Neath rugby secretary Mike Price said, “We are very proud of the standards we set here at The Gnoll and our facilities are enjoyed not only by Neath RFC but by the many community organisations that we host on the field and in the Clubhouse.
“The ‘A’ Licence process is very exacting and I would like to thank everybody else who contributed to the process notably Graham Jones who has been a great help this year in pulling things together.
“Supporters will appreciate that a considerable amount of work goes on and looking after The Gnoll is a continual process. The pitch and spectator areas require constant attention – it is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge !
“People don’t always appreciate the role of the Premiership clubs in sustaining, promoting and evolving the Game. For example, we have 38 other fixtures – Neath College, Neath Under-15’s, Neath Under 11’s etc. – scheduled for The Gnoll between now and February.
“Our community role represents a heavy investment by Neath RFC. It is one we feel is worthwhile and our efforts in this direction deserve better appreciation, recognition and understanding from governing and public bodies.”