Category: Clubhouse News

Neath Rugby Clubhouse – Business As Usual

Neath Rugby Limited is pleased to announce another important step in the rebuilding of Neath RFC

New operating arrangements are in place at Neath Rugby Clubhouse from today (Thursday 18th April 2019) but it will be business as usual for all customers.

The franchise which has been in place since 2015 has come to an end and the Clubhouse is now being run directly by Neath Rugby Limited.

All existing bookings and use of the clubhouse by existing groups will continue unchanged.

Neath RFC vs Aberavon RFC on Monday 22nd April, k.o. 2.30pm, is Neath’s last game of the season and as many supporters as possible are urged to be at The Gnoll for what is always a tough encounter with our local rivals The Wizards.


Join us for all the Six Nations games at the Neath Rugby Clubhouse!
With Smooth Operator after every game!

£10 per ticket with a 1 course carvery style meal.

Tickets can be purchased from behind the bar on Monday to Friday from 5pm
& Saturday and Sunday from 11am

To avoid disappointment buy your tickets as soon as possible as it is first come first served!

Food will be served from about 2 hours before each game and will stop serving 15 minutes before kick off.


Neath Rugby hospitality will continue on Friday, 7th December. The hospitality evening will start at 5:30pm with a two course meal followed by Live Entertainment (Peter Jones) and evening Disco.

This is a great opportunity to try the Neath Rugby hospitality experience which will be in place for every home league game. Recent hospitality events have been very successful and arrangements are being made to ensure that this experience continues for all home games.

Having enjoyed a delicious two course meal, supporters will have the opportunity to enjoy the entertainment provided.

Entry for this event is £10.00 for non HOSPITALITY PACKAGE holders.

It is expected that we will have a big take up for this event so please book early by ringing the clubhouse on 01639 643328 or ringing Keith directly on 07741 999220 or Gerald on 07873787414.

Please could HOSPITALITY PACKAGE holders please contact either Keith or Gerald to confirm if you are attending to allow us to plan catering requirements.


Here at the clubhouse we have Sky Sports, BT Sport and we now have Premier Sports which are showing all the regional rugby games!

With 7 Tv’s and a big screen there’s plenty of space to watch the big game!

And if you fancy challenging your mates then there’s 3 Dart Boards and 2 pool tables!

Why go anywhere else?

Fosters Strongbow & John Smith’s £2.90 (with discount card)

Birra Morreti & Guinness £3.15 (with discount card)

Discount cards are available to purchase behind the bar for £5 And are valid until September 2019, when there will be new cards issued alongside the season tickets.


As well as having Sky Sports and BT sport we now also have Premier Sports! Which is showing all the pro 14 games this season.

We also have 2 sky boxes so are able to watch 2 matches at once!

Join us tonight (Friday 31st August) with the Season kicking off For Ospreys v Edinburgh 7.35 K.O


The re-launched Neath Rugby hospitality will kick off this Saturday, 25th August for the Pontypool fixture at the Gnoll.

The pre-match hospitality will start at 12.30 with a two course meal and a post meal Q&A with Pontypool and British Lion, Graham Price MBE and Neath and Wales icon Lyn Jones.

With a brand new Hospitality Manager in place this is a great opportunity to try the new Neath Rugby hospitality experience which will be in place for every home league game. Details of the different hospitality packages for league fixtures can be found here:

The Pontypool hospitality is open to both Neath and Pontypool supporters as we look to wish Pontypool good luck in their forthcoming 150th season in existence. Having enjoyed a delicious two course meal, supporters will have the opportunity to ask Graham Price and Lyn Jones questions on the game past and present.

Graham Price MBE is widely regarded as Wales’s greatest tight head prop and formed part of the famous Pontypool front row known as the ‘Viet Gwent’. Graham is also a distinguished British Lion, playing in a record twelve successive tests, playing in every match of all three southern hemisphere tours.

Not to be outdone in the legends stakes, Graham will be joined by former Neath and Wales international Lyn Jones. Having just been appointed as Head Coach of Russia and previously Head Coach at the Ospreys, Dragons, London Welsh and Neath, Lyn has great stories and insight to the game.

Entry to hospitality is £10 and match entry is £5. The hospitality suite overlooks the pitch so for those of you who wish to watch the whole game from the best view in the Gnoll, you are more than welcome to stay inside.

Please note that purchased league hospitality packages are not valid for this game and start the first home league game against Bridgend. Additionally the hospitality suite renovations start the following week, after Sunday’s Bandfest and ready for our first home league game.

It is expected that we will have a big take up for this fixture so please book early by ringing the clubhouse on 01639 643328 or ringing Keith directly on 07741 999220.

The on field action will then kick off at 2.30pm, as both Neath and Pontypool will be looking to sharpen their games for their respective Premiership and Championship league campaigns.


Band Fest @ Neath Rugby Clubhouse
Free entry

2.30 – 4.15 The Thrillionaires (Upstairs)
4.15 – 6.00 The Flicks (Downstairs)
6.00 – 7.45 The Shuffle (Upstairs)
7.45 – 9.30 Los Devitos (Downstairs)
9.30 – 11.00 No Direction (Upstairs)

With DJ Kevin Kendall playing
music in between the bands upstairs


Following consultation and feedback with the supporters about the match day hospitality, we have restructured the pricing and are providing a bit more detail on the hospitality experience. Hospitality can now be bought in four different packages, and will cover all of the following:

• Pre-match 2 course hot meal.
• Followed by tea and coffee and welsh cakes.
• We will have a speaker at each game and also access to the coaches and players for their post match thoughts. We are aiming to get ex Neath players to each game for hospitality to do a Q&A. (This is our aim not a commitment at this stage)
• Guess the score.
• Quiz.
• All in the surroundings of the soon to be refurbished hospitality suite with superb views of the pitch to watch the players warming up. You are welcome to watch the whole game from the lounge if you wish or if your partner wishes to. * Those without a season ticket using the HOSPITALITY PACKAGE will be required to purchase a match day ticket to watch the game on the day.
• 10{2b3e04ec0b6eb92b9cdf5819b8d96bd58008016c6476931d41c44421e1531fdb} off all drinks bought in the clubhouse throughout the season.

We’ve also looked at the cost of hospitality at the other Premiership Clubs as our aim is to provide the best value for money hospitality in the league and make it flexible and accessible to everyone. We believe we’ve achieved this and we are giving the hospitality lounge a much needed refurbish to start the new season off.

Firstly you can pay as you go one match at a time, picking and choosing when you wan to book hospitality to suit your circumstances. This will cost £12.50 per individual match and must be booked as soon as possible by ringing the Club House.

For those that just want to try hospitality for the first five matches you can buy the first five matches for £50. This equates to £10 a match, a total saving of £12.50 against the full price option. If you like it you can continue buying bundles of five or ten matches.

Next you can buy a bundle of the first ten matches for £80. This equates to an incredible £8 a match, a total saving of £45 against the full price option.

Finally you can buy a season long hospitality package of all fifteen home games for £100. This equates to a value busting £6.67 per game, a total saving of £87.45 against the full price option. No other hospitality package in the Premiership comes close to this level of value.

All packages can be purchased through the website (via link below) or completing the forms in the clubhouse.

Neath Rugby
Hospitality Package

First 5 Matches           £50.00
First 10 Matches         £80.00
All 15 Matches               £100.00
Individual Matches     £12.50


Over the next month and a half we are refurbishing the hospitality lounge with a new carpet, a paint refresh and new blinds. It’s going to be a new hospitality experience to go with a new team on the pitch. We hope you try it out.


Neath Rugby are pleased to announce that we have agreed a new three year lease with Keith and Tracy Hatherall to run the Neath club house. The new terms will put the rugby club and the club house on a stronger and more sustainable footing.
As part of the new deal Keith and Tracy will return to running the clubhouse on a day to day basis having set up and established Charlie’s bar and restaurant in Neath town centre for the past 12 months.

Neath RFC General Manager, Will Thomas, commented on the new deal ‘The previous relationship between the rugby and the clubhouse had become a bit stale and clearly needed an injection of energy. It probably wasn’t working properly for either party. What’s integral to get it back working again will be having Keith and Tracy managing the club house day to day. They’ve clearly made a great success at Charlies and we look forward to them transferring their energies back to Neath Rugby.

As part of the shake up we have reviewed the hospitality packages for the forthcoming season and we will be re-launching the hospitality experience with exciting refurbishment news in the next couple of days.