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Caldicot Town

Jubilee Way, Caldicot

Secretary

Steve Bright

01291 425176

07842817092

stbright@hotmail.co.uk


Alternative Secretary

Kevin Buckthought

01291 431146

07969 686459

bennybullfrog@aol.com

A Brief History of Caldicot Town AFC

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 referee’s 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 33 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 2018/19 season: Last season we ended up in a very respectable 4th place, with 53 points. Unfortunately, we were one point away from gaining promotion to the Championship. We won 17 of our 30 games, drawing 2 and losing 11; funnily enough this was exactly the same win, draw and loss record as the previous season, when we finish 7th. We scored 72 goals in the league, conceding 42. Last season’s goals were spread throughout the team with 17 different players finding the net. However, it was Ben Smith who finished as our top scorer, in the league, with 13 goals, he also won the clubs Golden Boot Trophy, scoring 25 goals in total for the 1st and 2nd team combined. We used a total of 29 players and our biggest win in the league was at home to Aberdare Town (5-0) with our heaviest defeat being away, at league champions, STM Sports (2-5).

 

Closed season:Again, it has been a very busy closed season for us; Firstly, we welcome back Caldicot Town stalwart and former manager (and player) Mark Williams, he will be joining Tony Wallis’s coaching team alongside Julian Williams for the 2019/20 season. The new management team have added experience to our young side and hope to be able to challenge for promotion to the Championship. We have been very busy off the field during the closed season; we are very pleased to report that, in May 2019, Caldicot Town met the Tier 2 criteria, having installed emergency lighting around Jubilee Way. We also purchased new, freestanding, goals and thankfully, for the matchday volunteers, the heavy shuttering on the new stand has been replaced with wind up shuttering. It is also hoped that by the start of the 2019/20 season the seating in the old stand will be fitted meaning that we will have over 250 seats for spectators. We have also done a lot of work on the playing surface, including levelling and reinstatement works. Inside the club we have refurbished the toilets in the lounge bar along with decorating the main bar and upgrading our televisions.

 

Visit www.caldicottownafc.com or our twitter account @CaldicotTownAFC for all the latest news, match reports and twitter feeds.

 

Club Honours:

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

 

Team Photo

Caldicot Town Squad

 

Caldicot Town AFC Welsh League History

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Players

NameBio
 
Ben Davidson

Goalkeeper: (Kit sponsor required): Ben has a cracking attitude towards all aspects of the game. He has represented his County and has previously been Caldicot Town Supporters player of the season.

 
Matthew James

Defence: (Kit sponsor required):MJ” needs no introduction; this will be his seventh 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 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 23; Goals (League & Cup) = 2.

 
Richard Sharratt

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” is brave and solid in the tackle and chips in with the odd goal or two. A great first touch and reads the game superbly well. His work rate on the pitch is second to none, leads by example. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 27; Goals (League & Cup) = 2.

 
Sam Watkins

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required):This will be Sam’s seventh 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 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 33; Goals (League & Cup) = 1.

 
Jacob Guy

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 very strong in the air as well as being good on the deck, another defender who chips in with the odd goal two. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 31; Goals (League & Cup) = 1

 
Ben Ah-Mun

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.

 
Ben Smith

Forward: (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’s 2018/19 Golden Boot winner. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 31; Goals (League & Cup) = 14.

 
Gareth Wesson

Goalkeeper: (Vice Captain) - (Kit sponsor required):Both the First Team’s Manager’s Player and Supporter’s Player of the 2018/19 season – for the second season running!”:“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 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 33; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Garin Withers

Midfield - (Kit sponsor required): 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. 

 
Samuel Swann

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required):Progressed through the youth ranks, this is Sam’s fourth season with the first team squad, exciting prospect who can score goals. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 29; Goals (League & Cup) = 6.

 

 
Tony Wallis

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 the higher levels. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 9; Goals (League & Cup) = 2.

 

Manager: This will be Tony’s second full season in management after completing his playing career in Caldicot Town’s first team 3 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 again this season. Tony guided us to a respectable 4th place finish last season, only missing out on promotion by one point.

 

 
Julian Williams

Coach: (Kit sponsor required):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.

 

 

 
Simon Crook

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 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 25; Goals (League & Cup) = 1.

 
Alex Watkins

Forward: (Kit sponsor required):Alex is a striker who, when presented with an opportunity, will normally take it. Alex has risen through the youth ranks and will be hoping for more chances this season. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 4; Goals (League & Cup) = 1.

 
Connah Hughes

Forward: (Kit sponsor required): Re-joined us from Taffs Well in the closed season. Originally from Porth in the Rhondda. Before studying football coaching, Connah was an academy player for both Torquay United and Newport County, he later joined Caerau Ely in Division 1 of the Welsh League. 22-year-old Connah is a big striker who's comfortable with the ball at his feet. Connah was well on the way to scoring 20+ goals last season before he transferred to Taffs Well. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 17; Goals (League & Cup) = 10.

 
Harrison Shelley

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required):Both the First Team’s Player’s Player and the Gordon Lewis Young Player of the 2018/19 season”:Harri joined Caldicot from Caerleon in July 2018. A very talented midfielder with a great deal of promise and an exciting player to watch. Former Newport County youth player who has a great eye for goal. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 31; Goals (League & Cup) = 11.

 
Corey Bowe

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required): SecondTeam’s Manager’s Player of the 2018/19 season”.Signed from Newport side Albion Rovers. “Toast” is a local lad and played for us at under 19 level. Corey will be pushing for a more regular first team spot this season. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 4; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Kyle Williams

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. 

 
Will McConnell

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 again this season. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 3; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Luke James

Defence: (Kit sponsor required): Luke has made the step up from reserve team football to the first team last season. Making a promising debut as a substitute in the League Cup game versus Taffs Well. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 2; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Benjamin Burns

Defence: (Kit sponsor required):Signed from Goytre in March 2019. Ben is a very experienced defender with a cool head, he has previously played for Caerau Ely, Cardiff Met, STM Sports and Port Talbot. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 5; Goals (League & Cup) = 1.

 
Giancarlo Gabbiadini

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. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 19; Goals (League & Cup) = 5.

 
Joshua Fitton

Defence: (Kit sponsor required): Josh made the step up from reserve team football to the first team last season, playing one game towards the end of the season. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 1; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Mark Williams

Coach:(Kit sponsor required):Willo’ is Caldicot Town through and through” having been First Team player, coach and manager of Caldicot Town. Mark is committed to bringing success to Caldicot Town through his experience and leadership skills. Mark prides himself on playing for Caldicot at all levels and is well respected amongst the players and supporters. Mark steered Caldicot Town to the Welsh League Division Two Championship in season 2015/16, a fantastic achievement. Mark has also won a Gwent County Cup Winner’s medal whilst he was a player at the club.

 
Aaron Harris

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 put in some outstanding performances last season, a no-nonsense player with a great first touch. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 15; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

 
Helal Albaarini

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required): 23 years old and a native of Homs, Syria. Has played for the Syrian National Team as well as Alkaramah (Syria), Alfaysaly FC (Jordan), Dar Aldawaa FC (Jordan), Continental Star FC (Birmingham) and Bilson Town. Helal can play on either wing or behind the striker. He will chip in with a few goals, but he mainly focuses on creating chances for others.

 
Kazeem Kareem

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required): Signed in the closed season Lagos born Kazeem was with Fulham as a youngster. He was limited to reserve team football during his spell in England, and subsequently moved to Portugal where he would remain for the vast majority of his career, playing for the likes of S.C. Braga, C.D. Trofense, Gil Vicente FC and C.F. Oliveira do Douro. He then took his game to Wales, signing with Lliswerry in 2014 and moving to Monmouth Town the following year.

 
Gethin Foster

Defence: (Kit sponsor required): This is 16-year-old Gethin’s first season on the fringes of the First Team.  He was part of last season’s successful under-16 side who completed a cup double, thought to be the first time in the club’s history. The side won both the Gwent County Cup and the Monmouthshire Junior Cup. A fantastic season also saw them take runners-up spot in the Monmouthshire League.

 
Ieuan Kew

Midfield: (Kit sponsor required): This is 16-year-old Ieuan’s first season on the fringes of the First Team.  He was part of last season’s successful under-16 side who completed a cup double, thought to be the first time in the club’s history. The side won both the Gwent County Cup and the Monmouthshire Junior Cup. A fantastic season also saw them take runners-up spot in the Monmouthshire League.

 
Samuel Williams

Midfield:(Kit sponsor required): Third Team’s Player’s Player of the 2018/19 season”. Caldicot Town Season 2018/19 Stats: Appearances (League & Cup) = 1; Goals (League & Cup) = 0.

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