Former Wales Rugby Coach Mike Ruddock has expressed his support for the development of Underhill Park.

Mike, who has a home locally and, it has just been announced, is joining the Ospreys in a temporary role, said:

I’m fully behind the Go Underhill plans being driven forward by Mumbles Community Association.


Both my sons played for Mumbles RFC as youngsters and I was a volunteer coach for the club, so I know how much the upgrading of facilities at Underhill Park is needed, not just for developing grass roots talent but also for the community as a whole.


Having a properly floodlit training area will be a massive improvement while the new community café area and toilets will be valued not only by the players, but also the parents, grandparents and supporters who all help ensure we have a thriving rugby scene in Mumbles.

Chair of MCA, Simon Tse, said:

Having an endorsement for our project from someone of the stature of Mike Ruddock is brilliant news for Go Underhill.


We thank Mike for his positive words and hope it will encourage other well-known people to come forward and offer their support

You can read more about Mike’s appointment on the Ospreys website