Pontardawe Town AFC are the latest club to become involved in Midland Sporting Association’s Goalden Gate Superdraw with the aim of bringing in an alternative revenue stream for the good causes of the club.
Although the present club was founded in 1947, football in Pontardawe certainly stretches back over 100 years, into the closing years of the 19th Century, when a Pontardawe club, run by industrialist CF Gilbertson, was among the members of the earliest Swansea League, and won the championship in 1899-1900. After many years of success in the Welsh Leagues over the years the club has now relocated to Parc Ynysderw which is a ground now dedicated to the club and the committee has invested time and money to bring the ground to Welsh League standard which it achieved in August 2015. More work and money is needed but the club now has the foundation to further develop and return to the top flight. Another, and possibly most important factor, is the Junior Section which is one of the best in the country running over 20 teams including Academy, Minis, Juniors and Girls / Ladies. Success at all age groups means that the trophy cabinets are bursting at the seams and long may this continue.
The money raised by the club will go towards the good causes of their mission which is
build and sustain a successful community football club and to strengthen the bonds between the club and the community it serves.
The Welsh League Division One club finished 9th this season after the campaign was brought to a close prematurely from the current Covid-19 pandemic.