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AFC Porth Welsh League Division One - 2013-2014

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AFC PORTH PRESENTATION EVENING

AFC Porth recently held their Welsh League Division 1 and Rhondda League Presentation Evening at Porth Harlequins RFC.

Chairman Mr Neil Dowler welcomed the large audience, and began by thanking Mr Clive Booth, Treasurer, Mr David Sullivan, Chairman of Porth Harlequins for the hospitality and sponsorship shown to club by the Quins. Neil talked about a very successful first season, for new manager Adrian Needs since taking over from Scott Young who had left for pastures new as Coach of Welsh Premier League Port Talbot Town.

Neil then thanked assistant manager Rob Lewis, coach Mathew Driscoll and physio Wayne Cushing and all the players for a solid 6th place finish in Division 1. Special thanks went to Scott Young and Port Talbot Town for Steven Hall, Keiron Coles who returned on loan, to help us establish ourselves in the top tier of Welsh Football League.

Neil went on thank Debbie Lent and Kim Evans for their sterling work in the Tuck Shop and Tracy and Wayne Wright for manning the Top gate in all weathers and the girls were presented with flowers sponsored by Gifts Nature Florists, Porth.

Mr Chairman then thanked all the many sponsors involved in the day today running of the club, main sponsors being Rhondda Discount Tiles, Porth Harlequins RFC, Evergray Ltd, Evans Powell Roofing, Carpets-4-u, Mark Wilson Plastering, D. Jones & Son Builders, Gill Waste Recycling, DKL Utilities Ltd and all programme sponsors for your help is very much appreciated.

Neil then went on to the Rhondda league side who finished runners up in the league, and were cup semi-finalists, and thanked Ant Dowler and Dylan Lewis for their efforts.
Neil talked about plans run both a Welsh League Reserve side, plus u19s Youth side for next season. There was also exciting news of a WGI grant, for a disabled toilet block at Dinas Park.

Many thanks go to DJ Aaran Wright for entertaining the crowd after the awards.

On to awards:

Welsh League Awards

Supporter’s player of the year:
Josh Owen

Golden Boot:
Tom McCarthy receives from last season’s winner Adam Wright

Player of the Year:
Keiron Coles receives from Assistant Manager Rob Lewis
Players Player:
Jarrad Wright received from Huw Jones
Chairman’s Award:
Jarrad Wright receives from Chairman Neil Dowler

Rhondda League Awards
Players Year: Jordan Westacott received from
Ant Hares
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Players Player: Jordan Westacott 

Golden Boot: Dean Lewis (not available)

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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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