No image supplied

To make a booking or enquire about hiring this venue please use the contact details below - Please mention Venues for Hire

Western Avenue
Cardiff
Cardiff
CF5 2AZ

Show map of venue location

029 2056 2713

Bookings Administrator

Use contact form below

Llandaff Rugby Club, Cardiff description

Sports Club - Rugby

Medium (1-150)

The Llandaff club was formed as a village club in 1876 reputedly at the instigation of Cambridge graduate Illtyd Thomas who became captain to be followed a little later by an Oxford blue-1 Watkins, who, in 1881 played in the first Welsh team to play England. The club colours of Oxford and Cambridge blue are thought to have resulted from such forbears.

Amongst the earliest clubs in the Welsh rugby union, Llandaff played most of the clubs existing in South Wales at that time, and in 1891/92 won the big trophy of the day--The South Wales Challenge Cup which was the forerunner of the present SWALEC Cup, and a photograph of the winning team is among several from those early days that grace the lounge of the new club house.

From its inception, the club has played on the Bishops field, firstly changing in local hostelries, then between the wars, the bishop farmstead on the field was converted into dressing rooms. By this time, the club had somehow lost it's WRU status (rumoured due to late resumption after the 1914-18 war and the failure to pay the subscription on time!!) and did not regain it until 1948. At about this time the Old Llandafian cricket pavilion was removed adjacent to the dressing rooms and converted into refreshment and committee rooms. In the early 60's the church required the club to demolish both buildings and for a season or so, the club sojourned in the Old Pound next to the Bishops Castle in the corner of high street. Then in September 1963, having purchased a freehold site at the oldmill on Western Avenue, next to the Bishop's field, we built the present club house. It was extended a few years later and re-built and re-designed in 1991.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

Venue facilities

Other venue facilities

We don't currently hold any detailed information about the rooms at this Venue.

If this is your Venue or Hall please use the Adopt link on the right to add more detailed information about this Venue.

If you wish to hire this Venue or Hall please use the contact details on the overview tab.

Please encourage every Venue to take a few minutes to 'Adopt' their listing and add unique content and photos.

Please ensure all fields are completed

To prevent spam please answer the simple maths question below:

7 + 2 =

GDPR CONSENT

By using the Venues4Hire.org website you agree that we can store the personal information you have given to us.

This information will only be used to allow us to pass your enquiry onto the Venue you have selected and for that Venue to contact you in relation to your enquiry.

We will also store your IP address for a short period of time to help us prevent abuse and misuse of our system for sending spam (non-Venue enquiry related) messages.

If you have any questions about our use of your data, please contact us via our Contact page.