CALDICOT TOWN AFC

CALDICOT TOWN AFC

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Caldicot Town AFC  History


Caldicot Town AFC……..A Brief History


Caldicot Town AFC was formed in 1953. With voluntary help from the community the necessary funds were raised and after much hard work two pitches were laid at King George V playing fields. The 'green wooden hut' was erected to serve as changing rooms with a small shower area. The club then entered the East Gwent League. The 1963/64 Season saw a 2nd side formed and they took their place in the East Gwent 2nd Division. Throughout the 60's the club was successful in winning the East Gwent Division 1 and 2 along with the Watkins Shield, the Benevolent Cup, the Gill Cup and the Argus Shield.

In 1966 the senior side joined the Monmouthshire Senior League Division, now known as the Gwent County League. During the late 70's and early 80's the club won the Gwent Senior League Division 1, on two occasions, as well as winning the Senior Cup and Amateur Cup. We again won the Gwent Senior Cup in 2012/13 season with a 1-0 win over Monmouth Town. In December 1975 the original Clubhouse was built in Jubilee Way. This incorporated a small bar, a lounge, changing rooms and shower facilities. Since then the clubhouse has been modified and upgraded and now boasts four players changing rooms, a referees room, shower and toilet facilities, a large function room, a new lounge, a well equipped kitchen and outside patio areas complete with bench seats.

1979 saw the formation of Caldicot Town Junior Section. This gave local boys the opportunity to play competitive football at both Local and County Level. It is also a source of future players for the senior teams. In 1986 the club achieved its ambition of election into the Welsh Football League. A lot of hard work by many people had to be done to achieve this goal. The ground had to be enclosed with a high perimeter fence and a barrier had to put up around the pitch. Also the changing facilities had to reach the high standards set by the League. The playing fields are not forgotten and are re-seeded and maintained each year. We also have covered spectator accommodation, with vandal proof shuttering plus excellent floodlights. As a result of these facilities the club is regularly requested to hold representative games at Local and County Level.

We have now enjoyed 31 continuous seasons in the Welsh League, winning the Division 2 Championship in 1989/90 and, as runners up in Division 1, gained promotion to the top Division in 1990/91. Since then we have spent time in both the 1st and 2nd Divisions. Since being relegated from the top flight in 2010/11 season Caldicot finished subsequent seasons (in Division 2) in ninth, tenth, sixth and fourth before gaining promotion back to Division 1 in the 2015/16 season, where we finished as champions. Unfortunately, our stay in the top flight last only one season after finishing 16th we were relegated back to Division 2.


Review of 2016/17 season: Unfortunately last season ended in bitter disappointment for Caldicot Town as we finished 16th in the league and were relegated back to Division 2 after only one season back in the top flight. Caldicot won 7 games, drawing 2 and losing 21 of their 30 league games; finishing the season on 23 points. We managed 36 goals in the league and conceded 65. Last season’s goals were spread throughout the team but Ben Smith finished as top score with 10 goals (7 in the league and 3 in the cup). Our biggest win of the season was a 5-0 away victory at Caerau Ely. Our heaviest defeat in the league was away at Barry Town (2-5). We had a good run in the FAW Cup which ultimately came to an end away at Bala Town (Welsh Premiership side), losing 6-1.


Closed season: It has been a very busy closed season for Caldicot Town; Firstly Mark Williams stepped down as manager of the 1st team (however he will continue at the club in a supporting role), also stepping down was assistant manager Jamie Carwardine. Tony Wallis became our new 1st team manager and Andrew Wenzel as his assistant. They will be supported by the coaching team of John Burrows and Julian Williams. The new management team have added experience to our young side and hope to be able to go for promotion back to Division 1. Off the field the club have completed the first phase of an on-going project by installing a 140 seat stand (which was built in 6 days!). This new stand has disability access and additional fencing to prevent vandalism. It is hoped that we will be able to complete the project in the very near future by increasing seating capacity to 250. We have also installed new dugouts.


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Caldicot Town AFC Life Members

CALDICOT TOWN AFC LIFE MEMBERS
 
 GORDON LEWIS
 IRENE LEWIS
 NORMAN JONES
 TONY STEPHENS
 MOIRA MULLAHY
 JOHN MULLAHY 
 MIKE WINDSOR
 CLIVE JONES
 TERRY PICTON
 PAT PICTON
 JOHN COLES
 HAZEL COLES
 DENIS BRYANT
 HAYDEN FRANCIS
 COLIN EVANS
 ERNIE LANE
 BOBBY POWELL
 STAN DAVIES
 STEVE MATTHEWS
 TONY CARTWRIGHT
 SUE EVANS
 PHIL MALLALIEU
 BRIAN WILLIAMS
 PAM McBRIDE
 ANDREW McKAY
 BOB DOWNIE
 TONY O'HARA
 JOHN McKENZIE
 NANCY WILLIAMS
 PETER DAVIES
 MIKE BRUCE
 EDWINA BRUCE
 DAI FARRELL
 SHIRLEY DAVIES
 CAROL JONES
 ROGER TAPP
 RON LANE
 ROGER CANTY
 BASIL PACKER
 WAYNE HOBBS
 KEN POLLARD