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Next game, home versus Cambrian & Clydach, Saturday 1st November, K.O. 2.00 pm


 

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AFC Porth Welsh League Division One 2014-2015

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Forthcoming Fixtures

Date
Venue
Opponents
Type of match
Time
1st Nov 2014
A
AFC Llwydcoed Rhondda League U12's
11.00
1st Nov 2014
H
Ton & Gelli Green Rhondda League U14's
11.00
1st Nov 2014
H
Cambrian & Clydach Welsh League Div 1
14.00
2nd Nov 2014
H
Ynyshir & Wattstown Rhondda League U16's
14.00
2nd Nov 2014
H
Stanleytown Rhondda League U18's
14.00
2nd Nov 2014
A
Carmarthen Town (Welsh Youth Cup) Welsh Youth League
14.00

The aim of AFC Porth is to provide organized football to the highest possible standard for all sections of the club, whilst promoting sportsmanship and teamwork.

It goes without saying that a football club does not run itself and whilst the management team and players are, to the public the most visible club representatives, there are a number of people working away behind the scenes to ensure that the club functions in the best possible way to achieve their aims.

Huw Jones (Sec)

Latest News

Newly appointed manager Adrian Needs  has completed his coaching line up for the coming season Rob Lewis, Billy Young are returning and welcome new player coach Mathew Driscoll. Mathew, 32, has a wealth of experience at both Welsh Premier and Welsh League level, welcome Mathew!

Thanks to our main sponsors Rhondda Discount Tiles who are once again involved and to local buisnesses Mark Wilson Plastering, Powell & Evans Roofing and Carpets-4-U for kit sponsorship again in 2012/13. 

Once again for the 20th succesive season D.Jones & Son Builders will be involved with kit sponsorship, with a brand new away strip, as well as 1st team track-suit sponsors.

Polo shirts sponsorship  will once again be provided by Mr Rob Lewis of Evergray Ltd. many thanks to them and indeed all our advertising,match day programme sponsors it is very much appreciated by all at the Club.

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History

THE MAKING OF AFC. PORTH “THE BLACK DRAGONS”

AFC Porth are the latest in a number of sides to have represented the town of Porth, situated at the junction of the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach valleys, and a hot bed for the game of association football for 100 years.  In the 1902-03 season, Porth, under that name, entered into the newly formed South Wales League, together with nine other teams, covering a wide geographical area for those days of difficult travelling conditions. Porth failed to make any impact of note, but remained in the league till the end of the 1911-12 season. 

Following the First World War, the Welsh National League (Southern Section) was reformed with the Southern League also reforming with the creation of a second division consisting of Welsh Clubs. Most members of this new division competed in both leagues but strangely, Porth Athletic, a new club initially decided to compete in only the Southern League. The following season 1920-21 the side decided to abandon their Southern League status and join the Welsh National League, where they remained for three seasons.

In 1933 another side, Porth United, were elected to the Welsh National League where they remained until resigning after season 1936-37. Porth Welfare was formed following the Second World War, competing in the Welsh League, the Welfare’s demise ended with their extinction from the local leagues in the 1970s.   During Porth Welfare’s time, a company team, Beatus United, was formed in 1950 by our late Secretary and President Mr Ray Hacker.  Starting their life in the Rhondda League, Beatus were promoted to the South Wales Amateur League in 1964. 

A decision was made to change the name of Beatus United to the town name of AFC Porth in the season 1984-85. With rapid promotion from the South Wales Amateur League, and winning the Corinthian Cup, AFC Porth had a meteoric rise up the divisions of the Welsh League. 

 

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