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 Dean Raven ahead of the pre-season friendlies starting this weekend. Dean   joins   the   Club   having   previously   been   with   Cardiff   Corries   and   for   a   time   was   also   their   player/manager.      He   previously   played   for   Maesteg   Park   in   the   Welsh   League   before they   fell   out   of   the   league   and   has   also   had   a   stint   with   St   Josephs   alongside   his   time   with   the   Corries.      To   date   he   has   hit   an   impressive   104   goals   in   167   senior   games   and   is relishing the chance to be back in Welsh League football. We   are   also   pleased   to   confirm   that   signing   up   today   is   the   returning   Kieron   Bairstow.      Kieron   was   a   mainstay   of   the   Clubs   reserve   side   and   last   year   missed   much   of   the   season through   personal   issues   but   having   re-joined   the   squad   towards   the   end   of   last   season   with   a   new   sense   of   purpose   he   has   worked   hard   during   the   brief   closed   season   and   is   now raring to go with a point to prove. We dnesday 3rd July 2019 Ponty ‘home’ draw in NMG Cup With   Pontypridd   Town   set   to   start   the   season   at   Aberaman   Park   they   have   been   handed   a   home   tie   in   the   first   round   of   the   Nathaniel   MG   Cup   which   was drawn this evening. They will face newly promoted STM Sports on Saturday 3rd August while the winners of that tie will have a home tie the following week against either Afan Lido or Cwmbran Celtic. Tu esday 2nd July 2019 Town away to Pontyclun in WLC Aberdare Town will be on the road after the draw for the 1st round of the Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League Cup. Aber will face an away tie at Pontyclun, who finished fourth last season in the division on Saturday 24th August (ko 2.30pm) Fri day 28th June 2019 Pryor, Morgan and Whitcombe sign The   Club   are   delighted   to   announce   another   three   players   who   will   be   part   of   our   new   squad   with   Simon   Morgan   returning   to   the   Club   while   new   faces   Liam Pryor and Ellis Whitcombe also agree to join. Simon   started   his   second   spell   with   Aberdare   last   summer   and   formerly   played   for   Newport   County   and   although   he   impressed   in   the   early   season   matches   work   curtailed   the majority of his season but with his availability now sorted he returns to the squad and can play either as a fullback or in midfield. Liam   is   a   locally   based   goalkeeper   who   joins   from   Hirwaun   Sports   and   has   impressed   in   the   pre-season   training   sessions   and   will   be   battling   it   out   to   grab   the   number   one   jersey this season at Aberaman Park.  Having performed well for Hirwaun he has previously been handed the leagues Golden Glove award due to his abilities. The   final   new   face   for   this   week   is   youngster   Ellis   Whitcombe   and   his   signing   is   seen   as   something   of   a   coup   as   several   higher   level   teams   have   been   seeking   his   signature   this summer   and   he   is   a   great   talent   even   at   his   young   age   so   we   are   thrilled   he's   chosen   us   to   progress   into   senior   football.      He   is   technically   good   and   has   wonderful   vision   with   a superb   passing   range   and   a   fantastic   footballing   brain.   We   have   no   doubts   will   have   a   successful   playing   career   in   Welsh   League   Football.         He's   a   very   down   to   earth   and   athletic young man who quietly goes about his game with massive effect. Thu rsday 27th June 2019 Owen, Cushion & Abs first to sign We   are   pleased   to   announce   our   first   three   players   who   will   be   in   the   2019/20   squad   as   Matt   Owen   and   Abhay   Varghese   both   re-sign   after   playing   last season while a new face to the Club is defender Dan Cushion. Matt   joined   the   Club   last   season   from   Caerau   Ely   and   went   on   to   be   a   mainstay   of Abers   squad   which   saw   him   awarded   the   Managers   Player   of   the   Year.      He   had   good   offers   from other Clubs in a higher level but wanted to commit to the ongoing project at Aberaman Park  and we are thrilled he sees his future with us. Abhay   is   another   player   who   re-signs   having   played   the   last   few   matches   last   season   and   impressed   in   his   outings.   He   is   from   Ebbw   Vale   and   despite   his   tender   years,   he   has   a very   good   footballing   intelligence   and   has   technical   ability   in   abundance   with   a   fantastic   eye   for   a   pass   as   he   showed   last   season   on   his   full   debut   away   to   Pontradwe Town.   He   was discovered at sessions run by Cardiff City and their Foundation programme and is thrilled at the opportunity to grow and mature as player with us. Dan   joins   us   from   Risca   United   where   he   excelled   in   their Academy   and   is   a   very   quick   and   skilful   player   with   technical   ability   to   match   his   blistering   pace.      His   young   age   may   make the opposition feel relaxed but after a few runs at them, we are sure they'll give him plenty of respect. Wed nesday 26th June 2019 Titan on board with new kit deal Aberdare Town have reached agreement with Titan Teamwear from Torfaen to become the new kit and leisurewear provider for the Club. Aberdare will be wearing Titans own brand Kronos and will see both the mens and ladies sides wearing identical kit for the first time with the same sponsors. The kits and leisurewear will all be sublimated instead of the traditional embroidery or heat transfer. General   Manager   of Aberdare   Ian   Pearce   said   of   the   deal:   "We   are   really   pleased   to   be   working   with   a   new   company   and   a   new   brand   as   they   have   only   been   up   and   running   in   the last   year.   We   were   impressed   with   the   way   they   approached   things   and   of   course   the   actual   products   themselves   are   really   good.   We   hope   this   is   the   start   of   a   very   long   partnership and   that   it   is   our   aim   over   the   course   of   the   next   few   seasons   to   see   all   teams   within   the   club   not   only   being   in   the   same   brand   but   exactly   the   same   kit   -   that   is   a   core   principal around what we are trying to achieve". As   a   valleys-based   business,   Titan   Teamwear   are   extremely   pleased   to   be   named   as   the   new   official   kit   supplier   for   the   Club   saying:   “Not   only   are Aberdare   Town   our   first   team   in the   Welsh   Football   League,   they   are   also   our   first   team   in   the   SWWGL   as   well.   There   is   a   certain   element   of   gravitas   when   a   club   as   prestigious   as   Aberdare,   founded   in   1892, decides that you are the company of choice for them. We look forward to a long and successful future, all wish them all the best for the season ahead”. Wed nesday 19th June 2019 Martyn Phillips looks at 2019/20 With   pre-season   training   now   underway   and   a   couple   of   high   intensity   fitness   sessions   completed   Director   of   Football   Martyn   Phillips   thinks   that   there   is   a lot of positives after a disappointing season. Briefly   looking   back   Martyn   told   ATFC.co.uk:   “Without   doubt   last   season   was   disappointing,   it   wasn’t   unexpected   but   relegation   is   never   something   anybody   wants   to   be   involved with.      However,   there   is   a   big   difference   and   feeling   around   the   place   from   twelve   months   ago   -   this   time   last   year   we   were   struggling   around   trying   to   get   a   squad   together   and   now things are more structured and there has been a large amount of interest in players wanting to join us so its a completely reversed situation and there is a lot of optimism”. With   the   new   found   optimism   there   have   been   changes   both   on   and   off   the   pitch   as   Martyn   explained:   “Off   the   pitch   we   needed   to   get   things   in   order,   to   make   sure   the   environment   was   right   and that   we   are   running   as   professionally   as   we   can   -   that   has   been   at   the   heart   of   everything   we   are   trying   to   do.      There   has   been   a   lot   of   change   and   all   of   it   positive   with   people   at   the   Club   working hard over the summer to add to our already fantastic facilities - this is the second summer of the improvements and we think it will make a difference”.
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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 Dean    Raven    ahead    of    the    pre-season    friendlies    starting    this weekend. Dean   joins   the   Club   having   previously   been   with   Cardiff   Corries   and   for   a time   was   also   their   player/manager.      He   previously   played   for   Maesteg   Park in   the   Welsh   League   before   they   fell   out   of   the   league   and   has   also   had   a stint   with   St   Josephs   alongside   his   time   with   the   Corries.     To   date   he   has   hit an   impressive   104   goals   in   167   senior   games   and   is   relishing   the   chance   to be back in Welsh League football. We   are   also   pleased   to   confirm   that   signing   up   today   is   the   returning   Kieron Bairstow.      Kieron   was   a   mainstay   of   the   Clubs   reserve   side   and   last   year missed   much   of   the   season   through   personal   issues   but   having   re-joined the   squad   towards   the   end   of   last   season   with   a   new   sense   of   purpose   he has   worked   hard   during   the   brief   closed   season   and   is   now   raring   to   go with a point to prove. We dnesday 3rd July 2019 Ponty ‘home’ draw in NMG Cup With   Pontypridd   Town   set   to   start   the   season   at   Aberaman   Park they    have    been    handed    a    home    tie    in    the    first    round    of    the Nathaniel MG Cup which was drawn this evening. They   will   face   newly   promoted   STM   Sports   on   Saturday   3rd   August   while the   winners   of   that   tie   will   have   a   home   tie   the   following   week   against   either Afan Lido or Cwmbran Celtic. Tu esday 2nd July 2019 Town away to Pontyclun in WLC Aberdare   Town   will   be   on   the   road   after   the   draw   for   the   1st round of the Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League Cup. Aber   will   face   an   away   tie   at   Pontyclun,   who   finished   fourth   last   season   in the division on Saturday 24th August (ko 2.30pm) Fri day 28th June 2019 Pryor, Morgan and Whitcombe sign The   Club   are   delighted   to   announce   another   three   players   who will   be   part   of   our   new   squad   with   Simon   Morgan   returning   to   the Club   while   new   faces   Liam   Pryor   and   Ellis   Whitcombe   also   agree to join. Simon   started   his   second   spell   with   Aberdare   last   summer   and   formerly played   for   Newport   County   and   although   he   impressed   in   the   early   season matches   work   curtailed   the   majority   of   his   season   but   with   his   availability now   sorted   he   returns   to   the   squad   and   can   play   either   as   a   fullback   or   in midfield. Liam   is   a   locally   based   goalkeeper   who   joins   from   Hirwaun   Sports   and   has impressed   in   the   pre-season   training   sessions   and   will   be   battling   it   out   to grab    the    number    one    jersey    this    season    at    Aberaman    Park.        Having performed   well   for   Hirwaun   he   has   previously   been   handed   the   leagues Golden Glove award due to his abilities. The   final   new   face   for   this   week   is   youngster   Ellis   Whitcombe   and   his signing   is   seen   as   something   of   a   coup   as   several   higher   level   teams   have been   seeking   his   signature   this   summer   and   he   is   a   great   talent   even   at   his young   age   so   we   are   thrilled   he's   chosen   us   to   progress   into   senior   football.     He   is   technically   good   and   has   wonderful   vision   with   a   superb   passing range   and   a   fantastic   footballing   brain.   We   have   no   doubts   will   have   a successful   playing   career   in   Welsh   League   Football.         He's   a   very   down   to earth    and    athletic    young    man    who    quietly    goes    about    his    game    with massive effect. Thu rsday 27th June 2019 Owen, Cushion & Abs first to sign We   are   pleased   to   announce   our   first   three   players   who   will   be   in the   2019/20   squad   as   Matt   Owen   and   Abhay   Varghese   both   re- sign   after   playing   last   season   while   a   new   face   to   the   Club   is defender Dan Cushion. Matt   joined   the   Club   last   season   from   Caerau   Ely   and   went   on   to   be   a mainstay   of   Abers   squad   which   saw   him   awarded   the   Managers   Player   of the   Year.      He   had   good   offers   from   other   Clubs   in   a   higher   level   but   wanted to   commit   to   the   ongoing   project   at   Aberaman   Park      and   we   are   thrilled   he sees his future with us. Abhay   is   another   player   who   re-signs   having   played   the   last   few   matches last    season    and    impressed    in    his    outings.    He    is    from    Ebbw    Vale    and despite   his   tender   years,   he   has   a   very   good   footballing   intelligence   and has   technical   ability   in   abundance   with   a   fantastic   eye   for   a   pass   as   he showed   last   season   on   his   full   debut   away   to   Pontradwe   Town.   He   was discovered   at   sessions   run   by   Cardiff   City   and   their   Foundation   programme and is thrilled at the opportunity to grow and mature as player with us. Dan   joins   us   from   Risca   United   where   he   excelled   in   their   Academy   and   is a   very   quick   and   skilful   player   with   technical   ability   to   match   his   blistering pace.      His   young   age   may   make   the   opposition   feel   relaxed   but   after   a   few runs at them, we are sure they'll give him plenty of respect. Wed nesday 26th June 2019 Titan on board with new kit deal Aberdare   Town    have    reached    agreement    with   Titan   Teamwear from   Torfaen   to   become   the   new   kit   and   leisurewear   provider   for the Club. Aberdare   will   be   wearing   Titans   own   brand   Kronos   and   will   see   both   the mens   and   ladies   sides   wearing   identical   kit   for   the   first   time   with   the   same sponsors. The   kits   and   leisurewear   will   all   be   sublimated   instead   of   the   traditional embroidery or heat transfer. General   Manager   of   Aberdare   Ian   Pearce   said   of   the   deal:   "We   are   really pleased   to   be   working   with   a   new   company   and   a   new   brand   as   they   have only   been   up   and   running   in   the   last   year.   We   were   impressed   with   the   way they   approached   things   and   of   course   the   actual   products   themselves   are really   good.   We   hope   this   is   the   start   of   a   very   long   partnership   and   that   it   is our   aim   over   the   course   of   the   next   few   seasons   to   see   all   teams   within   the club   not   only   being   in   the   same   brand   but   exactly   the   same   kit   -   that   is   a core principal around what we are trying to achieve". As   a   valleys-based   business,   Titan   Teamwear   are   extremely   pleased   to   be named   as   the   new   official   kit   supplier   for   the   Club   saying:   “Not   only   are Aberdare   Town   our   first   team   in   the   Welsh   Football   League,   they   are   also our   first   team   in   the   SWWGL   as   well.   There   is   a   certain   element   of   gravitas when   a   club   as   prestigious   as Aberdare,   founded   in   1892,   decides   that   you are    the    company    of    choice    for    them.    We    look    forward    to    a    long    and successful future, all wish them all the best for the season ahead”. We dnesday 19th June 2019 Martyn Phillips looks at 2019/20 With   pre-season   training   now   underway   and   a   couple   of   high intensity   fitness   sessions   completed   Director   of   Football   Martyn Phillips   thinks   that   there   is   a   lot   of   positives   after   a   disappointing season. Briefly   looking   back   Martyn   told   ATFC.co.uk:   “Without   doubt   last   season was   disappointing,   it   wasn’t   unexpected   but   relegation   is   never   something anybody   wants   to   be   involved   with.      However,   there   is   a   big   difference   and feeling   around   the   place   from   twelve   months   ago   -   this   time   last   year   we were   struggling   around   trying   to   get   a   squad   together   and   now   things   are more   structured   and   there   has   been   a   large   amount   of   interest   in   players wanting   to   join   us   so   its   a   completely   reversed   situation   and   there   is   a   lot   of optimism”. With   the   new   found   optimism   there   have   been   changes   both   on   and   off   the   pitch as   Martyn   explained:   “Off   the   pitch   we   needed   to   get   things   in   order,   to   make   sure the   environment   was   right   and   that   we   are   running   as   professionally   as   we   can   - that   has   been   at   the   heart   of   everything   we   are   trying   to   do.      There   has   been   a   lot of   change   and   all   of   it   positive   with   people   at   the   Club   working   hard   over   the summer   to   add   to   our   already   fantastic   facilities   -   this   is   the   second   summer   of   the improvements and we think it will make a difference”. 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
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