Last week Torfaen Member of Parliament Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds visited Pontypool RFC to see the new re-developed ‘Ray Prosser Stand’, which honours the Pontypool legend who sadly passed away in November last year.
The re-development of the ground includes a full renovation to the external components of the Ray Prosser Stand, which has now been completed, and interior renovation work has now commenced.
The exterior work includes re-cladding of the rear and side elevations of the building, new seating throughout the stand, side screens to shield supporters from adverse weather conditions, and installing new home and away team dugouts.
On visiting Pontypool RFC, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP commented: “I was delighted to visit Pontypool Park to see the re-development which marks a great step towards creating a premier sporting venue that is fitting for a club as famous as Pontypool RFC.”
“The new stand is a fitting tribute to the iconic Ray Prosser who put Pontypool on the world rugby map. I would like to thank Ben Jeffreys, and all the volunteers at Pontypool RFC for all they do in ensuring that the people of Torfaen have a high-quality venue to watch local rugby, and I look forward to the day that fans can pack out the Park once again when rugby returns.”