Lisa Giffard

Mark Giffard


Aberbargoed Recreational Ground



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Aberbargoed Buds

Aberbargoed Recreational Ground, Aberbargoed


Lisa Giffard

01443 268190

07455 321811

Alternative Secretary

Mark Giffard


The Forming of the Buds

Aberbargoed Buds were founded in the 1950's after the demise of Aberbargoed Town who once played in the Welsh league before folding around 1949. The word 'Buds' is supposedly a abbreviation for 'Bedwellty Urban District Sides'. The Buds started their football life in the West Mon league before there was a reorganisation of the league structure. Born out of this was the formation of the Gwent County League which to this day is a very strong league of three divisions. To their credit the Buds have never been outside the top flight of the Gwent Football League. The Buds won the their first gwent Championship in 1985-86 on the back of winning the County Motor Cup in 1984 

They had to wait sixteen years until they won the League for a second time but always played their football in Division One. In 1986 Aberbargoed Town was reformed with Lee Bugler and Kevin Simpson the architects bringing together a squad of mostly ex Buds and Jubilee F.C. players.The team entered the Rhymney Valley League and played there for a number of seasons before the league folded. This led to the team joining the North Gwent League in the nineties where they established themselves gaining promotion to the top tier and winning silverware on their way with a now young squad that had replaced the founders of Aberbargoed Town. The management duo of Graham Owen and John Randall who had taken the team to the double in 1999 were then approached by the Buds committee to amalgamate the Town with the current Buds team Aberbargoed were on the verge of folding leading up to the 1999/2000 season. The irony, was the fact, it was 50 years after Aberbargoed Town folded, it was now the Town who was to save the Buds from going out of existance. The Town committee agreed to this arrangement which kept the Buds in the Gwent County League and the Town, now known as the seconds, in the North Gwent League. With a new injection of players, committee and sponsors, the future was secure and Welsh League football was the goal set by the Club. In 2001-02 the Buds won the County Motors Cup after a gap of 18 years defeating Llanhilleth 3-0 and then comfortably held onto the trophy the following year (2002-03) defeating Blaenavon Blues 6-0 in what was a double winning season with the Buds winning the Gwent County League by 6 points and losing only 2 games on their way. Due to the lack of facilities the Buds were not granted entry to the Welsh League Division 3. However, after a lot of investment they now possess a ground that meets the criteria set down by the Welsh League. Having finished runners up in the following season (2003/04) and then a modest third the season after (2004/05) current managers Graham Owen and John Randall stood down making way for former player Neil Thomas to take the reins where the club once again won the league (2005/06) which was decided on the last game of the season with the Buds defeating the current champions Clydach Wasps 4-1 to take the league title and finally gain promotion to Welsh League Football for the 2006/07 season. 

Aberbargoed Recreational Ground

Bedwelly Road


CF81 9AY


Liam Vaughan


Liam showed his loyalty and resigned for this season he is a versatile player with great energy  and has a superb attitude

Kieran Thomas


Kieran is our captain and one of the most sought after players in Welsh league ! He has a tremendous all round game and is respected by all his players



Jake Forsyth


Jake is a young defender that plays with great maturity he likes a tackle but also likes to play from the back a great leader who loves winning his personal battle.

Thomas Davies

Davies is establishing himself as a legend at Ton Pentre, now entering   his eighth consecutive season with the Club. He is quite simply the    best defender in the Welsh League and joined the Bulldogs from CinderfordTown in the 2009/10 season. Club player of the 2015/16 season and players player jointly with Leon Jacka

Joshua Costa


Josh is another youngster who can play anywhere along the back and is always comfortable in possession

Andrew Hughes
Ryan Bolter


Ryan has a sweet left foot and is a great timer of the tackle and is a composed defender he loves getting forward and is a very consistent player.

Daniel Richard


Daniel is a one off and when on it he is unplayable ! Dan has feet to die for and can produce that bit of magic needed to win games

Scott Armitage


Scott scores goals and was once again out top goal scorer last season he never scores less than 20 goals per season  and can run at players time and time again before producing a killer goal.


Scott Jones


Although only 19 he plays the holding midfield role with great discipline and is such a reliable and consistent player that the players love having in their side.


Levi Rees

Levi is a gem of a player full of twists and turns and a keen eye for goal , He doesn't stop running and has more than  a trick or two! He is a fans favourite and a much sought after player.

Mathew Jones

high energy and a leader of players with great organisational skills Dai can set the tempo of a game and has an infectious will to win a game.

Leon Young

Leon has bags of experience and has played in all three divisions winning trophies along the way, he was a huge favourite at Ton Pentre and is competitive midfielder who dogs, scores , battles and is a winner.

Liam Shaw

Liam love to boss the midfield he prowls around stealing the ball then sets us off to attack with an array of short and long passes, he is a great leader and a calming influence on our younger players.

Gavin Meacham

Gavin Possesses a wand of a left foot and trickery to match. his fitness levels are through the roof and he is so pleasing on the eye to watch  once he is in full swing.

Cael Jones

CJ is an athletic goalkeeper with great presence  and a superb Shot stopper. He commands his box and organises his defence.

Ebeneezer Nartey
Thomas Gameson
adam jackson
kane giffard
ebeneezer narty
jordan maisey