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2017 Pontyclun Golf Day

Pontyclun FC 2017 Golf Day

Pontyclun FC are delighted to confirm that the 2017 Golf Day will take place on Friday 4th August at Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club. Following the success of last years event the Club are hoping that once again this will be a fantastic day/evening for all involved.

Teams for the day will cost £160 (£40 per head) and this will include a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, 3 course evening meal, prizes for various competitions and an after dinner speaker. Tee times will be from 11.30am on wards.

There are limited spaces available so if you would like to reserve a team for the day or reserve a place for yourself then get in touch with either Oliver James on 07547 123354 or Eliot Davey on 07931 707320.

Also if your business would be interested in sponsoring a hole for just £30 then please get in touch with the above.

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Reserves Clinch Title

Pontyclun FC’s Reserve Team are once again Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley Divison 1 Champions following a 4-2 victory over Treforest meaning the they cannot be caught with two fixtures left of the season.

The reserves have won this league numerous times since being unable to compete in the Welsh Reserve League and it is fitting that they once again are victorious in their final season in this league.

The club have been fortunate to have a large squad over the season with great numbers throughout in training and this strength in depth is put on show by the quality of  play by the reserve side.

A big thank you to Reserve Team Manager Peter Shilton for all the hard work he has put in this year and special mention to Sam Shilton who moved to over 30 goals for the season, a great achievement.

 

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The Clun Are Going Up!

Pontyclun FC are delighted to announce that they will be playing Welsh League football once again next season. This comes following a 3-2 victory over second placed Penydarren BGC at their ground on Saturday meaning that we cannot be caught at the top of the table.

This victory is a culmination of 5 years of hard work, following the clubs relegation, spear headed by the First Team Manager, Barry Quinn, who has been part of all the highs and lows as a player then manager for the last 20 years. Barry was quoted following the win as saying:

“Pontyclun FC is a special club and the group we have are immense, a pleasure to work with and will keep getting better. I want to thank the coaching team, Martin, Eliot and Haj who deserve a massive congratulations for the hard work they’ve put in this year. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this season and we look forward to seeing you all at Ivor Park once again next season.”

The club’s final game will take place on the 6th May where we will be presented with the League Trophy and we hope to see a big crowd for the event where food and drinks will be available.

There is also a special mention to the clubs main sponsors; Diamonds Sales & Lettings, CMS Teamwear, GSH Architects and Marcon Services for all your support during the season which would not have been possible without your help.

A final thank you from all of the players to the committee, management, supporters and volunteers. The club is very fortunate to have so many people that think very highly of it and now with the facilities we have and superb junior section in place the club is in a very strong position and this is all down to the thousands of hours given up by so many.

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Groundhoppers Watch The Clun

The club are very excited at the news that our game against Cardiff Corries has been moved to Sunday 12th March to allow the football fan organisation of Groundhoppers to watch the game.

This is always a great event with the Groundhoppers turning out in large numbers and hopefully we’ll get a large contingent of our supporters attending as well.

Kick off will be at 3pm and the game will take place at the Riverside Ground, CF15 8AA.

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For One Night Only!

Keep the 4th of March free ready for Pontyclun FC’s next social event, “Stars in Their Eyes”. Supporters, parents and players will be having a makeover and for One Night Only performing as their musical heroes.

All monies raised on the night will go to the club and all the support is massively appreciated. Tickets are on sale from any of the coaches, players or Phil Sweet for £5.

We look forward to seeing some new and old faces on what promises to be another great club social night!

 

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Pontyclun 2017 Gents Evening

Pontyclun Football Club will be hosting their  Annual Gentlemans Evening on Friday 19th May 2017 at Pontyclun Athletic Club. The Club are delighted to announce that this years guest speaker , will be ex Derby, Liverpool and Welsh International Dean Saunders.

Now becoming one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit Dean Saunders is a former player with a wealth of stories about his vast career which has taken him too many places.

In his football career Dean started at Swansea City, joined Cardiff City on loan before moving on to Brighton, Oxford United, Derby County, Liverpool, Galatasary, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City. He now appears regularly on BBC TV and SKY as a summariser and is constantly in demand.

Dean played in over 700 games and scored 254 goals, capped by Wales on 75 occasions, scoring 22 goals for his country.

After retiring from football in 2001 he became a coach and then moved on to Newcastle United in 2004 initially as strikers coach, and then first team coach under old boss Graeme Souness. He left Newcastle in 2006 and took his coaching badges and was appointed assistant manger of Wales in June 2007.

He was one of the Welsh national side’s most prolific scorers. Made his debut as a 21 year old against Ireland in 1986, no Welsh fan will ever forget his goal which secured a famous 1-0 win over Brazil in Cardiff in 1991. He won the last of his caps against Ukraine in 2001 just a few months short of his 37th birthday.

A first class speaker with a first class reputation.

The night promises to be one of the best with comedy and compering provided by Jed Stone and some surprises in store for the auction, which last year included signed shirts from Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Tickets are £35 and include a 4 course meal. As always they sell out fast with a large proportion sold to returning happy guests!

If you would like any more information or reserve your table then please get in touch directly with Tyrone Pope on 0773 329756 or tyronepope@uwclub.net

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Pontyclun FC 120th Anniversary

Pontyclun FC are proud to be celebrating our 120th anniversary since being established in 1896. The club continues to be at the heart of the village with teams from U6’s through to two Senior teams.

To celebrate the 120th anniversary the club have had produced commemorative cufflinks and pin badges (pictured above). The cuff links are £10 and the badges £3 with both being available from Phil Sweet on match days.

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Disco/Singer Fundraiser

Pontyclun FC are holding a fundraiser this Saturday at Pontyclun Athletic Club. The night will begin with a performance from local singer Lowri Morris and this will be followed with a disco until late.

Doors will open at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the Athletic Club or from any of the players.

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Pitch Perfect

Pontyclun FC would like to thank the ongoing ground maintenance services they are receiving from Marcon Services. The torrential rain over the last week claimed the majority of games this weekend in South Wales but thanks to the work done by Marcon over the summer Ivor Park’s pitch was in good condition to allow Pontyclun’s game to take place.

Pontyclun FC approached Mark Convery, Managing Director of Marcon Services, at the end of last season following a season of mass fixture disruption due to the weather during the season. A lot of time and effort has gone into the pitch by Mark and his team over the last few months which is already starting to pay dividends.

A key part of the success is the aeration process that has taken place which is possible from the machinery that Marcon have at their disposal. The club are delighted with the service and results they have received.

If you would like to also take advantage of the superb services Marcon offer then you can contact them on 01443 800719, sales@marconservices.co.uk or check out their website www.marconservices.co.uk.

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Pontyclun FC 2016 Golf Day

Pontyclun FC are delighted to confirm that the 2016 Golf Day will take place on Friday September 9th at Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club. All proceeds from the day will go towards the costs of running the club and developing the facilities at the ground.

Teams for the day will cost £160 (£40 per head) and this will include a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, evening meal, prizes for various competitions and an after dinner comedian. Tee times will be from 11.45am on wards.

There are limited spaces available so if you would like to reserve a team for the day or reserve a place for yourself then get in touch with either Oliver James on 07547 123354 or Eliot Davey on 07931 707320.

Also if your business would be interested in sponsoring a hole for just £30 then please get in touch with the above.