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Dinas Powys

The Murch, Dinas Powys

Secretary

Richie Garland

02920 515619

07718 808245

Richie.garland@outlook.com


Alternative Secretary

Rob Bloxham

07967 490116

info@covertltd.com

Introduction to Dinas Powys Football Club.

 

The village of Dinas Powys is situated within the Vale of Glamorgan, four miles west of Cardiff and is regarded as providing home for professional commuters. Dinas Powys Football Club is an integral part of village life and has established a close connection for the past thirty years through our mini, junior and senior ladies section. The mini and junior section provides organised football for boys and girls through qualified coaches/managers trained to a minimum FAW Leaders level, for over 300 children from ages six to seventeen, fielding numerous teams every Saturday morning. As a responsible organisation within the community we have in conjunction with the Vale of Glamorgan, trained and appointed a Child Protection Officer whose duties will involve understanding the needs of players, parents and coaches. As part of our goal of quality and excellence in sport we have also embarked on a nationally recognised grading accreditation in excellence and are currently at Silver level. The senior section is currently made up of three teams; the youth team who play in the South Wales Youth League and are the lifeblood of the club and as so are encouraged and afforded opportunities to progress through the senior ranks. Two senior teams, who play in Welsh League Division 2 and the Welsh League Reserve East Division, respectively.

The flagship of the club, the first team, has gained unparalleled success over past years winning the first division title of The South Wales Amateur League over three consecutive seasons, a feat which has never before been achieved in the long history of that league. In 1998 the first team won the FA of Wales Carlsberg Amateur Trophy, which is a very prestigious trophy with teams from all over Wales competing. As a result of this success the club has been profiled on Channel Four Wales sports programme 'Goal', and was voted the village club of the year in Football Magazine 1998. In 2000 the club secured Welsh League status after winning a playoff, against the winner of the South Wales Senior League. This gave the club the opportunity to play in the higher profile Welsh League, and compete in the Welsh Cup against teams of the standard of Bangor City and Barry Town who have subsequently gone on to play in European Cup football. After gaining promotion from the third Division in 2002 in the runners up position, season 2003 saw the club win the second division Championship of the Welsh league at the first attempt, to take the club to the pinnacle of the Welsh league, the first division. Our first season at this level saw the first team finishing in sixth place in the first division and although the subsequent season was not so successful. In 2007-08 the Club achieved its highest ever position in Welsh Football by finishing 2nd in Division One; just a whisker away from gaining the Title. Following relegation to Welsh League Division Two in 2010, the only step back in more than ten years of progress, the club is striving to regain Division One status as soon as possible.

The Murch

Sunnycroft Lane

Dinas Powys

CF64 4QQ

Players

NameBio
 
James Marr

Centre back/Midfield. Very strong player in his fifth season with the club. Brings a strong influence to the defence

 

 
Rhys Palmer

Forward. Hard working player who is in his third season with the club.

 
Luke Garland

Striker. Young player who just returned this season after a year out with a serious knee injury. Been with the club since under 8’s

 
Ryan Garland

Midfield/Forward Young, attacking player who has been capped for the Welsh LD team. Very composed on the ball. Has been with the club since under 8’s.

 
Jake Keating

Goalkeeper. Excellent young prospect who has just come into senior football after a successful spell with Newport County youth.

 
Matthew Blackburn-Smith
 
Matthew Higgins
 
John Young

Midfield. Technically good, hard working player who is in his second season with the club after moving over the border from England to Wales

 
Kyle Lewis

Forward. Last season’s club top scorer who certainly has an eye for goal

 
Scott Muir

Forward. Experienced player who will always chip in with his fair share of goals

 
David Penikett

Defender. Very experienced hardworking player who has played for a number of Welsh League clubs over the years and is now adding his experience on the management side of the club also

 
Calum Bateman

Midfield. Tenacious and feisty player who has recently joined the club after playing for Caerau Ely last season.

 
Vincent Wattleworth

Midfielder/Striker. Talented player with great feet. The former Bridgend Town player joined the club last season after a few years away from the game

 
Reuben Bryl

Midfield. A technically gifted young player who has an exciting future.

 
Steven Miller
 
Elliott Matthews

Goalkeeper. Last season’s young player of the year. Elliott is a talented young player who is in his 2nd season with the club after playing in goal for Newport County youth the previous season season. Another player who has been capped at Welsh LD level

 
Benjamin Luck

Big vocal centre half who returned to the club last season after a spell at AFC Porth. Recently been appointed as player/manager and he will certainly get his voice heard.

 
Ashley Young
 
James Booth
 
Calum Driscoll

Defender. Technically good local player who has recently re-joined the club after a few season in the local league

 
Daniel Jordan Martin

Midfield. Former Swansea City academy and Llanelli player. Talented player who has recently joined the club and will be a major influence this season

 
Richard Veale

Forward. Experienced player whose former clubs include, Taffs Well, Cardiff Corries, Penrhiwceiber and more recently Pontyclun.

 
Mitchell Bryl

Midfield. Player who came through the junior and youth system at Dinas Powys and has recently returned after a few seasons away.

 
Ronan Scott

Defender. Young hardworking player who has been away from the club for a few years whilst attending university.

 
Marcus Moses

Forward. Exciting young player with bags of ability and the ability to beat a man. Recently joined after spending last season at AFC Porth

 
Michael Traynor
 
Jack Powell
 
Paul Caulfield

Defender. Committed player who is in his third season with the club

 
Sean Smith
 
Myles Case

Attacking Midfield. Exciting player with quick feet who has recently returned to the club after a spell at AFC Porth

 
Jonathan Cummings
 
James Bloxham

Centre back. Pacey, hardworking defender who loves a tackle

 
Tomos Edwards

Midfield/Defence. Composed young player who became first team regular last season.

 
Timothy Glossop
 
Paul Palfrey
 
Marc Bloxham

Defender. Tall defender who is strong in the air and in the tackle   

 
Adam Jones
 
Ollie Bryl
 
Ethan Harris
 
Raied Jones
 
Samuel Jones
 
James Hill
 
Dylan Hughes
 
Adam Jones

Fixtures