A WELSH rugby legend was on hand to formally open Rhyl and District’s impressive new facility.

The Specsavers National League Division Two North leaders held a formal opening night on Friday, November 8, which saw Jonathan Davies attend as the special guest speaker.

More than 140 of the club’s players, supporters and sponsors gather at the Tynewydd Fields clubhouse to mark the occasion, which also saw popular former chairman Richard Greenwood and David Owen, who were instrumental throughout the planning and construction of the facility, also present.

Davies surprised everyone during his talk by stating he played against the Dragons’ almost our decades ago during a tour he was taking part in with a team from South Wales.

He also spoke about his life within the game both during his time with rugby union and league, where he played both at international standard, before taking part in a question and answer session with attendees.

Greenwood and Owen were also presented with mementos in recognition of their exceptional dedication towards the project.

Chairman Tony Evans, said: “Although we were now in such a wonderful clubhouse that has received praise from all that have used it, it is an ongoing project that with support from all, a plan of ongoing improvements will be achieved.”

The new complex also acts as a community centre for the region and will continue to cater for all our existing community groups.

The Dragons’ have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, winning all five of their league fixtures to sit top of the standings.