Of   course   the   most   important   part   of   any   football   club   is   what   happens   on   the   pitch   and   Martyn   is   just   as   pleased   with   the   work   being   done   with   the   team   too:   “We   decided   to   start   pre-season   early and   there   was   a   good   response   from   some   of   the   players   who   were   with   us   last   season   as   they   wanted   to   build   a   real   momentum   ahead   of   what   we   all   know   is   a   very   important   season.      Simon (Jones)   and   Terry   (Fitzpatrick)   have   been   talking   to   players   and   we   feel   the   players   that   we   are   aiming   to   recruit   will   mean   we   have   a   better   squad   and   produce   a   more   attractive   attacking   style   of play as we look to blend the core of last seasons squad with an injection of both youth and experience”. With   the   opening   friendly   a   couple   of   weeks   away   Martyn   finished   by   saying:   “We   all   feel   that   the   future   is   very   bright   for   the   Club   and   I   am   proud   to   be   a   part   of   what   we   are   trying   to   do.      The players will continue to build up to the opening away friendly with a couple more sessions and then we can look forward to starting to finalise our squad and getting players officially signed”.   Wednesday 12th June 2019 P re-season schedule Ahead of the new season Aberdare Town have arranged a series of friendlies to get the squad ready for their new league campaign. With   The   Snakes   preparing   for   life   in   Welsh   League   Division   Three   (or   Two   depending   on   the   new   naming   following   the   pyramid   restructure!)   they   start   on   Saturday   6th   July   against FC Tredegar on the Ynys 3G surface in town (ko 2.00pm) and then a week later we travel down to Caerphilly Athletic for a 2.00pm kick off. Friday   19th   July   see   a   trip   over   to   face   Blaenrhonnda   and   on   the   27th   its   another   away   game   at   Aber   Valley.   Wednesday   31st   July   is   a   trip   to   Wattsville   before   the   warm   up campaign in completed on the 3rd August away to Caerau - a week before the new league season kicks off. There is no home friendlies this season due to pitch availability issues. Training got underway last weekend and a further session is set for Saturday afternoon as boss Simon Jones and Terry Fitzpatrick put some new, and old, faces through their paces. The ladies team have also arranged two friendlies so far away to Tredgar and Pontypridd while they will also be taking part in the Caerphilly tournament in early July. Wednesday 15th May 2019 Cl ub restructure agreed Following a meeting of the clubs management committee it has been agreed to begin the process of a radical overhaul of the way Aberdare Town is run. The   restructure   will   be   formed   over   a   four   year   period   with   the   initial   changes   set   for   implementation   at   the   Clubs AGM   this   year   after   the   plans   were   agreed   on   Monday   night.   This will involve a restructured Management Committee with an eye firmly set for future progression. Subject   to   ratification   at   the AGM   Richard   Rowlands   will   be   the   new   Vice-Chairman   while   Ian   Pearce   will   take   on   the   newly   created   role   of   General   Manager   tasked   with   keeping   an eye on the day to day running of the Club, bar and facility. With these proposed changes there are now three roles available to be filled ahead of the AGM in June. Club Accreditation Officer (CAO) This   will   involve   overseeing   the   Clubs   FAW   accreditation   with   our   aim   to   achieve   the   Gold   award.   The   post   will   also   look   after   club   membership   and   eventually   will   develop   into   the coach development officer. This role would suit somebody who is admin focussed. Community Officer The club wish to develop more links locally with organisations and schools. This role is suited to somebody with an outgoing personality, good communication skills and motivated. Commercial Manager We are looking to appoint a commission based commercial manager to help drive our vision commercially in the local and wider area. If you are interested in applying for any of these new roles please contact Ian Pearce on 07812511222 or email website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk This is an ideal time to get involved with your local Club as we aim to develop all aspects of Aberdare Town FC, BIG  history : BIGGER future : ONE  club Tuesday 14th May 2019 Rob Jones joins as new coach Aberdare Town have added to their backroom team with Rob Jones joining as a coach. The   management   team   have   restructured   slightly   with   Terry   Fitzpatrick   now   taking   on   the   role   of   Head   Coach   to   support   Manager   Simon   Jones   while   Martyn   Phillips   will   continue   to assist in his position of Director of Football.  Rob, who was known by Terry and has worked together before, joins up ahead of the pre-season preparations getting underway. We   are   still   looking   for   three   more   additions   to   complete   the   backroom   team   with   a   goalkeeper   coach,   physio   and   a   kit   manager   required.      If   you   can   help   or   are   interested   please email info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  for more information Tuesday 7th May 2019 Still time to enter our festival With   the   main   football   season   now   over   our   attentions   turn   to   the   annual   festivals   and   first   up   is   our   boys   festival   on   the   1st   June   which   as   always   is   held   at Aberaman Park. Entries   have   already   been   coming   in   but   there   are   still   some   spaces   left   if   you   have   not   yet   made   contact.      Email   info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk    for   more   details   or   a   registration   form   or you can call STEVE on 07886993292 Wednesday 17th April 2019 Jones: “We want to repay the faith” Following   the   news   yesterday   that   Simon   Jones   had   been   re-appointed   as   team   manager   for   next   season   the   gaffer   spoke   with   the   club   website   about   his   delight   in   the faith shown in him and the squad by the management committee. Simon   said   of   the   decision:   “I   am   so   pleased   that   the   club   have   kept   faith   with   Terry   (Fitzpatrick)   and   myself.   We   all   know   and   feel   the   disappointment   of   relegation   and   its   not something any of us want to feel again but when we were appointed last summer we all knew, and it was discussed, that there was a good chance we might go down this season. “Our   squad   is   mostly   made   up   of   players   who   are   local,   want   to   play   for   the   Club,   and   now   have   a   season   of   Welsh   League   football   experience   under   their   belts   which   bodes   well   for us. Already the players we have here are eager to show that some of those really good performances that we have seen can be produced on a more consistent basis next season”. As   much   as   the   club   knew   it   was   always   going   to   be   an   uphill   struggle   this   season   Simon   also   feels   there   were   some   mistakes   along   the   way:   “We   know   that   there   are   things   that   we could   have   done   better   and   as   a   management   team   we   have   learned   a   lot   about   ourselves   too   -   it   has   been   a   real   learning   curve   this   season   but   we   will   be   stronger   for   it.   Knowing the   clubs   Committee   is   giving   us   their   full   backing   means   everything   and   we   want   to   repay   them   for   showing   that   faith   in   us   as   a   Management   team   and   the   players   as   well.   The Club could easily have taken the easy option of deciding to make a change and go in another direction but credit to the committee”. With   two   games   of   the   season   left   to   play   thoughts   are   already   turning   towards   next   season   as   Simon   admitted   plans   are   already   starting   to   be   made:   “We   will   be   asking   everybody back   for   pre-season   and   there   is   already   plenty   of   interest   in   those   wanting   to   join   so   I   will   be   sititng   down   with Terry   and   Martyn   (Phillips,   Director   of   Football)   as   to   where   we   go.   We know   we   will   need   to   strengthen   but   any   players   need   to   be   of   the   right   character   and   want   to   play   for   this   Club   and   to   be   committed.   Everybody   knows   how   much Aberdare   Town means   to   me   personally   and   the   players   coming   in   need   to   have   that   same   determination   to   do   well.   Pre-season   will   be   an   important   time   and   everybody   is   going   to   need   to   commit to   what   we   are   doing   and   how   we   want   things   done   as   well   as   fighting   to   be   in   that   squad   when   the   league   gets   underway   again.   With   the   Club   making   the   decision   nice   and   early   it means that the current players obviously now have our last two games of this season to impress and stake a bigger claim for next season”. Tuesday 16th April 2019 Jones retained for 2019/20 Aberdare   Town   have   confirmed   that   manager   Simon   Jones   has   been   offered   the   chance   to   remain   with   the   Club   as   first   team   manager   for   the   2019/20   season   and   we are delighted to confirm he has accepted that offer. After   a   tough   season   with   relegation   confirmed   to   Division   Three   football   for   the   new   season   it   had   always   been   destined   to   be   a   tough   campaign   for   the   Darians   but   with   the   Club continuing   to   build   following   the   start   of   a   new   direction   last   summer   it   was   felt   only   right   by   the   Clubs   committee   to   allow   Simon   the   chance   to   continue   his   work   which   was unanimously agreed at a Committee meeting last night. Chairman   Garry   Williams   said   of   the   news:   “Last   summer   Simon   was   given   the   unenviable   job   of   trying   to   halt   the   slide   of   the   team.   Everybody   went   into   the   season   with   their   eyes wide   open   that   it   was   going   to   be   a   tough   season   and   that   relegation   was   a   distinct   possibility. To   Simon’s   credit,   and   that   of   the   squad   he   has   assembled   -   made   up   predominantly   of locally   based   players   -      we   have   fulfilled   our   fixtures   and   at   times   put   on   some   excellent   performances   and   its   those   that   we   need   to   build   on   now   going   into   the   summer   ready   to   aim to   bounce   back   at   the   first   opportunity.      We   know   that   it   is   going   to   be   difficult   and   Division Three   will   be   a   tough   test   but   with   a   nucleus   of   the   existing   squad   and   with   a   few   additions we hope to start to see a change in fortunes and Simon, Terry and the squad have the full backing of the Committee”. Garry   also   confirmed   that   further   changes   may   be   forthcoming   at   the   Club:   “Now   we   have   sorted   the   management   situation   out   it   will   give   us   some   time   before   the   start   of   next season   at   looking   at   options   and   making   some   other   changes   off   the   field   in   order   for   us   to   be   able   to   move   forward. All   we   can   ask   is   that   everybody   continues   to   give   their   backing to the Club and to support Simon and the team for the last two games of this season and then into 2019/20”. Meanwhile,   Terry   Fitzpatrick   has   agreed   to   remain   with   the   Club   as   Simon’s   assistant   and   discussions   are   ongoing   to   increase   the   backroom   team   further   -   more   details   will   be announced in due course when complete. Friday 22nd February 2019 Pontypridd to use The Park Aberdare Town have agreed to allow Pontypridd Town to complete their Welsh League Division One season at Aberaman Park following an approach from the Club. Pontypridd   have   five   games   left   to   play   at   home   starting   tomorrow   with   Briton   Ferry   Llansawel   visiting   (ko   2.00pm)   followed   by Afan   Lido   on   the   9th   March,   Llantwit   Major   on   the   23rd March while they have games against Undy Athletic and Goytre still to be arranged. Any   money   raised   by   this   move   has   been   earmarked   by   the   committee   to   use   on   further   upgrades   to   Aberaman   Park.   Club   Licence   Officer   Ian   Pearce   said   of   the   move: “Discussions   have   been   ongoing   for   some   time   and   approval   had   to   be   sought   from   RCT,   Welsh   FA   and   the   Welsh   Football   League   which   finally   came   through   this   week.     The   move has   allowed   Pontypridd   to   complete   their   season   as   a   Tier   2   ground   facility   was   required   of   which Aberaman   Park   currently   has   that   licence   in   place   following   our   work   last   season.     As a Committee any funds raised through this arrangement is going to be ring fenced in order to carry out some further improvements to the ground over the summer”. So if you aren’t following Aberdare on the road for the remainder of this season why not pop down to the Park to catch some Division One action. Friday 1st February 2019 Postponed: Caldicot game off Aberdare home game against Caldicot Town has been postponed as RCT Council closed all grassed pitches for this weekend following the snow and icy conditions. It means that the ladies game on Sunday also falls victim to the weather as peoples safety is of paramount importance. With Aber’s   visit   to   Pontardawe   also   off   next   weekend   due   to   their   opponents   involvement   in   the   quarter-finals   of   the   FAW Trophy   the   next   game   won’t   be   until   the   re-arranged   fixture away to Swansea University on Wednesday 13th February. Saturday 26th January 2019 Buds game gets abandoned Aber   made   the   trip   to   Aberbargoed   Buds   looking   to   build   upon   last   weeks   first   victory   of   the   season,   however,   with   the   wet   weather   set   in   for   the   afternoon   the   game
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squad with an injection of both youth and experience”. With   the   opening   friendly   a   couple   of   weeks   away   Martyn   finished   by   saying: “We   all   feel   that   the   future   is   very   bright   for   the   Club   and   I   am   proud   to   be   a   part of   what   we   are   trying   to   do.      The   players   will   continue   to   build   up   to   the   opening away   friendly   with   a   couple   more   sessions   and   then   we   can   look   forward   to starting to finalise our squad and getting players officially signed”.   Wednesday 12th June 2019 P re-season schedule Ahead   of   the   new   season Aberdare Town   have   arranged   a   series of    friendlies    to    get    the    squad    ready    for    their    new    league campaign. With   The   Snakes   preparing   for   life   in   Welsh   League   Division   Three   (or Two   depending   on   the   new   naming   following   the   pyramid   restructure!) they   start   on   Saturday   6th   July   against   FC   Tredegar   on   the   Ynys   3G surface   in   town   (ko   2.00pm)   and   then   a   week   later   we   travel   down   to Caerphilly Athletic for a 2.00pm kick off. Friday   19th   July   see   a   trip   over   to   face   Blaenrhonnda   and   on   the   27th   its another   away   game   at   Aber   Valley.   Wednesday   31st   July   is   a   trip   to Wattsville   before   the   warm   up   campaign   in   completed   on   the   3rd   August away to Caerau - a week before the new league season kicks off. There is no home friendlies this season due to pitch availability issues. Training    got    underway    last    weekend    and    a    further    session    is    set    for Saturday   afternoon   as   boss   Simon   Jones   and   Terry   Fitzpatrick   put   some new, and old, faces through their paces. The   ladies   team   have   also   arranged   two   friendlies   so   far   away   to   Tredgar   and Pontypridd   while   they   will   also   be   taking   part   in   the   Caerphilly   tournament   in early July. Wednesday 15th May 2019 Cl ub restructure agreed Following   a   meeting   of   the   clubs   management   committee   it   has been   agreed   to   begin   the   process   of   a   radical   overhaul   of   the way Aberdare Town is run. The   restructure   will   be   formed   over   a   four   year   period   with   the   initial changes   set   for   implementation   at   the   Clubs AGM   this   year   after   the   plans were     agreed     on     Monday     night.     This     will     involve     a     restructured Management Committee with an eye firmly set for future progression. Subject   to   ratification   at   the AGM   Richard   Rowlands   will   be   the   new   Vice- Chairman   while   Ian   Pearce   will   take   on   the   newly   created   role   of   General Manager   tasked   with   keeping   an   eye   on   the   day   to   day   running   of   the Club,   bar   and   facility.   With   these   proposed   changes   there   are   now   three roles available to be filled ahead of the AGM in June. Club Accreditation Officer (CAO) This   will   involve   overseeing   the   Clubs   FAW   accreditation   with   our   aim   to achieve   the   Gold   award.   The   post   will   also   look   after   club   membership and   eventually   will   develop   into   the   coach   development   officer.   This   role would suit somebody who is admin focussed. Community Officer The    club    wish    to    develop    more    links    locally    with    organisations    and schools.   This   role   is   suited   to   somebody   with   an   outgoing   personality, good communication skills and motivated. Commercial Manager We   are   looking   to   appoint   a   commission   based   commercial   manager   to help drive our vision commercially in the local and wider area. If   you   are   interested   in   applying   for   any   of   these   new   roles   please   contact Ian Pearce on 07812511222 or email website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk This   is   an   ideal   time   to   get   involved   with   your   local   Club   as   we   aim   to develop   all   aspects   of   Aberdare   Town   FC,   BIG    history   :   BIGGER   future   : ONE  club Tuesday 14th May 2019 Rob Jones joins as new coach Aberdare   Town   have   added   to   their   backroom   team   with   Rob Jones joining as a coach. The   management   team   have   restructured   slightly   with   Terry   Fitzpatrick now   taking   on   the   role   of   Head   Coach   to   support   Manager   Simon   Jones while   Martyn   Phillips   will   continue   to   assist   in   his   position   of   Director   of Football.      Rob,   who   was   known   by   Terry   and   has   worked   together   before, joins up ahead of the pre-season preparations getting underway. We   are   still   looking   for   three   more   additions   to   complete   the   backroom team   with   a   goalkeeper   coach,   physio   and   a   kit   manager   required.      If   you can   help   or   are   interested   please   email   info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk    for more information Tuesday 7th May 2019 Still time to enter our festival With   the   main   football   season   now   over   our   attentions   turn   to the   annual   festivals   and   first   up   is   our   boys   festival   on   the   1st June which as always is held at Aberaman Park. Entries   have   already   been   coming   in   but   there   are   still   some   spaces   left   if you   have   not   yet   made   contact.      Email   info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk    for more     details     or     a     registration     form     or     you     can     call     STEVE     on 07886993292 Wednesday 17th April 2019 Jones: “We want to repay the faith” Following    the    news    yesterday    that    Simon    Jones    had    been    re- appointed   as   team   manager   for   next   season   the   gaffer   spoke   with the   club   website   about   his   delight   in   the   faith   shown   in   him   and   the squad by the management committee. Simon   said   of   the   decision:   “I   am   so   pleased   that   the   club   have   kept   faith with     Terry     (Fitzpatrick)     and     myself.     We     all     know     and     feel     the disappointment   of   relegation   and   its   not   something   any   of   us   want   to   feel again   but   when   we   were   appointed   last   summer   we   all   knew,   and   it   was discussed, that there was a good chance we might go down this season. “Our   squad   is   mostly   made   up   of   players   who   are   local,   want   to   play   for the   Club,   and   now   have   a   season   of   Welsh   League   football   experience under   their   belts   which   bodes   well   for   us.   Already   the   players   we   have here   are   eager   to   show   that   some   of   those   really   good   performances   that we have seen can be produced on a more consistent basis next season”. As   much   as   the   club   knew   it   was   always   going   to   be   an   uphill   struggle   this season   Simon   also   feels   there   were   some   mistakes   along   the   way:   “We know   that   there   are   things   that   we   could   have   done   better   and   as   a management   team   we   have   learned   a   lot   about   ourselves   too   -   it   has   been a   real   learning   curve   this   season   but   we   will   be   stronger   for   it.   Knowing   the clubs   Committee   is   giving   us   their   full   backing   means   everything   and   we want   to   repay   them   for   showing   that   faith   in   us   as   a   Management   team and   the   players   as   well.   The   Club   could   easily   have   taken   the   easy   option of   deciding   to   make   a   change   and   go   in   another   direction   but   credit   to   the committee”. With   two   games   of   the   season   left   to   play   thoughts   are   already   turning towards   next   season   as   Simon   admitted   plans   are   already   starting   to   be made:   “We   will   be   asking   everybody   back   for   pre-season   and   there   is already   plenty   of   interest   in   those   wanting   to   join   so   I   will   be   sititng   down with   Terry   and   Martyn   (Phillips,   Director   of   Football)   as   to   where   we   go. We   know   we   will   need   to   strengthen   but   any   players   need   to   be   of   the right    character    and    want    to    play    for    this    Club    and    to    be    committed. Everybody   knows   how   much Aberdare   Town   means   to   me   personally   and the   players   coming   in   need   to   have   that   same   determination   to   do   well. Pre-season   will   be   an   important   time   and   everybody   is   going   to   need   to commit   to   what   we   are   doing   and   how   we   want   things   done   as   well   as fighting   to   be   in   that   squad   when   the   league   gets   underway   again.   With the   Club   making   the   decision   nice   and   early   it   means   that   the   current players   obviously   now   have   our   last   two   games   of   this   season   to   impress and stake a bigger claim for next season”. Tuesday 16th April 2019 Jones retained for 2019/20 Aberdare   Town   have   confirmed   that   manager   Simon   Jones   has   been offered   the   chance   to   remain   with   the   Club   as   first   team   manager   for the   2019/20   season   and   we   are   delighted   to   confirm   he   has   accepted that offer. After   a   tough   season   with   relegation   confirmed   to   Division   Three   football for   the   new   season   it   had   always   been   destined   to   be   a   tough   campaign for   the   Darians   but   with   the   Club   continuing   to   build   following   the   start   of   a new   direction   last   summer   it   was   felt   only   right   by   the   Clubs   committee   to allow   Simon   the   chance   to   continue   his   work   which   was   unanimously agreed at a Committee meeting last night. Chairman   Garry   Williams   said   of   the   news:   “Last   summer   Simon   was given   the   unenviable   job   of   trying   to   halt   the   slide   of   the   team.   Everybody went   into   the   season   with   their   eyes   wide   open   that   it   was   going   to   be   a tough   season   and   that   relegation   was   a   distinct   possibility.   To   Simon’s credit,   and   that   of   the   squad   he   has   assembled   -   made   up   predominantly of   locally   based   players   -      we   have   fulfilled   our   fixtures   and   at   times   put   on some   excellent   performances   and   its   those   that   we   need   to   build   on   now going   into   the   summer   ready   to   aim   to   bounce   back   at   the   first   opportunity.     We   know   that   it   is   going   to   be   difficult   and   Division   Three   will   be   a   tough test   but   with   a   nucleus   of   the   existing   squad   and   with   a   few   additions   we hope   to   start   to   see   a   change   in   fortunes   and   Simon,   Terry   and   the   squad have the full backing of the Committee”. Garry   also   confirmed   that   further   changes   may   be   forthcoming   at   the   Club: “Now   we   have   sorted   the   management   situation   out   it   will   give   us   some time   before   the   start   of   next   season   at   looking   at   options   and   making some   other   changes   off   the   field   in   order   for   us   to   be   able   to   move forward. All   we   can   ask   is   that   everybody   continues   to   give   their   backing   to the   Club   and   to   support   Simon   and   the   team   for   the   last   two   games   of   this season and then into 2019/20”. Meanwhile,    Terry    Fitzpatrick    has    agreed    to    remain    with    the    Club    as Simon’s   assistant   and   discussions   are   ongoing   to   increase   the   backroom team    further    -    more    details    will    be    announced    in    due    course    when complete. Friday 22nd February 2019 Pontypridd to use The Park Aberdare   Town   have   agreed   to   allow   Pontypridd   Town   to   complete their   Welsh   League   Division   One   season   at Aberaman   Park   following an approach from the Club. Pontypridd   have   five   games   left   to   play   at   home   starting   tomorrow   with Briton   Ferry   Llansawel   visiting   (ko   2.00pm)   followed   by   Afan   Lido   on   the 9th   March,   Llantwit   Major   on   the   23rd   March   while   they   have   games against Undy Athletic and Goytre still to be arranged. Any   money   raised   by   this   move   has   been   earmarked   by   the   committee   to use    on    further    upgrades    to   Aberaman    Park.    Club    Licence    Officer    Ian Pearce   said   of   the   move:   “Discussions   have   been   ongoing   for   some   time and    approval    had    to    be    sought    from    RCT,    Welsh    FA    and    the    Welsh Football   League   which   finally   came   through   this   week.      The   move   has allowed   Pontypridd   to   complete   their   season   as   a   Tier   2   ground   facility was   required   of   which   Aberaman   Park   currently   has   that   licence   in   place following   our   work   last   season.     As   a   Committee   any   funds   raised   through this   arrangement   is   going   to   be   ring   fenced   in   order   to   carry   out   some further improvements to the ground over the summer”. So   if   you   aren’t   following   Aberdare   on   the   road   for   the   remainder   of   this season why not pop down to the Park to catch some Division One action.
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