Trebanos RFC Juniors has scored a brand new rugby kit for the members of its under 8 side after Wales & West Utilities stepped in to pay £300 for the gear.

The gas emergency and pipeline service, which serves communities across Wales and the south west of England, has provided the donation to Trebanos RFC Juniors and allowed the team to buy matching kit and face their opposition in style.

Wales & West Utilities donated the money as part of its commitment to supporting the communities in which it works.

Wales & West Utilities Senior Network Technician, Ceri Miles, part of the team that maintains the control system of the gas network, also coaches Trebanos RFC Juniors. He said:

“We have many youngsters involved in our club and this donation has helped provide the under 8’s with a brand new kit. The team are delighted that Wales & West Utilities have provided the donation and are proud to wear kit carrying the company’s logo. We are very grateful for their support and are looking forward to the coming season.”

Sarah Hopkins, Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, said:

We are committed to supporting the communities we serve in whatever way we can. We have close links with the community in the Swansea Valley and it’s our pleasure to be able to be able to provide the donation to the football team – we wish them every success in the future and look forward to following their success!”

Trebanos Rugby Football Club has a long history of playing and nurturing the game of rugby football in the Swansea Valley. Players including Robert Jones, Bleddyn Bowen, Arwel Thomas and Justin Tipuric are all products of the Junior Section who have all gone on to represent Wales at senior level.

The Club welcomes children to take part in rugby training sessions full of activities, games and skills development each Friday evening between 6:00-7:00pm at Trebanos Park.

Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.