Club News


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Richard Van Gemeren.Richard was a longstanding member of the club being both treasurer and secretary for many years.I have been a friend of Richard’s for over 30years he was very passionate about the river and the club. In his time at the club he did a lot of good work gaining funding and over the years was involved in a few compensation claims following pollution incidents or works which affected our stretches of the Rhymney. He also worked a lot with the Environment Agency, subsequently NRW, and arranging clean ups of the river banks and cutting down the vegetation to ensure clear paths.He was a very knowledgeable man and he will be sorely missed.Steve Jackson ( Chairman)
Richard’s funeral will be held on the 25th of September
At Sirhowy Valley Crematorium
NP12 2YT
The funeral begins at 12.30pm
Following the funeral you’re invited to attend  Penallta Rugby club at Ystrad Mynach