Ella rubs shoulders with the legendsWednesday 7th June 2017article by Chris ChurchillElla from our girls team at Under 9s was chosen to be a mascot for the Legends game as part of the Champions League celebrations.The game was played on the floating pitch with the likes of Ian Rush and Ryan Giggs prior to the ladies Champions League final and Ella herself had stared along with her other Aberdare team mates earlier in the day at the specially arranged girls tournament. All the team then went on to watch the Ladies Champions League final.FREE taster sessions for girls sectionWednesday 7th June 2017article by Chris ChurchillOn Thursday 1st June the Club’s female section traveled by coach and car to take part in the Football Association Wales’s (FAW) Women’s and Girls National Football Festival at Cardiff University Sports Fields.Nearly a hundred people from Aberdare Town FC consisting of 45 girl/ladies players, Club Officials and parents enjoyed a marvelous day of football and after collecting their medals everyone then attended the Women’s Champions League final in the Cardiff City Stadium. The club would like to thank the FAW for making this possible,The day marked the end of a fantastic season for Aberdare Town’s female section’s first season. Since its beginning in April 2016 the club now has over 80 girls and ladies signed ranging from 6-16 in age, and play in mini Junior Football in the South Wales Women’s and Girls League. Girls aged 16 and over play in the Ladies team in the South West Wales Girls League (SWWGL).The club is actively recruiting girls for all ages and to encourage all the budding female stars of the future. We are running two “Drop in and play” sessions for anyone interested. The sessions are free and no prior playing experience is needed. If you fancy a go just put on your trainers and turn up. If you require any info ring or text Chris on 0787 0899 015.The sessions will be run on the Blaengwawr astro pitch (old comprehensive school site) on Thursday 8th and 15th June. 6-8 year olds will be from 5pm till 6pm, 9-16 year olds is from 5.30pm till 6.30pm with ladies from 6.30pm till 8.00pm.Tournament a huge successSaturday 3rd June 2017article by Ian PearceWe would like to thank all the teams, players, parents, supporters and volunteers for making our 2017 tournament the biggest to date.Over 70 teams took part on a day where the weather wasn’t the best but the action on the pitch kept everybody entertained and there were plenty of smiles on faces throughout the day.We look forward to making the 2018 football festival even better and we look forward to seeing you all again next summer.Pre-season fixtures announcedTuesday 30th May 2017article by Ian PearceAberdare Town have announced their pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.Friendlies kick off on Saturday 8th July with a visit to Cambrian & Clydach Vale and then two weeks later on the 22nd July we will be heading to last years League Two runners up Briton Ferry. A midweek visit to Pontlottyn on the 25th July will be followed on Saturday 29th July to former Southern Football League side Clevedon Town who now play in the Toolstation Western League. The final warm up game will be on Saturday 5th August when Cwmamman United visit Aberaman Park ahead of the league season starting a week later.Boss Matt Driscoll is still finalising squad details and talks are ongoing with last seasons players and potential new targets and details on comings and goings will be announced in due course.First team presentation eveningSaturday 6th May 2017article by Steve PearceAber held their first team presentation evening at Aberaman Park after the final league game of the season.The few in attendance saw Kris Collins pick up the Clubman of the Year while Lewis Holder picked up the players of the year award, the supporters choice was Josh Powell and Elliott Morris finished as top scorer.There will be a presentation evening for the Reserves & A Team in June.Season ends in defeatSaturday 6th May 2017article by Ian PearceAberdare Towns season came to an end with their fourth straight defeat with a visit to basement club West End.With the season pettering out after any promotion hopes ended several weeks previously thoughts turn to next season and mounting a serious effort at promotion back to League One. We would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and committee for their backing this season and we hope to see you all next season. Have a great summer!Last home game ends in lossWednesday 3rd May 2017article by Ian PearceAberdare Town completed their home fixtures for the season with a 3-0 defeat to the leagues runners-up Briton Ferry.As in previous games Aberdare were missing several players and with nothing to play for and seventh place already confirmed an early visitors goal set the tone for the evening. Two second half goals completed the scoring and it leaves just the final game on Saturday away to West End to wrap up the season.Aber lose but future looks goodSaturday 29th April 2017article by Ian PearceWith the season coming to a close for the first team the latest game, and penultimate at the Park this season, saw them defeated 1-0 by Croesyceilog.Having to shuffle the pack again due to absentees, injuries and suspensions the visitors created numerous chances in the first half after taking a first minute lead but it remained 1-0 at the break much to the relief of Aber. The second half saw Aberdare pick up and played some good football but couldn’t find a clear cut chance to equaliise.One plus from the day was the Under 12s who won yet again in the morning, this time against second place Treochy and were presented with their league championship trophy before moving to Aberaman Park and were given a guard of honour onto the pitch by the first team squad to show that this really is one club. The future looks good!Club devastated after break inWednesday 26th April 2017article by Ian PearceWe are saddened to announce that overnight our club house was broken into.Thieves managed to enter through the roof and took cancer charity collection boxes, money and stock as well as the CCTV system! If that wasn’t bad enough damage was also called along with a water pipe being broken meaning parts of the club house were left flooded.The police are investigating and we would urge anybody who has any information to come forward in confidence and help us catch these mindless people who have caused such devastation to a community club.Under 12s crowned as league championsMonday 24th April 2017article by Steve PearceHuge congratulations to our under 12s squad who have been crowned champions of the Aberdare & Rhondda Junior Football League.An 11-0 win was more than enough for the lads to celebrate at the final whistle. The whole club are proud of the achievements of the players this season who have so far won 24 times in 24 matches to deservedly take the title.