Our History

Pencoed RFC was established in 1888 and has long had a proud tradition of producing some of the most prominent players to grace the rugby field.

To date the club can boast eleven full Internationals, notably some of our graduates from our long line, include our first Cap from the club, Wayne Hall, our first British Lion Scott Gibbs, former Welsh Captain Gareth Thomas & current Welsh Internationals Gavin Henson and Gareth Cooper, not forgetting former internationals Nathan Thomas, Gareth Jones, Gareth Williams, Adrian Davies, James Bater, and Hugh Williams - Jones.

This proud tradition of player development continues today, as we still provide young players of a high quality, who are currently enjoying the highest level of competition. Many of these have emerged to distinguish themselves at Age Group, Regional and Premiership levels. This success is a result of an ambitious club who pride themselves on having an active Mini, Junior, Youth, and Senior section, and were one of the first clubs in Wales to initiate Mini & Junior Rugby.

Pencoed R.F.C. have always considered themselves as an integrated part of the community and are regularly party to many events held locally. The club prides itself on being a family orientated club and always extends a warm and friendly welcome to everyone.