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)

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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 #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 #13: Ivor Park (Pontyclun FC) – Meet the community club that gave the FAW its motto

Ground: Ivor Park (home of Pontyclun FC) Date of visit: Saturday 14th April 2018 Fixture: Pontyclun v Tredegar Town Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 Attendance: c. 60-70 (h/c) If you have read more than one of these blogs you will know I like to bang on about community clubs. For me, it is … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #13: Ivor Park (Pontyclun FC) – Meet the community club that gave the FAW its motto

Welsh League Ground #10: Centre for Sporting Excellence (Ystrad Mynach), home of Trethomas Bluebirds and Risca United – A Return to My Roots

Ground: Centre for Sporting Excellence (home of Trethomas Bluebirds and Risca United) Date of visit: Wednesday 21st March 2018 Fixture: Trethomas Bluebirds v Trefelin BGC Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 (programme £1) I spent a large part of my childhood running around Trethomas. There was a time when I stayed more or less … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #10: Centre for Sporting Excellence (Ystrad Mynach), home of Trethomas Bluebirds and Risca United – A Return to My Roots

Welsh League Ground #4: Ynys Park (Port Talbot), home of Trefelin Boys and Girls Club

Ground: Ynys Park (Port Talbot) Date of visit: Saturday 3rd Fixture: Trefelin Boys and Girls Club (BGC) v Panteg Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 (programme £1) Attendance: c. 35 (h/c)   Since I began this Welsh League adventure last summer two grounds have been towards the top of my to-do list. Goytre United’s … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #4: Ynys Park (Port Talbot), home of Trefelin Boys and Girls Club