When Celyn Ashton took to the field against Porth Harlequins on the 9th of February he became only the fifth player to play 200 league matches for Treorchy since the National Leagues were introduced in 1990-91.
Celyn made his 1st team debut on the 17th of December 2005, just two days after his 18th birthday. The match was an away fixture at Hirwaun, and Celyn scored 17 points from 5 penalties and a conversion in a convincing 22-9 victory in Division 3 South East.
Celyn went on to make 17 1st team appearances that season and, after taking over kicking duties from Lee Stone, finished the season as top scorer with 172 points.
In his 200 league matches for the Zebras, Celyn has scored 1,420 points making him our top point scorer by a significant margin. It was a proud moment for all of us at Treorchy Rugby Football Club when Celyn made his international debut for Wales Deaf Rugby in a convincing win against England.
Away from the sporting field, Celyn teaches Science at Stanwell School, Penarth. He is married to Abby and is a proud father to Lucy and Jacob.
Congratulations on a tremendous achievement Celyn!