cup and the
SWALEC Cup. For fixtures and more information please visit
the Neath RFC
Aberavon Green Stars RFC Round Pier Swim
The Round the Pier swim, now
in its 44th year is organised annually by Aberavon Green
Stars RFC. One of Wales’ most challenging biathlon events, the
round-the-pier swim on Aberavon Beach also includes a short running
section. For more details, please visit the Aberavon
Green Stars RFC website.
Wales Rally GB
The Wales Rally GB is held
at locations throughout Wales, including various stages in Neath
Port Talbot, running through Port Talbot, the Dulais Valley and
Rheola Forest in the Vale of Neath. For more information and Rally
dates, please visit the Wales Rally GB website.
Many local pubs and
community groups also hold annual events where you can watch the
action or even join in. Wacky river races, charity runs and world
record attempts have been held annually in the area. To keep up to
date with these events, please view the What’s on pages for details of upcoming