Port Talbot - Sport

Sport

Sporting teams in Port Talbot include:

  • Aberavon Rugby Club, (founded in 1876) who play in the Rugby Union Welsh Premier Division
  • Tata Steel Multi Sport Club, who organise swim, run, bike and triathlon events for employees and the local community in the Neath Port Talbot area.
  • Aberavon Quins RFC, (founded in 1891) who play in the WRU Division Two West
  • Aberavon Green Stars RFC
  • Corus (Port Talbot) RFC
  • Taibach RFC
  • Neath Port Talbot Steelers, club who play in the Rugby League Conference
  • Afan Lido F.C.
  • Port Talbot Town F.C., compete in the League of Wales, and also the First Division Welsh Champions
  • Goytre United F.C.
  • Margam United F.C, based at the Saltings football field in Knights Road, Margam.
  • Corus F.C., who play at home at the SCOW fields in Abbots Close
  • Port Talbot Wheelers Cycle Club

Margam Forest to the northeast of the Port Talbot is used as a venue for a stage of the annual Wales Rally GB. In the past, the rally route has traversed Margam Country Park.

Afan Forest Park to the north of the town has a number of dedicated mountain biking trails.

Port Talbot has an array of higher level football. With two historically dominant football teams in the town (Port Talbot Town F.C. and Afan Lido F.C.), also Welsh Football League First Division high-flyers Goytre United F.C. are based just outside of Port Talbot. The town's nearest Welsh Premier League team is Neath Athletic A.F.C, which is located only a few miles away from Port Talbot. Llanelli A.F.C., Swansea City A.F.C. and Cardiff City F.C. are also large clubs which are in close vicinity of Port Talbot.

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