Our History

2000 Onwards - Into the New Millennium


The 2001/2002 campaign in Four (West) was considerably more difficult. After a hard season, the club needed a victory in the last match of the season at Aberystwyth to secure another promotion. The accomplished university-town side had already romped to the title and had not been defeated at home for over two years. Against all odds, a spirited Waunarlwydd side came from behind to win a thrilling encounter to the delight of the large travelling contingent.


The 2002/2003 Three (West) season was played against the backdrop of another pending league re-organisation. Rumour had it that the advent of regional rugby would mean that the Premier division would be expanded from nine to sixteen teams. The resulting knock-on effect of this would be that at least half the division would be promoted to Two West for the following season. Nevertheless the side, showing an unblemished record at Roseland Road , finished the season in storming fashion to secure third spot. Even without the re-structuring that actually transpired, promotion would have been the reward.


The 2003/4 season was played in Division 2 West and we finished in eighth place with 12 wins 1 draw and 13 defeats which was satisfactory after being promoted the previous season.A highlight of the season was the resumption of fixtures with Dunvant after many years.Both Fixtures were won by the away team with Waun having a remarkable victory at Dunvant after having a player sent off in the first five minutes.


Jason Hyatt returned as coach and was joined by Simon Daniel who returned from Narberth.This was one of Waun's most successful seasons finishing runners up to Cwmllynfell after losing 15-10 at Cwmllynfell in the final match to decide the championship.Only 2 other matches were lost-at Banwen in dreadful conditions and remakably at bottom placed Tondu.A 100% record was obtained at home and doubles were won against Dunvant And Mumbles.Success was based on a strong pack,good defence and Simon Daniel's control and kicking at No.10.


This was our first season in Division 1.and it proved to be a difficult one after an encouraging start with 5 victories in the first 2 months including 2 against former Merit Table clubs in Newbridge and Caerphilly.Only 3 Matches were won in the rest of the season two of which were against Fleur de Lys and Ystrad Rhondda who finished below us as the lack of a No 10 and goal kicker proved crucial in many games following the loss of Simon Daniel to premiership rugby at Carmarthen Quins.Finishing 14th out of 16 would normally mean relegation,but the WRU decided to split Division 1 betwen East and West for the forthcoming season.


The close season had seen the departure of Jason Hyatt and several players to Tonmawr as well as Gareth Gore to Carmarthen Quins so a difficult season was in prospect.Only 2 victories were obtained in the first 2 months-both at home against fellow strugglers Dunvant and Builth Wells.Subsequently there was a definite inprovement in performance if not results and the end of March only 2 further victories and a draw had been obtained so Waun were straring relegation in the face.However a last minute victory at home to Cwmllynfell and Loughor's loss of form in recent months left Waun needing a victory at Cwmllynfell to stay up.Despite having not had an away victory since September 2005,Waun won a remarkable match 53-23 and the seven tries scored ensured that they finished above Loughor and Builth Wells on try count.

Thanks to Clive James for providing information from 2003 to 2007.