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Rejoining the Club is striker Cory Thomas who played four times last season for Aber scoring once after stepping up from the Reserves and central defender David Pinch who previously played for Aber when it was known as Ento and adds experience to the group. Also putting pen to paper is Craig Williams who played last season for Hirwaun Sports after his return to the Country after a spell at a high level in Australia. We welcome all three to the Club and hope they enjoy their time at Aberaman Park.  If you would like to sponsor any of the players you can do so by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Former Exiles youngster signs for Town Tuesday 17th July 2018 Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of former Newport County player Simon Morgan. Simon rose through the ranks with Newport County playing for their academy and upon his release attracted interest from Truro City where he spent pre-season.  He eventually signed for Aberdare Town before leaving the Club but has returned now since the appointment of Simon Jones as manager. We welcome Simon back to the Club and hope he has an enjoyable and successful time with Aber. You can sponsor Simon, or any of the other available players, by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk ‘1892 Club’ a huge success with 43 entries Monday 9th July 2018 The inaugural ‘1982 Club’ has been deemed a massive success after an impressive 43 entries were received from businesses and individuals. The main part of the Club was all the entries being placed into a draw with the first name pulled out of the hat being named as the new front of shirt sponsor for the new season. The Club are pleased to announce that PERTHCELYN FOOD MARKET were the winners of the draw and they will now be on the front of the new Macron playing kit.  Meanwhile second place went to SACRED SPIRIT AND WELLNESS CENTRE who will appear on the playing shorts. A full list of the winners and all those who entered the Club can be found by clicking HERE. We would like to sincerley thank all those who took part and we look forward to welcoming them to a specially designated fixture during the season. Aber start away to Caerau (Ely) Sunday 8th July 2018 The Welsh Football League Division 2 fixtures have now been confirmed and the new look Aberdare Town side will start their new season with a tough away trip to relegated Caerau (Ely). There is a double header local derby in the opening month with two fixtures against AFC Llwydcoed, now managed by former Aberdare Town personnel Lewis Holder and Matt Driscoll. A full fixture list is now online and can be found by clicking HERE.  Each game is available to sponsor both the match and the ball so please get in touch if you are interested in sponsoring a specific match. Town get bye in 1st round of League Cup Saturday 30th June 2018 At the Welsh League Annual General Meeting held in Cardiff today Aberdare were handed a bye in the first round draw of the league cup. In total there are 16 ties in the 1st round meaning that Aberdare will enter in the second round, or the last 32! Assistant Manager and coach agree to join Thursday 21st June 2018 Simon Jones has added to his backroom staff with the confirmation of his new assistant manager and coach. Terry Fitzpatrick has joined as Simon’s number 2 and is currently working towards his UEFA B Licence as well as undertaking a Level 1 course in Sports Psychology.  He has coached at Academy Development Centres  of both Newport County and Cardiff City while also having experience with Risca Academy and Caephilly Schools where they provided opposition to Jayne Ludlow and the senior Welsh Ladies team in their World Cup preparation games against England and Russia. Also forming part of the coaching team is Kristian Collins who will double up his coaching work along with his existing commitments with our ladies team. Kristian will also be signing forms for the Club and is no stranger to Aberdare Town having picked up the Clubman of the Year in the season before last. We welcome both Terry and Kristian into the first team squad along with Richard Evans who had already been confirmed at the time of Simon’s appointment. The final piece of the backroom team is being sought with a physio required for match days and training sessions. Eleven players commit for new season already Wednesday 20th June 2018 Aberdare boss Simon Jones has started getting his squad put together for the new season with eleven players confirming their commitment already. Signing for the new season is defenders Scott Griffiths, Daniel Riddiford, Andrew Feneroli, Sam Phillips and Kieron Bairstow, midfielders Levi Jones, Kevin Connelly and Rhys Thomas, winger Drew Langdon and strikers Mikey Edwards and Brad Lewis. Jones, Griffiths, Feneroli and Riddiford all have had Welsh League experience while Thomas, Connelly, Phillips, Lewis and Bairstow all played in the Reserve team over the last couple of seasons.  Striker Edwards suffered a bad injury in the opening game of last season and is now back to fitness after a year out and looking forward to the chance at the higher level along with 17 year old winger Langdon who played for much of last season for Ceiber Con. Simon Jones who has put his players through two early training sessions has been pleased with the turnouts so far and more signings are expected shortly: “We knew that it was going to be pretty much a large rebuild of the squad but we are still talking to new players about joining us and there are a few we are talking to with a hope they will stay as well. All those who are signing are those that really want to be at the Club and will fit into the type of football we want to play which you could see in the two games at the end of last season”. Player sponsorships are now available for every player and management team member at £50 for the season - as well as seeing your name on social media, in the programme and on the website all season along with 2 tickets to a dedicated league match, if you pay an extra £25 you will also get a discounted season ticket!  To sponsor a player please email us at website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk or make contact through our social media channels. Merthyr friendly for Aber Wednesday 13th June 2018 Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that Southern League Premier Division side and local neighbours Merthyr Town will be visiting Aberaman Park as part of the build up for the new season. The friendly against the Martyrs is the only home game and will take place on Tuesday 31st July (ko 7.30pm). Admission is set at £3 for adults & concessions and Under 16s are FREE Aberdare have lined up four other friendlies, all away from home, which start on Saturday 14th July when we visit Blaenrhondda FC followed a week later with a visit to face Pontyclun. On the 28th July Aber will play old friends AFC Porth on the Abercynon 3G pitch. The Merthyr game then takes centre stage before pre-season is wrapped up on Saturday 4th August against Treowen Stars. The league season will get underway on Saturday 11th August. With a brand new squad being put together pre-season training is getting underway slightly earlier than normal on Tuesday 19th June.  Players to meet at the Club at 6.30pm. Preparations are also underway for the ladies team with their first friendly being confirmed away to Cascade on Sunday 5th August. Admission price lowered Tuesday 12th June 2018 With a busy summer relaunch ahead for the Club, Aberdare Town have started by making some changes with their match day admission prices. In a bid to try and increase our attendances the adult admission price has been cut to just £3 while under 16s will continue to get in FREE while concession rates remain at £3. Match day programme will now cost £1.00 and will no longer be included within the admission price. The Club will also be introducing season tickets at a cost of £35 which will give holders access to all home league games and friendlies.  An application form will be available to download from the website of by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk. The Clubs committee are working hard on making some big changes to give the 125 year old Club a new lease of life and before the new season kicks off a refurbishment of the club house is being planned along with a full ground clear up, changes to match day ogranisation including a new match day office and a renovation of the refreshment outlet. Meetings have also started with officials from our successful and ever expanding girls and ladies section which will see a much closer working relationship including a new social calendar of events. As well as the upcoming Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for the 26th June (when the ‘1892 Club will be drawn), the Club are also preparing to hold an open evening with all those with an in interest in the Club from the boys, girls, ladies and mens sections can come along and help shape the future direction of the Club by airing their views. Further details will be announced in due course. Dapper FM are our first community partner Monday 11th June 2018 Aberdare Town Football Club and local Aberdare radio station Dapper FM are delighted to announce they have agreed a Community Partnership deal. Both organisations serve the local area and by agreeing this arrangement it is hoped to boost the awareness of both both in Aberdare and further afield. From Dapper FM Jonathan ‘Eggy’ Evans said: “We are pleased to link up with the towns football team and will be helping however we can. We recently located to a brand new purpose built studio based in Jacs and are looking to improve our output and anybody who wants to get involved we will be delighted to hear from you.  Like the football club we have expenses to pay regularly to stay on air so any donations are most welcome”. Aberdare Town were as equally as thrilled with the new partnership with Ian Pearce from the Club saying: “Dapper, like the Club, are going through similar relaunches as we both are aiming at reaching out to the local community more.  We are delighted of the enthusiam from Jonathan and all those with the station at wanting to build a great relationship that will benefit us both”. You can listen in to Dapper FM on www.dapperfm.co.uk or on the Tunein app
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