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

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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)

Welsh League Ground #12: Glenhafod Park Stadium (Goytre United) – Just About the Best WL ground you will find and a Story of How to Build a Grassroots Club

Ground: Glenhafod Park Stadium (home of Goytre United) Date of visit: Tuesday 10th March 2018 Fixture: Goytre United v Ton Pentre Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 (programme £1) Attendance: c. 40 (h/c) One of the virtues of groundhopping is the platform it provides for learning. There’s the obvious like learning about new places … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #12: Glenhafod Park Stadium (Goytre United) – Just About the Best WL ground you will find and a Story of How to Build a Grassroots Club

Welsh League Ground #11: Stebonheath Park (Llanelli Town AFC) – Rising From The Ashes

Ground: Stebonheath Park (home of Llanelli Town AFC) Date of visit: Saturday 24th March 2018 Fixture: Llanelli Town v Cwmbran Celtic Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 (programme £1) Attendance: 282 I live in Trefforest (Pontypridd), which puts me in a good position logistically for getting around the Welsh League. It’s a fairly central … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #11: Stebonheath Park (Llanelli Town AFC) – Rising From The Ashes

Welsh League Ground #9: Marston’s Stadium (Afan Lido Football Club) – Life’s A Beach

Ground: Marston’s Stadium Date of visit: Saturday 17th March 2018 Fixture: Afan Lido v Haverfordwest County Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 (programme and team-sheet included) Attendance: c.100 (h/c) My last trip west long the M4 took me to Trefelin BGC, one of four Welsh League clubs based in the Port Talbot area. With … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #9: Marston’s Stadium (Afan Lido Football Club) – Life’s A Beach

Welsh League Ground #8: Ynys Park (Rhondda), home of Ton Pentre AFC – cherished home of the Rhondda Bulldogs, an iconic Valleys football ground

Ground: Ynys Park (Ton Pentre) Date of visit: Wednesday 7th March 2018 Fixture: Ton Pentre v Caerau (Ely) Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 (programme included) Attendance: c. 60-70 (h/c) The Rhondda Valleys are a fantastic place to watch football. It is an underrated part of Wales with some beautiful scenery and some of … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #8: Ynys Park (Rhondda), home of Ton Pentre AFC – cherished home of the Rhondda Bulldogs, an iconic Valleys football ground

Welsh League Ground #7: Rhiw Dda’r (home of Taffs Well FC) – a return to the place where this all began for me

Ground: Rhiw Dda’r (home of Taffs Well FC) Date of visit: Tuesday 27th February 2018 Fixture: Taffs Well v Cwmamman United Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 Attendance: c.40 Rhiw Dda’r is a place that I will always have a certain affection for. It was the ground that sparked my interest in Welsh domestic … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #7: Rhiw Dda’r (home of Taffs Well FC) – a return to the place where this all began for me