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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 Ladies start with Sudbrook Thursday 2nd August The   fixtures   for   the   South   Wales   Womens   and   Girls   League   have   been   announced   and Aberdare   will   start   with   a   home game against Sudbrook Girls. The   league   gets   underway   on   Sunday   2nd   September   and   after   the   visit   to   Aberaman   Park   of   Sudbrook   on   the   opening weekend the ladies will then face two away games against Rhiwbina and Ponty Panthers. For   this   season   the   league   has   been   re-organised   and   with   two   divisions   now   added   together   to   form   the   new   Division   One   this means   there   are   now   11   teams   in   the   league   giving   far   more   games.      The   new   division   is   set   to   be   wrapped   up   on   the   17th March away to Goytre United. A full fixture list can be found on our website by clicking HERE Merthyr friendly cancelled Friday 27th July Aberdare Town have made the tough decision to cancel our home pre-season friendly with Merthyr Town. With   the   weeks   of   hot   weather   the   work   that   was   carried   out   by   RCT   Council   has   not   taken   effect   leaving   the Aberaman   Park pitch   in   an   unplayable   state.      The   Club   took   the   option   of   informing   Merthyr   early   so   they   could   find   an   alternative   opponent and did not want them playing on an unfit and potentially dangerous surface. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by a situation that was out of our control. Thomas, Williams and Pinch all sign forms Wednesday 18th July Aberdare   Town   have   added   another   3   players   to   their   ever   expanding   squad   as   boss   Simon   Jones   looks   to   add   as many options as possible. Rejoining   the   Club   is   striker   Cory   Thomas   who   played   four   times   last   season   for Aber   scoring   once   after   stepping   up   from   the Reserves   and   central   defender   David   Pinch   who   previously   played   for   Aber   when   it   was   known   as   Ento   and   adds   experience to the group. Also   putting   pen   to   paper   is   Craig   Williams   who   played   last   season   for   Hirwaun   Sports   after   his   return   to   the   Country   after   a spell at a high level in Australia. We   welcome   all   three   to   the   Club   and   hope   they   enjoy   their   time   at   Aberaman   Park.      If   you   would   like   to   sponsor   any   of   the players you can do so by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Former Exiles youngster signs for Town Tuesday 17th July 2018 Aberdare Town are pleased to announce the signing of former Newport County player Simon Morgan. Simon   rose   through   the   ranks   with   Newport   County   playing   for   their   academy   and   upon   his   release   attracted   interest   from Truro   City   where   he   spent   pre-season.      He   eventually   signed   for Aberdare   Town   before   leaving   the   Club   but   has   returned   now since the appointment of Simon Jones as manager. We   welcome   Simon   back   to   the   Club   and   hope   he   has   an   enjoyable   and   successful   time   with Aber. You   can   sponsor   Simon,   or any of the other available players, by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk ‘1892 Club’ a huge success with 43 entries Monday 9th July 2018 The   inaugural   ‘1982   Club’   has   been   deemed   a   massive   success   after   an   impressive   43   entries   were   received   from businesses and individuals. The   main   part   of   the   Club   was   all   the   entries   being   placed   into   a   draw   with   the   first   name   pulled   out   of   the   hat   being   named   as the new front of shirt sponsor for the new season. The   Club   are   pleased   to   announce   that   PERTHCELYN   FOOD   MARKET   were   the   winners   of   the   draw   and   they   will   now   be   on the   front   of   the   new   Macron   playing   kit.      Meanwhile   second   place   went   to   SACRED   SPIRIT   AND   WELLNESS   CENTRE   who will appear on the playing shorts. A full list of the winners and all those who entered the Club can be found by clicking HERE. We   would   like   to   sincerley   thank   all   those   who   took   part   and   we   look   forward   to   welcoming   them   to   a   specially   designated fixture during the season. Aber start away to Caerau (Ely) Sunday 8th July 2018 The   Welsh   Football   League   Division   2   fixtures   have   now   been   confirmed   and   the   new   look   Aberdare   Town   side   will start their new season with a tough away trip to relegated Caerau (Ely). There   is   a   double   header   local   derby   in   the   opening   month   with   two   fixtures   against AFC   Llwydcoed,   now   managed   by   former Aberdare Town personnel Lewis Holder and Matt Driscoll. A   full   fixture   list   is   now   online   and   can   be   found   by   clicking   HERE .      Each   game   is   available   to   sponsor   both   the   match   and   the ball so please get in touch if you are interested in sponsoring a specific match. Town get bye in 1st round of League Cup Saturday 30th June 2018 At   the   Welsh   League Annual   General   Meeting   held   in   Cardiff   today Aberdare   were   handed   a   bye   in   the   first   round   draw of the league cup. In total there are 16 ties in the 1st round meaning that Aberdare will enter in the second round, or the last 32! Assistant Manager and coach agree to join Thursday 21st June 2018 Simon Jones has added to his backroom staff with the confirmation of his new assistant manager and coach. Terry   Fitzpatrick   has   joined   as   Simon’s   number   2   and   is   currently   working   towards   his   UEFA   B   Licence   as   well   as   undertaking
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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 Ladies start with Sudbrook Thursday 2nd August The   fixtures   for   the   South   Wales   Womens   and   Girls   League   have   been announced    and    Aberdare    will    start    with    a    home    game    against Sudbrook Girls. The   league   gets   underway   on   Sunday   2nd   September   and   after   the   visit   to Aberaman   Park   of   Sudbrook   on   the   opening   weekend   the   ladies   will   then face two away games against Rhiwbina and Ponty Panthers. For   this   season   the   league   has   been   re-organised   and   with   two   divisions now   added   together   to   form   the   new   Division   One   this   means   there   are   now 11   teams   in   the   league   giving   far   more   games.      The   new   division   is   set   to   be wrapped up on the 17th March away to Goytre United. A full fixture list can be found on our website by clicking HERE Merthyr friendly cancelled Friday 27th July Aberdare   Town   have   made   the   tough   decision   to   cancel   our   home   pre- season friendly with Merthyr Town. With   the   weeks   of   hot   weather   the   work   that   was   carried   out   by   RCT   Council has   not   taken   effect   leaving   the Aberaman   Park   pitch   in   an   unplayable   state.     The   Club   took   the   option   of   informing   Merthyr   early   so   they   could   find   an alternative    opponent    and    did    not    want    them    playing    on    an    unfit    and potentially dangerous surface. We   apologise   for   any   inconvenience   caused   by   a   situation   that   was   out   of our control. Thomas, Williams and Pinch all sign forms Wednesday 18th July Aberdare   Town   have   added   another   3   players   to   their   ever   expanding squad as boss Simon Jones looks to add as many options as possible. Rejoining   the   Club   is   striker   Cory Thomas   who   played   four   times   last   season for   Aber    scoring    once    after    stepping    up    from    the    Reserves    and    central defender   David   Pinch   who   previously   played   for Aber   when   it   was   known   as Ento and adds experience to the group. Also   putting   pen   to   paper   is   Craig   Williams   who   played   last   season   for Hirwaun   Sports   after   his   return   to   the   Country   after   a   spell   at   a   high   level   in Australia. We    welcome    all    three    to    the    Club    and    hope    they    enjoy    their    time    at Aberaman   Park.      If   you   would   like   to   sponsor   any   of   the   players   you   can   do so by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk Former Exiles youngster signs for Town Tuesday 17th July 2018 Aberdare   Town   are   pleased   to   announce   the   signing   of   former   Newport County player Simon Morgan. Simon    rose    through    the    ranks    with    Newport    County    playing    for    their academy   and   upon   his   release   attracted   interest   from   Truro   City   where   he spent   pre-season.      He   eventually   signed   for   Aberdare   Town   before   leaving the   Club   but   has   returned   now   since   the   appointment   of   Simon   Jones   as manager. We   welcome   Simon   back   to   the   Club   and   hope   he   has   an   enjoyable   and successful   time   with   Aber.   You   can   sponsor   Simon,   or   any   of   the   other available players, by emailing website@aberdaretownfc.co.uk ‘1892     Club’     a     huge     success     with     43 entries Monday 9th July 2018 The   inaugural   ‘1982   Club’   has   been   deemed   a   massive   success   after   an impressive 43 entries were received from businesses and individuals. The   main   part   of   the   Club   was   all   the   entries   being   placed   into   a   draw   with the   first   name   pulled   out   of   the   hat   being   named   as   the   new   front   of   shirt sponsor for the new season. The   Club   are   pleased   to   announce   that   PERTHCELYN   FOOD   MARKET were   the   winners   of   the   draw   and   they   will   now   be   on   the   front   of   the   new Macron   playing   kit.      Meanwhile   second   place   went   to   SACRED   SPIRIT AND WELLNESS CENTRE who will appear on the playing shorts. A   full   list   of   the   winners   and   all   those   who   entered   the   Club   can   be   found   by clicking HERE. We   would   like   to   sincerley   thank   all   those   who   took   part   and   we   look   forward to welcoming them to a specially designated fixture during the season. Aber start away to Caerau (Ely) Sunday 8th July 2018 The    Welsh    Football    League    Division    2    fixtures    have    now    been confirmed   and   the   new   look   Aberdare   Town   side   will   start   their   new season with a tough away trip to relegated Caerau (Ely). There   is   a   double   header   local   derby   in   the   opening   month   with   two   fixtures against   AFC   Llwydcoed,   now   managed   by   former   Aberdare   Town   personnel Lewis Holder and Matt Driscoll. A   full   fixture   list   is   now   online   and   can   be   found   by   clicking   HERE .      Each game   is   available   to   sponsor   both   the   match   and   the   ball   so   please   get   in touch if you are interested in sponsoring a specific match. Town get bye in 1st round of League Cup Saturday 30th June 2018 At   the   Welsh   League   Annual   General   Meeting   held   in   Cardiff   today Aberdare were handed a bye in the first round draw of the league cup. In   total   there   are   16   ties   in   the   1st   round   meaning   that Aberdare   will   enter   in the second round, or the last 32! Assistant    Manager    and    coach    agree    to join Thursday 21st June 2018 Simon   Jones   has   added   to   his   backroom   staff   with   the   confirmation   of his new assistant manager and coach. Terry   Fitzpatrick   has   joined   as   Simon’s   number   2   and   is   currently   working towards   his   UEFA   B   Licence   as   well   as   undertaking   a   Level   1   course   in Sports   Psychology.      He   has   coached   at   Academy   Development   Centres      of
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