Aberdare Town F.C.

Aberdare Town Football Club is a Welsh football club that currently play in the South Wales Alliance League Premier Division. Their ground is situated on Cardiff Road, Aberdare, between the suburb of Aberaman and the village of Abercwmboi. They are a former member of the Welsh Football League.

Aberdare Town
Full nameAberdare Town Football Club
Founded1892
GroundAberaman Park
Capacity3,000
ChairmanGarry Williams
ManagerNeil Fitzpatrick[1]
LeagueSouth Wales Alliance League Premier Division
2019–20Welsh Football League Division Two, 16th from 16 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Aberaman were founded in 1892 and joined the Southern League in 1919. In 1926 they merged with nearby Aberdare Athletic, then of the Football League Third Division South to form Aberdare & Aberaman Athletic. However the merged club dropped out of the Football League in 1927 and the arrangement came to an end the following year; Aberaman broke off and started competing as a single club again, while Aberdare promptly folded.

Aberaman continued to compete as a single club until 1945, when another combined Aberdare & Aberaman Athletic FC were re-formed. Once again, the merged clubs only lasted two years, and Aberaman went their separate way in 1947, and have continued in that form to this day.

From 2004 to 2009, the club was known as ENTO Aberaman Athletic due to a sponsorship agreement. The agreement ran out after the 2008–09 season, and the club reverted to its original name. For the 2012–13 season the club adopted the name Aberdare Town F.C.

At the end of the 2019–20 season the club were relegated to the South Wales Alliance League Premier Division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Jordan. "Aberdare Town appoint Terry Fitzpatrick as manager". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  • Twydell, Dave (1988). Rejected F.C.: Comprehensive histories of the ex-Football League clubs, Volume 1. D. Twydell. ISBN 0-9513321-0-4.

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