The Welsh Football League is the largest senior league in welsh football and stands at level 2 of the FAW Pyramid system.
It's the only football league in the principality with Royal Patronage, our Patron is HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
It covers all of South Wales, and comprises three divisions with 16 Clubs in Division One, 16 Clubs in Division Two and 18 clubs in Division Three.
In addition, it has 2 reserves divisions in East and West Wales and also two youth divisions in these two areas.
In total, 105 teams play under The Welsh Football League banner each week.
AFC Llwydcoed Welsh League/Welsh Reserve League /U16 Teams celebrated a “Record Breaking” Season at the end of season Presentation.
AFC Secretary Mr David Evans welcomed a capacity audience to their Llwydcoed HQ including parents, family members players plus distinguished guests: –
Mike Casey Welsh League Life Member and his wife Mrs Jackie Casey.
RCT Leader Andrew Morgan.
RCT Councillors Mrs Ann Crimmings, Mrs Sharon Rees and Mss Vikky Howells Cynon Valley AM.
In his opening address Mr Evans thanked his wife Mrs Chris Evans for her total support, help and commitment also thanking the AFC Llwydcoed Chairman Mr
Matthew Philips for his commitment, work, help and support. Mr Howard Morgan, Mr Stephen Jones, Mr Steven Price, Mr Christopher Denmead and Mr Tudor Jenkins were tanked for their Match Day help.
Moving on from this Mr Evans introduced Chairman Mr Matthew Phillips to the Presentation. Mr Phillips firstly thanked the AFC Secretary Mr David Evans for all his work for the Club, the Club's Committee plus bar staff and special thanks to Miss Laura Banyard for her outstanding pre-match presentation work help ideas and superb buffet.
The AFC Llwydcoed Secretary then welcomed the AFC Llwydcoed U/16 History Makers Management Team Mr Howard John, Mr Andy Stevenson and Mr Michael Warren who thanked the AFC Llwydcoed Secretary for his total commitment and help also thanking Smart Solutions for sponsoring the U/16 kit and Track Suit tops. The U/16 Management Team then thanked the Club's Welsh League Management Team Mr Lee Williams and Mr Gareth Price for all their pre-final training coaching and support.
The AFC Llwydcoed U/16 Team had won the ARJFL U/16 League winning all twenty games and from there they won the SWFA U/16 Cup 8-2 against Port Talbot, the first team from the Cynon Valley since 1985/1986 to win the Cup. What an achievement.
AFC Llwydcoed Secretary then welcomed the Club's Welsh League Reserve Co-Manager Mr Steve Jenkins who had took over this season with Mr Anthony Jones, an extremely difficult season through first team call ups, injuries and commitment. The reward came late in the season winning a thrilling AVFL Jubilee Cup Final 6-4 in extra time. A reward for the Co-Managers and long suffering players like Jonny Price, Matthew Phillips, Luke Davies Officials Tudor Jenkins and Jason Jones. On the negative side Jonny Price sustained a serious career leg threatening injury.
The first part of this outstanding Presentation was the Welsh League Division Two campaign. Mr Evans informed the audience at the start of the season a new young Management Team took over. Manager Mr Craig Boulton, Assistant Manager Mr Tom Morris, Coach Mr James Joseph inheriting a very young inexperienced squad full of energy and commitment. During the half way stage of the season Mr Lee Williams and Mr Gareth Price were brought in to support and help the current Management Team on and off the field. The young team finished in a very respectable eighth position. Both Co-Managers Mr Craig Boulton and Mr Lee Williams spoke about the season to conclude the evenings presentations/celebrations.
A superb presentation and one to remember for years to come.
AFC LLWYDCOED ARJFL U/16 2016/2017 SEASON
ROLL OF HONOUR
POY Cian Cable
PPOY Cian Cable
Supporters POY Tom Evans.
Top Goal Scorer Liam Price.
AFC LLWYDCOED WELSH LEAGUE 2016/2017 SEASON
ROLL OF HONOUR
POY Adam Butler
PPOY Adam Butler
Supporters POY Ioan Evans.
Top Goal Scorer Jonathan Mason
AFC LLWYDCOED WELSH RESERVE LEAGUE 2016/2017 SEASON
Between June 1st - 4th, as part of the FAW Community Engagement Programme, there will be a series of interactive, FREE football-themed workshops held in the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. This will form part of the UEFA Champions Festival.
There are workshops available in a number of subjects:
Due to the many exciting future developments at our club we are currently looking for a first team Coach to facilitate all aspects of training and also work closely alongside the clubs First Team Manager.
The ideal candidate will have Welsh League experience as a Coach. The successful applicant will become an integral part of an ambitious club with much sought after facilities.
An FAW 'C' Certificate is the minimum requirement unless one has substantial coaching and playing experience at a high standard.
If you do feel that this position is for you or would like more information, Please send all enquiries/applications to Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the resignation of Paul Giles, who decided to step down from his management role, at the end of last season, for family reasons, Dinas Powys FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Luck as the new 1st team manager.
Ben has taken the step into management following a serious injury last season, which saw his season cut short, whilst playing for Dinas Powys. Ben's playing career has also seen him play for Cirrencester, Aberaman, Cwmbran Celtic, Llanwern and AFC Porth. Ben will be assisted in the role by Dave Penikett and Richie Garland, who will add experience to the management team.
The club would like to take the opportunity to thank Paul and his management team for their commitment and efforts last season and at the same time would like to wish Ben and his management team, all the best for the coming season.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Morgan as the new manager of STM Sports AFC for the coming season. After some lengthy negotiations Gareth has agreed to take over the talented promotion winning squad as of 14th May 2017 having previously and successfully managed several clubs in the Welsh Football League, Cwmbran Celtic, Llanwern FC (gained promotion to Division 2), Croesyceiliog FC (Welsh League Cup Winners) and more recently at AFC Porth just missing out on promotion this season. We are looking for that experience to take the club forward and build on the achievements of the last nine years.
The experience of Gareth and his Assistant Player / Manager Dominic Dwyer at this level will be invaluable as the club ventures into new territory next season.
We will be looking for a period of consolidation and stabilisation next season as the club adapts to the new division and at the same time expanding the club with the introduction of our new Under 19's Team that will allow us to develop the young players from the wealth of talent that we are lucky enough to have in our area.
Gareth Morgan …... “the temptation to manage my local club was just too great to ignore, the squad oozes quality and their achievements to date have just been phenomenal, hopefully I can add to those achievements in the coming seasons”
fter taking the club into Division 2 of the Welsh Football League, promotion winning manager, Nathan Cadette, has been forced to stand down due to his new work commitments that will mean he will be working on Saturday's for the next couple of years.
Club Chairman, Geza Hajgato and Vice Chairman, Nigel Bircham along with the entire playing staff want to express their appreciation for all of the effort that Nathan has put in over the last couple of years that culminated in achieving promotion to Division 2 of the Welsh Football League.
We all wish Nathan well for the future.
An announcement regarding the new management at STM for the coming season will take place in the next few days.
It is with great sadness that we report that Peter King passed away on Tuesday morning after a long battle with illness.
Peter was a long serving member of Dinas Powys FC, who will be remembered for his excellent match reports. Peter was a true gentleman and nice guy who will be sorely missed by all that knew him and all at Dinas Powys FC.