A.F.C. Llwydcoed

A.F.C. Llywdcoed is a Welsh football club based in the village of Llwydcoed. The club plays in the Ardal Leagues South West, which is tier 3 of the Welsh football pyramid. Its home matches are played at the Welfare Ground.

AFC Llwydcoed
Full nameAssociation Football Club Llwydcoed
Founded1931 (as Llwydcoed Welfare)
GroundWelfare Ground, Llwydcoed
Aberdare CF44 0UT
ChairmanMatthew Phillips
LeagueArdal Leagues South West
2019–20Welsh Football League Division One, 14th


A.F.C. Llwydcoed was founded in 1931 as Llwydcoed Welfare. In its early years, the club competed in the Aberdare Valley League and won the division on several occasions during the 1950s. The side later moved into the South Wales Amateur League.[1] The club became a founder member of the South Wales Senior League at the start of the 1991–92 season and changed its name to A.F.C. Llwydcoed at the end of the campaign.[2] The side remained in the league for the remainder of the decade, finishing as runners-up during the 1996–97 season in which the team scored 104 goals in 30 matches. The side won promotion two years later, in the 1998–99 season, joining the Third Division of the Welsh Football League.[2]

In its first five seasons in the Welsh Football League, the club won promotion twice, reaching the First Division. Llwydcoed finished third in its first campaign in the division, but were relegated the following season having finished bottom. A second successive relegation a year later dropped the side back to the Third Division. In the 2008–09 season, the club won promotion to the Second Division, scoring 126 times during the campaign.[2]


Llwydcoed's home fixtures are played at the Welfare Ground in the town. The ground has a single stand for spectators.[3]


  1. ^ "History". A.F.C. Llwydcoed. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Llwydcoed Welfare". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ Tegeltija, Sam (4 November 2014). "AFC Llwydcoed's Welfare Ground vandalised - again". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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Coordinates: 51°44′10.3″N 3°27′30.2″W / 51.736194°N 3.458389°W / 51.736194; -3.458389