Builth Wells Rugby Club’s history making youth team brought the curtain down on a successful season with their end of year awards event.

The Bulls have enjoyed a season like no other in the first since the pandemic which has hit rugby hard with leagues not even run with promotion and relegation last season.

Builth Wells underlined their status as the outstanding youth team in Wales as they completed their unbeaten season with an over-whelming 44-17 victory against Bridgend Athletic in the WRU National Youth Cup final at Principality Stadium in Cardiff in April.

On what will go down as a famous day in the history of Builth Wells Rugby Club and the town, it was an 18th win of a season becoming more and more like a fairytale with each victory for the unbeaten Bulls, who celebrated wildly at the final whistle in front of close to 1,000 supporters who’d made the 58-mile journey down from beyond the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff.

Ciaran Price starred with four tries while Alecs Williams, Iwan Coyle and Morgan Price also crossed for tries with Rhys Davies converting three and adding a penalty.

The club arranged an end of season awards presentation.

Chris Offa, Lyndon Jones, Shaun Hughes and Hugh Lloyd shared the Clubmen of the Year award for their efforts with during a memorable season.

Meanwhile Ryan Hughes was named player of the year and Alecs Williams the players’ player of the year.

Hugo Tena-Cumberland was named ‘Breakthrough Player of the Year’ while iwan Coyle went home with the top try scorer accolade.

Offa will step away from the club this summer but insisted the south Powys club was in safe hands with a host of emerging talent set to break into the senior ranks in forthcoming seasons.

Offa said: “It has been a privilege to work with my fellow coaches and management team in Builth Rugby Club with this group of players and they are credit to our town and the game of rugby.

“Let’s now hope that we have finally managed to attract enough attention from our region to actually take notice of our players and offer to give some of them a pathway to higher level rugby which they are obviously more than capable of.

“The final was an inspiration for anyone involved in rugby, from juniors to the retired, and it is a day that will forever be remembered for the rest of our lives. Thank you everyone.”