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 #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 #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 #6: Jubilee Way, home of Caldicot Town AFC – fantastic set-up from a very progressive thinking club

Ground: Jubilee Way (home of Caldicot Town AFC) Date of visit: Saturday 24th February 2018 Fixture: Caldicot Town v Llantwit Major Welsh Football League Division Two Admission: £5 (programme £1) Attendance: c. 40-50 If you are a follower of Welsh domestic football you may be in some way aware of the Tier 2 ground regulations … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #6: Jubilee Way, home of Caldicot Town AFC – fantastic set-up from a very progressive thinking club

Welsh League Ground #3: USW Sports Park, home of Pontypridd Town and site of a Welsh Cup giant killing

Ground: USW Sports Park Date of visit: 27th January 2018 Fixture: Pontypridd Town v Penydarren BGC Welsh Cup Fourth Round Admission: £5 (programme £1) When the draw for the Welsh Cup fourth round was made I believe almost every neutral with an interest in domestic football based in South Wales had penned Pontypridd Town v … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #3: USW Sports Park, home of Pontypridd Town and site of a Welsh Cup giant killing

Welsh League Ground #2: Aberaman Park – the home of Aberdare Town FC

Ground: Aberaman Park Date of visit: Saturday 20th January 2018 Fixture: Aberdare Town v Dinas Powys Welsh Football League Division Two Admission: £5 (includes programme) Oh the Welsh winter! Another weekend where games were washed out across Wales. It’s always a bit tense on a Saturday morning when the weather has been poor, checking social … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #2: Aberaman Park – the home of Aberdare Town FC

Welsh League Ground #1 and the start of my 2018 Welsh League challenge: Cardiff University Playing Fields/STM Sports)

Happy New Year! I’m not one for making resolutions at the start of a new year but this year my wife asked me to make three. I didn’t want to have a needless argument about why I believe new year resolutions are vacuous, so I gave her three off the top of my head. One … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #1 and the start of my 2018 Welsh League challenge: Cardiff University Playing Fields/STM Sports)