07 January 2019 / Club News

Nick Jones – Latest Bridgend Athletic Senior Player Centurion

Nick Jones – Latest Bridgend Athletic Senior Player Centurion


 In the 12-10  WRU League Conference win over Ammanford on Jan 5th  Nick Jones became the latest Athletic player to join the Athletic Senior 100 Club with his 100th senior Ath appearance.


Nick first featured for the Ath in the Mini & Juniors. Following a misspent Youth – no rugby! – Nick spent a season at Ogmore Vale RFC.


 He made his senior Athletic debut in season 2010-2011 and has played 93 times for the 2nd XV and 7 for the 1ST XV. Most of those appearances in recent years have come at scrum half in a half back partnership with brother Scott, though he has also made appearances at centre outside Scott when required. He has scored 18 senior tries and 118 points. During his first 3 seasons of senior rugby the Ath 2nds competed in the National 2nd XV League for clubs with 1ST XV’s in the top tiers of Welsh rugby.


Nick also known as “The Greek” first captained the 2nd XV in season 2016-2017 when the team defeated Bridgend Sports 2nd XV 18-16 to lift the “Barrie Morris Memorial” Mid Glamorgan District Cup. That season he also made 5 1ST XV appearances including an aggressive performance in an excellent 31-13 away victory at Ystalyfera in a Div 1 West Central fixture.


He continued as 2nd XV captain the following season 2017-2018 when the 2nd XV entered the inaugural WRU Conference League for 2nd XV teams. The team defeated Rhiwbina 2nd XV 22-7 in the final game of the season to finish top of Tier 2 of that league.

Through choice Nick has been happy to play 2nd XV rugby and has served that team with distinction. The 2nd XV are very important to the club. Many of the current 1st XV squad started with the 2nds including current 1ST XV captain Ben Howe. Nick when called on by the 1ST XV has always put in sound and competent performances at scrum half.


Nick stated “Since re-joining the Athletic I have never looked back and enjoyed every minute of my time with the club. My proudest moment was captaining the Athletic 2nd XV to victory in the “Barrie Morris Memorial” Mid Glamorgan District Cup Final against Bridgend Sports.”


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