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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.



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


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.



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





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.


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


FAW Trophy Final

The FAW Trophy Final - Pontardawe Town v Cefn Albion

Saturday April 13th 2019 

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth

KO 13.30


Female Only Referee Course




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:


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.



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.


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.



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


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


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


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 ?



Roy Edwards - Aberbargoed Buds


Its with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Roy Edwards. He was a gentleman and a distinguished figure who was well loved within the community. Roy loved his football and played goalkeeper for Aberbargoed Buds for many many years and when finally hanging up his boots, Roy continued to contribute to the Buds off the field serving on the clubs committee. I am proud to say Roy was eventually made President of Aberbargoed Buds to which I know he loved and we at the club felt honoured to have Roy as the figurehead of the football club he loved. 



Dinas Powys Vacancy


Dinas Powys FC are looking for a new club secretary commencing June 1st 2018. The job entails a number of  administration duties for the club as a whole, ensuring football for all age groups at the club. 


Previous experience in this role or with Dinas Powys FC is not required but the person should be computer literate and dedicated to the club due to the high levels of responsibility. 

A full job description can be obtained by any interested party from Brian Clifton (Club Chair Person) via the Club Website or Rob Bloxham 07967490116 or



Ray Smiles - MBE

The League are delighted to announce that Ray Smiles, Life Vice President of the League, was awarded the MBE in the 

New Years Honours List.


Penybont FC Vacancy


Penybont FC of Division One of The Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh Football League have a imminent vacancy for the position of Secretary, mainly responsible for the Club's football administration.




Applications to the current Secretary, Tony Griffiths, by email to




If you wish to contact Tony about the position before making application, please telephone on 01656 652702 any evening between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.




Closing date for applications is Friday 16th November 2018.



New Assistant Secretary

As you will be aware Kieran O'Connor was elected President of the FAW recently, a position that requires significant time input.

 Kieran suggested to the Management Committee that they consider the appointment of his daughter, Sarah O’Connor,

 for the remainder of the season. Sarah, as many of you will know, has been registering players in Kieran's absence for over 20 years and

 is the obvious person to take over this position.


The Management Committee has this week confirmed her appointment and she will process all registrations, transfers etc

 from today.  Her contact details have been communicated to all Club Secretaries.


Kieran O'Connor will remain as Treasurer of the League for this season and will naturally keep a watching brief.








FAW President

Kieran O’Connor, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of the Welsh Football League has been elected as the new President of the Football Association of Wales, succeeding David Griffiths, who will now become a Life Vice President of the Association. 



Cwmbran Celtic - Tier 2 Licence


The FAW Have now inspected Celtic Park, Cwmbran to measure the pitch in accordance with the FAW Tier 2 Ground Criteria.

It is  confirmed that the pitch measured 98.5m x 64.7m.




In accordance with FAW Tier 2 Ground Criteria Regulation I.05, the allowable minimum dimensions are 98m x 62m.



The compliance with I.05 means that Celtic Park, Cwmbran, is now rated as a Tier 2 compliant ground and Cwmbran Celtic are permitted to play Tier 2 matches at The Stadium with immediate effect and for season 2018 2019



AFC Llwydcoed appointments

AFC Llwydcoed football committee wish to announce & welcome the appointment of Matthew Driscoll & Lewis Holder as their new Welsh League Division 2

management team


They will kick off  the new season at home against Swansea University.


Dinas Powys Vacancy

Dinas Powys FC are looking to appoint a reserve team manager for the 2018/19 season, to run their reserve team, which plays in the Welsh League Reserve Division. The successful candidate would work closely alongside the first team manager Gavin Price.

Candidates should have some team management or coaching experience or likewise have playing experience at a similar level.

Please send expressions of interest via email to the club secretary at


FAW Fair Play Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the FAW Fair Play Awards who receive £ 1,000 each 

Division One  - Haverfordwest County

Division Two - Abergavenny Town

Division Three - Swansea University




An opportunity has become available to manage AFC Llwydcoed’s Welsh League team. The club are currently in the second division of the Welsh League and have enjoyed Welsh League status for 18 consecutive seasons. The Club is also represented in the Welsh Reserve League and the Welsh Youth League.

As manager of the Welsh League team you will be expected to work together with the management teams of the Reserve and Youth team to ensure that players throughout the club are developed and improved in order to represent AFC Llwydcoed playing Welsh League football.

Experience of management within Welsh League football is desirable but not essential; the ideal candidate will need to demonstrate passion, enthusiasm and a keen understanding of the game, which has been developed from playing at a reasonable level.

The club is looking to appoint a manager who will be able to contribute to the wider development of coaches and players throughout the club. The club have teams at every level within its mini and junior football section, with over 250 players registered and representing the club in the last season.

As Welsh League manager you will be expected to represent AFC Llwydcoed in a professional manner and support the club in its ambition to develop and improve the club both on and off the field.

You will be supported by a small but loyal and dedicated committee and workforce of volunteers.

AFC Llwydcoed is a club that is held in high regard by the football authorities and those within the game; it has a rich history and tradition of achievements and is looking for someone to continue the good work done by previous managers.

Please submit your written application and any supporting information to by 10am Friday 22nd June 2018.


Dinas Powys FC Management Announcement


We are delighted to announce that Mark Tawton and Gavin Price will form the new firsts management team at Dinas Powys.



Both are vastly experienced at Welsh League level with Gavin’s previous clubs including, Barry Town, Cardiff Civil Service, Dinas Powys and Grange Quins, whilst Mark’s former clubs include AFC Llywdcoed and Cwmamman.


 We are also pleased to confirm that Robert Brown, Paul Lewis and Alun Lewis will be coming on board, with Paul and Alun taking charge of the Reserve team.


 Pre-season training will start at 6.30pm on Tuesday 3rd July at Bryn y don, Dinas Powys with existing, old and new players, all welcome to attend.




Richie Garland, Secretary Dinas Powys FC (



Des Shanklin

It is with great sadness that the League report the passing of Des Shanklin, former League Chairman 

and Life Vice President