*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
Results and scorers
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: email@example.com
CMS Teamwear once again have demonstrated there ongoing support for Pontyclun FC by sponsoring the team for their Cup Final and producing one off polo tops for the team to wear on the day.
CMS Company Director, Terry Davies, stated,
“As we are based in Pontyclun we thought it was only natural that we offer to support the team on their big day. We have supplied kit to the majority of the junior setup and the senior teams for numerous seasons now building up a good rapport and even providing a club shop via our website for the club. When the news broke that the team had the opportunity to win some silverware for the first time in over 10 years we knew we had to do something to support the boys”.
Tony Bishop,Pontyclun FC’s Chairman, thanked CMS saying,
“CMS have been long time supporters of the club and have always provided first class customer service when needed. This gesture further cements the strong relationship the club has with CMS and on behalf of all the club we’d like to thank Terry and the CMS team for this much appreciated gesture, no doubt he’ll be watching Saturday as well where the boys can thank him then”.
If you would like to get in touch today and experience how CMS can assist you with Teamwear, Corporate Wear, Workwear, School Uniforms, Kits, Embroidery, Heat pressing, Trophies & Awards for your organisation then you can do so via their website, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (01443 231724).
Pontyclun FC’s purple patch in the cups continues with the Reserve Team qualifying for both cup finals that they have entered this year, the Bernard Martin Cup and the Greyhound Cup. Convincing victories against, firstly Bush Bluebirds dispatching them with a 5-2 win and then a 2-0 shutout against Nelson Cavaliers sees the Reserves reach both Cup Finals for the first time.
These two convincing victories were a testament to the squad that we currently have, as due to this being a cup competition many players were ineligible to play as they had been involved in the First Team squad’s cup fixtures earlier in the season. Despite this, and even for one fixture Reserve Team Manager Peter Shilton having to don the gloves (playing like his namesake), they came through both games convincingly and now have two cup finals to look forward to.
The first of these finals, the Greyhound Cup, will be played on 24th April at Llanbradach Park against top of the table Penrhos at Llanbradach Park, kick off 6pm. We are hoping to take a large contingent of fans with us which will include all of the first team squad making the effort to support the boys. If you’d like to watch but are struggling to get to the venue then contact email@example.com and we can look to arrange a lift.
The Bernard Martin Cup will be played against Cwrt Rawlin on Tuesday 5th May at Llanbradach Park, kick off 6.15pm. This fixture was postponed and the re-arranged date has yet to be broadcasted.
Pontyclun FC’s 1st team are delighted to announce that the club have reached the W.John Owen Cup Final to be played on May 2nd against AFC Bargoed at White Tips Stadium, home of Treforest FC. The club sealed victory with two last gasp goals to bring the scores level against reigning champions Trefelin BGC. The match went into extra time where the teams couldn’t be split and the Clun won the shootout 5-4 with 5 excellently taken penalties.
This is the 1st teams first opportunity to win silverware since the Welsh League Division 3 winning side of 2002/2003 (pictured above), which current Captain Craig Williams, current First Team Manager Barry Quinn and current First Team Coach Adrian James were all a part of. Since that season the club has experienced some highs and more recently some lows but reaching this Final is a statement by the current team that good times lie ahead. What made the victory more pleasing was that all of the starting 11 were locally based players who came through the clubs youth system or have been involved with the club from a young age.
First Team Manager Barry Quinn was delighted with the win saying,
“It is an absolute privilege to manage the current crop of players we have at Pontyclun. Attitude and spirit is everything, we cannot wait for the Cup Final”.
Kick off is at 2.30pm, 2nd May at the White Tips Stadium (Dan-y-Bryn Rd, Pontypridd CF37 1RX). This is a great opportunity to get behind the club and support the community team. We hope that all involved with the junior setup will attend and encourage new supporters to come and see what a positive impact the club has on our village. There is a supporters bus being put on to attend the game which if you’d like to travel on please contact Phil Sweet on firstname.lastname@example.org or put your details in to the form below, our hardcore group of fans have filled most spaces but there are still a few places left up for grabs.
The bus will be leaving Pontyclun Athletic Club at 12.30 and returning from Treforest at 6.15 at a cost of £5. Hopefully we’ll see a large number of the 2002/2003 team in attendance as well!
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Also congratulations to our Reserve Team who reached the Final of the Greyhound Cup by beating league above Bush Bluebirds 5-2 at Ivor Park with the evergreen club legend Pepe Mele scoring a “worldy” to wrap up the tie. The date and Final are due to be announced shortly, in the meantime the Reserves have another Semi-Final this weekend against Nelson Cavaliers in the Bernard Martin Cup again at Ivor Park. As the 1st Team have no game come down and support the boys!
From Top Left: Alan Jacka (Coach), Adrian James, Richard Croad, Tyrone Pope, Wayne Morgan, Ross Hutchins, Barry Whitelam, Phil Watson, Eliot Davey, John Jenkins (Trainer), Peter Shilton (Club Secretary) and Phil Preene (Manager).
From Bottom Left: John Cooper, Pepe Mele, Barry Quinn (Captain), Craig Roberts, Geraint Williams, Gavin Step and Craig Williams
Thanks to Pontypridd & Llantrisant Observer for the photo.
After successfully defeating Tynte Rovers 5-0 in the Quarter Final of the W.John Owen Cup, Pontyclun’s reward is an away Semi Final tie with last seasons SW Amateur League Winners Trefelin BGC on the 14th March.
It has been some years since the team has added to the trophy cabinet and this is most likely their best opportunity to add to it this season. With the team filled with products of the junior section within the club it was agreed that this would be a good opportunity to rally around the club and therefore a supporters bus has been arranged for the game to support the boys.
We expect the usual cohort of “Pontyclun Ultras” to travel to the game but hope that more people within the club and community will take this opportunity to support the First Team. It is sure to be a good day out, if you are interested in supporting the boys then please contact First Team Manager, Barry Quinn, on 07732 855882 or email email@example.com .