Trefelin 1 Aberdare 0 Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Aberdare’s chance of progressing in the league cup faltered at the first hurdle with a defeat at Trefelin BGC from Division Three. In a disappointing night for the Club the hosts took a first half lead and also missed a second half penalty as they moved into the next round of the competition. Aberdare move on to Saturday’s tough away trip to one of the title favourites Pontypridd (ko 2.30pm) Club Membership Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Aberdare Town Football Club are classed as a members club and as part of our constitution and in order to comply with the Insurance Act of 2015 we are required by our insurers to ensure that all adults affiliated to the Club including club officials, committee members, players, coaches and managers are fully paid up members by 30th September in each year. It has been agreed by the clubs committee that the annual membership fee shall be set at £10 per adult per annum and will be reviewed on a yearly basis. Members should also ensure that they carry their membership card with them while on the premises and can be asked to present it at any point. The card wll also need to be shown to access any membership benefits. On football match days supporters and visiting clubs will be treated as guests and will be able to use the club facilities but will not receive any benefits of membership and the guest pass ceases after that day. To become a member of the Club please complete the membership application form which will be able to be downloaded from the official website or by seeing Clare Wilcox from behind the bar. Aber given home draw in Welsh Cup Monday 21st August 2017 Aberdare Town have been drawn at home in the 2nd qualifying round of the JD Sports Welsh Cup. Aber’s visitors will be fellow Division 2 side Dinas Powys with the game being played on Saturday 9th September - which is actually the Clubs first home game of the season! Castle Care sponsor girls section Sunday 20th August 2017 The future female stars of Aberdare Town are going to be looking the part thanks to a kind donation by local business Castle Care who have donated brand new tracksuits to our ever expanding girls section. Castle Care are based in Aberdare and are a private mental health residential service who provide excellent facilities for many vulnerable adults in the local area and beyond. Ladies Chairman Mark Anthony and the clubs new Commercial Manager was delighted with the support: “I would like to thank John Morgan (pictured above with Club Secretary Chris Churchill after the 3-3 draw this afternoon from the under 14 girls against Port Talbot Town at Aberaman Park) and all at Castle Care for their amazing support of our girls. I know everybody in the Club wish to send our gratitude to them and hope its the start of a long partnership”. Cardiff City Allstars to visit Sunday 13th August 2017 Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that a Cardiff City legends team will be visiting Aberaman Park in a fundraising game for MacMillan Cancer Support. The game will take place on Sunday 3rd September (ko 2.30pm) with the Bluebirds Allstars team taking on an Aberdare Allstars team. Entry is £5 for adults, concessions at £3 and under 16s just £1 and its set to be a great family day.  The proceeds from the match will be going to a charity that will, or has, touched most of us at some point in our lives. On the day there will be a raffle and an auction so please help us by spreading the word, download to display a poster by clicking HERE  and make sure you keep the date free! Risca United 2 Aberdare Town 1 Friday 11th August 2017 Aberdare Town started their Welsh League Division Two season with a defeat at Risca United in the opening fixture. Risca, who had been relegated from League One at the end of last season, were on the back foot for for the opening 30 minutes with Aberdare playing some nice football and putting their hosts under pressure. Two chances fell to Elliott Morris, last seasons top scorer but both efforts unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net.  As Risca came more into the game they looked dangerous on the counter attack and before half time they had scored twice in a matter of minutes. John Phillips pulled back the Risca forward in the box and Daniel Battle converted the spot kick before Ashley Johnson added the second to put the hosts in control at the break, Aberdare struck back in the second half with Morris seeing a shot saved by the home ‘keeper and debutant Andrew Ellis scored from close range having come on at half-time. A disappointing start to the season but we move on to AFC Porth next Saturday for our second match (Saturday 19th August) Open day a big success for girls Thursday 10th August 2017 The girls and ladies section held an open day at Aberaman Park on Sunday which proved to be a great success with plenty of activities and fun throughout the day. All of our teams from the under 7s right up to the seniors were in attendance.  There were bouncy castles, skills sessions and mini games for the kids and several local companies also attended to support the event and promote their business. To a background of music a Foozeball tournament took place in the club house along with a FIFA tournament on the screen,  The day was rounded off watching the Euro 2017 Womens final meaning  the only female section in the Cynon Valley had a very positive day. Aberdare sign three more Thursday 10th August 2017 On the eve of the new Welsh League season Aberdare Town have added three more faces to their first team squad. After missing part of pre-season through injury Rob Blatchford has now signed forms having impressed last season for Aberdare after joining midway through the season.  Also signing on is full back Ben Gibbs who joins from St Blazey in Cornwall who play in the South West Peninsula League and defender Andrew Ellis who joins from AFC Llwydcoed where he played last season. Gibbs however is still in the process of awaiting international clearance and is therefore unavailable for selection until authorisation is given by the Welsh FA. We welcome both Ben and Andrew to the Club and hope they have an enjoyable and successful time at Aberaman Park.
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