- Cwmbran Celtic elect new President


WHILE all the attention is currently on the incoming president on the other side of the pond, Welsh League outfit Cwmbran Celtic has a new one of its own.

Terry Cunningham has stepped down after 15 years in the post and has been replaced by John Stockwell, who is also a long-serving clubman with many positions held.

Stockwell joined the club in 1987 as a junior-team manager and went on to achieve a couple of unparalle feats in local football.

He guided his sides to four league and cup doubles at every age-level group (10, 12, 14, and 16) in the Torfaen Football League plus a double double of two league and and cup triumphs 1998-1999 in the Torfaen Saturday and Gwent County Sunday Leagues, when the teams went unbeaten in 63 games.

He has also filled the posts of junior secretary and chairman, club secretary and more recently, disciplinary officer, vice-chairman and joint programme editor as well as serving for many years on the Torfaen Junior League executive.

Cunningham decision to stand down ends almost 70 years of continued service with Celtic going back to junior football.

He has pledged, however, to continue to support the Division One club and he has been made an honorary vice-president for his loyal
service.

Stepping in to replace Stockwell vice-chairman is former junior and senior player Scott Kinsella, father of first-teamer team Lloyd Kinsella.