Womens Rugby (added 16th September 2008)

Congratulations to the Women's team who won the WWRU National 10's tournament on 14th September.

Also, Congratulations to Joanne Jones who was named as Player of the Year for East Wales Season 07/08. She received her trophy from ex-Wales International Rowland Phillips at The WRU Junior presenations at Llandovery RFC.

Click here to visit the Women's site for a full tournament report

Charity Trek for Cancer

Sue Roberts is appealing for sponsorship in her Trek for Cancer. She will be undertaking the "Trek to the Home of the Dalai Lama” in the Himalayas, and she will be supporting Cancer Research Wales. Sue is the wife of former club captain Ken Roberts, who older members will remember. Members can supprt Sue by visiting the website:

Dan Jones has been appointed Club Captain for 2008/9.  (added 20th August 2008)

"Dan has proven himself to be an excellent Outside Half who will bring a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the role.  The Club wishes to congratulate him on his appointment and looks forward to him leading a successful team for the forthcoming season."

Phil Judd, Director of Rugby

Congratulations to the following club members (added 23rd July 2008)

Wales U20's.

Becky Newton and Elinor Snowsill who were selected to represent Wales at the U20's Nations Cup in Toronto. Wales took on England, Canada and Canada A in the tournament between July 11th and 19th 

Touch - European Championships.

The club would like to offer Congratulations and to the following players/members who travelled to France (10th to 13th July) to represent Wales in the European Touch Championships. Ian Carter, Sion Hopkins (Men's Open). Jilly Holroyd, Caryl James, Sarah Ferrin (Women's Open). Zoe Prytherch (Mixed) Owen Smith (O' 30's). John Smith (O' 35's).

New Coaching Appointment (added 26th June 2008)

The Club is pleased to announce that Graham Daley has joined the coaching team as Senior Forwards Coach with effect from 24 June.

Graham is a Level 3 Coach and has been a WRU/UKCC Coach Educator since July

2005 and a WRU/UKCC Regional Trainer since October 2006 so we are extremely lucky to have acquired the services of such a well qualified and experienced coach.

Graham will join a new coaching structure at the Club which will see Senior Backs Coach Crispin Cormack as Lead Coach, and Brian Patterson as Club Coaching Coordinator.  Coordinating matters off the field will be Phil Judd in the newly created role of Director of Rugby. 

Full details of the pre-season training program will be announced at a forthcoming Players Meeting.

Wakey Steps Down (added 13th June 2008)

The former Cardiff and Wales lock John Wakeford has been forced to give up his role as forwards coach due to increased pressure at work and family commitments.  The club would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his whole hearted contribution and say how sorry we are to see him go.  We hope in the future if his circumstances change he will be able to resume his coaching role in some way.  We wish him well and hope we still see a lot of him at the club.

Womens XV (added 27th April 2008)

Congratulations to the Womens XV who are  the Welsh Cup Champions for the second year running after a 24-15 victory over UWIC. Hayley Baxter scored 3 tries with Rachel Taylor grabbing the other. Jilly Holroyd converted twice

Click here to visit the Womens site

Youth Honours (added 18 March 2008)

Three CHSOB Quins Youth players have been chosen to play for Crawshay's Welsh RFC Youth invitation side for the annual celebration match against Penarth Youth on Good Friday 21 March.

The selection of Dan Reed, Gus Davies and Ifan Patchell is just reward for their consistency and outstanding play this season.

The Quins Under 16 team will play a curtain raiser prior to the Youth match and a close match is anticipated.

It is always a good occasion at Penarth over Easter so please try and get along to support the boys.

5th April - Hypnotist 

8.00pm for a 9.00pm start , cold buffet included . Ticket price £7.50

Tickets available from behind the bar at present or contact Simon Bonwick

Womens Rugby (added 1 Feb 2008)

Congratulations to the 3 Quins players selected for Wales Womens six nations squad 2008:

Hayley Baxter, Rachel Taylor and Awen Thomas.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Amber Penrith, who suffered knee ligament damage in the recent match against UWIC. Amber suffered from even more bad luck as she had also been selected to play for England against Wales in the international match next week. All at Cardiff HSOB RFC wish her well.

The under 14 side is now up and running - click here for more information about Cardiff Quins WRFC

Congratulations to Gus Davies and Daniel Reed, who have been selected for the Cardiff Blues Under 18 squad. (added 1 Feb 2008)

Gus has been a successful member of the Blues squad throughout the season and has joined CHSOB this season. Daniel has graduated through the CHSOB junior structure from CRICC, was a member of the Blues squad at the start of the season and has now been selected to rejoin the squad from January onwards. Both players have represented Cardiff at every age group level from under 11 onwards and deserve many congratulations on their selection.  

Cardiff HSOB RFC in the news (added 5th October 2007)

Click here to see recent articles in the South Wales Echo and Western Mail

Womens' XV (added 25th September 2007)

Quins WRFC are pleased to announce that Hayley Baxter and Rachel Taylor have accepted the positions of captain and vice-captain respectively. Congratulations to them both and please make every effort to support them in any way possible.

Cardiff HSOB Junior tour to France (added 25th September 2007)

Click here to read the report in Wednesday's South Wales Echo. Click on picture to enlarge.

(Link to external site. CHSOB RFC cannot held held responsible for the content of external sites)

Gethin (Rhodri) Davies - Update (added 21st September 2007)

Gethin has at last had the operation to plate his leg - 13 DAYS after the injury! He is expected to be back on Ward A6 this evening and hopefully home by Sunday.

Gethin is very appreciative of the cards / texts etc received from members of the club, so I would like to offer my thanks to you all for your support for a fellow player & member of CHSOB RFC.

Dick Pexton

Gethin (Rhodri) Davies (added 11th September 2007)

I today visited Gethin Davies who is on Ward A6 - UHW waiting for an operation to plate his leg following an accident in the 3rd XV game at the Diamond Ground last Saturday. I am led to believe that because his leg is still swollen, the operation will not take place until next weekend. It would be a nice gesture if members would either visit Gethin or send him a card/text.

Dick Pexton

Membership Renewal/Gym Security (added 26th April 2007)

As you are aware the membership will be coming up for renewal in May 2007. Membership forms can be downloaded from the website. To access the facilities of the club you must be a member.

Click here for details of membership and for update regarding the use of the gym

Club Uniform

Available to order now via email from Matt Norman or Simon Bonwick

For Shirts - Please choose your shirt (s) by collar size in inches. Shirts are priced at £10 
For Ties - Ties are priced at £12 each. You can also buy these from Clare behind the bar. Just a warning to you all, we don't have a huge amount of ties in stock so please buy ASAP

Click here for example picture

Club playing shirts now available to buy

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