Aberystwyth Town will begin their 2018/19 JD Welsh Premier League campaign with two home fixtures, after the official fixture list was released by the League on Wednesday afternoon. Aber will start their campaign against Llandudno at Park Avenue on Friday 10th August, before facing Cardiff Met live in front of the Sgorio TV Cameras, again at Park Avenue on Friday 17th August.
Town's first away game will see them travel to the Deeside Stadium to face last year's Welsh Cup winners Connah's Quay Nomads. The festive period will see Aber face Mid-Wales rivals Newtown - at Park Avenue on December 26th, and away at Latham Park on December 30th.
The full list of Aberystwyth Town's 2018/19 JD Welsh Premier League Fixtures are listed below:
Friday 10th - LLANDUDNO (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 17th - CARDIFF MET (Home) 7:35 p.m Kick Off (Live on Sgorio)
Friday 24th - Connah's Quay Nomads (Away) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 31st - LLANELLI TOWN (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Tuesday 11th - The New Saints (Away) 7:45p.m Kick Off
Saturday 15th - BALA TOWN (Home) Kick Off TBC
Saturday 22nd - Carmarthen Town (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Saturday 29th - BARRY TOWN UNITED (Home) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Friday 5th - Cefn Druids (Away) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 12th - CAERNARFON TOWN (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Saturday 20th - Llandudno (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Friday 26th - Llanelli Town (Away) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 2nd - THE NEW SAINTS (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Sunday 11th - Cardiff Met (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Saturday 17th - Bala Town (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Friday 30th - CARMARTHEN TOWN (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 14th - Caernarfon Town (Away) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Friday 21st - CEFN DRUIDS (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Wednesday 26th - NEWTOWN (Home) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Sunday 30th - Newtown (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Friday 4th - CONNAH'S QUAY NOMADS (Home) 7:45 p.m Kick Off
Saturday 12th - Barry Town United (Away) 2:30 p.m Kick Off
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the signing of experienced Welsh Premier League left wing-back Steffan Edwards from Airbus UK Broughton FC.
Town’s supporters might remember Steff from his previous spell with the club back in 2010, when he made 32 appearances during the 2010/2011 season including two appearances in the Europa League First Round Play-Offs, scoring three goals during his stay at Park Avenue.
Steff joins the black and greens with a wealth of Welsh Premier League experience – he’s a Welsh u18 international who started his career with Gresford Athletic, before joining Cefn Druids in 2008. Steff has also played in the Welsh Premier League with Welshpool Town (2009), Bala Town (2011-2014) and Newtown (2014-2016) and has made a total of six appearances in the Europa League Qualifying Round. In addition to that, he’s scored nine goals in 175 Welsh Premier League appearances, and he spent last season with Airbus UK Broughton FC in the Huws Gray Alliance.
Everyone at the club wishes to extend a warm welcome to Steff for his second spell at Park Avenue, and Aber’s supporters will be keen to see the new signing in action during the seasiders’ first pre-season friendly match at home against Brickfield Rangers on the 7th of July.
Aberystwyth Town announce their pre season schedule for 2018, which kicks off in two weeks time.
The Black and Greens start their preparations for the 2018/19 JD Welsh Premier League season with a home match against Welsh League (Wrexham area) side Brickfield Rangers, which is followed 14 days later by another home tie against Evo Stick League outfit Halesowen Town. Two away matches follow at Welsh League (South) runners up Haverfordwest County and Neston from the Cheshire League, before the big WPL Kick Off on the second weekend in August.
The current schedule is as follows:
Saturday 7th July (ko 3pm) BRICKFIELD RANGERS (HOME)
Saturday 14th July TBC
Saturday 21st July (ko 2.30pm) HALESOWEN TOWN (HOME)
Saturday 28th July (ko 2.30pm) Haverfordwest County (Away)
Saturday 4th August (ko 2.30pm) Neston (at Vauxhall Motors, Ellesmere Port)
Any further fixtures will be communicated via atfc.org.uk as soon as they are confirmed. See you in two weeks!
Aber Town FC Delighted to Announce Matthew Jones as First Recipient of Scholarship Agreement with Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth Town FC is delighted to announce the launch of a Scholarship Agreement with Aberystwyth University, which will see the Club support two Players through University Courses per year, beginning this Autumn with First Team Player Matthew Jones.
Both the Football Club and the University have agreed to contribute financially to the Scheme, which are to be advertised via the University's Scholarships page here, https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/scholarships/.
Club Chairman Donald Kane, himself an alumni of the University, who has worked hard to bring the agreement to fruition, said "For many years Tony Bates, myself and Club Directors have hoped to get this off the ground, and on this occasion the University contacted the Club. There is a desire from both parties to form a closer relationship with the chance to improve standards of football, fitness and coaching through education. We are proud to announce First Team Player Mathew Jones as a recipient of the first Scholarship".
"We would also like to thank Robin Halley, Dylan Eurig Jones and his team from the University, Kylie Evans, Hayleigh Goddard, Darren Hathaway and Gavin Allen as well as Tom Bates who all facilitated this project”.
Aberystwyth University / Aberystwyth Town Football Scholarships
£4,000 a year plus additional benefits
Applications are invited from male candidates from the UK who are applying to study full-time for a degree in any subject (undergraduate or postgraduate). Successful candidates will play for Aberystwyth Town Football Club in the Welsh Premier League and also the Aberystwyth University BUCS football team when appropriate.
Applicants MUST have achieved least the standard of playing in the Welsh Premier League or equivalent (this would be the Vanarama National League in England).
Additional benefits include:
· Platinum membership of Aberystwyth University Sports Centre
· Football coaching development opportunities with Aberystwyth Town Football Club (ATFC) and Aberystwyth University Students Union (AU SU)
· Medical insurance through AU SU
· Access to ATFC physiotherapy
· ATFC match and training kits
Closing date for applications – 15th July 2019
This Scholarship cannot be held alongside an Aberystwyth University Sports Scholarship, but can be held along with any of the other undergraduate awards offered. Postgraduate applicants are advised to check with the Postgraduate Admissions Office whether any PG awards would be affected.
For more information about the Scheme please contact the Club via our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aberystwyth Town Football Club are delighted to announce that last season’s top scorer Declan Walker has committed his future to the club by signing a contract extension for the 2018/19 season. After missing close to 18 months of football due to a serious knee injury, and being told he might never play football again, Declan joined the club at the beginning of last season to link up with former manager at Bangor City, Nev Powell.
Despite those 18 months on the sidelines, the right back came back more determined than ever and proved to be one of Town’s standout players last season, scoring 14 goals in all competitions and finishing as the club’s top goalscorer. He provided some memorable moments for Aber’s supporters last season including a stunning hat-trick away at Carmarthen Town as well as a brace in the JD Welsh Cup Semi-Final against Newtown.
Talking exclusively to Aber Town’s media team this week, Declan commented “I’m very pleased to extend my contract with the club. I really enjoyed playing here last season and after being out injured for such a long time it was good to get a full season under my belt. Reaching the cup final was a great achievement for us last season, because everyone seemed to have written us off after the first 8 games, but we knew we had great players within the squad capable of turning things around, which is what we managed to do in the end.”
When asked about the upcoming season, Aber’s marauding full back was keen to emphasise his excitement; “As a team we need to be pushing for a top 6 place this season as well as another good cup run, and on a personal level I just want to keep working hard and try and better my goal tally from last season.”
Everyone at the club is certainly delighted to have Declan on board for the forthcoming season, and Town’s supporters will be keen to see him produce more memorable moments in front of goal next season!
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to reveal that the club’s digital media channels received nearly ten million views during the 2017/18 season, along with over one million visitors, which represents an increase of over 73% from the 2016/17 season.
Club Marketing Officer Mart Smith, who has been tracking the performance of the club’s digital media channels across the season told atfc.org.uk the following:
“It’s been another season of huge success off the pitch for Aberystwyth Town, with mammoth growth in our digital performances compared to the previous seasons. The peak performance was seen during preseason when another piece of the club’s digital content went super viral and got featured in an array of national newspapers.
The fantastic post-split form shown by the players resulted in a strong finish not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well as the club soared to nearly ten million views and smashed over one million visitors which represented a huge percentage increase from the previous report.
During the season the club had many memorable moments, notably, the incredible JD Welsh Cup performance which took the club all the way to the Cup Final held at Newtown. Incredible victories throughout the season against the likes of Connah’s Quay Nomads and Bala Town contributed to the fantastic buzz on social media for all things Aberystwyth Town!”
For those with an interest in statistics, citizens from London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester formed the top five in the most visits to atfc.org.uk across the 2017/18 season when the residents of Aberystwyth were taken out of the equation. The most visited news articles were claimed by the exciting build up for the JD Welsh Cup final appearance versus Connah’s Quay Nomads.
For those unaware of the terminology used in this article, a ‘view’ represents the number of times an article or page is looked at and ‘visitors’ represents a period of time spent within the online platform. Users may of course make more than one visit during a period of time.
After being recently presented with an analytical report of the club’s digital media channels, the Aberystwyth Town directors were quick to look to the future and lather the praise upon the hardworking team of volunteers. Thomas Crockett, the club’s Marketing Director said “These amazing figures demonstrate that there is a massive audience out there for Aberystwyth Town Football Club and the Welsh Premier League. On behalf of the club I would like to publicly thank our fantastic media team for their tireless work promoting the club on social media this season.”
The club’s talented team of media and marketing volunteers, spearheaded by Tom Bates and Thomas Crockett consists of Matthew Wallace, Owain Evans, Tomos Ings, Chris Howells, Chris Hefferan, Dilwyn and Llinos Roberts-Young, Adam Bitchell, Jordan Payne, Mart Smith, Steve Brookes, Tom Bates and Thomas Crockett. The club would like to thank each volunteer for all your time, support and dedication given throughout the season.
Anyone interested in joining the Media and Marketing team as a volunteer for the new season can contact Marketing Director Thomas Crockett by email at email@example.com.