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Secretary

Gary Thomas

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08723 527146


Alternative Secretary

Geraint Jeffries

07970 035683

Although the present club was founded in 1947, football in Pontardawe certainly stretches back over 100 years, into the closing years of the 19th Century, when a Pontardawe club, run by industrialist CF Gilbertson, was among the members of the earliest Swansea League, and won the championship in 1899-1900. The club went on to join the Swansea and District League in the early 1900s, playing familiar names like Swansea Town, Morriston, Skewen and Clydach, as well as long forgotten ones such as Mond Nickel, York Place and Sketty. But honours don't seem to have come their way in the first half of the 20th Century; the club never even reached the top division of the Welsh League and it disbanded during the Second World War.

 

Reformed as Pontardawe Athletic in 1947, the town club entered the Welsh League, playing in division two (west). The first few post war years brought reasonable success at this level and by 1959/60 they were challenging for promotion, finishing 3rd behind Carmarthen and Clydach, achieving a Division One place a year later despite finishing below Gelli Colliery. But relegation came swiftly in 1961-62, Ponty finishing 19th out 20 and going back down with Milford. By the mid 1960s the club was struggling in the middle section of the restructured Welsh League and by 1980 they dropped to the lowest division.

 

A period of comparative success followed in the early 1980s, with successive promotions taking the club back to the top flight of the Welsh League by 1982. 1981 / 82 was Ponty's best ever season - not only did Dixie McHale's team win promotion, finishing second to Brecon Corries but they reached the quarter finals of the Welsh Cup, hosting a Wrexham side containing Dai Davies, Joey Jones and Dixie McNeil. (Record books show the result as 5-1 though the club's history says 4-1).

 

Competing in the Premier Division for only the second time in their history in 1982-83, Pontardawe Athletic managed to lift the West Wales Senior Cup and in the league they held their own, finishing 13th - but luck wasn't on their side, the league restructured and as Athletic lacked a ground adequate for the Welsh league's self styled "National Division" they were dumped back into the middle section, curiously known as the Premier Division, for 1983/84. Ponty went into decline again, slipping back to the third level of the Welsh league by the mid-1980s, quietly remaining there for over a decade.

 

The first Welsh league championship - of the Third division - finally came in 1996, after 50 years of membership but the club's progress up the league was almost halted on ground criteria again, as council bureaucracy meant Pontardawe were one of the last clubs at this level to erect a covered stand. But the club was now on a definite upward curve, its youth side lifting the Welsh Youth Cup and MacWhirter League title in 1997, and the senior side gaining promotion to the First Division in 1998. This time the club (now adopting the name of Pontardawe Town) lasted 6 seasons and then returned to the top flight for the 2005-06 season after winning the Second Division and losing to Goytre in the Shamrock League Cup final. Their return to the First division saw them finish third in the table and again finishing runners up in the Shamrock League Cup.

 

Between 2005 and 2015 the club was in the top flight and during this time the club won the Reserve League (x2), Reserve Cup (x1), Youth League (x3), Neath League (3rd Div) and at Under 18s the SWFA League (x1), WWYAFL Cup (x1). The club also finished runners up in the 2013/2014 League Cup Final losing on penalties to AFC Porth. Unfortunately the club was relegated to Division Two at the end of the 2014/2015 season.

 

In the 2016 / 2017 season the club’s excellent record at Youth level was confirmed with the Under 19s winning the Welsh League Youth West Division and the Under 18s winning the West Wales Youth League Cup.

 

In the 2017/2018 season the Reserves won the Welsh League Reserve West title

 

The management structure for the coming season has now been confirmed with former player Andrew Stokes returning to the club with Richard South. .Jason Dykes will continue in his role as overall Director of Youth Football and Paul Lewis steps down from the first team management team to join the Youth structure. The Reserves will be managed by Gareth Govier and Marcus Coxon with Marcus also having overall Youth control. Another, and possibly most important factor, is the Junior Section which is one of the best in the country running over 20 teams including Academy, Minis, Juniors and Girls / Ladies. Success at all age groups means that the trophy cabinets are bursting at the seams and long may this continue.

 

Since the club relocated to Parc Ynysderw the committee has invested time and money to bring the ground to Welsh League standard which it achieved in August 2015. It is a wonderful facility but more work and money is needed but the club now has the foundation to further develop and return to the top flight. During the mid season break the officials have worked hard but we continue to suffer delays for reasons out of our control … it simply has become a nightmare !!!!!

 

Our Mission : To build and sustain a successful community football club and to strengthen the bonds between the club and the community it serves.

 

 

 

 

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Players

NameBio
 
Steven Reeve

Reevo swept the board at the 2017 / 2018 Presentation night for the First Team after some outstanding performances. A previous Club Captain he continues to be one of the best keepers in the Welsh League … also the joker in pack that keeps everyone on their toes

 
Josh Roberts

Josh spent his Junior years here and scored a lot of goals. That seems to be continuing as he was last season’s top scorer and also Clubman of the Year as he took over as groundsman following the departure of Geraint 

 
Josh Dorward

Josh is our own “magic daps” and has blistering pace, excellent ball skills and chips in with a few goals as well. Last season he suffered through injury but we are looking for a big one from Josh in 2018 / 2019

 
Gareth Govier

In his day Gareth was an excellent right back and midfielder with pace to burn and a sweet right foot. He has concentrated in recent years on coaching but still has the ability to play at this level

 
Tim Georgievsky

Tim is an exciting prospect and last season was part of the strong Penybont side in Welsh League Division One. We are pleased to welcome Tim to the club for the first time.

 
Corey Bevan

Welsh league’s self proclaimed best midfielder with blistering pace and a bright future ahead  … not sure when it will start mind!!!! ... A Pontardawe Town legend who scored the last goal at our old ground The Rec. A former Reserve team coach who is a great guy to have around and a good footballer when fit and available

 
Christian Evans

Another player who can is comfortable anywhere on the park. Cool as a cucumber and has a great footballing brain but can his body take anymore!!

 
Dion Carroll

Dion came through the Youth and made some telling performances across all the teams in recent seasons. He has been superb every time he has been called on and even got on the score sheet once as well

 
Josh Doyle

Josh played at Pontardawe Town a few seasons ago but has since gone on and played well at First Division level with Afan Lido. It is great to welcome him back to the club and we look forward to seeing him back to full fitness and firing on all cylinders.

 
Declan Horgan-Evans

Declan had an outstanding season and won almost all the awards for Youth and Reserve team football at last season’s presentation night. Continues to be an exciting prospect with a pretty decent strike on him

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Arwel Rees

A stalwart of Pontardawe Town FC who has been with us from minis, juniors, youth and through to Seniors. A hard working solid midfielder with a fair old strike .

 
Garry Taylor

Garry has played for many clubs in the Welsh League but always comes back home to the Town. An experienced midfielder, a joker and good guy to have around he has also started to take on a role off the field in assisting on the commercial side

 
Kurtis Rees

An excellent prospect from our successful Youth side Kurtis returned after a few months away at Cwmamman United and made a mark in the latter part of the season

 

 
Corey Saunders

Corey joined us from Cwmamman United and is an outstanding attacking player who can play up top and in defence. Last season he tested everyone with his speed and skill and will be looking for more of the same this season

 
Tom Grey

Tom returned home to the club he spent his junior and youth days at and last season he showed what a tough no nonsense defender he is with some excellent performances

 
Tyler Aylward

Tyler joined us from Goytre United and last season showed that he is a versatile defender who likes to join up in attack

 
Joe Pelosi

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Nathaniel Morgan

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
John Cai Thomas

Cai was a rock in defence for our Youth and is now stepping up to senior football. A lot is expected of Cai who is a solid but skilfull central defender

 
Daniel Birch

A talented young player with great feet and speed. Suffered from injuries over recent seasons but he is really showing great form back playing where he belongs

 
Ethan Davies

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Marc Jones

Marc has put in some excellent performances with the Reserves and First team in the last few seasons and has played in defence and midfield. He has a lovely left foot that can produce a fair old strike!

 
Craig Davies

Craig is an outstanding defender who has re-joined us after spending time at Garden Village and Afan Lido. A great defender in terms of playing ability and a character around the club

 
Tom Blizzard

Tom came through our juniors and after a few seasons away, including playing with the egg shaped ball, he came back and put in some outstanding performances especially in the reserves. We are expecting a lot from him this season

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Liam Griffiths

Liam returns after playing for Goytre United and, in the Welsh Permier League, for Carmarthen Town. He has played all across the park for us but is prolific up top so we look forward to him hitting the net in the coming season

 
Steffan Pryce

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Ebbe Westmoreland

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Callum Saunders


Callum joins us from Carmarthen Town and brings with him a reputation for being a strong and skillful midfielder who can also play in defence

 
Ben Thomas

A product of the club's junior section Ben is an experienced Centre Half who has had limited first team appearances but has always stepped up when called on. Very strong in the air and reads the game well. 

 
Kobe Westmoreland

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Ben Webb

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Oliver Schofield

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Joseph Lloyd

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Travis James

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Andzejs Dubjaga

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Callum Dolman

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Tomas Bignell

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Dylan Bebb

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Mabon Evans

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Louis Gillett

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Lewis Jones

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Kaiden Wheeler

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Callum Dougal

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Dylan Evans

A Member of the Pontardawe Youth Squad and now looking to gain experience at Senior Level

 
Harry Booth

A Member of both our Youth and Senior Squads this season

 
Daniel Briggs

Young attack minded winger signed from Garden Village ... an excellent prospect

 
Luke Evans

A former Town player at Youth and Senior level who now returns after a few seasons a way. A skilful and tough competitor who when he returns to full fitness will be knocking on the first team door

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