Aberavon U15's Head Coach Michael Dyer was pleased with the improved performance of his team despite losing to a physically big and well organised Pembroke team in a Dewar Shield fixture this week.
Dyer puts his teams improved performance down to a number of factors; Larger numbers attending training and taking on board the coaching message certainly helps. Then as a build up to the game former Aberavon schoolboy players Richard Hibbard and Marc Breeze came along to present the players with a new kit, supplied by former Aberavon and District Youth player Kevin Burke. The players are grateful to Burke's company, South Wales Wood Recycling Ltd, for such a generous gesture.
Further support to the players came from South Wales Crimebeat who supplied sufficient funding for pre match warm up tops and also the services of Police Community Support Officers Dan and Owen who attend training sessions with the squad.
Last but not least the players are grateful to the ongoing support of Aberavon RFC chairman Andrew Vaughn John and his wife Mair.
Every season Andrew makes the wonderful facilities at the Talbot Athletic Ground available so that the players can show off their skills on the big stage, while Mair's hospitality in the kitchen ensures that everyone leaves the venue looking forward to their next visit.