We are saddened to have to report that our President, Keith Vallance, passed away last night after a short battle with cancer. Keith played for Poole Town in the English leagues and locally managed Abernant, Kings Head and later moved onto the Legion (Aberaman) before becoming President of our Club. Chairman Garry Williams said of the news: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce the passing of our well loved and respected club President Mr Keith Vallance. Keith passed away in the early hours after a courageous battle against pancreatic and liver cancer. “I was very fortunate to call him my friend but for the many years I knew him not only as my first real football coach and manager but as a life mentor . “A straight talking, say as it is, man and a lifelong Southampton FC supporter and for the best part of his life a keen supporter of Aberdare Town (Aberaman Athletic). “Most of all Keith was a proud father and even more prouder grandfather he loved nothing more than spending time with his children and grandchildren. The last few years or so saw Keith and his devoted wife Sheron found a new passion in caravaning in West Wales. It was only very recently that they had both treated themselves to a new caravan and when I spoke to them they were so excited about spending more time there. As we all know illness is something we can't really do much about and and I just hope that Sheron can spend time there remembering this wonderful man who I called my friend. Rest in peace buddy i will so much miss our chats during the games”. The entire Club sends its thoughts and love to Sheron and their family at this difficult time.
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Published Friday 14th May 2022
Keith Vallance
ABERDARE TOWN Football Club
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“Where toil the Cymry deep in sunless pits and emptying all their hills to warm the world”
W.H.Davies
We are saddened to have to report that our President, Keith Vallance, passed away last night after a short battle with cancer. Keith played for Poole Town in the English leagues and locally managed Abernant, Kings Head and later moved onto the Legion (Aberaman) before becoming President of our Club. Chairman Garry Williams said of the news: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce the passing of our well loved and respected club President Mr Keith Vallance. Keith passed away in the early hours after a courageous battle against pancreatic and liver cancer. “I was very fortunate to call him my friend but for the many years I knew him not only as my first real football coach and manager but as a life mentor . “A straight talking, say as it is, man and a lifelong Southampton FC supporter and for the best part of his life a keen supporter of Aberdare Town (Aberaman Athletic). “Most of all Keith was a proud father and even more prouder grandfather he loved nothing more than spending time with his children and grandchildren. The last few years or so saw Keith and his devoted wife Sheron found a new passion in caravaning in West Wales. It was only very recently that they had both treated themselves to a new caravan and when I spoke to them they were so excited about spending more time there. As we all know illness is something we can't really do much about and and I just hope that Sheron can spend time there remembering this wonderful man who I called my friend. Rest in peace buddy i will so much miss our chats during the games”. The entire Club sends its thoughts and love to Sheron and their family at this difficult time.
Published Friday 14th May 2022
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Keith Vallance
© Copyright 2023 - The official website of Aberdare Town FC
ABERDARE TOWN Football Club
W.H.Davies
“Where toil the Cymry deep in sunless pits and emptying all their hills to warm the world”