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Ladies & Girls get season underway Monday 10th September The   season   finally   began   on   Sunday   for   our   Junior   and   Senior   female   teams   last   weekend   although   the   Mini’s   don’t begin until the 16th. Changes   have   been   made   to   our   team   entries   this   season   with   teams   aged   u8,   u9,   u11,   u12,   u13,   u15   and   Ladies   already registered and with a big possibility that an u7 team will also be entered. First   to   kick   off   the   season   were   the   new   under   13   side.   Coaches   Libby   and   Owain   have   been   working   the   girls   constantly through   the   close   season   and   are   looking   for   ward      to   entertaining Tranch   Ladies   in   a   Div2   match. This   will   be   a   big   step   up   for the girls to 9 aside utilising larger goals and playing from penalty area to penalty area. Following   this   at   2pm   the   u15’s   played   against   Villa   Dino   Christchurch.   Andy’s   girls   who   finished   half   way   in   the   u14’s   div   last year   in   their   first   season,   will   be   looking   to   build   on   last   week   s   fine   4-0   win   in   their   last   pre   season   friendly   and   hoping   to   make an impact at this higher age. The   ladies   have   undergone   a   massive   change   of   personnel   over   the   last   few   months,   both   on   and   off   the   field.   Chris   has added   Richard   and   Ronnie   to   the   coaching   team,      numbers   are   good   and   everyone   is   committed   and   working   hard   with   team spirit is excellent. Severn   Bridge   NPC   were   the   opening   fixture   this   season   as   they   visited Aberaman   Park   on   Sunday.   Severn   Bridge   are   a   new team   this   season,   but   have   already   shown   their   strength   by   beating   Rhydefelin   10   –   1   in   their   first   game.   It   proved   a   tough   test for Aber and the visitors continued their good start with a 7-1 win. Fixture changes for Aber Tuesday 28th August With   the   start   of   FAW   cup   competitions   there   has   been   some   changes   to Aberdare   Town’s   fixture   list   over   the   coming weeks. Originally   Aber’s   next   home   game   was   set   for   Saturday   15th   September   against   STM   Sports   however   as   our   opponents   are involved   in   FAW   Trophy   action   the   game   has   been   postponed   and   will   be   re-arranged   for   a   new   date   in   due   course.      Instead Aberdare will now visit Croesyceiliog on Friday 14th September bringing forward the away trip from January (ko 7.30pm). The   Club   are   also   still   awaiting   their   opponents   for   the   second   round   of   the   Nathaniel   Car   Sales   Cup   after   the   first   round   tie between Aberbargoed   and Treowen   Stars   was   postponed   last   Friday. The   second   round   was   due   to   be   played   on   Saturday   8th September and therefore if the original tie is completed by then it means our trip to Abergavenny Town will also be off. Ladies get Villa Dino in SWFA Cup opener Wednesday 22nd August Aberdare Town Ladies have been handed an away tie in the 1st round of the South Wales FA Cup. Chris   Churchill’s   girls   will   be   making   the   trip   to   face   Villa   Dino   Christchurch   in   the   opening   round   of   this   years   competition   on the   30th   September.      The   other   first   round   ties   are:   Cwmbran   Celtic   vs    Rhydyfelin,   Coed   Duon   vs    Cascade   YC,   Seven   Tunnel NPC vs  Merthyr Ladies and Rhos vs  Caerphilly Castle.  Barry Town, Penybont and Sudbrook all received byes. Season to get underway this weekend Sunday 5th August Aberdare Town get their Welsh League Division 2 season underway on Saturday as they visit Caerau (Ely). Caerau   were   relegated   last   season   from   Division   1   and   will   no   doubt   be   looking   to   put   a   solid   foundation   in   place   aiming   to bounce   straight   back   but,   as   Aberdare   themselves   found   out   when   they   suffered   a   simiar   fate   a   couple   of   years   ago,   it   is   a tough and uncompromising league to get out of. Aberdare   have   had   a   tough   summer   with   all   but   one   of   last   years   squad   departing   and   the   Club   deciding   to   go   in   a   new direction. Chairman   Garry   Williams   is   realistic   in   terms   of   the   aims   for   the   immediate   future:   It   is   tough   going   out   there   for   all   Clubs   at   the moment   and   the   most   important   aim   for   us   is   that Aberdare   Town   have   a   Club   that   can   continue   for   years   to   come.   There   is   a realism   within   the   Committee   that   the   way   we   have   operated   for   many   years   is   no   longer   viable   and   we   have   to   go   in   a different direction - not an easy choice to make but one that we had no option but to pursue". The   summer   saw   the   appointment   of   Simon   Jones   as   the   new   Manager   which   Garry   was   pleased   he   accepted   the   offer: "Simon   knows   the   Club   and   knows   our   current   limitations   as   well   as   agreeing   that   this   is   the   road   we   need   to   go   down.      The squad   he   has   assembled   has   the   full   backing   of   the   Committee   and   they   are   under   no   pressure   at   all   form   us.     All   we   asked   for was a team that wll give everything they have for the badge and we are asking no more than that". There   have   been   plenty   of   changes   off   the   pitch   as   well   with   admission   prices   being   cut   to   £3   for   all   adults   and   a   £1   charge   for a new look 48 page matchday programme.  The   Club   have   also   now   announced   that   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea   City,   Newport   County,   Cardiff   City   and   Merthyr Town all able to get entry in their home league games for just £1 on production of their valid and current season ticket.  The Club house and refreshment outlet have also undergone a complete facelift. Looking   ahead   to   the   season   Simon   has   had   to   look   after   a   complete   overhaul   of   the   squad:   "Apart   from   Levi   (Jones)   all   of   last years   squad   have   decided   to   move   on   so   it   has   been   a   complete   rebuild.      We   know   that   a   new   squad   is   going   to   take   some time   to   settle   in   together   but   as   pre-season   has   progressed   our   peformances   have   improved   with   each   game.      There   is   no hiding   from   the   fact   that   it   is   going   to   be   a   hard   season   but   I   have   confidence   that   a   squad   made   up   of   boys   from   the   valley   can prove   people   wrong   and   play   in   the   Welsh   League.     As   long   as   everybody   sticks   together   and   works   hard   we   will   eventually   get the   rewards.      Everybody   who   has   signed   wants   to   be   at   the   Club   and   I   include   my   backroom   staff   in   that.      This   isn't   an overnight project and it will take a couple of years to see the hard work pay off but the Club knows that and is backing it". Abers   first   home   game   will   be   on   Wednesday   15th   August   when   they   face   AFC   Llwydcoed   (ko   7.30pm)   and   then   will   play newly promoted Swansea University on Saturday 18th. Calling all Swans, Bluebirds, Martyrs and Exiles Saturday 4th August Aberdare   Town   have   launched   another   initative   ahead   of   the   new   season   to   encourage   more   people   to   attend   their games. All   existing   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea   City,   Cardiff   City,   Merthyr   Town   and   Newport   County   will   all   be   able   to   attend Aberdare   home   games   in   the   league   at   Aberaman   Park   for   only   £1   on   production   of   their   season   ticket.   While   all   four   teams operate   in   the   English   leagues   we   are   hoping   to   be   able   to   attract   local   football   fans   to   come   and   watch   Welsh   League   football when they aren’t watching their normal team. The   first   game   fans   will   be   able   to   use   this   new   scheme   is   on   Wednesday   15th August   when Aberdare   host AFC   Llwydcoed   in a local derby. The Club are using the hashtag #footballfamily on twitter for this idea. AGM for Ladies on 12.08.18 Saturday 4th August Aberdare Town Ladies and Girls section will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 12th August. The   meeting   will   be   held   at Aberaman   Park   and   will   start   promptly   at   7.00pm.      Nominations   for   positions   on   the   Committee   or any rule changes should be notified to Ladies Secretary Ellie Gunson by emailing bookings@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Ladies start with Sudbrook Thursday 2nd August The   fixtures   for   the   South   Wales   Womens   and   Girls   League   have   been   announced   and Aberdare   will   start   with   a   home game against Sudbrook Girls. The   league   gets   underway   on   Sunday   2nd   September   and   after   the   visit   to   Aberaman   Park   of   Sudbrook   on   the   opening weekend the ladies will then face two away games against Rhiwbina and Ponty Panthers. For   this   season   the   league   has   been   re-organised   and   with   two   divisions   now   added   together   to   form   the   new   Division   One   this means   there   are   now   11   teams   in   the   league   giving   far   more   games.      The   new   division   is   set   to   be   wrapped   up   on   the   17th March away to Goytre United. A full fixture list can be found on our website by clicking HERE Merthyr friendly cancelled Friday 27th July Aberdare Town have made the tough decision to cancel our home pre-season friendly with Merthyr Town. With   the   weeks   of   hot   weather   the   work   that   was   carried   out   by   RCT   Council   has   not   taken   effect   leaving   the Aberaman   Park pitch   in   an   unplayable   state.      The   Club   took   the   option   of   informing   Merthyr   early   so   they   could   find   an   alternative   opponent and did not want them playing on an unfit and potentially dangerous surface. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by a situation that was out of our control. Thomas, Williams and Pinch all sign forms Wednesday 18th July Aberdare   Town   have   added   another   3   players   to   their   ever   expanding   squad   as   boss   Simon   Jones   looks   to   add   as many options as possible. 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.
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The   season   finally   began   on   Sunday   for   our   Junior   and   Senior   female teams last weekend although the Mini’s don’t begin until the 16th. Changes   have   been   made   to   our   team   entries   this   season   with   teams   aged u8,   u9,   u11,   u12,   u13,   u15   and   Ladies   already   registered   and   with   a   big possibility that an u7 team will also be entered. First   to   kick   off   the   season   were   the   new   under   13   side.   Coaches   Libby   and Owain   have   been   working   the   girls   constantly   through   the   close   season   and are   looking   for   ward      to   entertaining   Tranch   Ladies   in   a   Div2   match.   This   will be   a   big   step   up   for   the   girls   to   9   aside   utilising   larger   goals   and   playing   from penalty area to penalty area. Following    this    at    2pm    the    u15’s    played    against    Villa    Dino    Christchurch. Andy’s   girls   who   finished   half   way   in   the   u14’s   div   last   year   in   their   first season,   will   be   looking   to   build   on   last   week   s   fine   4-0   win   in   their   last   pre season friendly and hoping to make an impact at this higher age. The   ladies   have   undergone   a   massive   change   of   personnel   over   the   last   few months,   both   on   and   off   the   field.   Chris   has   added   Richard   and   Ronnie   to the   coaching   team,      numbers   are   good   and   everyone   is   committed   and working hard with team spirit is excellent. Severn   Bridge   NPC   were   the   opening   fixture   this   season   as   they   visited Aberaman   Park   on   Sunday.   Severn   Bridge   are   a   new   team   this   season,   but have   already   shown   their   strength   by   beating   Rhydefelin   10   –   1   in   their   first game.   It   proved   a   tough   test   for   Aber   and   the   visitors   continued   their   good start with a 7-1 win. Fixture changes for Aber Tuesday 28th August With   the   start   of   FAW   cup   competitions   there   has   been   some   changes to Aberdare Town’s fixture list over the coming weeks. Originally   Aber’s   next   home   game   was   set   for   Saturday   15th   September against   STM   Sports   however   as   our   opponents   are   involved   in   FAW   Trophy action   the   game   has   been   postponed   and   will   be   re-arranged   for   a   new   date in   due   course.      Instead   Aberdare   will   now   visit   Croesyceiliog   on   Friday   14th September bringing forward the away trip from January (ko 7.30pm). The   Club   are   also   still   awaiting   their   opponents   for   the   second   round   of   the Nathaniel   Car   Sales   Cup   after   the   first   round   tie   between   Aberbargoed   and Treowen   Stars   was   postponed   last   Friday.   The   second   round   was   due   to   be played    on    Saturday    8th    September    and    therefore    if    the    original    tie    is completed by then it means our trip to Abergavenny Town will also be off. Ladies get Villa Dino in SWFA Cup opener Wednesday 22nd August Aberdare   Town   Ladies   have   been   handed   an   away   tie   in   the   1st   round of the South Wales FA Cup. Chris   Churchill’s   girls   will   be   making   the   trip   to   face   Villa   Dino   Christchurch   in the   opening   round   of   this   years   competition   on   the   30th   September.      The other   first   round   ties   are:   Cwmbran   Celtic   vs    Rhydyfelin,   Coed   Duon   vs   Cascade   YC,   Seven   Tunnel   NPC   vs    Merthyr   Ladies   and   Rhos   vs    Caerphilly Castle.  Barry Town, Penybont and Sudbrook all received byes. Season to get underway this weekend Sunday 5th August Aberdare   Town   get   their   Welsh   League   Division   2   season   underway   on Saturday as they visit Caerau (Ely). Caerau   were   relegated   last   season   from   Division   1   and   will   no   doubt   be looking   to   put   a   solid   foundation   in   place   aiming   to   bounce   straight   back   but, as Aberdare   themselves   found   out   when   they   suffered   a   simiar   fate   a   couple of years ago, it is a tough and uncompromising league to get out of. Aberdare   have   had   a   tough   summer   with   all   but   one   of   last   years   squad departing and the Club deciding to go in a new direction. Chairman   Garry   Williams   is   realistic   in   terms   of   the   aims   for   the   immediate future:   It   is   tough   going   out   there   for   all   Clubs   at   the   moment   and   the   most important   aim   for   us   is   that Aberdare   Town   have   a   Club   that   can   continue   for years   to   come.   There   is   a   realism   within   the   Committee   that   the   way   we have   operated   for   many   years   is   no   longer   viable   and   we   have   to   go   in   a different   direction   -   not   an   easy   choice   to   make   but   one   that   we   had   no option but to pursue". The   summer   saw   the   appointment   of   Simon   Jones   as   the   new   Manager which   Garry   was   pleased   he   accepted   the   offer:   "Simon   knows   the   Club   and knows   our   current   limitations   as   well   as   agreeing   that   this   is   the   road   we need   to   go   down.      The   squad   he   has   assembled   has   the   full   backing   of   the Committee   and   they   are   under   no   pressure   at   all   form   us.      All   we   asked   for was   a   team   that   wll   give   everything   they   have   for   the   badge   and   we   are asking no more than that". There   have   been   plenty   of   changes   off   the   pitch   as   well   with   admission prices   being   cut   to   £3   for   all   adults   and   a   £1   charge   for   a   new   look   48   page matchday programme.  The   Club   have   also   now   announced   that   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea City,   Newport   County,   Cardiff   City   and   Merthyr   Town   all   able   to   get   entry   in their   home   league   games   for   just   £1   on   production   of   their   valid   and   current season ticket.  The   Club   house   and   refreshment   outlet   have   also   undergone   a   complete facelift. Looking    ahead    to    the    season    Simon    has    had    to    look    after    a    complete overhaul   of   the   squad:   "Apart   from   Levi   (Jones)   all   of   last   years   squad   have decided   to   move   on   so   it   has   been   a   complete   rebuild.      We   know   that   a   new squad   is   going   to   take   some   time   to   settle   in   together   but   as   pre-season   has progressed   our   peformances   have   improved   with   each   game.      There   is   no hiding   from   the   fact   that   it   is   going   to   be   a   hard   season   but   I   have   confidence that   a   squad   made   up   of   boys   from   the   valley   can   prove   people   wrong   and play   in   the   Welsh   League.      As   long   as   everybody   sticks   together   and   works hard   we   will   eventually   get   the   rewards.      Everybody   who   has   signed   wants to   be   at   the   Club   and   I   include   my   backroom   staff   in   that.      This   isn't   an overnight   project   and   it   will   take   a   couple   of   years   to   see   the   hard   work   pay off but the Club knows that and is backing it". Abers   first   home   game   will   be   on   Wednesday   15th   August   when   they   face AFC   Llwydcoed   (ko   7.30pm)   and   then   will   play   newly   promoted   Swansea University on Saturday 18th. Calling   all   Swans,   Bluebirds,   Martyrs   and Exiles Saturday 4th August Aberdare    Town    have    launched    another    initative    ahead    of    the    new season to encourage more people to attend their games. All   existing   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea   City,   Cardiff   City,   Merthyr Town and   Newport   County   will   all   be   able   to   attend   Aberdare   home   games   in   the league   at   Aberaman   Park   for   only   £1   on   production   of   their   season   ticket. While   all   four   teams   operate   in   the   English   leagues   we   are   hoping   to   be   able to   attract   local   football   fans   to   come   and   watch   Welsh   League   football   when they aren’t watching their normal team. The   first   game   fans   will   be   able   to   use   this   new   scheme   is   on   Wednesday 15th   August   when   Aberdare   host   AFC   Llwydcoed   in   a   local   derby.   The   Club are using the hashtag #footballfamily on twitter for this idea. AGM for Ladies on 12.08.18 Saturday 4th August Aberdare   Town   Ladies   and   Girls   section   will   be   holding   their   Annual General Meeting on Sunday 12th August. The    meeting    will    be    held    at   Aberaman    Park    and    will    start    promptly    at 7.00pm.      Nominations   for   positions   on   the   Committee   or   any   rule   changes should     be     notified     to     Ladies     Secretary     Ellie     Gunson     by     emailing bookings@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Ladies start with Sudbrook Thursday 2nd August The   fixtures   for   the   South   Wales   Womens   and   Girls   League   have   been announced    and    Aberdare    will    start    with    a    home    game    against Sudbrook Girls. The   league   gets   underway   on   Sunday   2nd   September   and   after   the   visit   to Aberaman   Park   of   Sudbrook   on   the   opening   weekend   the   ladies   will   then face two away games against Rhiwbina and Ponty Panthers. For   this   season   the   league   has   been   re-organised   and   with   two   divisions now   added   together   to   form   the   new   Division   One   this   means   there   are   now 11   teams   in   the   league   giving   far   more   games.      The   new   division   is   set   to   be wrapped up on the 17th March away to Goytre United. A full fixture list can be found on our website by clicking HERE Merthyr friendly cancelled Friday 27th July Aberdare   Town   have   made   the   tough   decision   to   cancel   our   home   pre- season friendly with Merthyr Town. With   the   weeks   of   hot   weather   the   work   that   was   carried   out   by   RCT   Council has   not   taken   effect   leaving   the Aberaman   Park   pitch   in   an   unplayable   state.     The   Club   took   the   option   of   informing   Merthyr   early   so   they   could   find   an alternative    opponent    and    did    not    want    them    playing    on    an    unfit    and potentially dangerous surface. We   apologise   for   any   inconvenience   caused   by   a   situation   that   was   out   of our control. Thomas, Williams and Pinch all sign forms Wednesday 18th July Aberdare   Town   have   added   another   3   players   to   their   ever   expanding squad as boss Simon Jones looks to add as many options as possible. 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.
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