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 #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 #5: Cambrian Lakeside Academy, Cambrian & Clydach Vale Boys and Girls Club

Ground: Cambrian Lakeside Academy Date of visit: Saturday 10th February 2018 Fixture: Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC v Haverfordwest County Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 Attendance: circa 50 Another weekend that didn’t exactly go to plan because of the weather. It’s bordering on the absurd the way this winter has caused havoc to … Continue reading Welsh League Ground #5: Cambrian Lakeside Academy, Cambrian & Clydach Vale Boys and Girls Club

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)