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Club Statement: A Team Saturday 14th October 2017 article by Club Committee Aberdare Town have been notified by their A Team in the Aberdare Valley Football League of their intention to leave the Club. The Club have been funding the majority of expenditure of the teams running costs including league fees, a quality insurance scheme, trophies, pitch hire and fines. Whilst the Club fully intends to try and support local players, and encourage the use of the clubs facilities at all times, it is unable to sustain the current level of expenditure and changes have had to be made. The A Team funded themselves for kit, training and referee fees through sponsorship they arranged and weekly subs. The Club at its AGM informed all officials and mangers that the existing nominal membership fee was to be rigidly adhered to this season and as such all adult teams and officials were informed that membership was to be paid by September 30th. Despite reminders only 1 registered from the A Team. The amount of money requested, which equates to approximately £1 per player per week, would come from the existing level of subs paid. No additional money was requested from players and would have paid for the costs mentioned above. Following a meeting with the AVFL team manager it would appear that the players in the team do not wish to contribute towards the running of the Club, as the majority of its players do not return to the Club following home games and have no desire to frequent the club at any other time. As is well known, clubs need patronage of players in the bar following games to help pay bills hence the need for a weekly contribution. We wish Nick Chappell and his team all the best for the future and thank them for their efforts on the pitch which saw them claim the league title last season. Cheques presented from charity game Monday 10th October 2017 article by Ian Pearce Before the Welsh Cup game against Ammanford the club presented cheques from the recent charity game against Cardiff City Legends to Macmillan Cancer Support In attendance to receive the cheque was Nick Watkins from Macmillan and friend of the Club Cheryl Brown who received the cheques from chairman Garry Williams and vice-Chairman Bob Price. We would like to thank everybody who contributed to the event from players, supporters, sponsors and of course Cardiff City. Ladies start season with big win Sunday 24th September 2017 article by Chris Churchill The Ladies travelled to Whitchurch on Sunday to kick off their season against Rhiwbina ladies. The day turned out to be one of frustration, with the ladies all warmed up and ready to go, the match ref called in sick. The match was then rescheduled to kick off 15 mins later which also came and went, the match finally kicked off 45 minutess late. From the start Aberdare completely dominated proceedings but were unable to finish and several good chances went begging, before Hannah Rowburrey put in a beautiful cross from the left for Heather McLoughlin to head in strongly at the back post on 7 minutes. Constant pressure lead to Jade Connors scoring from a fine solo effort on 30 mins. A few changes were made at half time and immediately bore fruit when Heather got on the end of a Jody Powell cross to hit her 2nd of the game. 4 minutes later Sharon Jones burst through to score and make it 0-4 to the visitors. The home side never stopped trying, and eventually won a free kick about 30 meters out which was placed right into the top corner to pull one back. Town were still struggling to get any rhythm  in their game and it wasn’t until the 80th minute that things finally clicked, with Jody running half the pitch to score, Jade grabbing her second and Myckala Jones and Carly Jones popping a few at the death to make the final score 1 – 8 to the visitors. Woman of the match award went to Amilia Cowdry, the youngest player in the side at 16 and 2 weeks old, she was outstanding at right centre back in a back three in which the oldest player is only 19. Town drawn at home to Ammanford Monday 11th September 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town have been drawn at home to Ammanford in the 1st Round of the FA Welsh Cup. Fellow Welsh League Division Two side Ammanford beat Merthyr Saints 5-2 on Saturday and will be visiting Aberaman Park on Friday 6th October. Match and ball sponsorship are both available for these games so please get in contact with us for details. Aberdare complete double capture Thursday 6th September 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are delighted to announce they have completed the signing of Seb Haggett from Welsh League Division One side Afan Lido. The 27 year old former Risca United striker was being chased by numerous Clubs and we are pleased to have convinced Seb to move to Aberaman Park. If all paperwork can be completed in time we hope to be able to include him in Saturday’s cup tied against Dinas Powys. Our thanks to Afan Lido for their help in completing the transfer so swiftly. We are also pleased to confirm that Levi Jones has returned to the Club following spells with Cribbs in the Western League in England and AFC Llwydcoed. International clearance has been gained already and is available for immediate selection. We welcome Seb and Levi to the Club and hope they have a long and successful time with Aberdare Town. Reserves game abandoned Friday 26th August 2017 article by Ian Pearce The Reserves opening league game at Briton Ferry was abandoned due to a serious injury to Abers Mickey Edwards. The game was heading towards half-time when the accident occured and while an ambulance was being waited for it was decided to abandoned the game. Mickey is set to undergo an operation and we all wish him a speedy recovery from everybody at the Club. Club Membership Tuesday 22nd August 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town Football Club are classed as a members club and as part of our constitution and in order to comply with the Insurance Act of 2015 we are required by our insurers to ensure that all adults affiliated to the Club including club officials, committee members, players, coaches and managers are fully paid up members by 30th September in each year. It has been agreed by the clubs committee that the annual membership fee shall be set at £10 per adult per annum and will be reviewed on a yearly basis. Members should also ensure that they carry their membership card with them while on the premises and can be asked to present it at any point. The card wlll also need to be shown to access any membership benefits. On football match days supporters and visiting clubs will be treated as guests and will be able to use the club facilities but will not receive any benefits of membership and the guest pass ceases after that day. To become a member of the Club please complete the membership application form which will be able to be downloaded from the official website or by seeing Clare Wilcox from behind the bar. Aber given home draw in Welsh Cup Monday 21st August 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town have been drawn at home in the 2nd qualifying round of the JD Sports Welsh Cup. Aber’s visitors will be fellow Division 2 side Dinas Powys with the game being played on Saturday 9th September - which is actually the Clubs first home game of the season! Castle Care sponsor ladies Sunday 20th August 2017 article by Ian Pearce The future female stars of Aberdare Town are going to be looking the part thanks to a kind donation by local business Castle Care who have donated brand new tracksuits to our ever expanding girls section. Castle Care are based in Aberdare and are a private mental health residential service who provide excellent facilities for many vulnerable adults in the local area and beyond. Ladies Chairman Mark Anthony and the clubs new Commercial Manager was delighted with the support: “I would like to thank John Morgan (pictured above with Club Secretary Chris Churchill after the 3-3 draw this afternoon from the under 14 girls against Port Talbot Town at Aberaman Park) and all at Castle Care for their amazing support of our girls. I know everybody in the Club wish to send our gratitude to them and hope its the start of a long partnership”. Cardiff City Allstars to visit Sunday 13th August 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that a Cardiff City legends team will be visiting Aberaman Park in a fundraising game for MacMillan Cancer Support. The game will take place on Sunday 3rd September (ko 2.30pm) with the Bluebirds Allstars team taking on an Aberdare Allstars team. Entry is £5 for adults, concessions at £3 and under 16s just £1 and its set to be a great family day.  The proceeds from the match will be going to a charity that will, or has, touched most of us at some point in our lives. On the day there will be a raffle and an auction so please help us by spreading the word, download to display a poster by clicking HERE and make sure you keep the date  free! Risca United 2 Aberdare 1 Friday 11th August 2017 article by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town started their Welsh League Division Two season with a defeat at Risca United in the opening fixture. Risca, who had been relegated from League One at the end of last season, were on the back foot for for the opening 30 minutes with Aberdare playing some nice football and putting their hosts under pressure. Two chances fell to Elliott Morris, last seasons top scorer but both efforts unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net.  As Risca came more into the game they looked dangerous on the counter attack and before half time they had scored twice in a matter of minutes. John Phillips pulled back the Risca forward in the box and Daniel Battle converted the spot kick before Ashley Johnson added the second to put the hosts in control at the break, Aberdare struck back in the second half with Morris seeing a shot saved by the home ‘keeper and debutant Andrew Ellis scored from close range having come on at half- time. A disappointing start to the season but we move on to AFC Porth next Saturday for our second match (Saturday 19th August) Open day a big success for girls Thursday 10th August 2017
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