On an historical note it appears that the Resolven Rugby Club was founded in 1885 as a result of the activities of Charles Thomas. Alongside Alf Morgan he worked for a Newport Engineering firm and arrived in Resolven to install boilers at Glyncastle Colliery. Being playing members of Newport RFC, during their stay they combined business with pleasure by training to keep themselves fit for the rugby matches to follow. Their strange activity soon gained the curiosity of the locals who required no second invitation to join in. A local team soon followed and so was born the game of Rugby Union Football in Resolven village.