26 June 2012>
Three rugby teams in the Caerphilly county borough have been recognised by the Mayor for their achievement in the recent SWALEC Cup tournament.
Representatives from New Tredegar RFC, Penallta RFC and Crosskeys RFC attended a special event at Penallta House council offices this week where they were presented with certificates of achievement from the Mayor, Cllr Gaynor Oliver.
The three teams got the chance to play at the Millennium Stadium in May during the finals of the prestigious annual SWALEC tournament.
New Tredegar came close to victory in the SWALEC Bowl final losing to Glyncoch in a very close game.
Penallta beat Nant Conwy in the final to claim the SWALEC Plate.
Crosskeys won the SWALEC Cup title after beating 4 times winners Pontypridd.
The leader of Council, Cllr Harry Andrews, was also present and congratulated the teams, "You can all be proud of these fantastic achievements - that's why we thought it important to formally recognise your efforts in this way. It was also great to see the whole community rally together during the competition with hundreds of people of all ages travelling down to the Millennium Stadium to cheer on the players."
Lloyd Burns, ex-Pontypool, Crosskeys, Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales hooker, was also present to show his support for the teams.
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