With the brand new VOGAFL season less than two weeks away and with the fresh shake up of two strong divisions, we take a look at each club and what they can offer in the coming season.


Cadoxton Imps – the Imps upset the odds last season by finishing runners up in division one, this season the highly ambitious club fancy being the dark horses in the Premier Division as they look to continue their great end of season form.

Cogan Coronation – A well run club with plenty of experience, finally back in the Premier Division  they’ll be looking to establish themselves as a corner stone of the division.

Cardiff Airport – They’ll want to find consistency this season after last years mid season slump, but form picked up substantially at the end of the season. A good preseason has turned some heads and look out for this Alliance clubs reserve side to be players this season.

Cowbridge Town – Premier Division stalwarts, always bring a side full of youth and athleticism feeding off their excellent youth set up. A team capable of challenging if living up to potential. Their Barry Cup success last campaign shows exactly what they can do on their day.

Holton Road – Watch out Premier Division, this outfit come full of confidence. Having won the division one title in January, then adding two cups, they’ll be looking to be right in the mix come the seasons end, and they could keep their momentum going all the way to the title.

Island Marine – a side that couples fine football and physicality in a perfect blend, will cause every side they play problems and will be wanting to really push on and establish themselves as a top 4 side.

Penarth Town – Consistency is key for Penarth, having lost nearly as many as they won last season, they could have been title challengers but fell short. A quiet close season, but expect them to come out of the gates on fire and don’t be surprised to see them up there.

St Athan – A rise and fall story if there ever was one, regular title contenders for three straight years to rock bottom of the league last season. A total reshuffle over the summer, can a Phoenix rise from the flames? A mid table finish would be seen as a successful campaign.

Sully Sports – Another club that need to bounce back after a disappointing season last term, plenty of new faces in their own reshuffle, improvement and climbing up the league has to be the aim. The edge of Sully cliffs is always a tough away trip.

Tynewydd – A staple of Vale football in Barry, this sides’ work rate will be second to none, look out for them to upset the apple cart a few times this term, do not overlook them.

AFC Rhoose – For us in the offices, the preseason title favourites, their ASRS Cup win last season will serve as a taster to further success. An attacking side that have a clinical edge, full of goals and with some good additions over the summer don’t be surprised to see them lift the trophy come May.

Barry Athletic – The reigning champions, they set out to make it a hat trick of three championships in a row. But, the disappointment of play off defeat can be a hard thing to overcome, or can it be the motivation to get back there. Make no mistake, Athletic will be fighting tooth and nail all season to keep their crown.


AFC Rhoose B – Despite losing many of their division two title winning side, they come with a strong and experienced side, they’ll be right in the mix come the end of the campaign.

Barry Athletic B – Always a tough game, ready for a battle, the experience of their wily manager always helps.

Barry Vikings – A relevant surprise package last season and almost took the division two title, if they find a good replacement for their keeper they’ll be competing at the right end of the table.
Cadoxton Barry – A tough end to last season but Supporters cup finalists shows what they can do. Look out for them to cause a few teams problems.
Cwm Talwg – The Severn Avenue side really found their feet last season and will be looking to push on this campaign and climb the rankings.
Holton Road B – an unknown quantity in the newly formed reserve side to the highly successful first team, a season of establishment lays ahead.
Island Marine B – A slightly disappointing season last year by Marine’s standards, but their reserve side serves as a bridge between their excellent youth set up and the first team, they’ll keep trying to bring through that youth in the right way.
Penarth Town B – A late surge saw them push the top sides in division two last season and they probably will be disappointed they didn’t challenge more. But winning the Dockers Cup can be the platform for them to push on this campaign.
Rhoose Social – A break away club from the AFC Rhoose B side that won division two last term. Now standing alone, they’ll be tough competition for anyone. Look out on the opening day for the Rhoose derby, a tasty start.
SP Billy – A complete overhaul after last season poor year, ten new signings and a youthful squad brings a sense of optimism to this cornerstone club of Barry football.
St Athan B – a tremendous campaign saw this reserve side pipped for the division two title on the last day. A mid table finish will be deemed a success.
Vale Madrid – after a tough season they come into the new one with much higher expectations. Look for them to be pushing forward this year and picking up some big results.
Vale United – The alliance league side who rose dramatically through the ranks of Vale football in just a few seasons, enters a reserve side for the first team. If their first team is anything to go by, look out of this side.
The brand new season kicks off on 24th August, an exciting campaign lays ahead with a renewed sense of excitement running through the Vale league, now with two strong leagues, everyone is hoping for a competitive, diverse and thriving league. Look out for weekend previews, reviews and keep up to date with all the happens in Vale football right here. Here’s to the new season.

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