Pontypridd FC: Who are they and what are their ambitions?

On May 19th Pontypridd Town AFC won 3-1 at Ammanford to clinch promotion to Welsh League Division One. Less than 24 hours before a tweet was posted on Twitter by an account calling itself Pontypridd FC, claiming to be a phoenix of the original Pontypridd football club, which played in the Southern League and reached … Continue reading Pontypridd FC: Who are they and what are their ambitions?

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Welsh League Ground #19: Aberbargoed Recreational Ground (home of Aberbargoed Buds and Neuadd Wen)

Ground: Aberbargoed Recreational Ground (home of Aberbargoed Buds – and Neuadd Wen) Date of visit: Saturday 12th May 2018 Fixture: Aberbargoed Buds v Llantwit Major Welsh Football League Division Two Admission: £4 (included free programme and cup of coffee on the day) Attendance: c. 65 (h/c) Google the town Aberbargoed and you’ll find it’s biggest … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #19: Aberbargoed Recreational Ground (home of Aberbargoed Buds and Neuadd Wen)

Welsh League Ground #18: Dinas Park (home of AFC Porth) – a little charmer in the Rhondda

Ground: Dinas Park (home of AFC Porth) Date of visit: Wednesday 9th May 2018 Fixture: AFC Porth v Caldicot Town Welsh Football League Division Two Admission: £4 (programme included) Attendance: c. 30 (h/c) My first visit to Dinas Park was last November and it immediately became one of my favourite Welsh League grounds. Ironically, until … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #18: Dinas Park (home of AFC Porth) – a little charmer in the Rhondda

Welsh League Ground #17: Llandarcy Academy of Sport, home of Ynysygerwn FC

Ground: Llandarcy Academy of Sport (home of Ynysygerwn FC) Date of visit: Tuesday 8th May 2018 Fixture: Ynysygerwn v Pontyclun Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £4 (programme included) Attendance: c. 20 (h/c) The village of Aberdulais in the Vale of Neath is famous for its waterfall, whose power has been exploited for various industrial … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #17: Llandarcy Academy of Sport, home of Ynysygerwn FC

Welsh League Ground #16: Celtic Park, home of Cwmbran Celtic FC

Ground: Celtic Park (home of Cwmbran Celtic) Date of visit: Saturday 5th May 2018 Fixture: Cwmbran Celtic v Haverfordwest County Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 (programme £1) Attendance: c. 70 (h/c) Between my last post on Newport Stadium and this one, there was another new Welsh pyramid ground ticked off. The last weekend … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #16: Celtic Park, home of Cwmbran Celtic FC

Welsh League Ground #15: Newport Stadium (home of Newport City)

Ground: Newport Stadium (home of Newport City) Date of visit: Wednesday 25th April 2018 Fixture: Newport City v Treowen Stars Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 (programme £1, coffee in a mug £1) Attendance: 20 (h/c) After quite a few trips west along the M4, ground 15 took me in the opposite direction to … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #15: Newport Stadium (home of Newport City)

Welsh League Ground #14: Victoria Road (home of Port Talbot Town)

Ground: Victoria Road (home of Port Talbot Town) Date of visit: Saturday 21st April 2018 Fixture: Port Talbot Town v Llanelli Town Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £4 (programme £1) Many of the virtues of groundhopping at lower leage/non-league/grassroots levels have absolutely nothing to do with the ninety minutes (or so) of football being … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #14: Victoria Road (home of Port Talbot Town)