Undy Athletic Club
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Undy Athletic Club, Magor
History of Undy A.F.C.
Undy A.F.C was formed in 1947 by Mr. Joe Champion, Mr Lambert Bird, Mr. Harry Hodges and others. Unfortunately in 1962 the club was disbanded, due to lack of support. During the period between 1947 and 1962 the Argus Shield was won 3 times, plus the Benevolent Cup.
The changing facilities were in Undy Church Hall, using a tin bath for washing. Club colours at that time were black and white
1970 saw the reformation of the club, the driving force behind this, amongst others were Mr. John King, Mr. Percy Pope, Mr. Malcolm Pope, our president Mr. J.Smith, and the tote organizer Mr. Bob Scrivens, the tote keeping the club on a firm financial setting for more than 10 years, the Juniors being led by Mr. Bernard Smith, Mr. Alf Little and others.
Honours achieved by the club since being reformed include the Gwent County Motors Cup,the East Gwent Benevolent Cup, the Watkins Shield and the Argus Shield, and with a continual improvement of our first team we won the Gwent County 1st Division in 2011to achieve Welsh League status , we went on to win promotion in our first season of Welsh league football in 2012.
The next few seasons we established ourselves as a very good division 2 side culminating in promotion to Welsh league division 1 in season 2015/16.
From 1970 to 1981 Undy Football Club operated without any team managers, a selection committee picked the teams every week. The first manager was taken on in 1981. The manager's name was Mr. Dave Siegal
New changing facilities were built on the playing fields in 1974, these making the tin bath at the church hall redundant.
In 1992, the football club poured its first pint of beer, by obtaining its license to sell alcohol
1996 saw the project to extend the clubhouse, providing us with new changing facilities, and more recently in 2005 the development of our new pitch.
Players who have played for Undy, that have gone on to play professionally include Mr. Colin Rocky Hudson, Mr. Harry Harris, Mr. Mike Dowler and Mr. Rhys Wilmot
Since the reformation of the football club in the early 1970s, there has been a steady growth in membership, resulting in Undy Athletic now being able to boast, a junior section of 15 teams and a senior section of 3 teams, which equates to approximately 350 too 400 players in total, most probably one of the strongest clubs in South Wales
In 2011 Undy Athletic won our first ever Gwent County League title and entered the Welsh League - winning Division Three at the first attempt in 2012 ! In season 2015/16 we gained promotion to Welsh league Division One.
In a record season for the club our Third Team also won an East Gwent League and cup double, Our Under 18's won the Gwent County Cup and the u-16's were also league Champions.
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Very quick right sided player.Reads the game well. With Bridgend Street last season.
Ben is Player/Coach. He is an experienced player and joined us after spells with Cinderford Town and Caerleon , he is a centre midfielder with a good range of passing and a good engine , he is another of the Newport contigent brought in by LWO during preseason 2013 and was appointed Player/Coach in 2015. A cruciate injury in 2014 has yet to see him back in the starting line up.
Ben was appointed as Assistant Player/Manager to LWO in 2015 and great to have in the dug out, a no-nonsense centre half who is good in the air and strong in the tackle, a good club man and 2013/14 seasons supporters player of the year
Dan is a new signing for 2015/16 season from Lydney and a player the Manager had wanted at the club for a while, a left sided player who is comfortable in a deep or attacking role, will really prosper in Division 1
Dan broke into the first team squad during season 2013 and has remained there since , a very pacey young lad who has a rocket of a shot , was also captain and a star of our under 19s, his improvement last season speaks volumes for his willingness to learn. .
Gareth has played for Caldicot and Goytre Utd but was one of the main reasons behind the teams rise in the last few seasons as he rejoined the club he first played for many years ago .
Gareth is oneof the fittest members of the squad despite being the wrong side of 30 . A left back or centre half. His wealth of experience is great in the dressing room and on the pitch
Gyles is another one club man, a left back / wing back with a good all round game , Mr Reliabilty come match day and a consistent performer, a manager's dream and appointed first team captain for this season
Barnsey rejoined us in November 2013 after a brief spell with Lydney , he is a great signing and can play in midfield or as a striker and always weighs in with his share of goals. Achieved Players Player and Supporters Player in promotion season
Smalls joined us from Caldicot many years ago and has been another player who contributed to our recent rise, a great shot stopper with great distribution from hand or on the floor, Player of the year in 2014 and most appearances in 2015.
Marcus has signed for us after a spell away from the game, comfortable in midfield or as a striker he is a proven Welsh league player after spending 10 seasons with Llanwern AFC joining them from Newport County's academy .
Despite just turning 18 Paul looks an accomplished centre half at any level , a big part of the under 18s and 19s, he has already figured in a number of games for the first team and never looks out of his depth for such a young lad and will have many seasons ahead of him as a Welsh League footballer
Ernie joined us from Caerleon AFC , where he was their 2012 /13 Player of the year , a young big and strong Centre half who has good welsh league experience after his spell with Caerleon and originally being introduced to the Welsh League with a spell at Llanwern AFC under our coach LWO.
Hoops has plenty of experience , a former Newport County academy player , with spells at Port Talbot and Llanwern , a cultured midfielder with a sweet right foot .
Wrighty is another one of our very successful youth set up and has been involved in a number of preseason 2016 friendlies , a very good technical player, he will be a big part of Undy football club for years to come .
Woody joined us in August 2015, he is ex Newport County Academy and immediately impressed in training and the Reserves. He is a midfielder but his first two games for the reserves were at wing back and as a striker, at 18 years old he is a promising talent
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Midfield – (Kit Sponsor: Samuel Williams): First team players player of the 2016/17 season. Signed in September 2015 from Undy Athletic Ollie has proved to be a great signing. Without doubt he thoroughly deserved his players player of the year award after performing consistently well throughout the season. Olly is another former star of our under 19s and tasted first team duties at just 17, great potential and one for the future, a great left foot.
Forward - (Kit sponsor required):A product of our under-19 youth team, former Welsh Schools international Alex will be looking to make an impact within this season. He has blistering pace and is very skilful which can cause any defence problems. If Alex works hard with the squad he could play a big part this season.
Olly Beckett. Becks has returned to the club in pre-season 2016 after a year in Thailand with his job, a great engine, a great pace and overall fitness, a real asset to the squad in any position.
Dean is another one of LWO's new signings having joined us preseason from Liswerry, a player capable of playing in defence or midfield but at his strongest in a deep lying midfield role, a whole hearted player
Ritchie has nearly 20 years experience as a welsh league player and has joined us in preseason 2016, a player who can play in nearly every position on the pitch
Ben was signed by LWO in preseason 2016 from YMCA, a midfielder who loves to get on the ball amd make things happen. A Great signing.
Harry trained with us at the back end of last season after being released from Newport County Academy and signed in preseason 2016. A technically good player who will hopefully learn and prosper as he enters senior football.
Undy AFC First Team Manager. LWO joined the club in August 2012 as part of the Management team as the first team coach. He brings to the club a wealth of experience after 7 successful seasons as Player/Manager at Spencer Boys Club and 9 seasons as Player/Manager of fellow Welsh League Club Llanwern AFC. He was appointed Undy First team Manager for season 2015/16 and gained us promotion to Division 1 at the first attempt.