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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


Dinas Powys Vacancy


Applications are required for the position of 1st Team Manager at Dinas Powys FC for the forth coming 2018/19 season.


It is not essential to have UEFA coaching qualifications, albeit preferred


It is essential that all applicants have Welsh League or above managerial/coaching experience


The club are looking to fill this role as soon as possible in preparation for the new season


Any interested parties please contact Rob Bloxham Dinas Powys FC -07967490116



AFC Llwydcoed Weekend Report




AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League Division Two Squad return to action next Saturday at home against Aberbargoed Buds 2.00 ko.


The ARJFL U/12's Red Team welcome Ynyshir & Wattstown to the Ynys 11.0           ko.


The Club's U/13 also welcome Ferndale Athletic to the Ynys 11.30 ko.


On Sunday the U/16's are away to Cambrian/Clydach 2.00.ko.


AFC Llwydcoed Report January 2018


Report January 1st 2018




AFC Llwydcoed Nathaniel Cars Welsh League and Reserve Teams restart their season with four difficult games. The Division Two Fixtures are as follows:-









AFC Llwydcoed v West End Photographs

IMG 5423 AFC Llwydcoed Tomos Morris wins possession of the ball in midfield.
IMGS 5378 - AFC Llwydcoed's Luke Davies stops a West End player from scoring.
IMG 5380 - AFC Llwydcoed's Chris Stonelake battles for possession in midfield.

Final Score  AFC Llwydcoed 6 - West End 0

PhotographeAFC Llwydcoed IMG_5378.JPGr Mr Michael Williams


New Secretary -Swansea University

Rhodri Mugford has been appointed Secretary at Swansea University replacing Ceri Jones who has taken up the post of Chairman.


Contact details are in the Club Section of the website


Round 4 Cup Draw

The draw for Round 4 of the Cup is as follows


Pontypridd Town v Aberbargoed Buds

AFC Llwydcoed v Llanelli Town

STM Sports v Trefelin BGC

Briton Ferry Llansawel v Cwmbran Celtic


Matches to be played Friday / Saturday January 13th or 14th 2018


ROGER COTTRELL- Former Chairman of Haverfordwest County AFC

From Barry Vaughan - Haverfordwest County FC


For those of you who were present at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium last Saturday (28th October) for the Cambrian and Clydach league match, you may recall we held a minute’s silence marking the passing of Mr Roger Cottrell. I suspect that many present would not know who Roger was and more importantly how instrumental he had been in the development of this Football Club.