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We dnesday 2nd October 2019 New Manager: Josh Evans Aberdare Town are pleased to announce that Josh Evans has agreed to become the clubs new manager. Josh has previously managed Merthyr Saints and more recently Pontlottyn while this season he returned to the Saints helping off the pitch but now moves across to Aberaman Park. Garry   Williams,   Club   Chair,   commented   on   the   appointment:   "We   are   delighted   to   welcome   Josh   to   Aberdare.   The   committee   were   impressed   with   Josh's   thoughts   on   the   task ahead   and   although   we   all   know   the   rebuilding   job   will   continue   and   be   a   long   one,   both   on   and   off   the   pitch,   we   feel   that   Josh   was   the   right   appointment   to   help   turn   our   fortunes around due to his passion, contacts and knowledge of Welsh League football. Hes a young manager and full of enthusiasm to take us forward. We look forward to working together" The   squad   were   informed   at   a   team   meeting   on Tuesday   evening   and   work   is   already   underway   to   increase   the   squad   size   and   details   of   any   new   signings   will   be   available   as   soon as they are confirmed as will appointments to his back room staff. Welcome aboard Josh Mo nday 16th September 2019 Town drawn at home in Trophy Following Saturday’s win in the FAW Trophy the Club have been handed another home tie in the next round. In   the   third   round   Aber   will   play   host   to   Welsh   League   Division   One   side   Penydarren   BGC   from   Merthyr.      It   is   set   to   be   a   great   encounter   and   a   real   local   derby.      The   game   is currently set to be played on the 26th October. Mon day 9th September 2019 Club Statement: Simon Jones Aberdare Town have parted company with manager Simon Jones with immediate effect. The   Club   wish   to   thank   Simon   for   his   efforts   while   with   the   Club   over   many   years   including   his   work   with   the   Reserve   team   squad   and   more   lately   with   the   first   team   over   the   last   15 months. Mon day 26th August 2019 Club announce U18 side Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that they now have an Under 18 side back at the Club with immediate effect. The   team   will   be   competing   in   the   South   Wales   Youth   League   and   will   be   managed   by   Carwyn   Speck   and   Damien   Pinch   who   have   already   set   about   assembling   a   squad   ready   for the   start   of   the   new   season.      Speaking   of   joining   the   Club   Carwyn   said:   “We   are   thrilled   with   the   chance   of   joining Aberdare   and   have   been   made   to   feel   so   welcome   already.      We just   want   the   lads   to   be   able   to   play   football   and   with   the   Club   already   stating   its   desire   to   develop   players   from   within   its   own   structure   this   is   a   great   opportunity   for   local   players   to progress into adult Welsh League football.  Both Damien and myself can’t wait to get started”. Director   of   Football   Martyn   Phillips   was   also   pleased   with   the   new   additions   to   the   Club:   “We   have   a   long   term   plan   of   where   we   want   the   Club   to   go   and   an   Under   18   side   fell   part   of that.      We   thought   we   would   need   to   let   that   grow   organically   by   using   the   teams   we   already   had   but   the   introduction   of   a   whole   new   team   of   players   now   puts   us   two   years   ahead   of our schedule and is a welcome bonus for us all.  We will work with Carwyn and Damien to help them settle in to the way we do things as a Club”. The   Club   now   urgently   require   a   new   kit   for   the   team   and   already   have   secured   a   sponsor   for   the   front   of   the   kits   but   also   require   a   back   of   kit   and   sleeve   sponsor   too.      If   you   can help the Club please contact IAN by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  or phoning 07811511222 Mon day 19th August 2019 Town get home tie in FAW Trophy Aberdare Town have entered the FA Wales Trophy for the first time this season - and we have been handed a home tie in our first game. In the Second Round Aber will play host to Llandrindod Wells from the Mid Wales League on Saturday 14th September instead of the league game with Treharris on Friday 13th. We dnesday 7th August 2019 Four more almost complete squad Aberdare Town are pleased to have completed four more signings ahead of the seasons kick off on Saturday when we start with a trip to Pontyclun. Of   the   four   players   signing   on   are   three   more   returning   to   the   Club   while   there   is   another   young   new   recruit   added   to   the   mix   as   well.      Coming   back   to   the   Club   are   defenders Aaron Moreton   and Andrew   Fenaroli   along   with   striker Adam   Jones.     The   new   addition   is   young   wide   player   Ethan   Derrick   who   is   full   of   potential   and   will   mix   playing   for   the   Club   along   with his studies in England. With   the   big   kick   off   just   days   away   the   Club   continue   to   look   to   assess   all   options   and   hope   to   complete   one   more   signing   before   the   league   starts   as   the   management   team   of Simon Jones and Terry Fitzpatrick look to finalise their squad. Mo nday 5th August 2019 New kit and sponsors for ATFC Aberdare   Town   are   delighted   to   announce   that   following   successful   discussions   they   have   agreed   a   deal   with   Valley   Times   to   feature   on   the   front   of   the playing kit of the mens and ladies teams for season 2019/20. Valley Times,   run   by   Brett   Salway,   is   an   online   guide   to   all   thats   going   on   in   South   Wales   with   entertainment,   places   to   go   and   things   to   see   while   there   are   great   reviews   of   some   of the amazing shows that are on in the area. Speaking   of   the   deal   Brett   said   "I   am   thrilled   to   have   this   chance   to   start   a   partnership   with   the   Club.   I   liked   the   way   they   went   about   things   and   how   its   changing   and   wanted   to   be part   of   that.   I   especially   liked   the   fact   this   also   covers   the   ladies   team   too.      They   are   just   starting   out   on   a   new   journey   and   that   is   very   similar   to   Valley   Times   as   we   have   only   been around for a few months as an online guide but we have plans to grow in the future to take the guide into print as well. I hope this is the start of a long relationship". Aber are also delighted that Harrent Properties will feature on the back of the shirts with Local Medical Services appearing on the sleeve of both kits. The   Club   continues   to   change   the   way   that   it   operates   and   this   deal   helps   with   a   key   part   of   that   with   Ian   Pearce   from   the   Club   commenting   "We   are   really   pleased   to   complete these   three   agreements   and   we   aim   to   help   them   all   as   much   as   possible   with   exposure   through   our   social   media   channels   and   obviously   on   matchdays.   We   hope   that   by   working together   we   can   continue   grow. A   big   change   is   the   fact   that   this   deal   sees   the   same   sponsor   on   the   mens   and   ladies   kit   as   we   aim   to   bring   the   whole   Club   together   and   this   is   just the start" Tu esday 23rd July 2019 Cup draws see Town teams away The FAW have released the draws for the opening rounds of this seasons FAW Cup and FAW Womens Cup with both our teams facing away ties. The   first   game   will   be   the   mens   team   who   enter   at   the   1st   Qualifying   Round   stage   of   the   Cup   away   to   Penlan   Club   who   play   in   the   Swansea   League   and   come   into   this   year   fresh from completing a league and cups treble.  The game will be played on Saturday 31st August. The ladies team will also be on the road as they visit fellow league team Tredegar with the game set for 20th October. W ednesday 17th July 2019 BT Sport to be available at ATFC With the new season only a matter of weeks away the Club have now completed a deal for BT Sport to be available at the ground. The   Club   will   be   showing   matches   in   the   Premier   League,   Champions   League,   Europa   League   and   FA   Cup   and   is   another   step   in   the   ongoing   changes   being   made   within   the   Club as   General   Manager   Ian   Pearce   commented:   “This   is   a   massive   move   for   us   and   gives   us   many   more   options   to   be   able   to   open   our   doors   for   people   -   we   have   underused   our facilities   for   too   long   and   we   can’t   rely   simply   on   match   days   and   the   occasional   function   -   we   hope   that   people   will   come   along   and   use   the   bar   on   a   regular   basis   and   we   will   be advertising   our   openings   so   people   can   make   sure   they   come   down.   Our   first   game   on   TV   is   set   to   be   the   Community   Shield   on   Sunday   4th   August   and   by   then   we   hope   to   also have a new pricing structure in place for our brands at the bar too”. As   well   as   BT   Sport   and   the   new   pricing   the   Club   also   will   have   a   full   calender   of   events   in   place   with   one   function   each   month   on   a   Saturday   ranging   from   music   event   to   comedy and charity nights.  We will also be opening more often including each Friday night. Frid ay 12th July 2019 Another eight commit to Town Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly Aberdare Town are pleased to confirm that another eight players have committed themselves to the Club for the new season. Of the eight players six are those returning to the Club while there are also two new faces as well. Re-signing are defenders Ryan Davies and Steve Lane, midfielders Travis John and Levi Jones and strikers Cory Thomas and Brad Lewis. The   two   new   players   to   join   is   goalkeeper   Mike   Thomas   who   links   up   with   the   Club   having   played   for   Cardiff   Corries   and   former   Cardiff   City   Academy   player   Dylan   Jones   who impressed in last weekends 4-0 win in the opening friendly against FC Tredegar. We welcome all eight players to the Club and hope they have a successful and enjoyable season at Aberaman Park. Sunday 7th July 2019 T own start at Pontyclun in WL2 Aberdare Town will start life in Welsh League Division Two with a tough opening day fixture away to last years promotion chasing Pontyclun. Having   finished   fourth   last   season   they   will   no   doubt   be   looking   for   a   good   start   to   this   campaign   while   Aber   will   be   looking   to   try   and   get   off   to   an   equally   good   start   to   put   the disappointment of relegation behind them and set their stall for an immediate return back up the leagues. Aberdare have reached agreement with several sides to move their fixtures to Friday nights - something that proved very popular last season. Our full fixture list can be seen HERE Match   and   Match   balls   sponsorships   are   available   again   this   season   and   there   are   currently   only   8   matches   and   7   balls   remain   available.      If   you   are   interested   in   sponsoring   one   of the games please get in touch by emailing IAN at website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  or phoning 07811511222 Fri day 5th July 2019 Drew and Scott next to sign up The Club are delighted to have confirmed the re-signings of two of last seasons top performers with Drew Langdon and Scott Griffiths both committing.
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We dnesday 2nd October 2019 New Manager: Josh Evans Aberdare   Town   are   pleased   to   announce   that   Josh   Evans   has agreed to become the clubs new manager. Josh   has   previously   managed   Merthyr   Saints   and   more   recently   Pontlottyn while   this   season   he   returned   to   the   Saints   helping   off   the   pitch   but   now moves across to Aberaman Park. Garry    Williams,    Club    Chair,    commented    on    the    appointment:    "We    are delighted   to   welcome   Josh   to   Aberdare.   The   committee   were   impressed with   Josh's   thoughts   on   the   task   ahead   and   although   we   all   know   the rebuilding   job   will   continue   and   be   a   long   one,   both   on   and   off   the   pitch,   we feel   that   Josh   was   the   right   appointment   to   help   turn   our   fortunes   around due   to   his   passion,   contacts   and   knowledge   of   Welsh   League   football.   Hes a   young   manager   and   full   of   enthusiasm   to   take   us   forward.   We   look forward to working together" The   squad   were   informed   at   a   team   meeting   on   Tuesday   evening   and   work is   already   underway   to   increase   the   squad   size   and   details   of   any   new signings    will    be    available    as    soon    as    they    are    confirmed    as    will appointments to his back room staff. Welcome aboard Josh Mo nday 16th September 2019 Town drawn at home in Trophy Following   Saturday’s   win   in   the   FAW   Trophy   the   Club   have   been handed another home tie in the next round. In   the   third   round   Aber   will   play   host   to   Welsh   League   Division   One   side Penydarren   BGC   from   Merthyr.      It   is   set   to   be   a   great   encounter   and   a   real local derby.  The game is currently set to be played on the 26th October. Mon day 9th September 2019 Club Statement: Simon Jones Aberdare Town   have   parted   company   with   manager   Simon   Jones with immediate effect. The   Club   wish   to   thank   Simon   for   his   efforts   while   with   the   Club   over   many years   including   his   work   with   the   Reserve   team   squad   and   more   lately   with the first team over the last 15 months. Mon day 26th August 2019 Club announce U18 side Aberdare   Town   are   delighted   to   announce   that   they   now   have   an Under 18 side back at the Club with immediate effect. The   team   will   be   competing   in   the   South   Wales   Youth   League   and   will   be managed   by   Carwyn   Speck   and   Damien   Pinch   who   have   already   set   about assembling   a   squad   ready   for   the   start   of   the   new   season.      Speaking   of joining   the   Club   Carwyn   said:   “We   are   thrilled   with   the   chance   of   joining Aberdare   and   have   been   made   to   feel   so   welcome   already.      We   just   want the   lads   to   be   able   to   play   football   and   with   the   Club   already   stating   its desire    to    develop    players    from    within    its    own    structure    this    is    a    great opportunity   for   local   players   to   progress   into   adult   Welsh   League   football.     Both Damien and myself can’t wait to get started”. Director   of   Football   Martyn   Phillips   was   also   pleased   with   the   new   additions to   the   Club:   “We   have   a   long   term   plan   of   where   we   want   the   Club   to   go and   an   Under   18   side   fell   part   of   that.      We   thought   we   would   need   to   let   that grow   organically   by   using   the   teams   we   already   had   but   the   introduction   of a   whole   new   team   of   players   now   puts   us   two   years   ahead   of   our   schedule and   is   a   welcome   bonus   for   us   all.      We   will   work   with   Carwyn   and   Damien to help them settle in to the way we do things as a Club”. The   Club   now   urgently   require   a   new   kit   for   the   team   and   already   have secured   a   sponsor   for   the   front   of   the   kits   but   also   require   a   back   of   kit   and sleeve    sponsor    too.        If    you    can    help    the    Club    please    contact    IAN    by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  or phoning 07811511222 Mon day 19th August 2019 Town get home tie in FAW Trophy Aberdare   Town   have   entered   the   FA   Wales   Trophy   for   the   first time   this   season   -   and   we   have   been   handed   a   home   tie   in   our first game. In   the   Second   Round Aber   will   play   host   to   Llandrindod   Wells   from   the   Mid Wales   League   on   Saturday   14th   September   instead   of   the   league   game with Treharris on Friday 13th. We dnesday 7th August 2019 Four more almost complete squad Aberdare    Town    are    pleased    to    have    completed    four    more signings   ahead   of   the   seasons   kick   off   on   Saturday   when   we start with a trip to Pontyclun. Of   the   four   players   signing   on   are   three   more   returning   to   the   Club   while there   is   another   young   new   recruit   added   to   the   mix   as   well.      Coming   back to   the   Club   are   defenders   Aaron   Moreton   and   Andrew   Fenaroli   along   with striker   Adam   Jones.      The   new   addition   is   young   wide   player   Ethan   Derrick who   is   full   of   potential   and   will   mix   playing   for   the   Club   along   with   his studies in England. With   the   big   kick   off   just   days   away   the   Club   continue   to   look   to   assess   all options   and   hope   to   complete   one   more   signing   before   the   league   starts   as the   management   team   of   Simon   Jones   and   Terry   Fitzpatrick   look   to   finalise their squad. Mo nday 5th August 2019 New kit and sponsors for ATFC Aberdare     Town     are     delighted     to     announce     that     following successful    discussions    they    have    agreed    a    deal    with    Valley Times   to   feature   on   the   front   of   the   playing   kit   of   the   mens   and ladies teams for season 2019/20. Valley   Times,   run   by   Brett   Salway,   is   an   online   guide   to   all   thats   going   on   in South   Wales   with   entertainment,   places   to   go   and   things   to   see   while   there are great reviews of some of the amazing shows that are on in the area. Speaking   of   the   deal   Brett   said   "I   am   thrilled   to   have   this   chance   to   start   a partnership   with   the   Club.   I   liked   the   way   they   went   about   things   and   how its   changing   and   wanted   to   be   part   of   that.   I   especially   liked   the   fact   this also   covers   the   ladies   team   too.      They   are   just   starting   out   on   a   new journey   and   that   is   very   similar   to   Valley   Times   as   we   have   only   been around   for   a   few   months   as   an   online   guide   but   we   have   plans   to   grow   in the   future   to   take   the   guide   into   print   as   well.   I   hope   this   is   the   start   of   a long relationship". Aber   are   also   delighted   that   Harrent   Properties   will   feature   on   the   back   of the shirts with Local Medical Services appearing on the sleeve of both kits. The   Club   continues   to   change   the   way   that   it   operates   and   this   deal   helps with   a   key   part   of   that   with   Ian   Pearce   from   the   Club   commenting   "We   are really   pleased   to   complete   these   three   agreements   and   we   aim   to   help them   all   as   much   as   possible   with   exposure   through   our   social   media channels   and   obviously   on   matchdays.   We   hope   that   by   working   together we   can   continue   grow. A   big   change   is   the   fact   that   this   deal   sees   the   same sponsor   on   the   mens   and   ladies   kit   as   we   aim   to   bring   the   whole   Club together and this is just the start" Tu esday 23rd July 2019 Cup draws see Town teams away The   FAW   have   released   the   draws   for   the   opening   rounds   of   this seasons   FAW   Cup   and   FAW   Womens   Cup   with   both   our   teams facing away ties. The   first   game   will   be   the   mens   team   who   enter   at   the   1st   Qualifying   Round stage   of   the   Cup   away   to   Penlan   Club   who   play   in   the   Swansea   League and   come   into   this   year   fresh   from   completing   a   league   and   cups   treble.     The game will be played on Saturday 31st August. The   ladies   team   will   also   be   on   the   road   as   they   visit   fellow   league   team Tredegar with the game set for 20th October. W ednesday 17th July 2019 BT Sport to be available at ATFC With   the   new   season   only   a   matter   of   weeks   away   the   Club   have now completed a deal for BT Sport to be available at the ground. The   Club   will   be   showing   matches   in   the   Premier   League,   Champions League,   Europa   League   and   FA   Cup   and   is   another   step   in   the   ongoing changes    being    made    within    the    Club    as    General    Manager    Ian    Pearce commented:   “This   is   a   massive   move   for   us   and   gives   us   many   more options   to   be   able   to   open   our   doors   for   people   -   we   have   underused   our facilities   for   too   long   and   we   can’t   rely   simply   on   match   days   and   the occasional   function   -   we   hope   that   people   will   come   along   and   use   the   bar on   a   regular   basis   and   we   will   be   advertising   our   openings   so   people   can make    sure    they    come    down.    Our    first    game    on    TV    is    set    to    be    the Community   Shield   on   Sunday   4th August   and   by   then   we   hope   to   also   have a new pricing structure in place for our brands at the bar too”. As   well   as   BT   Sport   and   the   new   pricing   the   Club   also   will   have   a   full calender   of   events   in   place   with   one   function   each   month   on   a   Saturday ranging   from   music   event   to   comedy   and   charity   nights.      We   will   also   be opening more often including each Friday night. Frid ay 12th July 2019 Another eight commit to Town Ahead    of    tomorrow’s    friendly    Aberdare    Town    are    pleased    to confirm   that   another   eight   players   have   committed   themselves   to the Club for the new season. Of   the   eight   players   six   are   those   returning   to   the   Club   while   there   are   also two new faces as well. Re-signing   are   defenders   Ryan   Davies   and   Steve   Lane,   midfielders   Travis John and Levi Jones and strikers Cory Thomas and Brad Lewis. The   two   new   players   to   join   is   goalkeeper   Mike   Thomas   who   links   up   with the   Club   having   played   for   Cardiff   Corries   and   former   Cardiff   City Academy player   Dylan   Jones   who   impressed   in   last   weekends   4-0   win   in   the   opening friendly against FC Tredegar. We   welcome   all   eight   players   to   the   Club   and   hope   they   have   a   successful and enjoyable season at Aberaman Park. Sunday 7th July 2019 T own start at Pontyclun in WL2 Aberdare   Town   will   start   life   in   Welsh   League   Division   Two   with   a tough   opening   day   fixture   away   to   last   years   promotion   chasing Pontyclun. Having   finished   fourth   last   season   they   will   no   doubt   be   looking   for   a   good start   to   this   campaign   while   Aber   will   be   looking   to   try   and   get   off   to   an equally   good   start   to   put   the   disappointment   of   relegation   behind   them   and set their stall for an immediate return back up the leagues. Aberdare   have   reached   agreement   with   several   sides   to   move   their   fixtures to   Friday   nights   -   something   that   proved   very   popular   last   season.   Our   full fixture list can be seen HERE Match   and   Match   balls   sponsorships   are   available   again   this   season   and there   are   currently   only   8   matches   and   7   balls   remain   available.      If   you   are interested   in   sponsoring   one   of   the   games   please   get   in   touch   by   emailing IAN at website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  or phoning 07811511222 Fri day 5th July 2019 Drew and Scott next to sign up The   Club   are   delighted   to   have   confirmed   the   re-signings   of   two of   last   seasons   top   performers   with   Drew   Langdon   and   Scott Griffiths both committing. In   his   first   season   in   Welsh   Football   Drew   performed   admirably   in   his   debut campaign   and   finished   as   the   teams   top   scorer   including   a   superb   hat-trick in one of the two home victories in the league. Scott   picked   up   three   awards   at   the   end   of   season   awards   after   being named   the   Players   Players,   Player   of   the   Year   and   most   man   of   the   match awards with a superb display at the heart of defence. Thu rsday 4th July 2019 Raven flies in to join Bairstow Aberdare   Town   are   pleased   to   announce   the   signing   of   striker
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