Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to confirm that Legendary Black and Green managers Meirion Appleton and Tomi Morgan have agreed to take charge of the respective sides for our Leave Your Mark match on Friday 13th May (ko 7.30pm).
Meirion first took charge of Aber in 1982, and enjoyed two separate spells in charge over the subsequent 17 years. He presided over possibly the most successful period in the Clubs history in the mid 1980s, managing a side which picked up two Welsh Intermediate Cups, two Central Wales League Championships, not to mention Central Wales Cups, League Cups and Summer Cups. There were also two never to be forgotten Welsh Cup Quarter Finals against Newport County in 1986, the initial 3-3 draw at Park Avenue attracting an incredible crowd of 2717. He later had a spell managing the Club in the Welsh Premier League, went on to win the Welsh Cup Final with Bangor City and is still heavily involved in local football.
Tomi succeeded Meirion Appleton as Manager in the late 1980s and oversaw a period of huge growth in the Club's prestige as they progressed to be a major force in Welsh non league football. His sides twice finished runners up in the Welsh League (South) and earned a third placed finish in the first season of the League of Wales which has to this day never been beaten. After going on to manage Carmarthen, Welshpool and Porthmadog Tomi returned for a second spell in 2012/3 and saved the Club from relegation on the last day of the season. He is currently well known throughout Welsh Football for his unique English language commentaries on S4C's Sgorio programme with Mark Jones.
Supporters can bid money to play in the Leave Your Mark game, and the highest 20 bidders will be eligible to play, irrespective of ability, on receipt of payment by Friday 6th May at the latest. The deadline for bids is 5pm on Friday 29th April, and they can be made by email to email@example.com, with a contact name, address and phone number. Minimum bids will be £100, and in the event of a tie a draw will be made.
A series of Black and Green Legends have also agreed to play and further details will be revealed in due course.