Suspension of fixtures


Following a directive from the Football Association of Wales in respect of the Coronavirus pandemic, all fixtures in the League are suspended until further notice

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Steve Haggett - Penrhiwceiber Rangers FC


 

A week as they say is a long time in football, events over the past week has certainly put that saying into perspective as we sadly mourn the passing of our great friend and manager Steve Haggett. 

 

Our immediate thoughts go to Colleen, Danielle, Melissa and the wider family in what is a very sad time. The football family has certainly come together with messages received from all over Wales, such was the mark of a man who done so much for the club and players for over thirty years and who brought unparalleled success to this proud community and the club for which he was the focal point. 

 

 

Saturday was an emotional day and our thanks go out to Newport City and the referee for their understanding around the match.

 

 

 

Success upon success bestowed the club in the 90s and into the new millennium, winning league championships, cups and encouraged his players to believe to achieve, a foundation he carried right through to the last, a foundation built on passion, built on ability and built around values. 

 

 

 

Im sure there will be players who will say they were better players for knowing him and playing for him. We asked the players and all involved to observe a minutes silence prior to the game as a mark of respect to Steve.

 

 

 

We will all carry memories of Steve for one reason or another, when people talk about someones commitment in the game a term thats very often used is Mr Football, I think we can safely say Steve was Mr Football.

 

 

 

The funeral arrangements will be released as soon as we know from the family.

 

 

 

Steve appetite for the game is well renowned and would never miss a game, none more potent than the previous Saturday which turned out to be his last.

 

 

 

The players and committee of the club send out their heartfelt best wishes to the family as we mourn a great family man and great manager.

Rest in Peace our friend.

 

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Abergavenny Town FC - Vacancy for First Team Manager


 

The ideal candidate will have the drive, determination and vision to take the team forward and will hold or be working towards a Uefa ‘B’ Licence. In addition a sound knowledge of football within South Wales would be desirable.  Our ground, Penypound Stadium is Tier 2 compliant and the successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity of working with a blend of very experienced players and fast developing players coming through our academy sides.

Abergavenny Town FC is well supported by a strong and hardworking committee, and is one of the better supported sides within the Nathaniel Cars Welsh Football League.

 

Interested candidates should contact Club chairman Rob Francis (07392 062323) for more information or to express an interest.

 

Closing date is 30 November 2019

 

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Nathaniel Car Sales - Round Three Draw


The Draw for Round Three is as follows ;

 

Bridgend Street / Trethomas Bluebirds v Croesyceiliog

Goytre FC v Ton Pentre

Pontyclun v Abertillery Bluebirds

Tredegar Town v Penrhiwceiber Rangers / Caldicot Town

 

Dates to be confirmed

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Len Howells - Afan Lido FC


Len Howells Afan Lido Vice President and  father of Chief Executive Alan sadly passed away on Thursday 19th September 2019.

On behalf of the Welsh Football League  we would like to offer our condolences to Len’s wife, Alan, Ian and their families at this sad time.

Len refereed in the Welsh Football League for many years and was one of an elite band appointed to the FIFA list.

 

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Len Blakemore - Caerleon FC


 

Caerleon Football Club are sad to report the recent passing of Len Blakemore, who was a stalwart of the Club over an extended period.

 

He played as a goalkeeper for Caerleon and subsequently became a very active member behind the scenes.

 

He will best be remembered by the more senior members of the Welsh League fraternity as a dedicated and genial Club Secretary during the 1980s and 90s (to my memory).

 

 

 

Len's funeral is to be held at St Cadocs Church, Caerleon on Tuesday 20 August at 2pm.

 

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New Secretary - Ton Pentre


Gavin Elliott is the new Secretary at Ton Pentre replacing chris Jones who has stepped down.

Contact details are available in the Clubs section of the website

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New Secretary - Trethomas Bluebirds


Darren Moss is standing down as Secretary of Trethomas Bluebirds after 11 years in the role.

Darren will be replaced by Thomas Newall whose details are listed in the Clubs section of the website.

 

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Nathaniel Car Sales Cup Final.


 

We have now arranged the Nathaniel Car Sales Cup Final.

Penydarren BGC v Ynysygerwn

The Match will be played at Port Talbot FC

Friday, 17th May,

Kick off 7.15.pm.

 

 

 

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Nathaniel Car Sales Cup Final


This years Cup Final will be between Penydarren BGC and Ynysygerwn, both Division Three clubs.

 

Penydarren beat Trefelin 3-1 on Tuesday night with Ynysygerwn beating Division One Champions Penybont after extra time and penalties. No score after 90 minutes, 1-1 after extra time with Ynysygerwn winning 4-3 on penalties.

 

Final will be played on Friday May 17th - venue tba subject to availability of grounds.

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League Cup Semi Finals


The two semi finals will be played on Tuesday & Wednesday April 23rd and 24th at Taffs Well FC.

Game One - Penydarren BGC.v Trefelin BGC on Tuesday

Game Two - Ynysygerwn v Penybont on Wednesday

 

Both games kick off at 7.15pm

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FAW Trophy Final


The FAW Trophy Final - Pontardawe Town v Cefn Albion

Saturday April 13th 2019 

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth

KO 13.30

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Female Only Referee Course


FEMALE ONLY REFEREE COURSE

SUNDAY 12 MAY
DRAGON PARK, NEWPORT

BECOME A FULLY QUALIFIED REFEREE FOR £80


Candidates will need to complete a number of online modules prior to the practical delivery day on 12 May (approx10hrs)
Delivered by a team of female only instructors
Certificate on completion
Full referee kit included
Great opportunities to progress with full mentoring support
No previous experience needed


For more information or to register: www.becomearef.wales

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Welsh Ground Improvements Applications.


 

The FAW Club Support Network Portal is now open for the next round of Welsh Ground Improvements Applications.

The deadline to apply for this round of funding is Friday, 10th May and a decision will be made on each application in early June.

 

 

 

This is particularly important for clubs wishing to upgrade their ground in line with the FAW Tier 3 Ground Criteria, the deadline for which is April 2020.

 

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FAW Trophy


Congratulations to Pontardawe Town on reaching the Final of the FAW Trophy defeating Boddedern FC 5-0 .

 

Pontardawe now face Cefn Albion who defeated STM Sports after extra time.

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Grandstand seats for Sale - Abergavenny


 

Abergavenny Town FC  has for sale 200 tip-up stadium seats which are in very good condition.

 

They come in modules of four seats on a  sturdy steel frame  and meet the FAW specification for stadium seats for Tier 2/3 and are priced at £15.00 per seat.

 

Available for viewing at any time. Buyer collects.

 

If interested contact Dave O 'Malley  07721 626068, or Rob Francis 07392 062323.

 

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Club / Manager of the Month


The February Club / Manager of the Month for February 2019 is Swansea University and manager Dafydd Evans

 

Swansea University record in the Month was Played 5, Won 5 , Goals for 18 Goals against 3

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Presentation Dinner


The 2018/19 Presentation Dinner will be as follows;

 

Friday June 21st 2019

The Vale Hotel & Resort, Miskin ( J34 M4 ) @ 7.30pm

Guest Speaker - John Toshack

Entertainment - Bob Webb

MC - Kevin Johns

 

Clubs will be advised of ticket details when confirmed

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Nathaniel Car Sales - Semi Finals


The draw for the semi finals of the Nathaniel Car Sales League Cup is as follows 

 

Penydarren BGC v Trefelin BGC

Ynysygerwn v Penybont

 

Matches to be played Tuesday / Wednesday 23rd/24th April 2019

Neutral venues - to be confirmed subject to ground availability

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FAW Trophy Semi Finals


 

Please be advised of the following Semi Final draws, which were made at the FAW HQ this afternoon;

 

 

 

FAW Trophy Semi Final Draw

 

Cefn Albion v STM Sports

 

Pontardawe Town v Bodedern Athletic

 

 

 

Ties to be played at a neutral venue on Saturday 16th March 2019

 

Could we get a Welsh League Final ?

 

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