Ammanford A.F.C.

Ammanford Association Football Club is a football club from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire in Wales. They play in the Cymru South. They are now based at the Recreation Ground in Ammanford. The club is affiliated to the Football Association of Wales (FAW), West Wales Football Association (WWFA), Welsh Football League and the Carmarthenshire Association Football League.

Ammanford
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Full nameAmmanford Association Football Club
Founded1992
GroundThe Rec, Ammanford
ChairmanAdrian Bailey
ManagerGruff Harrison
LeagueCymru South
2019–20Cymru South 7th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Football was played in the Ammanford and Betws parish in the 1920s by Ammanford Thursdays (who only played when the shops closed on Thursday afternoons). In the 1930s Ammanford Corinthians played on Betws Park. Betws Blackbirds football team was founded circa 1946, later joining the Carmarthenshire League. The club were elected to the Welsh league and in 1952 reached the final of the West Wales Amateur Cup. In the 1958–59 season they won promotion to the first division.[1]

In 1960 the club changed their name to Ammanford Town, to avoid confusion with similarly named teams. They merged with Ammanford Athletic A.F.C. in 1992, changing their name to Ammanford A.F.C.[1]

The club reached the fourth round of the Welsh Cup in 1991[1] and made it to the quarter finals in February 1999.[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ammanford Town History". Ammanford A.F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Football: Rain's strike sinks Barry; Welsh Cup Round-up". Sunday Mirror. London. 14 February 1999. Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 51°47′23.7″N 3°59′44.4″W / 51.789917°N 3.995667°W / 51.789917; -3.995667