Gwernfyed teams will take on lengths of the Offa's Dyke Walk this weekend to help raise funds for a new changing facility.

On Saturday, July 8, 16 Gwernyfed teams will walk lengths of the path, effectively the Wales-England boundary, to help raise funds for a new changing facility on the pitch area for use by the host of girls and boys playing rugby at The Brian Jones Memorial Field.

Teams from all age groups, female and male, will travel to their designated start points between Chepstow in the south and Prestatyn in the north.

Each of the teams will tackle a section of the 177-mile walk before returning to base at Talgarth to tell tales of their adventures.

The whole idea, hatched by then Chairman Rob Stephens and nurtured with the usual green, white and black enthusiasm, is to fill the funding gap so that youngsters have changing facilities on the pitch area rather than risking crossing the A479 Trunk Road back to the Clubhouse.

Mr Stephens said: “We have built up a war chest for this but the increasing price of materials leaves us significantly short of our target. Once again, when asked the green, white and blacks have responded and I’m sure that we can raise the funds that will allow us to offer even better facilities for the hundreds of youngsters enjoying friendship and sport at Gwernyfed.”

The whole event is widely covered on the Club’s Facebook pages and for those with a few pounds to spare, a JustGiving account has been set up or sums small and large can be handed over to any Gwernyfed member.

To complete what will be a great weekend, the huge marquee erected to welcome the walkers home will be put to good use on Sunday evening, July 9, when Talgarth Male Choir and invited soloists will deliver a concert commencing at 7pm.

Tickets are available at £10 and all are welcome.