On what is almost a year since the 1st XV played their last game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic we thought we would give you a look back at some previous trophy winning sides the Quins have produced.
Before that we look back at the last game the 1st XV played and that was away to Bridgend at the Brewery field on 7th March 2020. Any team will tell you it is sometimes more difficult to play a team near the bottom of the table than it is to play the high fliers. This game against Bridgend was definitely one of those games! In a nip and tuck game it took the Quins until the 78th minute to snatch victory with a try and conversion. A victory was important given how some results had run away from us previously. But alas that four point victory was the last for that season and we will never know what the outcome would have been.
Looking back to previous glory days we have two Senior sides and a special Under 20s team. As you will all know this is just the tip of the iceberg for silverware won over the years but its a good start to perhaps make a feel good friday.
The photo above is a selection of players/coaches along with committee members who were at the Welsh Rugby Union presentation for becoming champions of Division Three West.
The next photo is of the 1st XV squad members who entered the Newcastle Emlyn 10 a side tournament and emerged as champions.
The final photo is of a Quins Under 20s side who entered the Aberaeron tournament and came out on top.
We have plenty of history that we would like to share with you so if there any games or seasons you would like showcased then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to get this information out again and relive those happy days sharing the memories far and wide.
On a separate note one of our mini coaches has won a rugby ball that was an official match ball used in the Wales v Georgia game back in the Autumn. The ball has been signed by Rhys Webb and the Georgian captain. The coach has decided that he will auction the ball and the proceeds will go to our associated Care Home Plas y Dderwen in Carmarthen, where the money will be used to host a party for staff, residents and their families when it is safe to do so. We think that everyone at the home would welcome a lift after a really tough year for the care sector. Bids can be placed on our Twitter or Facebook page or via the email the current bid as we write this is £35. Bidding is open until 12pm on 21st March.
Over the coming weeks we will continue our sponsor spotlight, throwback Thursdays where we look at our rich and long history and games and teams of the past. In a couple of weeks we will be running a feature looking at our mini and junior section and introducing you to our coaches who give up their time to prepare the Quins players of the future and linking with the mini and juniors we will speak with players who have come through our ranks from a young age and represented the Quins and gone on to further their career in a professional environment. Again any thoughts you our supporters have then please contact us and we will look to run the feature for you.
As always please stay safe and we will see you all soon.