Club restructure agreed Wednesday 15th May 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 Rob Jones joins as new coach Tuesday 14th May 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 Still time to enter our festival Tuesday 7th May 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 Jones: “We want to repay the faith” Wednesday 17th April 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”. Jones retained for 2019/20 Tuesday 16th April 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. Pontypridd to use The Park Friday 22nd February 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. Postponed: Caldicot game off Friday 1st February 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. Buds game gets abandoned Saturday 26th January 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   ended up being abandoned on 67 minutes with the hosts leading 6-0. The   pitch   was   very   heavy   from   the   start   and   with   both   teams   not   warming   up   on   the   pitch   to   try   and   keep   it   playable   the   continual   rain   meant Aberdare   struggled   from   the   start   while   the Buds would go in at the break 2-0 ahead. The   heavens   opened   further   during   the   half-time   break   and   it   became   monsoon   like   during   the   second   half   with   the   hosts   notching   4   more   times.      The   final   goal   all   came   from   an Aberdare   attack   with   a   pass   stopping   because   of   the   water   soaked   surface   and   a   quick   ball   forward   saw   the   ball   buried   into   the   net.      The   referee   immediately   spoke   with   one   of   his assistants and after trying to role the ball in the centre circle he blew his whistle to the unhappiness of the home side. Although tough to take for the hosts it was the right decision and in truth the game should maybe have never been started on such a heavy surface. Martyn Phillips appointed DofF Wednesday 23rd January Aberdare Town have appointed Martyn Phillips as the Clubs Director of Football. Martyn,   who   has   been   playing   for Aberdare   this   season   in   his   second   spell,   has   been   handed   the   task   of   helping   build   the   football   side   of   the   Club   and   will   work   closely   with   manager Simon Jones. Chairman   Garry   Williams   said   of   the   appointment:   “Martyn   knows   the   Club,   knows   local   football   and   has   played   Welsh   League   football   too.      He   knows   what   we   are   trying   to   build   and where   both   the   Committee   and   Simon   (Jones)   see   things   going.     This   role   is   seen   as   being   able   to   complement   and   help   Simon   as   team   manager   and   he   of   course   retains   all   decisions on   the   first   team   and   its   selection.      While   we   have   our   ideas   on   how   we   see   the   role   developing   it   is   something   that   will   continue   to   evolve   and   we   can   only   see   it   as   a   benefit   to   help move us forward”. Martyn remains registered as a player for the Club but we all welcome him into his new role with Aberdare Town.
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Club restructure agreed Wednesday 15th May 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 Rob Jones joins as new coach Tuesday 14th May 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   man   required.      If   you   can   help   or are interested please email info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  for more information Still time to enter our festival Tuesday 7th May 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 Jones: “We want to repay the faith” Wednesday 17th April 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”. Jones retained for 2019/20 Tuesday 16th April 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. Pontypridd to use The Park Friday 22nd February 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. Postponed: Caldicot game off Friday 1st February 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. Buds game gets abandoned Saturday 26th January 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   ended   up   being   abandoned   on   67   minutes with the hosts leading 6-0. The   pitch   was   very   heavy   from   the   start   and   with   both   teams   not   warming   up on   the   pitch   to   try   and   keep   it   playable   the   continual   rain   meant   Aberdare struggled from the start while the Buds would go in at the break 2-0 ahead. The    heavens    opened    further    during    the    half-time    break    and    it    became monsoon   like   during   the   second   half   with   the   hosts   notching   4   more   times.     The    final    goal    all    came    from    an   Aberdare    attack    with    a    pass    stopping because   of   the   water   soaked   surface   and   a   quick   ball   forward   saw   the   ball buried   into   the   net.     The   referee   immediately   spoke   with   one   of   his   assistants and   after   trying   to   role   the   ball   in   the   centre   circle   he   blew   his   whistle   to   the unhappiness of the home side. Although   tough   to   take   for   the   hosts   it   was   the   right   decision   and   in   truth   the game should maybe have never been started on such a heavy surface. Martyn Phillips appointed DofF Wednesday 23rd January Aberdare   Town   have   appointed   Martyn   Phillips   as   the   Clubs   Director   of Football. Martyn,   who   has   been   playing   for   Aberdare   this   season   in   his   second   spell, has   been   handed   the   task   of   helping   build   the   football   side   of   the   Club   and will work closely with manager Simon Jones. Chairman   Garry   Williams   said   of   the   appointment:   “Martyn   knows   the   Club, knows   local   football   and   has   played   Welsh   League   football   too.      He   knows
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