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Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Callum Dunning. Callum   has   been   awaiting   international   clearance   in   order   to   be   able   to   play   for   the   Club   which   finally   came   through   this   week   and   prior   to   his   move   back   to   Wales   he   played   in   the   East Midlands   Counties   League   for   Radford   in   Nottingham   and   previous   to   his   spell   with   them   he   played   for   Ilkeston   FC   in   the   Northern   Premier   League.   He   was   brought   up   in   Wales   and has now returned after 6 years in Nottingham. We   welcome   Callum   to   the   Club   and   hope   he   has   an   enjoyable   and   successful   time   with   us.      With   the   injury   to   Martyn   Phillips   he   goes   straight   into   the   squad   for   the   game   against Dinas Powys. STM match postponed Wednesday 7th November Aberdare Towns home game with STM Sports this evening has been postponed. Following   the   persistent   and   heavy   rain   of   the   last   two   days   the Aberaman   Park   pitch   is   currently   waterlogged   and   with   further   rain   forecast   for   the   remainder   of   the   day,   after   consulting with STM Sports, in the interest of fairness to all parties it was decided that the game be postponed.  A new date for the game will be announced in due course. FineClub sponsor MotM award Thursday 25th October We are delighted to announce that FINE CLUB have agreed to sponsor the Clubs man of the match award for the remainder of the season. The   unique   and   innovative   online   app   has   been   designed   by   players   and   is   the   UK’s   first   dedicated   fines   app   for   sports   teams.   They   take   the   hassle   out   so   you   can   get   on   with   playing and once the season is over all you have to do is cash out to your teams bank account. No carrying cash around all season, no accidental losses, no cheaters! The   app   is   in   final   development   and   will   be   launched   on   the   app   store   and   play   store   shortly.      Our   thanks   to   Josh   and   all   at   Fine   Club   for   taking   on   this   sponsorship   and   we   are delighted as a Club to be able to support them. J3 Windows are new tracksuit sponsor Friday 5th October Aberdare Town are delighted to welcome J3 Windows as a new sponsor to the Club. We   would   like   to   place   on   record   our   thanks   to   all   at   J3   Windows   whose   sponsorship   has   allowed   new   tracksuits   to   be   purchased   for   the   first   team   squad   and   their   business   is   now emblazoned across the back of the new tracksuits. Sponsorship   is   a   massive   thing   for   any   football   club   and   with   J3   being   a   new   company   we   are   honoured   that   they   have   chosen   us   to   sponsor   and   we   hope   to   continue   to   see   them attending games over the rest of the season. Two new signings for Aber Friday 21st September Aberdare Town are pleased to announce they have signed two new players ahead of their game this evening away to Garden Village. Joining   Aberdare   is   forward   Liam   Fawcett   from   Cardiff   Met   along   with   central   defender   Aaron   Morten   from   Cardiff   Corries   who   has   previously   also   played   for   Windsor   &   Eton.      Both players   paperwork   has   been   completed   and   will   be   available   for   selection   this   evening.      We   welcome   both   players   to   the   Club   and   hope   they   have   a   long   and   enjoyable   time   at Aberaman Park. Both players are available to sponsor at £50 each.  Please get in touch if you can help:  website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Ladies & Girls get season underway Monday 10th September The season finally began on Sunday for our Junior and Senior female teams last weekend although the Mini’s don’t begin until the 16th. Changes   have   been   made   to   our   team   entries   this   season   with   teams   aged   u8,   u9,   u11,   u12,   u13,   u15   and   Ladies   already   registered   and   with   a   big   possibility   that   an   u7   team   will   also be entered. First   to   kick   off   the   season   were   the   new   under   13   side.   Coaches   Libby   and   Owain   have   been   working   the   girls   constantly   through   the   close   season   and   are   looking   for   ward      to entertaining Tranch Ladies in a Div2 match. This will be a big step up for the girls to 9 aside utilising larger goals and playing from penalty area to penalty area. Following   this   at   2pm   the   u15’s   played   against   Villa   Dino   Christchurch.   Andy’s   girls   who   finished   half   way   in   the   u14’s   div   last   year   in   their   first   season,   will   be   looking   to   build   on   last week s fine 4-0 win in their last pre season friendly and hoping to make an impact at this higher age. The   ladies   have   undergone   a   massive   change   of   personnel   over   the   last   few   months,   both   on   and   off   the   field.   Chris   has   added   Richard   and   Ronnie   to   the   coaching   team,      numbers are good and everyone is committed and working hard with team spirit is excellent. Severn   Bridge   NPC   were   the   opening   fixture   this   season   as   they   visited Aberaman   Park   on   Sunday.   Severn   Bridge   are   a   new   team   this   season,   but   have   already   shown   their   strength by beating Rhydefelin 10 – 1 in their first game. It proved a tough test for Aber and the visitors continued their good start with a 7-1 win. Fixture changes for Aber Tuesday 28th August With the start of FAW cup competitions there has been some changes to Aberdare Town’s fixture list over the coming weeks. Originally   Aber’s   next   home   game   was   set   for   Saturday   15th   September   against   STM   Sports   however   as   our   opponents   are   involved   in   FAW   Trophy   action   the   game   has   been postponed   and   will   be   re-arranged   for   a   new   date   in   due   course.      Instead Aberdare   will   now   visit   Croesyceiliog   on   Friday   14th   September   bringing   forward   the   away   trip   from   January (ko 7.30pm). The   Club   are   also   still   awaiting   their   opponents   for   the   second   round   of   the   Nathaniel   Car   Sales   Cup   after   the   first   round   tie   between Aberbargoed   and   Treowen   Stars   was   postponed last   Friday. The   second   round   was   due   to   be   played   on   Saturday   8th   September   and   therefore   if   the   original   tie   is   completed   by   then   it   means   our   trip   to Abergavenny Town   will   also   be off. Ladies get Villa Dino in SWFA Cup opener Wednesday 22nd August Aberdare Town Ladies have been handed an away tie in the 1st round of the South Wales FA Cup. Chris   Churchill’s   girls   will   be   making   the   trip   to   face   Villa   Dino   Christchurch   in   the   opening   round   of   this   years   competition   on   the   30th   September.      The   other   first   round   ties   are: Cwmbran   Celtic   vs    Rhydyfelin,   Coed   Duon   vs    Cascade   YC,   Seven   Tunnel   NPC   vs    Merthyr   Ladies   and   Rhos   vs    Caerphilly   Castle.      Barry   Town,   Penybont   and   Sudbrook   all   received byes. Season to get underway this weekend Sunday 5th August Aberdare Town get their Welsh League Division 2 season underway on Saturday as they visit Caerau (Ely). Caerau   were   relegated   last   season   from   Division   1   and   will   no   doubt   be   looking   to   put   a   solid   foundation   in   place   aiming   to   bounce   straight   back   but,   as Aberdare   themselves   found   out when they suffered a simiar fate a couple of years ago, it is a tough and uncompromising league to get out of. Aberdare have had a tough summer with all but one of last years squad departing and the Club deciding to go in a new direction. Chairman   Garry   Williams   is   realistic   in   terms   of   the   aims   for   the   immediate   future:   It   is   tough   going   out   there   for   all   Clubs   at   the   moment   and   the   most   important   aim   for   us   is   that Aberdare   Town   have   a   Club   that   can   continue   for   years   to   come.   There   is   a   realism   within   the   Committee   that   the   way   we   have   operated   for   many   years   is   no   longer   viable   and   we have to go in a different direction - not an easy choice to make but one that we had no option but to pursue". The   summer   saw   the   appointment   of   Simon   Jones   as   the   new   Manager   which   Garry   was   pleased   he   accepted   the   offer:   "Simon   knows   the   Club   and   knows   our   current   limitations   as well   as   agreeing   that   this   is   the   road   we   need   to   go   down.      The   squad   he   has   assembled   has   the   full   backing   of   the   Committee   and   they   are   under   no   pressure   at   all   form   us.     All   we asked for was a team that wll give everything they have for the badge and we are asking no more than that". There have been plenty of changes off the pitch as well with admission prices being cut to £3 for all adults and a £1 charge for a new look 48 page matchday programme.  The   Club   have   also   now   announced   that   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea   City,   Newport   County,   Cardiff   City   and   Merthyr Town   all   able   to   get   entry   in   their   home   league   games   for   just £1 on production of their valid and current season ticket.  The Club house and refreshment outlet have also undergone a complete facelift. Looking   ahead   to   the   season   Simon   has   had   to   look   after   a   complete   overhaul   of   the   squad:   "Apart   from   Levi   (Jones)   all   of   last   years   squad   have   decided   to   move   on   so   it   has   been   a complete   rebuild.      We   know   that   a   new   squad   is   going   to   take   some   time   to   settle   in   together   but   as   pre-season   has   progressed   our   peformances   have   improved   with   each   game.     There   is   no   hiding   from   the   fact   that   it   is   going   to   be   a   hard   season   but   I   have   confidence   that   a   squad   made   up   of   boys   from   the   valley   can   prove   people   wrong   and   play   in   the   Welsh League.     As   long   as   everybody   sticks   together   and   works   hard   we   will   eventually   get   the   rewards.      Everybody   who   has   signed   wants   to   be   at   the   Club   and   I   include   my   backroom   staff in that.  This isn't an overnight project and it will take a couple of years to see the hard work pay off but the Club knows that and is backing it". Abers first home game will be on Wednesday 15th August when they face AFC Llwydcoed (ko 7.30pm) and then will play newly promoted Swansea University on Saturday 18th. Calling all Swans, Bluebirds, Martyrs and Exiles Saturday 4th August Aberdare Town have launched another initative ahead of the new season to encourage more people to attend their games. All   existing   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea   City,   Cardiff   City,   Merthyr   Town   and   Newport   County   will   all   be   able   to   attend Aberdare   home   games   in   the   league   at Aberaman   Park   for only   £1   on   production   of   their   season   ticket.   While   all   four   teams   operate   in   the   English   leagues   we   are   hoping   to   be   able   to   attract   local   football   fans   to   come   and   watch   Welsh   League football when they aren’t watching their normal team. The   first   game   fans   will   be   able   to   use   this   new   scheme   is   on   Wednesday   15th   August   when   Aberdare   host   AFC   Llwydcoed   in   a   local   derby.   The   Club   are   using   the   hashtag #footballfamily on twitter for this idea. AGM for Ladies on 12.08.18 Saturday 4th August Aberdare Town Ladies and Girls section will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 12th August. The   meeting   will   be   held   at Aberaman   Park   and   will   start   promptly   at   7.00pm.      Nominations   for   positions   on   the   Committee   or   any   rule   changes   should   be   notified   to   Ladies   Secretary Ellie Gunson by emailing bookings@aberdaretownfc.co.uk
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the   eight   junior   leagues   each   nominate   two   teams   who   are   then   drawn   on   a straight   knockout   with   teams   from   the   same   league   being   kept   apart   in   the first round of the draw. For   this   season   all   matches   will   be   35   minutes   each   way   and   if   the   game finishes   level,   extra   time   of   10   minutes   per   half   will   be   played   and   then   if necessary a penalty shoot out will be used to determine the winners. The   first   round   will   be   played   on   Saturday   19th   January,   round   two   on Saturday   9th   February,   semi   finals   on   Saturday   9th   March   and   the   final   on Sunday 5th May. Steve   Pearce,   one   of   the   coaches   of   the   team,   was   delighted   to   be   given   the news:   “The   lads   have   been   brilliant   for   the   last   few   years   and   have   done   the Club   proud.   Its   a   great   honour   to   be   chosen   to   represent   the   league   and   we will   go   out   there   looking   to   do   the   best   we   can   -   it   will   be   a   great   experience for our players to test themselves against the best sides in South Wales”. Chairman   of   the   Club   Garry   Williams   was   equally   as   delighted:   “Not   only have   they   won   the   league   title   for   the   last   two   years   but   also   in   the   way   they have     played     and     conducted     themselves     -     they     have     been     great ambassadors   for   Aberdare   Town   and   the   whole   Club   will   be   behind   them   in this prestigious competition”. Aber complete signing of Dunning Friday 9th November Aberdare   Town   are   pleased   to   announce   the   signing   of   goalkeeper Callum Dunning. Callum   has   been   awaiting   international   clearance   in   order   to   be   able   to   play for   the   Club   which   finally   came   through   this   week   and   prior   to   his   move   back to   Wales   he   played   in   the   East   Midlands   Counties   League   for   Radford   in Nottingham   and   previous   to   his   spell   with   them   he   played   for   Ilkeston   FC   in the   Northern   Premier   League.   He   was   brought   up   in   Wales   and   has   now returned after 6 years in Nottingham. We    welcome    Callum    to    the    Club    and    hope    he    has    an    enjoyable    and successful   time   with   us.      With   the   injury   to   Martyn   Phillips   he   goes   straight into the squad for the game against Dinas Powys. STM match postponed Wednesday 7th November Aberdare   Towns   home   game   with   STM   Sports   this   evening   has   been postponed. Following   the   persistent   and   heavy   rain   of   the   last   two   days   the   Aberaman Park   pitch   is   currently   waterlogged   and   with   further   rain   forecast   for   the remainder   of   the   day,   after   consulting   with   STM   Sports,   in   the   interest   of fairness   to   all   parties   it   was   decided   that   the   game   be   postponed.      A   new date for the game will be announced in due course. FineClub sponsor MotM award Thursday 25th October We   are   delighted   to   announce   that   FINE   CLUB   have   agreed   to   sponsor the Clubs man of the match award for the remainder of the season. The   unique   and   innovative   online   app   has   been   designed   by   players   and   is the   UK’s   first   dedicated   fines   app   for   sports   teams.   They   take   the   hassle   out so   you   can   get   on   with   playing   and   once   the   season   is   over   all   you   have   to do   is   cash   out   to   your   teams   bank   account.   No   carrying   cash   around   all season, no accidental losses, no cheaters! The   app   is   in   final   development   and   will   be   launched   on   the   app   store   and play   store   shortly.      Our   thanks   to   Josh   and   all   at   Fine   Club   for   taking   on   this sponsorship and we are delighted as a Club to be able to support them. J3 Windows are new tracksuit sponsor Friday 5th October Aberdare    Town    are    delighted    to    welcome    J3    Windows    as    a    new sponsor to the Club. We   would   like   to   place   on   record   our   thanks   to   all   at   J3   Windows   whose sponsorship   has   allowed   new   tracksuits   to   be   purchased   for   the   first   team squad   and   their   business   is   now   emblazoned   across   the   back   of   the   new tracksuits. Sponsorship   is   a   massive   thing   for   any   football   club   and   with   J3   being   a   new company   we   are   honoured   that   they   have   chosen   us   to   sponsor   and   we hope to continue to see them attending games over the rest of the season. Two new signings for Aber Friday 21st September Aberdare   Town   are   pleased   to   announce   they   have   signed   two   new players ahead of their game this evening away to Garden Village. Joining Aberdare   is   forward   Liam   Fawcett   from   Cardiff   Met   along   with   central defender   Aaron   Morten   from   Cardiff   Corries   who   has   previously   also   played for   Windsor   &   Eton.      Both   players   paperwork   has   been   completed   and   will be   available   for   selection   this   evening.      We   welcome   both   players   to   the Club and hope they have a long and enjoyable time at Aberaman Park. Both   players   are   available   to   sponsor   at   £50   each.      Please   get   in   touch   if you can help:  website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Ladies & Girls get season underway Monday 10th September The   season   finally   began   on   Sunday   for   our   Junior   and   Senior   female teams last weekend although the Mini’s don’t begin until the 16th. Changes   have   been   made   to   our   team   entries   this   season   with   teams   aged u8,   u9,   u11,   u12,   u13,   u15   and   Ladies   already   registered   and   with   a   big possibility that an u7 team will also be entered. First   to   kick   off   the   season   were   the   new   under   13   side.   Coaches   Libby   and Owain   have   been   working   the   girls   constantly   through   the   close   season   and are   looking   for   ward      to   entertaining   Tranch   Ladies   in   a   Div2   match.   This   will be   a   big   step   up   for   the   girls   to   9   aside   utilising   larger   goals   and   playing   from penalty area to penalty area. Following    this    at    2pm    the    u15’s    played    against    Villa    Dino    Christchurch. Andy’s   girls   who   finished   half   way   in   the   u14’s   div   last   year   in   their   first season,   will   be   looking   to   build   on   last   week   s   fine   4-0   win   in   their   last   pre season friendly and hoping to make an impact at this higher age. The   ladies   have   undergone   a   massive   change   of   personnel   over   the   last   few months,   both   on   and   off   the   field.   Chris   has   added   Richard   and   Ronnie   to the   coaching   team,      numbers   are   good   and   everyone   is   committed   and working hard with team spirit is excellent. Severn   Bridge   NPC   were   the   opening   fixture   this   season   as   they   visited Aberaman   Park   on   Sunday.   Severn   Bridge   are   a   new   team   this   season,   but have   already   shown   their   strength   by   beating   Rhydefelin   10   –   1   in   their   first game.   It   proved   a   tough   test   for   Aber   and   the   visitors   continued   their   good start with a 7-1 win. Fixture changes for Aber Tuesday 28th August With   the   start   of   FAW   cup   competitions   there   has   been   some   changes to Aberdare Town’s fixture list over the coming weeks. Originally   Aber’s   next   home   game   was   set   for   Saturday   15th   September against   STM   Sports   however   as   our   opponents   are   involved   in   FAW   Trophy action   the   game   has   been   postponed   and   will   be   re-arranged   for   a   new   date in   due   course.      Instead   Aberdare   will   now   visit   Croesyceiliog   on   Friday   14th September bringing forward the away trip from January (ko 7.30pm). The   Club   are   also   still   awaiting   their   opponents   for   the   second   round   of   the Nathaniel   Car   Sales   Cup   after   the   first   round   tie   between   Aberbargoed   and Treowen   Stars   was   postponed   last   Friday.   The   second   round   was   due   to   be played    on    Saturday    8th    September    and    therefore    if    the    original    tie    is completed by then it means our trip to Abergavenny Town will also be off. Ladies get Villa Dino in SWFA Cup opener Wednesday 22nd August Aberdare   Town   Ladies   have   been   handed   an   away   tie   in   the   1st   round of the South Wales FA Cup. Chris   Churchill’s   girls   will   be   making   the   trip   to   face   Villa   Dino   Christchurch   in the   opening   round   of   this   years   competition   on   the   30th   September.      The other   first   round   ties   are:   Cwmbran   Celtic   vs    Rhydyfelin,   Coed   Duon   vs   Cascade   YC,   Seven   Tunnel   NPC   vs    Merthyr   Ladies   and   Rhos   vs    Caerphilly Castle.  Barry Town, Penybont and Sudbrook all received byes. Season to get underway this weekend Sunday 5th August Aberdare   Town   get   their   Welsh   League   Division   2   season   underway   on Saturday as they visit Caerau (Ely). Caerau   were   relegated   last   season   from   Division   1   and   will   no   doubt   be looking   to   put   a   solid   foundation   in   place   aiming   to   bounce   straight   back   but, as Aberdare   themselves   found   out   when   they   suffered   a   simiar   fate   a   couple of years ago, it is a tough and uncompromising league to get out of. Aberdare   have   had   a   tough   summer   with   all   but   one   of   last   years   squad departing and the Club deciding to go in a new direction. Chairman   Garry   Williams   is   realistic   in   terms   of   the   aims   for   the   immediate future:   It   is   tough   going   out   there   for   all   Clubs   at   the   moment   and   the   most important   aim   for   us   is   that Aberdare   Town   have   a   Club   that   can   continue   for years   to   come.   There   is   a   realism   within   the   Committee   that   the   way   we have   operated   for   many   years   is   no   longer   viable   and   we   have   to   go   in   a different   direction   -   not   an   easy   choice   to   make   but   one   that   we   had   no option but to pursue". The   summer   saw   the   appointment   of   Simon   Jones   as   the   new   Manager which   Garry   was   pleased   he   accepted   the   offer:   "Simon   knows   the   Club   and knows   our   current   limitations   as   well   as   agreeing   that   this   is   the   road   we need   to   go   down.      The   squad   he   has   assembled   has   the   full   backing   of   the Committee   and   they   are   under   no   pressure   at   all   form   us.      All   we   asked   for was   a   team   that   wll   give   everything   they   have   for   the   badge   and   we   are asking no more than that". There   have   been   plenty   of   changes   off   the   pitch   as   well   with   admission prices   being   cut   to   £3   for   all   adults   and   a   £1   charge   for   a   new   look   48   page matchday programme.  The   Club   have   also   now   announced   that   season   ticket   holders   of   Swansea City,   Newport   County,   Cardiff   City   and   Merthyr   Town   all   able   to   get   entry   in
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