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Town now home to Porth on Saturday Friday 16th March 2018 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are now at home on Saturday against AFC Porth. Porth were due to host Aber but issues with the changing room facilities have meant that the game has had to be switched to Aberaman Park (ko 2.30pm). This means the Reserves home fixture against AFC Llwydcoed has been postponed. ‘1892 Club’ Launched Friday 23rd February 2018 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are delighted to announce the launch of their “1892 Club’ to mark the clubs 125th anniversary. The newly formed special club gives both businesses and individuals the chance to have their name or logo on the front of the playing shirts for next seasons kit.  For a nominal entry fee it gives you the chance of winning what is normally a package worth around £1000. There are multiple prizes on offer and everybody who enters also will be advertised on the dedicated page of this website for the duration of the season (and a link to their website), listing in the matchday programme for every game, two complimentary tickets to our ‘1892 Club’ league match in the 2018/19 campaign and of course the chance to be picked out for one of our many prizes. The Club acknowledges the difficulty businesses still have with difficult economic struggles but by joining this Club they can help make a massive difference for as little as 10p a day!  The entry fee is just £35 for the entire season and to enter all your have to do is download the form by clicking HERE and sending it in along with your remittance. For more details you can contact us by emailing info@aberdaretownfc.co.uk  Wash out for Firsts and Reserves Saturday 10th February 2018 article by Ian Pearce The bad weather was once again the only winner this weekend with both adult male teams seeing their games called off due to waterlogged pitch. The first teams trip to Croesyceiliog was called off while the Reserves home game against Cambrian & Clydach also fell victim to the weather. The ladies home fixture on Sunday afternoon has been switched to the Aberdare 3G pitch amid concerns for the continuing state of the Aberaman Park pitch. Morris signs from Coed Friday 9th February 2018 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of Tomos Morris from AFC Llwydcoed. The experienced midfielder, who can also play up front, has played for Coed on more than occasion and has also played for Pontypridd, Bridgend and Cardiff Met. With clearance already received and the transfer complete with the Welsh Football League he goes straight into the squad for tomorrows trip to Croesyceiliog.  This follows on from the signing last week of striker Miles Case from Dinas Powys. We welcome Tomos and Miles to the Club and hope they have a successful and enjoyable spell at Aberaman Park. Kedward joins team along with new keeper Friday 19th January 2018 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that Gareth Kedward has agreed to join the Club as first team coach for the remainder of the season. Gareth is a former manager at Trethomas Bluebirds and is now working at Risca Academy but linked up with the Aberdare Town squad at training this week and will be in the dugout along with Wayne Powell and Gareth Harbord for Saturday’s game against Dinas Powys. Meanwhile the Club have also snapped up goalkeeper James Harris from Port Talbot Town and will replace the short spell at Aber of Wyn Walters who returns to Port Talbot in a swap deal. We welcome both Gareth and James to the Club and hope they have an enjoyable and successful spell at Aberaman Park.   Aberdare in triple swoop Friday 5th January 2018 article by Ian Pearce Following a tough few weeks for Aberdare they have bolstered their squad with three new faces. Joining up is left sided player Kilian Kingston from Risca United who has also played for Cardiff Met and two midfelders in Mario Scaccia from Penriwceiber Con and Tom Rees from Cardiff Met in the Welsh Premier League. We welcome all three players to the Club and hope they have a successful and enjoyable spell at Aberaman Park. Meanwhile Luke Jones and Lewis Holders have both joined Ton Pentre, Josh Powell is in the process of signing for Abergavenny Town while Richard Ingram has also left and will be concentrating on triathlons in 2018. AFC Porth game doesn’t beat the freeze Friday 1st December 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town’s game at home to AFC Porth was postponed by the match referee due to the freezing temperatures. With the temperatures being so low over the last week the pitch was still deemed playable during the afternoon but with a drop on the thermometer the referee decided with 20 minutes till kick off that the game should not be played. Aberdare Town goes full time to support Heroine Day Wednesday 29th November 2017 article by Ian Pearce On Friday Aberdare Town are delighted to be supporting NewLinK Wales as they look to kick the stigma of substance misuse and mental health problems. Mark Anthony, Commercial Manager of Aberdare Town said: “Its an absolute pleasure to have teamed up with NewLink who will be at our game against AFC Porth on Friday as part of their ‘Heroine Day’. We’re working together to raise awareness in the area about mental health problems and substance misuse and we’re really excited to be organising a bigger event next year”. ‘Heroine Day’ has been created with the deliberate intention of starting a serious message about substances and mental health. Lindsey Cordery-Bruce is the Chief Executive of NewLink Wales, a charity that for 15 years has been providing young people, practitioners and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent substance misuse and reduce harm. She said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of Aberdare Town and it will help raise the awareness of the campaign”. On Friday everybody is urged to take part in ‘Heroine Day’ by dressing as their favourite superhero for a donation of £1 to NewLink Wales. Donations can be made by texting HERO03 £1 to 70070 or via their website at www.newlinkwales.org.uk Walters in as Forbes departs Tuesday 28th November 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of Wyn Walters from Port Talbot Town. Wyn is a vastly experienced goalkeeper having played in the Welsh Premier League for both Carmarthen Town and Neath while also playing for clubs in the Welsh League including Taff’s Well, Llanelli and Pen-y-Bont during an illustrious career. In the meantime Clint Forbes has decided to leave the Club and has joined Penrhiwceiber Rangers. We wish Clint all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts while with Aberdare Town while also welcoming Wyn who we hope has an enjoyable and successful time at Aberaman Park. Town complete signing of Clarke Wednesday 22nd November 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of Phil Clarke from Ton Pentre. Phil is returning to Aberdare after a spell with the Bulldogs so is no stranger to Aberaman Park and boss Wayne Powell was pleased to have completed another new signing for the Town: “Phil will add exactly what we need to the team at the moment and thats a bit of experience to our squad. He is in good shape. I’m really pleased he has agreed to come back to the Club as we look to rebuild and more install the confidence again which ultimately results will do.  We are continuing to talk to players and there are a couple of irons in the fire at the moment so we will wait and see”. Welcome back Phil and we hope you enjoy your time once again with Aberdare Town. If you would like to sponsor Phil and have your name in the new look matchday programme and on this website please email website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk New boss sets out his stall for the future Thursday 16th November 2017 article by Ian Pearce Following his appointment earlier this week as permanent manager of The Town Wayne Powell has made his thoughts known on the disappointing start to the season, the current squad, the chance of being handed the reins and what he thinks could be a bright future for Aberdare. After taking his first training session on Wednesday evening he said: “Firstly I am deeply honoured at being asked by the committee to take on the job. A major factor of agreeing to it was both Gareth (Harbord) and Rob (Hudson) also confirming they will stay on.  Mark Anthony, who has been helping out with both the first team and Reserves this season, will also be on hand to assist us as well. “Everybody knows how big a job it is but we will be giving it everything we have at turning things around.  I have said to the players already that as a team we got the Club into this mess and now need to get them out if it.  Without doubt it’s important everybody gives 100% to achieve that. First things first and we need to cut out errors in our play and get a positive vibe into the squad – people always say winning is a habit but so is losing!  As soon as we get that first win in the league I hope that will be a turning point. As a former striker myself I know changes have to be made to how our play is going forward to make sure our goal scoring improves – we start that with the players already here before adding to it”. In terms of the players already signed on Wayne will be giving everybody a clean slate to stake a claim for a place in the team but there may also be some new arrivals: “I’ve spoken to the lads and I think they know what we are trying to achieve and how I expect things to work.  I will be looking to add to the squad but any additions will have to be better than those already here.  There will be one new face announced soon who has agreed to join but are waiting now for confirmation of his signing with the league but he has experience from a higher standard”. It’s not just on the field that Wayne is looking to make additions as he casts his net over possible additions to his backroom staff: “Obviously we already have Gareth, Mark and Rob helping out but I would like to add in a player/coach as well and I have been talking to a few candidates about coming in. There is always so much for a management team to do on training nights and match days so having a good team around you in the dugout is important”. One things for sure Wayne is positive on the future of the Club: “There is so much potential at Aberdare but it’s down to everybody to make sure that it’s achieved. We have had a couple of younger players step up this season and have adapted to Welsh League football. We need to get ourselves out of the situation we are in at the moment but going forward I would like to see an emphasis on us developing our own players through increasing our youth section and having a proper pathway from youth football through to the senior side”.
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