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Jubilee Way, Caldicot
Caldicot Town AFC……..A Brief History
Caldicot Town AFC was formed in 1953. With voluntary help from the community the necessary funds were raised and after much hard work two pitches were laid at King George V playing fields. The 'green wooden hut' was erected to serve as changing rooms with a small shower area. The club then entered the East Gwent League. The 1963/64 Season saw a 2nd side formed and they took their place in the East Gwent 2nd Division. Throughout the 60's the club was successful in winning the East Gwent Division 1 and 2 along with the Watkins Shield, the Benevolent Cup, the Gill Cup and the Argus Shield.
In 1966 the senior side joined the Monmouthshire Senior League Division, now known as the Gwent County League. During the late 70's and early 80's the club won the Gwent Senior League Division 1, on two occasions, as well as winning the Senior Cup and Amateur Cup. We again won the Gwent Senior Cup in 2012/13 season with a 1-0 win over Monmouth Town. In December 1975 the original Clubhouse was built in Jubilee Way. This incorporated a small bar, a lounge, changing rooms and shower facilities. Since then the clubhouse has been modified and upgraded and now boasts four players changing rooms, a referees room, shower and toilet facilities, a large function room, a new lounge, a well equipped kitchen and outside patio areas complete with bench seats.
1979 saw the formation of Caldicot Town Junior Section. This gave local boys the opportunity to play competitive football at both Local and County Level. It is also a source of future players for the senior teams. In 1986 the club achieved its ambition of election into the Welsh Football League. A lot of hard work by many people had to be done to achieve this goal. The ground had to be enclosed with a high perimeter fence and a barrier had to put up around the pitch. Also the changing facilities had to reach the high standards set by the League. The playing fields are not forgotten and are re-seeded and maintained each year. We also have covered spectator accommodation, with vandal proof shuttering plus excellent floodlights. As a result of these facilities the club is regularly requested to hold representative games at Local and County Level.
We have now enjoyed 32 continuous seasons in the Welsh League, winning the Division 2 Championship in 1989/90 and, as runners up in Division 1, gained promotion to the top Division in 1990/91. Since then we have spent time in both the 1st and 2nd Divisions. Since being relegated from the top flight in 2010/11 season Caldicot finished subsequent seasons (in Division 2) in ninth, tenth, sixth and fourth before gaining promotion back to Division 1 in the 2015/16 season, where we finished as champions. Unfortunately, our stay in the top flight last only one season after finishing 16th we were relegated back to Division 2 for the 2016/17 season.
Review of 2017/18 season: Last season we ended up in a respectable 7th place, having won 17, drawing 2 and losing 11 of their 30 league games; we finished the season with 53 points. We managed 50 goals in the league and conceded only 35 (only 3 teams conceded less than Caldicot). Last season’s goals were spread throughout the team with 15 different players finding the net. However, it was Garin Withers who finished as top score with 12 goals.
Closed season:Again, it has been a very busy closed season for Caldicot Town; Firstly, we welcomed back former player Simon Truman and he will be joining Tony Wallis’s coaching team for the forthcoming season. The new management team have added experience to our young side and hope to be able to go for promotion back to Division 1. The club were also pleased to announce a new management team of Marcus Jenkins and Drew Main for our reserve team for the coming season. Again, we have been very busy of the field during the closed season; we have been able to totally refurbish the changing rooms by moving the referee changing rooms, this has enabled us to install new toilets and to add a changing room specifically for our ladies’ teams. We have improved the ventilation within the changing rooms and have also updated the roof. Our spectators now have extra seats to choose from as we have added 120 seats in the old stand, this brings our total seating capacity to 370+, we have also installed emergency power to both stands so that we now meet the tier 2 criteria. The clubhouse has also had its roof updated and we hope to have new toilets installed during the season.
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East Gwent Division 2 Champions
East Gwent Division 1 Champions
Watkins Shield Winners
Gill Cup Winners
Argus Shield Winners
Benevolent Cup Winners
Gwent Senior League Division 1 Winners
Gwent Senior Cup Winners
Amateur Cup Winners
Elected to Welsh Football League in 1986
Welsh League Division 2 Champions (1989/90)
Runners up Welsh League Division 2 (1990/91) – Promoted to Division 1
Welsh League Division 2 Champions (2015/16) – Promoted to Division 1
Welsh League History
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): Trotty is our player coach. He offers a great range of passing from the centre of midfield, plus great delivery from set pieces. Simon is highly experienced in all levels of Welsh League football with the likes of Barry Town and Haverfordwest when in the Welsh Premier, Goytre Utd, Caerleon, Aberaman, Caldicot, Llanwern and Goytre FC, plus in the English non-leagues with likes of Newport County, Cinderford, Chasetown and Rushall Olympic. Provides us with something different in our midfield whenever called upon and adds competition in this area of our squad.
Coach - This season Simon has a wealth of knowledge and is well respected at Welsh League level, having recently been involved in a successful spell at Goytre both as a player and as coach.
Aaron has stepped up from the reserves to become a member of
team squad. Aaron can play either full back or midfield
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): “MJ” needs no introduction; this will be his sixth season at Caldicot Town. Matt is a solid, no nonsense defender, who is good with both feet and chips in with the odd goal or two.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 28; Goals = 6.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): Tough tackling, left sided player, brave as a lion. This season is a great chance for “Puss” to show just what he is capable of. Amazingly, given where he normally plays, he has been top goal-scorer in the club in previous seasons with goals coming mainly in the East Gwent and Reserves.
Midfield (Club Captain) - (Kit sponsor required): A central midfielder who is ever present and hardly ever misses a game. A very experienced player at Welsh League level. “Shaz” has a great eye for goalscoring and always chips in with his share of goals. His work rate on the pitch is second to none, leads by example.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 27; Goals = 8.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): This will be Sam’s sixth season with the club and he really established himself in the first team with some fine performances at wing back. Sam’s pace, skill and direct running with the ball proves difficult for defenders. He also has a great work rate and covers his defensive duties well.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 21; Goals = 1.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): “Gidders”, a local lad, who signed from local rivals Undy Athletic, has proved to be a great signing. An excellent two-footed footballer who is extremely fit and has great energy. Gidders is a midfielder who trains hard and is a great club man.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 23; Goals = 0.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): “Snake” re-signed from Monmouth Town at the start of the 2016/17 season after he left Caldicot Town in 2011. The former Cardiff and Swansea centre half is a strong defender who is very strong in the air as well as being good on the deck, another defender who chips in with the odd goal too.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 30; Goals = 3.
Age 24, Prev Club Taffs Well,joined 2016 Striker.
Loves getting forward, has an eye for goal, cool ,calm in front of goal.
Been chasing his signature for a while now, glad get him signed up.
Goalkeeper - (Kit sponsor required): Louis has deserved a crack at first team football this season after impressing in our reserve side in recent seasons. A great shot stopper who will be vying with Wess for the number 1 shirt.
Forward Ben Smith - (Kit sponsor required): “Smudger” joined us from Blackrock in February 2016. Was a key player in our Welsh Youth set up and is a very hard-working striker, with a cultured left foot, Ben does not give defenders a second’s rest.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 25; Goals = 5.
Goalkeeper -(Vice Captain) - (Kit sponsor required): “Both the First Team’s Manager’s Player and Supporter’s Player of the 2017/18 season”:“Wess” is a strong and influential character who commands his goal area and gives strong vocal support and encouragement to the rest of the team. Wess is a very experienced keeper who has player for Plymouth Argyle, Newport County, Newport YMCA and Chepstow Town.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 28; Goals = 0.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): “First Team Players Player of the 2017/18 season”.Signed in July 2016 from AFC Llwydcoed, attacking midfielder who likes to get forward and is very comfortable on the ball with a good eye for goal. Garin is a brave player and was leading goal scorer for the first team last season.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 27; Goals = 11.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): “The Gordon Lewis Young Player of the 2017/18 Season”: Progressed through the youth ranks, this is Sam’s third season with the first team squad, exciting prospect who can score goals.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 26; Goals = 1.
Forward - (Kit sponsor required): Tony is our player manager and is vastly experienced. Started out at Cardiff City earning a professional contract at the club. On his release from Ninian Park Tony had spells with many non-league, Welsh Premier and then Welsh League clubs. He brings a wealth of experience from higher levels.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 2; Goals = 0.
Manager - This will be Tony’s second season in management after completing his playing career in Caldicot Town’s first team 2 seasons ago. Tony holds a UEFA B Licence. Caldicot signed Tony in November 2015, as a striker, from Risca United. The former Cardiff City professional has vast Welsh League experience which will hopefully prove invaluable this season.
Coach - Julian, who holds a UEFA C Licence, performs an invaluable role within the first team setup. Great asset to the first team, and the club, with his tireless contribution both on and off the pitch as “Ju” is also on the Caldicot Town Committee.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): “Chip” re-signed for us at the start of the 2017/18 season from Monmouth Town. Likes a tackle, has a terrific engine and is also capable of scoring the odd goal. A player who cemented a first team place last season and will be looking to do the same this season.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 28; Goals =0.
Forward - (Kit sponsor required): Alex is a striker who when presented with an opportunity will normally take it. Alex has rose up through the youth ranks and will be hoping for more chances to show what he is capable of in front of goal.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): “Clivo”, a product of our youth team and Welsh League set up, returned to Caldicot Town in January 2018 after several seasons playing for Undy Athletic. Ben was appointed player / assistant manager at Undy in 2015 and is a no-nonsense centre half that is good in the air and very strong in the tackle. Ben was Undy’s supporter’s player of the year in season 2013/14.
Caldicot Town Season 2017/18 Stats: Appearances = 11; Goals = 0.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): Harry joined Caldicot from Caerleon in the closed season. A very talented midfielder with a great deal of promise. Former Newport County youth player.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): A new signing from Newport side Albion Rovers. “Toast” is a local lad and played for us at under 19 level.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): Kyle is a qualified fitness instructor and is another new signing, he joined Caldicot in the closed season from Taffs Well. Kyle is a right sided player and can play full back or on the wing. Had a great pre-season, with 2 assists on his debut and will be hoping to hold down a regular first team place this season.
Forward - (Kit sponsor required): Another player who needs no introduction to Caldicot Town supporters. Jason who re-joined Caldicot Town in the closed season is an excellent striker with a great eye for goal. “Thorny” has had a couple of spells with Caldicot Town, most notably seasons 2006/07 and 2007/08 where he finished with the golden boot scoring 29 and 20 goals respectively. Jason reads the game well and is a very experienced player at this level and his pace and work rate will cause problems for any defence.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): Very good left foot and can play at both left full back and left midfield. A good addition to the squad who will be looking to avoid injuries and push for a first team place.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): The most senior member of the squad “Daisy” has a wealth of experience at this level and without doubt still has the quality to play in a number of positions. A great first touch and reads the game superbly well.
Defence - (Kit sponsor required): Luke has made the step up from reserve team football to the first team. Making a promising debut as a substitute in the League Cup game versus Taffs Well.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): Giancarlo re-joined us from Redditch United in October 2018. 20-year-old Giancarlo has previously played for Yate Town, Weston-Super-Mare, Forest Green Rovers and has represented English Colleges. Giancarlo was a prolific goal scorer whilst at Weston-Super-Mare, netting 30 goals by November of the 2015-16 season. Giancarlo, the nephew of Marco Gabbiadini, can play either left wing or striker.
Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): Signed from Croesyceiliog in December 2018. Aaron is a versatile player who can play either full back or in the midfield. Aaron was in the Croesyceiliog side who defeated Caldicot twice in the early part of this season.