Our History

1994 to present day.

Introduction of the total restructure of every senior league in Wales at a national level, with the opportunity for all teams to reach the very top flight, plus the long awaited introduction of professionalism into the game, has brought with it another wave of interest and expectancy. In Ystalyfera and true to tradition the new structure brought new fortune with our ‘Millennium’ side. A promotion, a Championship and the elusive Swansea Valley Cup were won in the first five years. Off the field issues and challenges relating to professionalism, the ever present and often quite desperate financial position, and the challenge of much more wider interests were (and are still being) met with a dedicated resolve from officials, Committee and players alike. Deserved promotion into Division One was won in traditional Ystalyfera style, fast free-flowing rugby from local friends, family and neighbours – all a pure delight to watch and enjoy. Long may this continue - 'Fera yw y gore........................

1998-99 Swansea Valley Cup Winners (1) over ABERCRAVE       22 - 12 at Morriston

2010-11 West Wales Bowl Winners (1) over GLYNNEATH       31 - 11 at Dunvant

2011-12 Swansea Valley Cup Winners (2) over ALLTWEN       38 - 22 at Trebanos

2013-14 West Wales Bowl Winners (2) over PENCLAWDD       34 - 23 at Dunvant

2013-14 Swansea Valley Cup Winners (3) over ABERCRAVE       48 - 19 at Ystrad.

2017-18 West Wales Cup Winners (2) over FELINFOEL            27 - 6 at Loughor.

  Season   Position

PL

W D L F A Trys Pts  
                         
  1994-95 D8 Central A  6th 22 12 0 10 351 270 48 24  
  1995-96 D8 Central B 4th 18 11 0 7 402 212 54 39  
  1996-97 D8 Central A 2nd Prom 14 8 1 5 333 175 50 25  
  1997-98 D6 Central B 5th 18 9 0 9 432 382 68 39  
  1998-99 D5 Central Champions 24 22 0 2 628 270 90 79  
  1999-00 D4 West 7th 24 12 2 10 507 483 73 38  
  2000-01 D4 West 4th 22 11 2 9 448 394 55 35  
  2001-02 D4 West 6th 26 13 1 12 506 601 66 40  
  2002-03 D4 West 10th 26 10 0 16 411 523 51 30  
  2003-04 D3 Sth West 12th 26 7 1 18 411 738 51 22  
  2004-05 D3 Sth West 12th 26 7 1 18 482 672 57 22  
  2005-06 D3 Sth West 12th Relgtd 26 8 2 16 468 770 68 23  
  2006-07 D4 Sth West 7th 22 9 2 11 339 461 41 29  
  2007-08 D4 Sth West 6th 22 10 1 11 356 374 45 52  
  2008-09 D4 Sth West 2nd Prom 22 15 0 7 563 378 67 69  
  2009-10 D3 Sth West 6th 22 11 0 11 401 537 42 51  
  2010-11 D3 Sth West 5th 22 15 0 7 565 437 71 68  
  2011-12 D3 Sth West 4th 20 13 0 7 592 349 78 61  
  2012-13 D3 Sth West 4th 22 14 1 7 441 361 47 65  
  2013-14 D3 Sth West Champions 22 21 0 1 705 264 106 99  
  2014-15 D1 W Central 10th 22 7 1 14 335 580 42 38  
  2015-16 D1 W Central 8th 22 7 3 12 351 485 50 43  
  2016-17 D1 W Central 9th 21 9 0 12 401 491 44 41  
  2017-18 D1 W Central 2nd 22 18 1 3 590 346 82 84