Resolven Village Panto April 2018

Support Your Village Panto

Resolven Young Performers are proud to be performing their 2018 Spring Pantomime.

This year we are in the Cam Gears Club, purely because of ticket demand outstripping availability in the Welfare.

All are welcome, young and old, we hope you will come along and enjoy seeing the talent we have in this village of ours.

Tickets are available from Cam Gears Club, or you can order online (no payment taken) and either collect from the club, or we’ll deliver them.


UFO Clouds Spotted Over Vale of Neath

Lenticular clouds— sometimes called UFO clouds– seen at sunrise over the Vale of Neath 

Mike Davies






Another Cup Success for Resolven Footballers

Reserve Division 2 Cup Final —Mond FC v Resolven FC MARCH 7th 2018


For the 2nd time in 2 years the 2nds win the Reserve Division Cup in front of a good crowd of supporters that all made the journey in heavy rain.  The support for the team was fantastic throughout with the stands turning green and white for the night.




Michael Grinter


Gregory Arnold

Daniel Wellstead

Lee Chambers

Sam Wills


Joseph Beale,Sean Hirons,Cam Cox, Jonathan Williams

Aaron Shead-Phillips (C)Christian Arthurs

Subs – Dean Thomas, Ashley Bevan, James Whitney, Ashley Oates, Chris Oates

Resolven dominated play first half but failed to capitalise on many chances created by the quick attacking play

Half time 0 – 0

2nd half was once again dominated by Resolven and the breakthrough came on 65 minutes when a cross to the back post found C Arthurs who headed back across goal and found the bottom of the net. 1 – 0! It was another 10 minutes before Arthurs once again scored after receiving the ball out wide and scored a sensational goal into the top corner 2 -0 !

The celebrations were barely over when C Cox volleyed with a dipping shot from 25 yards . 3 – 0 and the crowd went wild! The game was put to bed with 10 minutes to go when Cox pounced on some poor defending and finished well from inside the box . 4 -0 !!!!

Final score Mond FC 0 – Resolven FC 4–Man of the match C Arthurs



Every Resolven player had a really good game and the supporters showed their appreciation.

Well done Resolven FC !



Table Tennis Teams Doing Well

Just a few words on table tennis-with the season going into the second half of the Swansea League the Cam Gears teams are doing well

 The A team of Ceri Higgon, Morgan Siddley and Martin Evans are 4th in the Premier division.

The B team consisting of Gareth Evans, Michael Policht and Cerys Evans are 4th in Division 1 

The C team of John Jones, Graham Butler, Tom Vale and But Wong are 7th.

The D team of Paul Gillespie, Malcolm Davies and David Davies  are also 7th in Division 2.


The club has also played well in the Tudor Jones Cup with the A,C and D teams reaching the semi finals.

The C and D teams were drawn against each other with the D team winning 15 – 6 after receiving a handicap start of plus 7–Malcolm winning 6 – 1, Paul 5 – 3 and David 4 – 2.

The A team were drawn against Penyrheol D who had a handicap start of plus 11, unfortunately for the A side Penyrheol played really well and used the handicap to full advantage to run out worthy winners 13 – 8.

For the A team Morgan played really well and won his games 6 – 1.


The final between Cam Gears D and Penyrheol D will take place at the end of the season, the date to be arranged.










Mike Meets Mountaineers


The roads on the Brecon Beacons were excellent, although  the snow had gone into large drifts in places. 



The peaks were covered in mist and I had to dodge a few hefty hail squalls, but I particularly wanted to take these falls as they were frozen over.



I was very fortunate that a few lads came there all geared up for the ascent which made the images come to life.






04/03 /2018—–BRECON BEACONS







Snapped in the Snow and Ice

Two of our RDN  team, Diane Sims and Mike Davies, have been out and about  capturing images of our valley in the icy grasp of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma.

Clydach Brook in Clydach Avenue (Diane Sims)

Clydach Brook-whirlpool (Diane Sims)

Melincwrt Waterfalls (Mike Davies)

Rheola Lake (Mike Davies)

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Mike captured this charming image for us before the storms arrived.