Caerleon Association Football Club is an association football club based in the Roman village of Caerleon on the northern outskirts of the City of Newport, South Wales. The team currently play in the Gwent County League Premier Division, which is at the fourth tier of the Welsh football league system.

Full nameCaerleon Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Romans
GroundCold Bath Road, Caerleon, Newport
ChairmanDon Prosser
ManagerNicky Davies
LeagueGwent County League Premier Division
2022–23Gwent County League Premier Division, 9th of 16

The club's crest depicts the former Roman legionary fortress at Caerleon. The name of the home ground, Cold Bath Road, has Roman origins and is close to several Roman architectural remains.

Club history edit

Caerleon joined the Welsh Football League in the 1965–66 season when they were Division 2 champions and also won the Welsh Amateur Cup, beating Welshpool in the final at Llanidloes. Caerleon were also Division 1 champions in 1967–68. Caerleon played in the top division of the Welsh League until relegation in 1977.

Caerleon were promoted again to the top division after the 1978–80 season when they were runners-up in the league. The following five seasons were successful as they finished in the top five league positions three times.

Caerleon retained their place in the top division until relegation came after the 1988–89 season. The club reached its lowest point when further relegations in 1995–96 and 1996–97 seasons left them in the Welsh League Division 3.

Fortunes turned with back-to-back promotions in 1998–99 and 1999–00. Caerleon were at last back in the top division; the Welsh Football League First Division. An unlikely success also came in the 1999-00 Welsh Cup when Caerleon reached the quarter-final, losing 4–1 at home to Bangor City.

Caerleon resided in the Welsh Football League Division One for numerous seasons but were relegated to Division Two for the 2010–11 season. They finished in third place in Division Two in the 2011–12 season and were promoted back to Division One.

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Staff edit

  • Manager:   Nicky Davies
  • Manager:   Dave Griffiths
  • Youth Team Manager:   James Rayner

References edit

  1. ^ "Caerleon AFC, Winners Mon. Senior League, Division 1, 1959-60". Retrieved 15 November 2021.

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