19 June 2013
Ynysygerwn AFC are please to announce that
ex-Arsenal and England star Ray Parlour will be a guest speaker on
Friday September 6th 2013 at The Riverside, Aberdulais.
There will also be a comedian, memorabilia
auction along with a raffle.
4 June 2013
AFC Llwydcoed's end of season Welsh League Division Three and Welsh League Reserve Division Presentations were held at Aberdare RFC on Saturday 1 June.
AFC Llwydcoed Secretary Mr David Evans welcomed a near capacity audience of players, wags and distinguished guests:-
Mr Mark Adams of the South Wales FA and his wife Mrs Margaret Adams.
Mr Eric Thomas, MacWhirter Welsh League Management Committee Member and his wife Mrs Debbie Thomas.
Mr Duncan Lewis and Mr Ian Thornton from the Aberdare Valley Referees' Society and his wife Mrs Suzanne Thornton.
Mr Evans welcomed everyone and spoke about the superb achievement of gaining promotion to MacWhirter Welsh League Division Two, the reward for the Management Team of Mr Leighton Price, Mr Jarrod Price and Mr Ian Doherty plus the players. Moving on Mr Evans spoke about all the hard work that is involved with the Welsh League Reserve Team thanking Manager Mr Gareth Morgan for his superb work and total commitment from all involved.
Mr Evans welcomed AFC Llwydcoed's Chairman Mr Matthew Phillips to the presentation. Mr Phillips began stating how totally different this end of season Presentation was compared to last season’s. Mr Phillips congratulated the AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League Management Team on gaining promotion. and AFC Llwydcoed Reserve Management Team. Mr Phillips thanked the AFC Llwydcoed Committee for all their work especially on match days, the catering team plus all involved. He then thanked the AFC Llwydcoed Secretary Mr David Evans for his total commitment and work for the Club.
Mr Evans then spoke about the celebration and the unbelievable work during the season by all involved. He thanked all the wags for all their support and understanding during the football season.
Mr Evans then introduced AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League Manager Mr Leighton Price to the Celebration Presentation. Mr Price spoke about winning promotion, how delighted he was for the Club, the difficulties of having to weaken the Reserve Team because of injuries, unavailability making Mr Gareth Morgan’s team selection very difficult. He then thanked his Coaching Team of Mr Jarrod Price, Mr Les Mellor , Mr David Scarle, Mr Steve Jones, Miss Fran Donnelly and Mr Ian Doherty, how fortunate they were to have a top quality Coach involved.
Mr Evans welcomed AFC Llwydcoed Welsh Reserve Manager Mr Gareth Morgan to the Presentation thanking him firstly because he travelled from Gorsienon to all Matches and his total commitment and ideas.
Mr Morgan informed the audience how well the Reserve Team had performed and developed based on the other teams in the League whose first team played in the higher Divisions. Mr Morgan thanked Mr Kevin Spencer, Mr Tudor Jenkins, Mr Jason Jones and Mr Steve Jones for all their support.
AFC Llwydcoed Secretary Mr David Evans thanked all the Club’s Sponsors, special thanks to WD Lewis Homes and Mr Christopher Denmead for his Match Day work.
Moving on he started to present the first of the awards starting with a special one for the AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League Management, Coaching, Fitness, Sports Injury Teams:-
Mr Leighton Price, Mr Jarrod Price, Mr David Scarle, Mr Ian Doherty, Mr Les Mellor, Mr Steve Jones and Miss Fran Donnelly (below).
Mr Evans thanked Aberdare RFC for their help in organising the Presentation. Special thanks to Kimberley, Rachel and Maria for a superb buffet.
After the Awards Evening the audience were entertained by singer Mr Chris Philips and a disco.
Celebration Presentation was special for a special season.
Mr Ian Thornton presents a Long Service Loyalty
Award to AFC Llwydcoed's Chairman Mr Matthew Phillips. He also was
AFC Llwydcoed's Welsh League reserves top scorer again
Connor Davies receives his AFC Llwydcoed's Welsh League reserves young player of the year award
Bryan Forbes receives his AFC Llwydcoed's Welsh League reserves player of the year award
Matthew Griffiths receives his AFC Llwydcoed's Welsh League reserves players' player of the year award
Jonathan Mason receives his AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League player of the year and players' player of the tear award from AFC Llwydcoed's Welsh League Manager Mr Leighton Price
Player Jonathon Price presents AFC Llwydcoed's Sports Injury Official Miss Fran Donnelly with a bouquet of flowers from the Club
AFC Llwydcoed's Long Serving Official Mr Tudor
Jenkins (centre) presents Ryan Barry (right) and Matthew Doherty
(left) with Loyalty Awards. Mr James Docherty was not present to
receive his Award.
ELY RANGERS FESTIVAL 2013
20 May 2013
Ely Rangers host over a thousand children at Station Road
this weekend in its annual festival of football on Saturday and
Sunday 25th and 26th May.
Please contact Spencer Clarke at email@example.com if you have an under-six team, we would like to play these games at 1.45pm on the Sunday.
BARRY TOWN SUPPORTERS COMMITTEE AWARDS GALA
30 April 2013
Barry Town Supporters Committee (BTSC) is delighted to announce that
former Southampton and England midfield talisman Matthew Le Tissier
will be the special guest speaker at this season's Awards Gala.
29 April 2013
Newcastle Emlyn AFC will be holding their Annual Celebrity Dinner Evening on Thursday 13th June 2013. 7.00 for 7.30 pm start, at the Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn.
Guest speaker is Paul Merson. There will also be a memorabilia auction along with a raffle. There will be a three-course meal and tickets are reasonably priced at £28.00 per head or £280.00 for a table of 10.
Anyone interested in attending can contact club Secretary, S John O Jones via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL COACHES CONFERENCE
25 April 2013
The Village Hotel, Cardiff & Glamorgan Sports Park Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May 2013
Cost: £450 - Residential Rate, £300 – Non Residential Rate The National Coaches Conference is a Football Conference for everyone.
It remains a Revalidation Course for UEFA Pro, A and B Licence holders and will focus on the elite game, but it’s also a Conference which will have Keynote Speakers and Coaches from the Women and Girls and the Grassroots of the game.
Below are the the links to relevant Information on the Welsh Football Trust website.
LYN REES TESTIMONIAL EVENING
10 March 2013
A Celebration of 50 years at the SCOW
On Saturday 6th April 2013
Chicken and chips – Cabaret Artist - Disco
7pm til Late
At the Tata Sports Club, Margam
For tickets please contact Phil Waters on 07929 169167 or e-mail email@example.com
CARDIFF CORINTHIANS DINNER DANCE
7 March 2013
Date: Saturday 20th April 2013
Location: Park Plaza, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff
BRITON FERRY LLANSAWEL GENTLEMEN'S EVENING
2 March 2013
Briton Ferry Llansawel are hosting a gentlemen’s evening on Saturday 9th March commencing at 7.00pm at Bar Red, Old Road, Briton Ferry, the club’s home ground.
Guest speaker for the evening will be none other than Briton Ferry’s own Clayton Blackmore, formerly of Manchester United and Wales.
The ground will have a vip marquee erected containing a hog roast and buffet along with guest comedian Johnny Dimes. The club will also be holding a raffle and auction.
Tickets are available at £15 per head subject to availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
AFC PORTH GENTLEMEN'S EVENING
26 February 2013
AFC Porth presents a Gentlemen's Evening on Friday 10 May 2013 with special guest the former Northern Ireland and Manchester United legend Mr Norman Whiteside.
The compere and comedian for the evening will be Rod Berry.
The evening at the Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad will include a four-course meal, donation to a local charity, plus a memorabilia auction.
Tickets are priced at £32:50, or a table of 10 for £325.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Huw Jones on 07974 252940 or via e-mail - email@example.com.
ABERBARGOED BUDS GENTLEMEN'S EVENING
1 February 2013
Aberbargoed Buds will be holding a Gentlemen’s evening on Friday 1st March 2013 at Bargoed Golf Club, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
Guest speaker for the evening will be none other than ‘Mr. Cardiff City himself, Phil Dwyer,’ accompanied by top comedian Phil Howe.
A three course meal will be served with tickets reasonably priced at £25 per head or £200 for a table of eight.
This to be followed by an auction and raffle.
Tickets are expected to sell very quickly therefore to avoid disappointment please contact Gary Thomas on 07823 334454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN HARTSON AT TON PENTRE
30 January 2013
Ton Pentre FC proudly present an "Evening with John Hartson" at the Ton Pentre FC Clubhouse on Friday 29 March 2013.
There will also be a top comedian.
Tickets are priced £20 each which includes a buffet.
For tickets or further information please contact either Bryan Bees on 07792 447627 or Ken Jones on 07552 758275.
100 YEARS OF BARRY TOWN REPORT
1 December 2012
Football supporters, managers, players, family, friends and special guests came together on Friday 16 November to celebrate 100 Years of Barry Town.
The event, at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff, was organised by the Barry Town Supporters Committee to mark the 100th anniversary of the club’s formation in November 1912.
Around 200 guests enjoyed a jovial drinks reception, before entering a main function room completely transformed by Barry Town memorabilia.
Hundreds of team photographs, statistics sheets and programme covers adorned the walls, alongside pennants and scarves from illustrious adversaries.
Replica and match-worn shirts from across the years hung from the balcony, while a massive supporters’ flag overlooked proceedings.
Each table meanwhile bore the name of a past opponent – from pre-war rivals Ton Pentre to European foes Budapest Vasutas.
Long-time club secretary David Cole kicked the evening off by introducing a parade of the club’s former players – a number of whom had travelled great distances to be in attendance.
Among their number were familiar faces Dicky Batt, John Prosser, Ray John, Phil McNeil, Phil Fisher, Graham Rogers, Trevor Nott, Mike Griffiths and Mike Hancock, each warmly welcomed.
A special cheer was reserved for the long-serving Bobby Smith, whose lengthy career at Barry Town ran into several hundred matches and culminated in Welsh Cup honours.
Former managers Andy Beattie, Paul Giles, David Giles, Ashley Griffiths, Gavin Price and Richard Jones were also greeted with grand applause – as was former title-winning captain Andrew York; with Cole remarking once more that “You’ll never beat a Yorkie!”
Pictured below are Gavin Price and Ashley Griffiths.
Rounding off the cavalcade of players, Lee Phillips, Scott Morgan, Lee Jarman, Tom Ramasut, Leigh Pratt, Nathan Cotterill and Anthony Redwood joined Richard Kennedy, who had flown in from Ireland, coach Damon Searle and the current squad of players; each continuing to fly the flag so proudly.
Others including Alan Curtis and Kenny Brown send their well-wishes, adding to letters received in the week from Swansea City FC, Charlton manager Chris Powell and Rangers boss Ally McCoist.
During the procession, guests watched the first of several specially-made video montages prepared by Ashley Cox, and these would continue throughout the evening.
Taking to the lectern, Supporters Committee chairman Eric Thomas, pictured below with memorabilia, welcomed the evening’s distinguished guests; among them Barry mayor Cllr Les Sword, Vale of Glamorgan mayor Cllr Eric Hacker and Welsh League secretary Ken Tucker.
Adding to their number was the Cardiff City chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee, a surprise special guest, pictured below, who had flown in earlier that day to join the proceedings.
‘TG’, as he is more commonly known, also delivered a stirring impromptu speech; expressing the “privilege” he felt in attending and citing the “similar experiences” of the neighbouring clubs as a sign of a brighter future.
Urging Barry supporters to “keep the faith”, TG proclaimed that “nothing is impossible because of the passion and support of all ages, all types of people”.
Casting his eye across the room, he declared “I can assure you, I can see, that Barry Town AFC will continue”; a gesture of support that helped set the tone for the evening.
During the meal, a 90-minute slideshow rolled back the years, highlighting memorable moments, matches and memories from the pre-war years to the present day.
Thereafter, Derek Redwood spoke of his experiences as a Barry Town player; forging his way into the supremely successful Town side of the 1980s, racking up a host of memorable wins, narrowly losing to Reading in the FA Cup and playing against full internationals while in Barry Town colours.
Redwood was followed by Gary Barnett, who spoke of the passion and team spirit of his 1990s Barry sides. Remembering vividly the famous match with Aberdeen at Jenner Park, Barnett spoke of the intense media focus before the game and then the unforgettable night itself.
“The lads I had in that squad, they never knew when they were beaten”, he recalled.
“I am delighted to be here and really, really enjoyed every minute of my time at Barry Town”.
After guests watched a host of the club’s greatest goals and achievements on the big screen, current manager Gavin Chesterfield, whom Cole had hailed as a “driving force”, hosted a question and answer session with speaker Ray Wilkins, pictured below with supporter Rhys Deans.
The current Sky Sports pundit spoke at length on his stints with Manchester United, Chelsea and Queen's Park Rangers, as well as his time playing abroad with AC Milan and his infamous sending off for England in the 1986 World Cup.
Sharing memories of footballing luminaries Kevin Keegan, Claudio Ranieri, Graeme Souness and Franco Baresi, Wilkins also had words of motivation for the Barry Town supporters.
“Dreams are for free; no-one pays for a dream. They can happen”.
“I'm sure, given the passion that all you guys have for this lovely club, that it will come good once again”.
As the night drew towards a close, Jason Pawlin introduced the Barry Town Hall of Fame concept, and the achievements of legends such as Gwilym Cain, Ernie Carless, Dai Ward and Basil Bright were showcased on the screen.
Presentations were made to Barnett and David Giles, who accepted on behalf of the late, record-breaking goalkeeper Mark Ovendale. Ovendale came to the club under the Giles brothers’ management, and both scored and saved penalties in the Welsh Cup Final during this era.
Pawlin also inducted Gary Lloyd, reiterating his “astonishing feat” of 500 top tier appearances and his outstanding goalscoring record as a defender.
The final presentation of the evening was a well-guarded secret, and went to Mike Cosslett; whose 38-year association with Barry Town earned a standing ovation.
Detailing Cosslett’s playing career at Barry and beyond, Gavin Chesterfield spoke glowingly of his assistant manager, describing how the man known affectionately as ‘Cossie’ “more than most made it clear to me what this club is about, what it stands for”.
“From the moment he walked in - tanned, shorts on, socks rolled up, even though it was the midst of winter - I just can't describe how he's helped me. I can't describe what he does for me. And I certainly wouldn't be able to do the job today without him”.
Further praise came from members of the current Barry side, while defender Lewis Cosslett was left with the honour of presenting the award to his father, both pictured below, in an emotional and fitting end to the inaugural Hall of Fame presentations.
The strains of ‘Up The Town’ then filled the room, soundtracking a humorous short film on the club’s supporters and preceding a final poem, which commemorated one of the current team’s greatest results in the 3-0 win over historic rivals Merthyr.
In all, it was a wonderful night of celebration – a credit to event organiser Hannah Chesterfield and the Barry Town Supporters Committee, each of whom helped play a part in making the night a fitting salute to a century of football.
The BTSC would like to thank all who attended and helped to make this event a rousing success – and also send best wishes to club historian Jeff McInery, whose countless hours preserving the history of the club provided so much of the inspiration for the evening.
CHARITY FIGHT NIGHT
6 November 2012
In honour of former Swansea City, Welsh Premier
League and Welsh League defender, Captain Stephen Healey who was
tragically killed in Afghanistan earlier this year a Charity Boxing
Night has been organised by the First Team Managers at Taffs Well
and Llanwern - Lee Bridgeman and Gareth Morgan.
100 YEARS OF BARRY TOWN
17 October 2012
The Barry Town Supporters Committee has confirmed details of its ‘100 Years of Barry Town’ celebration event, to take place at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff on Friday 16th November (7.30pm).
Attendees will be met on arrival by a special ‘100 Years of Barry Town’ exhibition of memories and memorabilia – with old match-worn shirts, international caps, vintage programmes, trophies, pennants, classic photographs and more on show.
They will then be treated to a lavish three-course meal, interspersed with specially-made film footage documenting memorable Barry Town matches and goals from across a century of football.
The BTSC is extending an open invitation to anyone who played for or managed a Barry Town side in the past 100 years to come and celebrate this milestone occasion. A number of players and coaches have already confirmed their attendance.
There will be photo opportunities with many of the footballers present, and supporters old and new are welcome to come and meet their heroes of yesteryear.
An added attraction to the evening will be the former Manchester United, Rangers, AC Milan and England midfielder Ray Wilkins.
Recently on the management team at Chelsea and a renowned Sky Sports pundit, Wilkins will be speaking at length about his career and fielding questions from the audience.
The glittering event will also play host to a sporting auction, with proceeds helping the non-profit, BTSC community enterprise to preserve Barry Town football into its second century.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at £40 per head, or £400 for a table of ten.
Call David Cole on 07557 665 847 to book, e-mail Barry100@LIVE.com or buy online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/BarryTownSC
Rooms at the Angel Hotel have been reserved by the BTSC and attendees are welcome to make contact via these channels if they would like to secure one at a special rate.
With almost 100 seats sold, supporters, friends and former Barry Town players are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.
ELY RANGERS DINNER AND DANCE
5 July 2012
Ely Rangers' dinner and dance is being held on Saturday 20th October 2012 at St Peter’s Hall, Cardiff.
There will be a comedian and a live band.
The price is £30 per head.Contact 07984 493233 to book tickets or to obtain further information.
TATA STEEL FUNDRAISING EVENING
5 July 2012
Tata Steel FC will be holding a Fundraising Evening on Friday 20th July 2012, 7pm for 7.30pm start, at Blanco's Hotel, Port Talbot.
Guest speaker is ex-England and Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier accompanied by comedian Mick Walker. There will also be an auction along with a raffle.
There will be a three-course meal and tickets are reasonably priced at £30.00 per head or £300.00 for a table of 10.
Tables and tickets are selling very quickly on a first come first paid basis so if anyone is interested please contact Phil Waters via e-mail: email@example.com
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PONTYCLUN FOOTBALL CLUB - ANNUAL GENTLEMEN'S EVENING 2012
6 June 2012
Club Chairman, Tony Bishop, welcomed almost 200 guests to Pontyclun Football Club's Annual Gentlemen's Evening held at the Athletic Club on 25 May.
Guest Speaker, former Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy, provided a lively, enthusiastic and humorous recall of his professional days at the club where he accumulated a total of 13 winner medals.
Guests were in awe of the close up magic of entertainer Jasper Blakeley while Jed Stone provided yet another top class performance with his stand up comedy and auction bidding.
Event organiser, Tyrone Pope, said “I wish to thank all those who supported the event and made it such an enjoyable and successful night."
Event Organiser Tyrone Pope (right) greets Close up Magician, Jasper Blakeley
Special Guests Eric Thomas (right) and Steve Rumble, Chairman and Vice Chairman, The Welsh Football League
Two of the Auction Items, Signed Photographs, Alan Kennedy and John Hartson
TAFF'S WELL'S CELEBRATION DINNER
19 May 2012
This is being held on Friday 8th June 2012 at the Village Hotel, Coryton Cardiff to celebrate Don James' 50 years with the club and the late Frank Terrell’s life.
There will be a three course meal with hypnotist included. Tickets are priced at £35.00 each.
To book please contact Darren Buttle at firstname.lastname@example.org, on 07798 691495 or the club on 02920 811080.
MONMOUTH TOWN PROUDLY PRESENTS...
27 April 2012
Attila the Stockbroker – class punk poet and radical raconteur plus
Rory Ellis Australia’s finest alternative folk artist PLUS
The Dirty Uncle Roadshow – Sweden’s and the Five Pound Football Club’s own Tomas Ahlbeck flying in from Stockholm
THURSDAY 24th May, doors open at 7pm
To support fan owned football, real beer and real live entertainment .
Real ales from Three counties, Cider from …well…hell…(Roaring Meg plus special guests)
Only 50 tickets available by emailing the club on email@example.com, at Les Car Care Monmouth and DS Music Monmouth and soon online at the club shop
An absolute steal at £7 or £8 on the door.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN AFC DINNER WITH JOHN HARTSON
16 February 2012
Newcastle Emlyn AFC will be holding their Annual Celebrity Dinner Evening on Friday 25th May 2012, 7.00 for 7.30 pm start, at the Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn.
Guest speaker is John Hartson and the comedian is Harry Scott. There will also be a memorabilia auction along with a raffle. There will be a three-course meal and tickets are reasonably priced at £25.00 per head or £250.00 for a table of ten.
Anyone interested in attending can contact club Secretary S John O Jones via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click HERE to view poster for more details.
KENFIG HILL AFC SPORTING DINNER
16 February 2012
Kenfig Hill AFC are running their Annual Sporting Dinner at Blanco's Hotel, Port Talbot on 20 April 2012 with the main attraction the renowned guest speaker Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, ex-Liverpool and West Ham football legend, accompanied by Welsh International Comedian Colin Price.
Tables and tickets are selling like ‘hot cakes’ on a first come first paid basis so if anyone is interested please click HERE to view poster for more details.
CAERAU FC DINNER WITH JOHN HARTSON
12 February 2012
Caerau FC will be holding a Dinner Evening on Friday 11th May 2012, doors open at 6.30 pm to be seated for 7.30 pm, at the Riverboat Clubhouse, Caerau.
Guest speaker is John Hartson and comedian Dicky Hart. There will also be a memorabilia auction along with a raffle. There will be a three-course meal and tickets are reasonably priced at £25.00 per head or £250.00 for a table of ten.
Anyone interested in attending can contact club Secretary Ian Rees via email: email@example.com
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