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Pontyclun FC_The A Years 2012-2017_A History by Phil Sweet

Pontyclun FC “The A Years 2012-2017”

*The book launch will take place on Saturday 21st October at Pontyclun Athletic Club*

Phil Sweet will shortly be publishing a book on the 5 years spent in the South Wales Amateur/South Wales Alliance league. The publication will be around 300 pages and includes:

  • Team and other photographs

  • League tables

  • Results and scorers

  • Team line-ups

  • A summary of every season

  • Match reports of most games

The cost of the publication will be £10. Anyone pre-ordering a copy will have their name on a subscriber’s page at the back of the book.

If you would like to order a copy of the book please see Phil on a match-day or contact me at:


Woodington Player of the Round

Pontyclun forward Joel Woodington has been named the FAW JD Welsh Cup Round Two Qualifying, ‘Player of the Round’ after winning a poll on Twitter. 

The Former Cardiff City Performance Analyst scored a hatrick in Pontyclun’s 6-2 win over fellow Division Three side Caerau as they progressed to the First Round proper.

Woodington was Pontyclun’s top goal scorer back in the 2014/2015 season before being unavailable to commit to Saturday games after work commitments but has since returned to the fold and impressed for Pontyclun, helping them to promotion to the Welsh League last season.

His goals have given Pontyclun a home tie in the next round against local rivals and Cup debutants Pencoed Athletic, with the game set to be played on the weekend of the 6th October. After receiving the award, following the vote on Twitter, Joel took time out to comment on winning the Player of the Round, highlighting the quality of the Pontyclun squad.

“It’s great to receive the award and be acknowledged for one of my finest hat tricks. But it serves only as a testament to the team we have here. Our squad has incredible talent and it has unity is like no other. That is demonstrated alone by the fact that a different player has set up every goal we scored so far this season. Thanks to everyone that went out their way to vote, and those that support the club week in, week out. I hope we can put on another terrific display in the next round.”

*All content above was taken from the article by Jordan Jones

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Stonecraft Named as New Sponsor

The club are delighted to announce that our Reserve Team are this year to be sponsored by local landscaping firm, Stonecraft Garden Builders. The team at Stonecraft will sponsor  our Reserve Team as they re-enter the Welsh Reserve League.

The team have been drawn into the Welsh Reserve League West Division, a tough division where they will face the likes of ; Cambrian & Clydach, Afan Lido, Penybont & Port Talbot Town. All of these are well established clubs within the Welsh League setup with 2 of the above having held Welsh Premier League status within the last 5 years.

Stonecraft are a local firm with a fantastic growing reputation. They can currently be found on Facebook under ‘Stonecraft Garden Builders’ or can be contacted via or 07891 306678. Stonecraft specialise in all aspects of Garden Landscaping such as; Patios, Artificial Grass, Fencing, Turfing, Garden Walls, Machine Hire and Resin Driveways.

Second Team Manager and Club Secretary, Peter Shilton thanked Stonecraft saying;

“The boys are absolutely delighted that the team over at Stonecraft have shown their support to the side this year. Last year was a great year for the club with the reserves winning their league for the 3rd time in 4 years. It will be a real step up for the club this year for both sides and with a great squad and club ethos we are confident both will handle the step up, also with some 16 year olds coming into the fold it is a great standard for them to begin their senior career and great to see local players coming through.

Everyone at the club would like to thank the Stonecraft team and looks forward to seeing them down at Ivor Park throughout the season. Once again the club recognise how lucky we are to be part of a great community that always looks to get behind their local club.

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.


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.


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!



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


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.