Over 300 spectators support the 2016 Elwyn John Celtic Shield match

On Tuesday, 25th October Builth RFC played Tref-Y-Clawdd RFC (Knighton) on a floodlit Groe, Builth Wells for the Elwyn John Celtic Shield.

This is a regular event which is played to win Cup, kindly donated by the reverend Elwyn John. What made this game a bit different was that the late Elwyn John's son, Mark John (Jungle's elder brother) came to watch the match.

If you are not aware, Mark John is terminally ill (brain tumour) and has probably (at best) has limited months to live. Mark played for the first teams of both Builth Wells and Knighton during the 80's.

This match was on his "BUCKET LIST" and therefore was not a fundraising game, just a game to show support to Mark.  

Mark is still working and is currently the lead Chaplain at HMP Wrexham.

This was a time when one of our own was in need (Mark), to which the rugby family, Town community and good spirit of lots of people truly shone in support. We are delighted to announce that over 300 people were watching the game. Congratulations to the visitors on winning the shield (first time in 5yrs).


Final Score: Builth Wells 8-11 Tref Y Clawdd