Pool team hit the spot in new shirts

A pool team from Machen have a smart new look thanks to a donation from local employer, Admiral.

The team which plays from the United Services Club in Machen received funding after Stuart Lukins, who works in Admiral’s Newport office, applied to the company’s Community Chest scheme. The scheme provides funding for charities and organisations in which staff members or their families are involved.

Stuart has worked for Admiral for twelve years and has been part of the pool team for eight. He said, “We play in the Caerphilly Pool League every Thursday night and we go on tour every two years, including Copenhagen later in 2013.

“All the members were delighted with the new shirts we bought with the donation from Admiral.  It’s given us a smart new look whilst battling out in the various tournaments we play in.”

The Machen USC pool team has 10 members: Chris Bache (capt), Stuart Lukins, Oliver Hughes, Phillip Hughes, Gareth Hughes, Darryn Havard, Chris Davies, Roger Knight, John Evans, Rhodri Holmes.