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WPA Presentation Evening

The WPA Presentation Evening was held on Friday 10 January 2020 at Dinas Powys Rugby Club. After an introductory slide show reliving some of the highlights, or lowlights for some people, of 2019, the evening moved on to the presentation of the awards.

The one sadness that was that our good friend Peter Westall was not with us to collect the 4 awards due to him.

Monkstone PC players were involved in no less than 2 cups, 2 shields, 5 plates and a special award of a gold WPA pin.

  • President’s Cup Runner Up – Gareth Spencer (Plate)
  • Ladies Doubles Runner Up – Judith Smith (Plate)
  • Men’s Triples Runner Up – Gareth Spencer – (Plate)
  • Cup for Clubs – Monkstone PC – (Cup)
  • Division 3 Winners – Monkstone Marauders – (Shield)
  • Division 1 Runners Up – Monkstone Monarchs – (Plate)
  • League Plate Winners – Monkstone Minotaurs – (Shield)
  • League Cup Runners Up – Monkstone Monarchs – (Plate)
  • WPA v BIG – Monkstone members in WPA team – (Cup)
  • Special Award – Vickie Adshead for her work as League Secretary

Well done to all who collected awards and well done to the club on a very successful year – the trophy cabinet will need an extension.

Photos to follow 

Monkstone Second Welsh Club in Europe

According to a recently published list Monkstone PC is the second best Welsh Club in Europe. They feature in 46th place in a list of Europe’s best 100+ clubs, behind Wheatsheaf PC in 36th place but ahead of Caerleon in 69th place, Pontyclun in 73rd and the defunct Sir Henry Morgan PC in 103rd place.

We are not sure how these statistics were compiled but they appear to be based on the EuroCup competition.

The full list is available at:


Jayne Gets the Trophy

Down at the club today Jayne Dunn, back from her caribbean holiday, finally received her Most Improved Player of the Year Award from Kon Tomczyk, WPA Director of Development. The award had been announces at the WPA Presentation Evening earlier in the month when Jayne was away on holiday. Jayne was down at the club completing her assessments for the European & World competitions later this year.