Blue Yellow shirts, royal blue shorts, and Yellow socks. Goal keeper in orange
Red shirts, shorts and socks. Goal Keeper in Green
Windmill Ground, Llantwit Major
LLANTWIT MAJOR A BRIEF HISTORY
Llantwit Major Football Club was formed in 1962. A selection committee selected the team until entry to the South Wales Amateur League 2nd division was gained in 1971. Life Member Gwyn John was appointed as the first team manager. Manager John’s team were promoted to the 1st Division after finishing second in the 1976/77 season. Llantwit consolidated in the division before claiming their first Amateur League title under new manager Alan Foster in the 79/80 season. This was closely followed by their second championship just a year later after retaining the title and adding the Corinthian Cup to achieve the double. This kick started a golden period in the 80’s where the club won another double of league and Corinthian Cup in 83/84. The hat-trick of Corinthian Cups came in the 86/87 season. The club were also runners up in the league on a further two occasions during the decade. The 90’s by contrast was a very mixed period for the club, first relegation in 91/92 under Rob Sherman’s leadership, followed by promotion two years later with Steve Manning at the helm.
Fast forward two years and relegation once again, this time with record appearance holder Pete Lingham as player/manager
However the club made sure they were in the first division again at the turn of the millennium, the management duo of Kev Pycroft and Phil Clay gaining promotion by winning a comfortable 2nd division title.
The club spent the next decade consistently flirting with the league title without ever looking like serious title contenders with Llantwit stalwarts Tim Watts and John Guy providing much needed stability in charge. The club also came runners up in the Corinthian Cup in 2005.John Guy stepped down as manager in 2010 following a decade as manager to move upstairs as Chairman. Guy did this selflessly in order to allow the introduction of fresh ideas into the club from new boss Kevin Rees in partnership with Watts. Rees and Watts introduced flesh blood into the playing staff gaining instant success by lifting the FAW Senior Cup in 2010/11. The bedrock of the new players was Darren Robinson whom is now player/coach/manager along with the irrepressible Watts.
During Season 2011/12 Llantwit Major AFC won the Amateur league with only one defeat all season and then went on to be Sully FC in a final playoff 4-0. After a good first season in the Welsh league and almost going up only to miss out in the last week of the season. The Major then had 3 lean seasons and keeping above relegation. a young karl lewis from
Penybont came to the Major and made them Champions of Division 3 and also had two great cup runs in the League cup and the FAW cup.
Butler is the engine of the team. Works hard in very game. Very important to us as he is so vocal and always sets the standard with his tireless performances.
Glyn has just returned from a short stint at Port Talbot Town. Glyn is technically very good and has a great left foot. As a club, we were very sad to see him go but nice to see him back in Llantwit colours. Great player.
Another player with a great technical ability. When Fletcher plays well, so does the team. Great in both possession and defence. Great eye for a pass and always seems to pop up with a screamer.
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Leeroy is the most senior member of the team and sets an example every time he plays. A very physical player who is extremely good in the air. Scores his fair share of goals. A Llantwit legend.
Bobby is one of our most influential players and scooped up all the awards last year. A very, very talented player who beats players for fun. Great eye for a pass and has started the season very well..
Jack is one of the senior members of the squad and is a product of the youth system. Jack is also a product of Pencoed football academy. Great shot stopper and in general, a very good footballer
Centre-half, Joint Manager
Captain of the team. Rhys is the heartbeat of the team and when he doesn’t play we miss him. Solid at the back and very tough to play against. Ex Penybont first team player; where he won Welsh league division 1.Very strong player, who gets his fair share of goals.
Karl joined us after leading the Penybont reserve team to back-to-back league trophies. Karl has great knowledge of the game and is a very respected manager. Karl received the “Welsh league manager of the month” on two occasions last year
Kris is the heart of the Llantwit midfield and never seems to lose the ball. Kris is technically very gifted and has incredible vision. A very important player for us
Barney to his mates. Arrived at the Major in January this year leaving Penybont where hw picked up the Division 1 title. A strong centre back with great heading ability.
Kyran is another who plays in a number of positions and looks good in all of them. Can look superb when running at pace against the opposition.
Conner is another Youth player who has stepped up into the 1st Team ranks. Has grown up well over the last 2 years and will continue to develop and improve.
“Robbo” is a very gifted player with a mixture of talent and hard work. Jake’s passing ability is second to none and can play in a number of roles . Another ex Penybont player. We are lucky to have him.
Ben is a recent signing has played in some important games. A very good shot stopper and shows great distribution with his kicks. A big presence.
Luke is a product of the youth team and at 16 has plenty of potential. Fast and strong. Luke is good to have around the squad.
Jamie is versatile player who can play anywhere. Very fit player who is very good in possession. Another player who graduated from the Pencoed academy. Proving to be a great signing.
Brother of Glyn. arrived last season from Pencoed and settling in as an essential squad palyer and scoring 7 goals last season
Was instrumental in turning Llantwit Major AFC into a welsh league club. Darren sets himself very high standards and very rarely drops below them, this in turn demands better from others around him. He has made the club an enjoyable environment to learn and work in. No doubt he will be demanding more and more from himself and the players around him this season and hopefully, for many more years to come.
Product of the youth , joined the first team after christmas and fitted into the squad no probels. A great strong striker who has an eye for goal.
Josh is a Llantwit boy who signed from local side “St Athan” after scoring 35+ goals last season. Josh can play both striker and wing. Josh has been a stand out player in pre-season and no doubt has unlimited ability. We are hoping he will follow in the footsteps of his father and become a Llantwit legend.
This is Josh’s first season with Llantwit after joining us from Penybont. A natural winger with bags of ability and pace. Josh is a welcome addition to the squad and at such a young age will only improve.
Crippsy joins for his first season from our neighbours at Penybont. Ben was coming into his own at Penybont until he had a long-term knee injury. Ben is a great striker who has great vision, calm in front of goal and will work tirelessly for the team. A high-quality player.