This week’s nostalgia spotlight explores the history of Llandudno Rugby Club.

Founded in the 1950’s ,the club has welcomed dinner guests including Martin Johnson and Gareth Edwards, hosted a New Zealand rugby team and organised Donkey Derby Fun Day on Bofafon Fields.

Rhyl Journal: Llandudno Rugby Club winning 1976 teamLlandudno Rugby Club winning 1976 team

On the field the club and first won the N Wales District J Championship as it was then over the season 1976 - 77.

The captain at the time was Mike Evans and one of the team Chris Neville who had played for Wales B and N Wales v Tonga then went onto play for London Welsh.

Rhyl Journal: Llandudno Rugby Club North Wales Cup winners 2000Llandudno Rugby Club North Wales Cup winners 2000

The same championship was shared with Wrexham in 1981/82 and the 1st XV won the N Wales cup in 2000 defeating Wrexham and again in 2001 defeating Rhyl.

Rhyl Journal: Llandudno Rugby Club goats head presentation.Llandudno Rugby Club goats head presentation.

The club’s badge and emblem is a goat, and they are often referred to as The Goats.

In 1976 the Club were presented with the stuffed head of a Great Orme Goat which hangs to this day above the bar.

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