Aber Valley F.C.

Aber Valley Football Club is a Welsh football team based in Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Wales. They play in the South Wales Alliance League Premier Division, which is in the fourth tier of the Welsh football league system. They were champions of Division One for the 2019–20 season.

Aber Valley
Full nameAber Valley Football Club
Founded2000[1] (reformed)
GroundAbertridwr Park
LeagueSouth Wales Alliance League
Premier Division
2019–20South Wales Alliance League
Division One, 1st (promoted)

HistoryEdit

A club called Aber Valley played in the Welsh Football League Division Two East for the 1963–64 season, finishing tenth,[2] and gained promotion to Division One (tier 2) at the end of the 1966–67 season after finishing third in Division Two.[3] After one season in Division One, where they finished bottom of the league,[4] the club left the Welsh Football League. They were South Wales Amateur League Division Two champions in the 1970–71 season.

The current club were formed in 2000 as Aber Valley YMCA and played in the South Wales Amateur League Division Two. In 2003–04 they had seven points deducted which cost them the Division Two championship title. The following season they did finish as champions[5] They were runners-up of Division One for the 2006–07 season. [6]

In 2015 the club changed its name to Aber Valley. They were champions of Division One for the 2019–20 season[7] and were promoted to the Premier Division.[8]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Williams, Rhys. "Ambitious club sets sights on reaching the Welsh Football League". Caerphilly Observer. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Welsh League South tables 1963-64". Welsh Soccer Archive. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Welsh League South tables 1966-67". Welsh Soccer Archive. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Welsh League South tables 1967-68". Welsh Soccer Archive. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Aber Valley YMCA". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Institute pip Aber Valley to the title". Wales Online. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Jones, Jordan. "South Wales Alliance League: Aber Valley, Maesteg Park and Pencoed crowned champions". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Jones, Jordan. "South Wales clubs discover promotion and relegation fate". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Aber Valley". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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