Category: Pre-Season

Saints Season Countdown!

With the 2015/16 season barely out of the rear view mirror the teams across the Vale are gearing up for the new 2016/17 adventure.

The landscape has changed in the Premier Division with Champions Cardiff Airport finally promoted to the SWFA Alliance league, leaving a void at the top of the league.

Last season’s third place team Wenvoe Arms and title contenders endured disappointment this summer. Sadly folding as a club and won’t be there to mount a challenge.

Runners up St Athan will be looking to improve on last season’s agonising finale of missing out on the title by two points while fellow Premier Division mainstays Barry Athletic, AFC Rhoose and Cowbridge Town looking to challenge.

The top division is looking exceptionally competitive, not forgetting Dinas Powys Athletic, Penarth Town, Masons Moving Group and Island Marine adding improvement to their ranks. With newly promoted Vale United and Tynewydd only adding to that competitiveness as they look to carry over their momentum from last term.

In division one, SWFA rules prevented Cogan Cornonation from being promoted due to their alliance league side and they’ll be looking to defend their crown against the likes of Sully Sports and Barry Belgrade. Cardiff Airport’s B side cannot be ruled out and once again newly promoted sides Dockers and Barry Athletic B must seen amongst the favourites.

Division two has no new teams entering, ensuring a competitive league. Knap have been renamed Barry Saints and will be looking to push on to the top of the league along with last season’s third place team Cadoxton Imps. This is the division most open with a number of sides capable.

The new season promises to be one of the most fascinating for quite some time, the competition kicks off on Saturday 20th August, so make sure to check out the fixtures and get along to support your local side.


Pre-Season Preparations Begin!

Preparation for New Season Begins On & Off the Pitch 

St Athan Football Club’s preparations for the new 2016/17 season get under way on Saturday 23rd July as the second team play fellow Division two team Penarth Town B. The seconds follow that up with a tough encounter with Premier Division new boys Vale United on 27th July.

The first team see their first action on 30th July against Broadlands AFC, who finished 3rd in Bridgend Premier Division and won the Bridgend & District Open Cup last term.

The second team are back in action on 3rd August against another division two side Barry Albion. Then it’s a double header on Saturday 6th August as the first team play the impressive AFC Perthcelyn at 2pm with the second team entertaining Cwrt Y Vil at 5pm.

The seconds round off their preseason against Broadlands B side on 10th August as the first team end with another stern test against Aberdare Valley champions Carnetown on the 13th.

The league season then comes into view on Saturday 20th August.

Check out the full list of Pre-Season Fixtures Here

League fixtures to be added when they are released.

Football is back!! So come out and support your local club.

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