Undy A.F.C.

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Undy Athletic
Undy A.F.C.png
Full nameUndy Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Tiger
Founded1947 (dissolved 1962)
1970 (reformed)
GroundThe Causeway, Undy
Capacity3,000
ChairmanRobert Lynch
ManagerMark Crook
League Cymru South
2019-20 Cymru South, 12th
Website Club website

Undy Athletic Football Club are a Welsh football club based in the village of Undy, Monmouthshire. The club plays in the Cymru South league. Mark Crook once scored ten goals in one season. Other notable players are Paul Rhys Duffield and Craig Ashcroft - both still local residents often found in the Golden Lion

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History

The club was formed in 1947, [1] playing at local level in South Wales and winning the Argus Cup 3 times in 15 years. However, in 1962 the club disbanded as a result of financial difficulties. In 1970, the club reformed and maintained a consistent existence in the local leagues, winning the Gwent County League Division One in 2011 and reaching the Welsh Football League for the first time, entering in Division Three. They won promotion at the first attempt, and then under the guidance of Manager Laurence Owen, sealed their highest ever position in 2016 when they finished third in Division Two and earned promotion to Welsh Football League Division One, finishing in the top half of the top division in their first two seasons, step 2 on the Welsh football pyramid. This season also saw the first international footballer to play for Undy, with Gibraltar international Jamie Coombes signing for the club in February 2017. [2] Laurence Owen brought an end to 32 years in club management by announcing his retirement at the end of 2017–18 after another successful campaign, he was replaced by Reserve team manager Jason Pritchard .

Undy also have a reserve team who play in the Welsh league reserve division under manager Luke Smith and a successful 3rd team currently playing in East Gwent Division 1 .

Youth team

Undy A.F.C. also supports a junior section that has teams in age groups from Under 6 to Under 18. Teams play in the Gwent County and East Gwent Leagues and have their home matches on the club pitches. The junior section also hosts a popular football tournament in June that attracts around 150 teams from all over South Wales and beyond each year.

The club's current under-18 side is managed by Greg Anderson and Darren Hegarty.

Honours

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL James Smallcombe
DF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Dan Williams
DF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Rhys Aherne
DF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Paul Clayton
DF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Gyles Thompson
DF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Chris Parry
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Ben Davies
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Tom Hooper
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Ben Lawrence
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Ryan Dorrian
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Harry Waterhouse
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Tom Wright
MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Nathan Woods
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG James Barnes
FW Flag of Gibraltar.svg  GIB Jamie Coombes
FW Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Gareth Cullimore
FW Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Daniel Jarman
FW Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Marcus Power
FW Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Ollie Beckett

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References

  1. History Undy AFC Official Website
  2. Jeff Wood: “It is great to see everyone playing” Football Gibraltar, 11 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.


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