The club is home to the well-established Croesyceiliog Rugby Teams and Cricket Teams, welcoming new and old players.
Public events are held at the club throughout the year. The club also has the facilities available for private functions.
The club extends a very warm welcome to both members and non-members.
HISTORY OF THE CLUB
The name Croesyceiliog, the Cross of the Cock, is said to derive from a large sculptured crowing cock on a tump in a field near the Upper Cock Inn, and is said to be a medieval reference to St Peter's denial of God. It is rumoured to have been destroyed by Cromwell's troops in 1664 during the pillaging of the country.
The club was founded in 1975, after an agreement was reached between the officers and committees of Croesyceiliog Cricket Club and Croesyceiliog Rugby Football Club. The first chairman was Jack Walker Esq. who was also to become club president.
The club was officially opened in October 1976 by Jack Peterson T.D.
Croesyceiliog RFC was founded in 1881 and for obvious reasons, the side are known locally as the Cockerels. It is the Cockerel that is depicted on the clubs crest. The club has played at several locations during their long history, including at one point in a farm-field owned by Jack Walker, a former player, chairman and president of the club. But thanks to Torfaen Borough Council, the Cockerels have enjoyed the use of the excellent facilities at Woodland Road since the mid 60s.
During the early 1970s, the club was a very successful Junior Union Side, winning the Welsh Districts Seven-a-side. Their free-flowing brand of rugby was recognised by the Welsh District Rugby Union and four players won caps in internationals against Belgium. One of those players, Clive Burgess, went on to play for Ebbw Vale and provided the club with its greatest honour when he was selected to play for Wales. He was later made a Life Member of Croesyceiliog RFC.
During 1975, under the chairmanship of Mr Jack Walker, the Rugby Club amalgamated with Croesyceiliog Cricket Club and established headquarters at the cricket ground. In 1976, the club applied for and was granted membership of the Welsh Rugby Union.
The club currently fields a senior team which is in Division Two East of the National Leagues, a youth team, and mini and junior teams from Under 8s to Under 16s, also confirming our policy of investing in young players to secure the future of the club.
The club's record over previous seasons is as follows:
1978/79 - BEN FRANCIS CUP FINALISTS
1989/90 - BEN FRANCIS CUP FINALISTS
1991/92 - BEN FRANCIS CUP WINNERS
1993/94 - MONMOUTH COUNTY 2ND DIVISON CHAMPIONS
1993/94 - BEN FRANCIS CUP WINNERS
1998/99 - NATIONAL LEAGUE D5E CHAMPIONS
2000/01 - NATIONAL LEAGUE D4E CHAMPIONS
2001/02 - NATIONAL LEAGUE D3E (3RD P)
2002/03 - NATIONAL LEAGUE D3E (3RD P)
CROESYCEILIOG CRICKET CLUB
Croesyceiliog Cricket Club is a hard working, progressive and friendly Club. The Club runs three senior sides on a Saturday with the 1st XI competing in the 1st Division of the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Cricket League. A senior side competes in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Sunday League and also on a Thursday in the Newport and District Midweek League.
The Club has a robust junior section running sides at u/9, 11 and 15 levels. All Youth Coaches are qualified to ECB Level 1 and Level 2, and we comply with all statutory ECB legislation which is supervised by our qualified Child Welfare Officer.
The Club has first class playing and training facilities, which includes both indoor and external net facilities. The ground is maintained by our professional grounds team, and hosts both international and county senior and age group fixtures.