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


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