The senior men’s squad travelled to Aberavon Quins last Saturday to play a reciprocal friendly, following their visit to Crickmarren last pre-season. Both teams were a little ring rusty and lacked full match fitness, but both produced some good phases in what was a well contested encounter.

The home side eventually came out deserved winners. The Pembroke lads then enjoyed Quins hospitality, prior to an enjoyable evening as they wended their way back home.

The squad will have played Fishguard away last evening in the first round of the Pembs KO Cup and are due to play Llangennech home next Saturday September 3, KO 2.30 pm in their first Division 1 West League fixture.

The Tigers are due to play Narberth away on September 3 in their first fixture of the newly constituted WRU Conference West League. Meanwhile, the Youth are due to play Tenby home on the same day KO 2.30 pm and the Panthers (senior women) are due to play Morriston away on Sunday September 4, KO 2.30 pm.

The last of four very well attended and very successful WRU Junior camps took place last Wednesday, under the auspices of the WRU.

WRU officers Mike King and Rhys Fawcett, and a number of young WRU coaches hosted a up to 89 youngsters on each day, for four hours each day, providing them with skills training, games sessions and lunches, under the WRU’s ‘fit, fed, fun’ scheme, that could become an annual feature going forward.

The feedback from parents, carers and especially the children was extremely positive and the WRU thanked the club for the use of the facilities. (see photograph from the end of the last camp).

The Management Committee are delighted to announce that following the confirmation of planning permission, the installation of the new floodlights will proceed in the next week and provide opportunities for all sections to experience the thrill of floodlit matches during the coming season.

After a series of challenging trial sessions and matches four of the U15s squad have been successful in securing places in the County Dewar Shield squad; they are - Bowyn Clark, Zak Shaw, Keanu Williams, Owen Rickard. Everyone at the club wishes them every success as they start their representative journey.

Pembroke RFC’s valued and hard working Club Steward Jonathan Davies and his partner Leanne Panton, also do a lot of work for Pembroke Cricket club; Jon as groundsman and Leanne as a player for the women’s team, secretary, scorer, field cutter etc. Both have been nominated for Welsh Cricket awards in the volunteer category; they have been invited to a ceremony in Cardiff on the day of a County match in early September.

The Club wishes them both the best of luck and hope their efforts are acknowledged with an award.