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The Willows , Cardiff
Bridgend Street Football Club – A Brief History
"Deeds Not Words"
Bridgend Street of Splott, Cardiff were originally formed in 1899, originating as a church team. The club nickname is The Mission , named after the building and institution that provided so much entertainment to many people in what was a tough and poor part of the capital in years gone by.
The actual Bridgend Street was demolished back in 1972 along with 17 other streets in a slum regeneration scheme, leaving a gaping hole in the community and thus forcing a lot of residents to relocate to other parts of Cardiff . It was once a vibrant centre for sport & recreation among the tight knit community which was located in the shadows of the huge former East Moors Steelwork plant.
Despite the demolition, the name proudly remains in tact and to this day the club has continued to prosper, initially spending most of its life in the Cardiff & District Football League. After winning countless local league and cup titles The Street gained promotion to the South Wales Senior League in 1994 and went on to become it’s record five times champions . in addition to local league and cup domestic titles the Street trophy cabinet has housed The South Wales Senior Cup, The South Wales Intermediate Cup twice and CWBruty Cup twice. The club's ambition was realised by gaining promotion to The Nathaniel Welsh League in 2011.
The 2015/16 season saw the club reach it's highest league position when it finished third however promotion was denied by the league management decision to promote only two clubs as opposed to the normal three.
The Street club captain is Paul Fowler who started his career at the club before enjoying a 10 year spell successfully playing Welsh Premier League football with Carmarthen Town and Port Talbot Town. During this spell Paul experienced UEFA Champions League and Europa Cup football and was capped on several occasions for the Wales semi-professional team.
Bridgend Street's clubhouse is a short distance from it's Willows ground - The New Fleurs Sports & Social Club, Splott, and ironically is located just yards from the land that the Street was built upon.
First Team Squad
Manager - Craig Dale
Assistant - Michael Parkins
Coach - Lee Moore
Goalkeeper coach & physio - Matt Boyd-Anderson
Paul Fowler - (Club Captain)
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"Neck" is a 21 year old cultured central midfielder that is a old head on young shoulders and is learning a great deal by playing alongside the experienced Paul Fowler. Huge potential and with a promising career ahead of him. Owen was joint player of the year in 2016/17 with Richie Noyes
This young pocket rocket has taken his promotion to the first team with both hands after impressing in the reserves last season. Energetic midfielder also chips in with some important goals and is set for a big future at the club
"Squeby" has been with the club from scratch and has punctuated his Street service with spells at Dinas Powys and Bridgend Town.
Entering the twilight of his career but still has pace and is fierce in the tackle. A very popular player and his experience will be vital in 2017/18
Player/manager, Craig is a long serving clubman following in the footsteps of his late father who was a prolific goal scorer for the Streer. Craig can operate in midfield, central defence or slot in at left back. One of the finest players to have graced the red & white jersey.
An outstanding 2015-16 season in the reserve team saw Rhys being promoted to the senior team later in the season. Full back on either flank or central defence, Rhys secured his place in the side with a man of the match performance on his first team bow and has proved a valuable asset with his pace and excellent timing in the tackle.
Chubby is a midfield play maker who possesses a deft touch and has an eye for goal. Despite only being 20 years old he actually looks older than his dad.
Joined Street in November 2016 from Taffs Well where he made his mark in their first team by winning two League Cup medals. The Pentwyn based utility player was with Newport County as an academy youngster and is still only 19 despite his relative wealth of experience. Now in his first full season at The Street 2017/18 and has already delivered quality performances accruing man of the match accolades.
Burney The Boomerang is in his fifth spell at the club. A no nonsense midfielder who has an eye for goal and is no stranger to th referee's notebook
"Ringle" is a towering strong cenral defender who is as honest as they come and sets high standards to those around him. A great organiser.
Currently engaged to club captain Paul Fowler, Jeffrey rejoined the club after leaving in 2011 for spells in the Welsh Premier League with Port Talbot, Llanelli, Newtown and Carmarthen Town. This highly popular hard working striker is an excellent link man and can hold the play up cleverly and always returns a healthy ratio of goals each season
Club Captain. Paul played his mini, junior and youth football at The Street before breaking into the first team as a raw 17 year old midfielder. He followed a family tradition by playing for Street, his dad Garry is a former Street player and manager whilst his brothers Robert and Michael also played for the club from a very young age and onwards. After just over 2 hugely successful seasons of South Wales Senior League football "Ratboy" was snapped up by Welsh Premier League outfit Carmarthen Town. During his illustrious 10 year career in the WPL , Paul was capped for Wales on several occasions at Semi-Professional level, played Champions League and Europa Cup football as well as winning a prestigious Welsh Cup winners medal. Sandwiched between two separate spells at Carmarthen he also played WPL football for Neath and Port Talbot Town. Paul is the record WPL appearance holder for Carmarthen Town and holds a deserved legendary status at the Richmond Park club. In what was a shock move out of the blue he rejoined his beloved home club Bridgend Street in April 2016 and immediately took up the captaincy, an honour he also held at Carmarthen and Port Talbot. A true leader on and off the field of play.
One of the quieter members of the squad but an extremely hard working, honest midfielder / full back who possesses skill and vision. Signed for the club in August 2016 along with his brother Richie.
Street were keen to sign Richie from Cardiff Corries and were delighted when he put pen to paper in August 2016. An excellent reader of the game who possesses an almighty throw in which causes havoc in opposition penalty areas.
Richie scooped all the awards for 2016/17 in his first term at the club....Managers POY, players POY and supporters POY
GOALKEEPER, has made the number one slot his own after recovering from a horrific injury sustained accidentally in February 2016. Relaible, organised and a brilliant shot stopper.
Paced striker formerly with AFC Porth
talented winger a product of Street's youth team. He top scored for Taffs Well in 2016/17 but moved back to The Street and has opened 2017/18 with goals and pkenty of problems for opposition defences. Will also be looking to gain a Varsity cap for Cambridge University X1 this season.
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former Caerleon midfielder who signed for Street in the 2017 pre-season but didnt make his debut until October due to a niggling injury. Granty has become a popular member of the team and returned some whole hearted displays as he edges his way back to full fitness
known as the boomerang between Taffs Well and Bridgend Street
Last season‘s top scorer, the striker better know as “Cheggars” has rejoined Street after a short spell at Alliance outfit Cardiff Airport