Croesyceiliog A.F.C.

Croesyceiliog Association Football Club is a football club playing in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Wales. The team play in the Ardal Leagues South East, tier 3 of the Welsh football pyramid. The club was formed in 1964 as a youth team for pupils of Croesyceiliog School. It later entered a senior team in the Newport and District Football League and reached the Welsh Football League for the first time in 2004.

Croesyceiliog AFC
Full nameCroesyceiliog Association
Football Club
Founded1964
GroundWoodland Road
ChairmanBob Urie
ManagerNicky Church
LeagueArdal Leagues South East
2019–20Welsh Football League Division One, 12th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Croesyceiliog was formed in 1964 by pupils at Croesyceiliog School after they reached an agreement with the school for the use of its sporting facilities. The club was initially formed as a youth team and joined the under-18 division of the Newport and District Football League the same year andater merged with Cwmbran Wanderers. The team entered a team in the senior league for the first time the following season, joining Division 2B of the Newport and District League. For the 1967–68 season, the league launched the Premier Division, of which Croesyceiliog became a founder member.[1]

The club won the First Division of the Gwent County League during the 2001–02 season but were not promoted. The team achieved the feat again two seasons later and were subsequently promoted to the Welsh Football League for the first time in the club's history after finishing the campaign unbeaten.[2] Croesyceiliog enjoyed early success in the Welsh Football League, winning consecutive promotions in its first two season to reach the First Division. The club suffered relegation to the Second Division in the 2008–09 season.[2]

During the club's history, four players have gone on to play professionally in the English Football League: Terry Cooper, Andy Dibble, Glyn Garner and Christian Doidge.[1]

Club OfficialsEdit

Position Name
Chairman

Treasurer

  Bob Urie
Vice Chairman

Director of Football

  Chris Evans
Secretary

Fixture Secretary

Press Officer

Webmaster

  Scott Packer
Head of Coaching

  Del Cheedy

Youth Chairman   Lloyd Pugh
Safeguarding Officer   Daniel Wharton
Committee Member   Alan Jones
Committee Member   Martyn Jones

GroundEdit

The club is based at Woodland Road in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran.

1st Team (Ardal Leagues South East)Edit

The Development SquadEdit

Youth SystemEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Croesyceiliog at the Wayback Machine (archived 9 May 2016)
  2. ^ a b "Croesyceiliog". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 10 March 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°39′21″N 3°0′41.4″W / 51.65583°N 3.011500°W / 51.65583; -3.011500