About OUR CLUB.
we are united
Pontypridd Town AFC are pleased to confirm that it will play under the new name of PONTYPRIDD UNITED.
Authorisation has been pending from both the Board and FAW to confirm this is acceptable.
There are a number of reasons behind the proposed change, which include the realisation that the wider club does not only play in the town, but also in Treforest.
Also, as a growing club we wish to be more inclusive within Pontypridd and the surrounding areas.
We are the only club in RCT for 25 years to be playing Men and Women’s Football at the highest level of Welsh Football, which is great news for our community.
There will be no change to the legal status of the club, and the Board will work with all teams to provide the necessary updated information to enable a comfortable transition to the new name of the Football Club.
THE Club 2021/22 season
For those who may not know we have over 550 playing members at the Club and this number is growing.
Currently in the JD Cymru South division, the Men are pushing for promotion to the top tier of Welsh Football next season, hoping to be in the JD Cymru Premier League, which would be a first for the men.
Our Women’s team under the leadership of Fern Burrage-Male are already playing in the top tier of Welsh Football in the Genero Adran Premier League, something we as a Club are very proud of.
In addition to the men’s and women’s performance teams, we also offer a growing Academy and Junior Grassroots teams for both Boys and Girls. The ongoing development and success of these teams are vital if we are to succeed in growing a reputable Club over future years.
Pontypridd Town AFC looks to provide the local community with a club they can be proud of, and importantly improve the lives of so many through sport participation, benefiting both the emotional and physical wellbeing of all those who participate.
I would also like to mention our amazing strategic partners - University of South Wales. USW has a strong sporting background and fantastic facilities, and we are very fortunate to work closely with them.
The University does so much for Welsh football, and they work very closely with both the Welsh Government and Welsh FA to ensure football continues to play a big future in Wales, with courses in coaching and research as an example.
A big thank you to our supporters of both teams, travelling staff and players and of course our growing family of commercial Ponty Partners. Without your support none of this would be possible for Pontypridd – thankyou.
The history of the modern Pontypridd Football Club began in 1991 when the failing
Welsh League side of Ynysybwl amalgamated with loca league side Pontypridd
Sport & Social Club to form Pontypridd & Ynysybwl FC.
After one season of playing their home game at the recreation ground in Ynysybwl the club moved to their new home in Ynysangharad Park, on the side of the former Pontypridd RFC ground, and changed their name to their current one, that of Pontypridd Town.
With the help of the local council new changing rooms were opened, floodlights installed and the stand at Ynysangharad Park were upgraded. Making it one of the better grounds the in the league. The changes also brought some good fortune as a sixth place finish in Division Two, was due reorganisation of the Welsh League following the formation of the League of Wales. Enough to earn promotion at the top division for the first time in the club's history.
The 1992/93 season saw the club enjoy its highest ever league position when they finished in third place with just 3 defeats in 26 games. 5th position was achieved in 1993/94 and 11th position in the 1994/95, but the 1995/96 season brought mixed emotions.
This season saw the club go on a memorable Welsh Cup run. LLanwern, Newport YMCA, Taffs Well and Cemaes Bay were defeated along the way and the club were rewarded a quarter final tie against eventual winners Llansantffraid of the League of Wales. Despite leading 1-0 at half time through a Romano Bacchetta Goa, two goals from League of Wales legend and Hall of Famer, Toni Morgan saw the visitors through. However the season ended in disasters as, despite finishing in 11th place, Pontypridd were deducted 11 points by the league for playing an eligible player. Which resulted in relegation to the second division. The club hung onto second division status for three seasons before relegation back to the basement division.
The club has enjoyed a rollercoaster ride since then as they climbed back into the newly named JD Cymru South League. Finishing 11th place in the 2018/19 season, after a heroic relegation battle. This season however is set to be different with the appointment of the new manger, Jonathan Jones. Bringing with him exciting new singings and opportunities.