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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.
BRIDGEND STREET FOOTBALL CLUB
First Team Manager - NathanCadette
Asst Manager - Sean Wharton
Vice Captain - Jeffrey White
Club Captain - Paul Fowler
Kingsley Lloyd (Media & Sec) - 07957 065380
Dougie Tarr (Chairman) - 07932 989320
Lollar Marshall - 02920 486739
Lee Moore - 07894 822331
Ross Dingle - 07870 666307
Phil James - 02920 210366
Geraint Brooks - 07549 407840
Keith Joseph - 07976 913052
Paul Morgan - 07932 989320
Andrew Gulley - 07578 826489
Emma Gulley - 07393 439979
Reseve Team Manager - John Rees - 07447 083090
Youth Team Manager - Mark Jacobsen - 07854 455125
Under 12 Manager - Mike Fowler - 07889 726552
Under 11 Manager - (Whites) - Abdo Hafdi - 07916 158912
Under 11 Manager (Phoenix) - James Vaughan - 07976 592822
Ground & Club Shop Manager- Keith Joseph 07976 913052
Match Day Program Editor - Geraint Brooks
Willows Avenue (Willows High School)
|Owen George Bancroft|
Ows is a 22 year old cultured central midfielder that is a old head on young shoulders. He links superblay well with the experienced Paul Fowler to provide us with a tough midfield. His potential was firmly realised with him being voted player of the year by his fellow player, the manager and supporters for 2018/19 season and was also named joint players player in the 16/17 campaign
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 after graduating from the Youth set up
"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 our first seasion in division two for 2018/19
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. Craig managed the team for two seasons, during which time he got us to the Welsh League Cup Final and promotion to division 2 before standing down due to personal reasons. Craig is undoubtedly one of the finest and most loyal players to ever have graced the red & white jersey.
|Jason William Tyrone Martin|
Chubby is a midfield play maker who possesses a deft touch and has an eye for goal. Despite only being 21 years old he actually looks older than his dad. Great potential and willing to listen and learn at all times
Nathan 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 defender was with Newport County as an academy youngster and is still only 20 despite his relative wealth of experience. Gulley is now enjoying his third full season at The Street during 2018/19 and is the current Bridgend Street Player of The Year plus The Supporters Player of The Year after a starring during our promotion campaign. Nathan has been selected for The UEFA Regions Squad, representing Wales in Bulgaria in October 2018
Jeffrey is 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. Jeffrey was a major player in our promotion season where he ended the campaign as our top scorer.
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.
Jonah has risen through the mini, junior and youth sections and has successfully sampled first team football. High hopes for this 19 year old skillfull wide player who will be looking to break into the first team squad consistently in 2018/19 season under new manager John Jones
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. Highly experienced and very vocal between the sticks.
Pacey striker formerly with AFC Porth, very strong and athletic who knows where the net is. Callum missed much of last season due to travelling to work in USA but has returned looking sharp and fit for the 2018/19 campaign. One of the quieter members of he squad.
talented young winger a product of Street's youth team. He top scored for Taffs Well in 2016/17 but moved back to The Street and completed 2017/18 promotion season with goals and plenty of problems for opposition defences. Will also be looking to gain a Varsity cap for Cambridge University X1 this season.
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"Horse" a young, exciting, skillful and pacy prospect signed for Street in the summer of 2017, made his first team debut in the Welsh Cup at Pontlottyn before having a short stint at non league St Albans. Now back at the club and will be looking to show consistency and reliability to pin down a first team squad place
David is undoubtedly one of the best known and most naturally gifted players on the circuit. He began his football as a youngster at Street before playing in The Welsh Premier League with carmarthen Town and Port Talbot Town where he experienced Europa League football. A match winner for us on so many occassions
“Nezzy” signed for the club during the summer of 2018 and adds steel and experience to our squad. The former STM Sports central defender was a pivotal component in the St Mellons based club’s amazing rise through the Welsh football pyramid and has now linked up with the Street to refresh his appetite for the game despite the attentions of STM to retain him.
|Leon Charles Jeanne|
Not much intrioduction needed for this ex professional and Wales under 21 international. The hugely experienced and talented Leon is in his fourth spell at the Street
Pacey, elusive forward who joins us in 2019/20 season from AFC Butetown
Young, probing midfielder with pace to burn in his first season of Welsh League Football in 2019/20
Midfielder Kallum has had spells with STM Sports and Taffs Well and joined us in the summer of 2019
Sol joined us in the summer of 2019 and this excellent athletic keeper looks set to have a good future in the game.
Midfielder and a former Cardiff City and Wales Under 21 international who was forced to quit the pro ranks after a horrific car crash. Nick started his football car as a Street mini player and follows a f tradition of playing for the club
An aggressive, pact young defender, Karl came through the Street mini, junior and youth system and has returned to the club after a few seasons at fellow Cardiff outfit Caerau Ely