Garw S.B.G.C.

Garw S.B.G.C. (Garw Seniors, Boys and Girls Club) is a football club based in the village of Pontycymmer, near Bridgend, Wales who are currently playing in the South Wales Alliance League Premier Division.

Garw S.B.G.C.
Full nameGarw Seniors, Boys and Girls Club
Founded1945
GroundBlandy Park
Capacity300
ChairmanKevin Day
ManagerDylan Powell[1]
LeagueSouth Wales Alliance League Premier Division
2019–20South Wales Alliance LeaguePremier Division, 11th

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1945 as Garw Athletic. They joined the Welsh Football League in 1952[2] and played in the league continuously until the end of 2009–10 when they were relegated out of the league. The club were champions of Welsh Football League Division Two in 2000–01 and 2006–07. The club changed its name to Garw S.B.G.C in 2008–09.[3] The club then played in the South Wales Senior League, before joining the South Wales Alliance League where they were Division Two champions in 2016–17 and runners-up in Division One in 2017–18.

Welsh Football League historyEdit

Information in this section is sourced from the Football Club History Database[4][3] and the Welsh Soccer Archive.[5]

Season Pyramid Tier League Final position
1953–54 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 12th
1954–55 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 9th
1955–56 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 11th
1956–57 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 7th
1957–58 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 13th
1958–59 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 16th
1959–60 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 13th
1960–61 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 16th
1961–62 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 16th
1962–63 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 11th
1963–64 2 Welsh Football League Division Two West 12th
1964–65[a] 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 9th
1965–66 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 10th
1966–67 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 11th
1967–68 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 11th
1968–69 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 17th
1969–70 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 14th
1970–71 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 14th
1971–72 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 11th
1972–73 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 14th
1973–74 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 14th
1974–75 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 5th
1975–76 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 9th
1976–77 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 2nd - Runners-Up
(promoted)
1977–78 2 Welsh Football League Division One 13th
1978–79 2 Welsh Football League Division One 16th
(relegated)
1979–80 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 9th
1980–81 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 8th
1981–82 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 10th
1982–83 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 3rd
(promoted)
1983–84[b] 2 Welsh Football League Premier Division 19th
(relegated)
1984–85 3 Welsh Football League Division One 4th
1985–86 3 Welsh Football League Division One 10th
1986–87 3 Welsh Football League Division One 11th
1987–88 3 Welsh Football League Division One 10th
1988–89 3 Welsh Football League Division One 1st - Champions
(promoted)
1989–90 2 Welsh Football League Premier Division 12th
1990–91[c] 2 Welsh Football League Division One 10th
1991–92 2 Welsh Football League Division One 17th
(relegated)
1992–93[d] 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 10th
1993–94 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 7th
1994–95 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 7th
1995–96 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 15th
1996–97 4 Welsh Football League Division Three 7th
1997–98 4 Welsh Football League Division Three 10th
1998–99 4 Welsh Football League Division Three 4th
1999–2000 4 Welsh Football League Division Three 1st - Champions
(promoted)
2000–01 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 1st - Champions
(promoted)
2001–02 2 Welsh Football League Division One 4th
2002–03 2 Welsh Football League Division One 6th
2003–04 2 Welsh Football League Division One 11th
2004–05 2 Welsh Football League Division One 18th
(relegated)
2005–06 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 3rd
2006–07 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 1st - Champions
(promoted)
2007–08 2 Welsh Football League Division One 18th
(relegated)
2008–09[e] 3 Welsh Football League Division Two 17th
(relegated)
2009–10 4 Welsh Football League Division Three 18th
(relegated)
Notes
  1. ^ In this season Division 1 was renamed 'Premier Division', Division 2 East and West were replaced by 'Division 1' and 'Division 2' (effectively Division 2 and Division 3) Garw Athletic placed in Division 2, the 3rd tier division.
  2. ^ In this season The Premier Division (Division 1) was renamed 'National Division'. The 2nd tier division was renamed 'Premier Division' with the 3rd tier division named 'Division 1'.
  3. ^ In this season, The 2nd tier division was renamed 'Division 1' with the 3rd tier division renamed 'Division 2'.
  4. ^ In this season the League of Wales was created as the new national tier 1 league. The Welsh Football League covered South Wales and now exists at tier 2 (Division 1); tier 3 (Division Two) and tier 3 (Division Three).
  5. ^ Club renamed Garw S.B.G.C for this season onwards

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   WAL Will rees
DF   WAL Matthew Jones
DF   WAL Lewis Davies
DF   WAL James Hardwick
DF   WAL Kris Evans
DF   WAL Will Rowlands
DF   WAL Rhys Thomas
DF   WAL Shaun Williams
FW   WAL Ryan Hughes
MF   WAL Josh Blanche
MF   WAL Ryan Blanche
MF   WAL Harry Davies
MF   WAL Lewis James
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   WAL Arran Jeffries
MF   WAL Paul Llewellyn
MF   WAL Dale Evans
FW   WAL Damien Barnard
MF   WAL Oliver Davies
FW   WAL James Pride
FW   WAL Ryan Day
DF   WAL Zack Edwards
FW   WAL Tyler Roche
FW   WAL Adam Lam
GK   WAL Jason James
DF   WAL Nathan Rose
GK   WAL Tom Lewis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Jordan (May 29, 2018). "Garw boss Nigel Jordan talks of Welsh League ambitions after Division One promotion".
  2. ^ "Into The Valley - Centre Circle Publishing". Exposure.
  3. ^ a b "Football Club History Database - Garw S B G C". www.fchd.info.
  4. ^ "Football Club History Database - Garw". www.fchd.info.
  5. ^ "Welsh League". www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk.

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