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David Hooper

Ian Rees


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Caerau Athletic Ground, Maesteg

Secretary

David Hooper

07812 985715

hooperd62@yahoo.com


Alternative Secretary

Ian Rees

07812 985715

07446 657170

ianto490@yahoo.co.uk

Established in 1901 association football was first played on an organised basis at Caerau in the year 1901. The first secretary was Mr Charlie Holloway and the earliest recorded game was aF.C. gainst a team called Plasmarl, Swansea on a field where Brynglas Terrace now stands. In approximately 1912 commenced playing on the cueent ground at Haumphries Terrace. After the 1914-1918 war the club reformed and the pavillion was erected in 1920. Caerau won the first Anateur cup in 1920. During the period 1920-1927 many internationals played for Caerau , including Jock Hume and Kenny Mcdonald. In 1929 the club was disbanded but a year later a new committee reformed the club and continued until 1939 when Caerau won the Welsh Amateur cup for the second time. During the second world war there was a permanent searchlight based at the ground to track enemy bombers to and from Swansea. After the war the club signed ex Cardiff and Hull player Jack Prescott. In 1946 and 1950 won the Welsh Amateur cup with Owen Davies Leicester and Wales, and Glyn Williams(JJ) who later played for Cardiff City and was chosen to play for Wales against Switzerland in 1952. It has been said that the players wrer earning more playing for Caerau than the miners putting in a full shift down the pit. During the 50's Caerau played the English FA champions, Willington of County Durham. The match was played at Maesteg RFC where Caerau ran out convincing winners 5 - 2. Caerau also won won the Welsh League Cup and wre runners up on 3 occasions. Caerau have also won the Welsh League twice, 1969 and 1977 and have been runners up once. Caerau won the Corinthian Cup in 1963 and were runners up in 1979. Caerau also ran a team in the South Wales Amateur League and were Division 1 champions in 1979 and Division 2 champions in 1963 and 1976. In 1992 Alan Curtis asked to play for Caerau as his father Alby had done before him in the50's. Alan scored twice in his debut game against Skewen. By the new millenium it appeared as if the writing was on the wall for Caerau , having had a few reprieves from relegation . Then in 2003 Caerau left it's long standing relationship with the Welsh League having being relegated to the South Wales Amateur League. A new committee was formed and with the help of a couple of original committee members settled into life in the feeder leagues. 2008/2009 season saw Caerau coming close to promotion only to finish runners up in the league and in the Senior Cup. Fully galvanised the club started 2009/2010 season in full swing and ended  the season as South Wales Amateur League champions and winners of the W. John Owen Cup. The clubs first season back in the Welsh League was astonishing all hinging on the last game of the season where to secure third place and a promotion spot a  victory of 11 clear goals was needed and the final score was an incredible 13 - 0 win equalling the clubs previous scoring record, with the all important 11th goal scored by Andrew Williams. Life in Division 2 was tough and with bigger clubs taking the best Caerau players away relegation to Division 3 soon happened. In 2012 a change of Chairman and some extra new faces on the committee have invigorated the club into a new era for Caerau F.C. who twice came close to promotion in 2015 and 2016 but the season tailed off to no avail. The current crop of young footballers in 2017/2018 season also include Mr Paul Merson formerly of Arsenal and England making his debut for Caerau in October 2017. Having played 60 minutes he came off to a huge Caerau welcome only for 2 minutes later the lights failed and the match abandoned with Caerau leading. The current committee are in negotiations for huge development for the club and hope the the future will be solid again for Caerau F.C. and the community.   

Caerau Athletic Ground

Humphries Terrace

Caerau

Maesteg

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Players

NameBio
 
Matthew Rees

Goalkeeper

 
Dale Price

Midfield

 
Robert John Walters

Striker

 
Jack Page

Striker

 
Ethan L Edwards
 
James Rumph
 
Ellis Horrigan
 
Luke Cole-Rogers
 
Adrian Shearan

Player/Manager

 
Nathan Daniel
 
Ryan Jones
 
Nathan Harris
 
Rhodri Paul Carter
 
Lewis Kingdon
 
Nathan Watkins
 
Daniel Budge
 
Brogan Lewis
 
Alex Newbold
 
Scott South
 
Daniel Chapman
 
Carter McGann
 
Morgan Pitman
 
Jake Trahar
 
Richard Vincent
 
Morgan Williams
 
Andrew Williams
 
Joshua Rowlands
 
Thomas Krauze
 
Joel Joseph
 
Kieran Evans
 
Taylor Davies
 
Lee Hughes
 
Jay Richards
 
Lee Williams
 
Geraint Dyment
 
Shaun James
 
Dafydd Pallesen
 
Lewis Smith
 
Kieran Thomas
 
Paul Merson
 
Paul Evans
 
Ryan Morgan
 
Chay Davies
 
Ethan Griiffiths
 
Trevor Harris
 
Lee John Jones
 
Lee Jones
 
Scott Philips
 
Dean South
 
Ieuan Thomas
 
Paul Thomas
 
Andrew Williams
 
Conor Williams

Fixtures