The second part of A KEITH HARDING SELECTION covers the period commencing 1960
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A
KEITH HARDING
SELECTION
from 1960
featuring
A HISTORY OF
NEWTOWN A.F.C.
and Football in Newtown

click here for up to 1959

click here for Newtown's 
Senior Welsh International players

 


Keith Harding

A selection of Keith's photograph collection 
and other Newtown footballing memorabilia,
recorded here in his memory.

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1960, Chirk A.A.A. beat Caerau Athletic 3v2 in the Welsh Amateur Cup Final held at Newtown.


Newtown Amateurs


The all white team consisted of Newtown local players and were formed in 1960.
They entered the Montgomeryshire League in 1961, finishing in a creditable 4th place. The following season they won the Montgomeryshire League title.
It played on the site now occupied by Hafren School, and consequently became homeless.
They ceased in 1965, and some players went on to form GKN Sports in 1968.

WELSH YOUTH TEAM TRIAL
Latham Park
5th November 1960

MONTGOMERYSHIRE
AMATEUR AND
YOUTH LEAGUES

(Combined)
1. B. Jackson Llanfyllin
2. E. Logue
Newtown
3. D. Jehu Caersws
4. W. Davies  Forden
5. M. Jones (Capt) Newtown
6. H. Williams  Newtown
7. C.G. James
Llandrinio
8. M. Corfield Newtown
9. M. Jones
Llandinam
10. D.W. Owen 
Newtown
11. D. Hamer
Berriew
Reserves;
G. A. Pritchard Llandrinio
I. Morris Berriew

Trainer;
E. Southernwood
Newtown

MID-WALES LEAGUE
(SOUTH) AND PRESTEIGNE
MINOR LEAGUES
(Combined) 
1. R. Jones Knighton
2. N. Davies
Presteigne
3. G. Bufton
Knighton
4. J. Owen
Presteigne
5. D. Jones
Llanwrtyd
6. P. Meredith Llanidloes
7. C. King Presteigne
8. J. Davies
Rhayader
9. N. Hope
Penybont
10 B. Francis (Capt) Knighton
11. L. Dickerson
Knighton
Reserves
P. Kinsey
Rhayader
J.L. Jones Llanwrtyd

Trainer
H. Oldbury
Knighton

County Times
5th November 1960
Felindre beat Newtown in the Welsh Amateur Cup 3rd Round. Former Newtown and Caersws player, Ken Reynolds, scored the all important goal against the Robins on Saturday.


County Times
19th November 1960
Newtown F.C. to buy Latham Park for £1,000
The news was given by Club Chairman Jack Rowlands and the Supporters Club Chairman Mr J. K. Watson.
The late Mr Arbuthnot Briscoe rented the ground to the Robins, but since his death, his family have included in the £1,000 price a 'por-wished' to dispose of the ground.



Back; Colin Rimmer, Roger Mellings, Colin Williams, Alan Jones
Front; George Williams,  Tony Pugh

Newtown F.C. Youth Team Finalists, 1959/60 Welsh Youth Cup v Wrexham 2v2, and 1v2
Back Row; Clive Williams, David Owen, Melvyn Jones, John Smout, Howard Williams, Mike Rutter
Front Row; Edward Logue, Alan Owen, Alan Sefton, Jacky Evans, Merrick Corfield


Howard Williams played for the Welsh Youth Team. Also in the side who played against Scotland in 1962, was a certain Dave Powell, of Dolgarrog, who played for Wrexham, Sheffield United and Cardiff City. He was also a full Welsh International. He is featured on this website HOWARD WILLIAMS (Newtown High School), left half back and captain.Only remaining member of last season's Welsh Youth Side and gains his sixth cap today. Besides turning out for his School, plays for Newtown in their Mid-Wales XI, and also captain's their youth team. Born Newtown. Height 6 ft. Weight 11 st 10 lbs 

MONTGOMERYSHIRE SCHOOLBOYS
1961-62
Under 15s Welsh School Shield Winners

Back row; Williams, Jones, Tudor, Lloyd, B. Pope, N. Morgan, J. Dawson, J. Price, E.P. Williams, J.W. Jones
Middle row; R. Davies, D. Jones, B. Jones, M. Mival (Capt), K. Williams, M. Evans, D. Breese,
Front row; D. Jones, D. Davies, K. Williams

1962/63 Season

Cambrian Coast Challenge Cup Final
Berriew 0v1 Newtown

County Times 8th June 1963
Berriew dominated the play in the early stages until Clive Williams gained possession, crossed to Alec Hughes, who volleyed home for the only goal of the game.
John Smout had a great game in goal.
Newtown hit the woodwork several times, with efforts from Alec Hughes (2), Clive Williams, Alan Sefton and Ivor Evans.
Townsend produced a cat-like save from Smout, which saved the day for Newtown.
Players who caught the eye were John Price, John Smout, David Powell and David Owen.


Alec Hughes


Llandrindod Cup
Llandrindod Wells 2v1 Newtown

Barry Gittoes gave Llandrindod the lead on 9 minutes.
David Owen later chipped a neat ball to the far post for Alec Hughes to flick on Ivor Evans, who cracked the ball
into the roof of the net.
However, Ieuan Evans for Llandrindod, brought down a bouncing ball and cracked home from 20 yards to give Llandrindod the cup.
Newtown were taken out of their stride after injuries to Mike Lewis and David Powell.


Ivor Evans
NEWTOWN YOUTH MATCH 1962/63
Newtown 5v2 Llandrindod Wells
David Davies in action.


DID YOU KNOW?

In 1962, Cardiff Corinthians beat Holywell Town 3v2 in the Welsh Amateur Cup Final, held at Newtown.

Newtown F.C. Montgomeryshire Cup Finalists 1963/64
Back Row; John Pryce, Michael Rutter, David Owen, John Smout, David Powell, Mike Lewis, Geoff Jones, trainer
Front Row; Norman Morgan, Nigel Owen, Alec Hughes, Ivor Evans, Clive Williams.

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1964, Donnington Wood beat Caersws 2v1 in the Welsh Amateur Cup Final held at Newtown.


 

WELSH AMATEUR INTERNATIONALS
PLAYED AT NEWTOWN

1911 WALES 1v5 ENGLAND
1957 WALES 1v1 SCOTLAND
1965 WALES 1v1    IRELAND

1965 Newtown Pre Season training



NEWTOWN YOUTH TEAM
1966

Back row; Elwyn Morgan, Keith Tanner, Mike Bloor, Dave Davies, Chris Williams, Barrie Brown, Ken Bloor, Doug Crewe
Front row; Brian Rowlands, Alan Jones, Dave Harding, Norman Morgan, Dave Jones, Dilwyn Evans

Newtown F.C. 1966/67 Winners Montgomeryshire Cup
Back; George Williams, Nigel Owen, Alec Hughes, Pat Lovell, Tommy Cromie, Howard Williams, David Powell
Front; Keith Tanner, Mike Bloor, David Owen, B.F. Jones, David Jones


Montgomeryshire Cup Winners 1969
Standing; Austin Davies, Dewi Rees, Pat Lovell, Keith Tanner, Alec Hughes, Nigel Owen, Norman Morgan, Ritchie Jones, trainer
Kneeling; Barrie Brown, David Ll, Jones, Mervyn Evans, David Davies, David Harding.


Bryn Evans receives the Newtown Cup from the late Mrs Sheila Varley.

Standing; Brian Jones, Jimmy Leeke, Tony Lewis, Wendall Evans,  Phil Hogan
Middle; Tony Jones, Howard Williams, Brian Jones
Front; Craig Stephens, John Stephens, Rowland Bayliss, Brian Evans, Harry Friend, Mike Casey

 

WELSH YOUTH INTERNATIONALS
PLAYED AT NEWTOWN

1961 WALES 0v4 ENGLAND
1970 WALES 1v0 SCOTLAND

John Smout joined Second Division Crystal Palace from Newtown on the 4th August 1965 and was given a free transfer to Exeter City in 1967. He then rejoined Newtown as a player and became player coach.


Crystal Palace
1965


Exeter City
1967


SOME G.K.N. TEAMS
They played in the Amateur League.


G.K.N. photographed in their new kit before they beat Llanfyllin 4 v 1. The kit comprised of sky blue shirts with thin narroaw navy blue stripes and navy blue cuffs, navy blue shorts and sky blue socks. 

G.K.N. who beat Floform 4 v 0 at Guilsfield, featured their coach Brian Jones, who came out of 'retirement' to assist.
Deryk Howells, B Joseph, Nigel Owen, Colin Gardner,Tom Aspinal, Rich Morgan, Allan Jones. Dai Lewis, Elli, M.Hibbot,B.F. Jones, M. Williams..

The G.K.N. team pictured in 1972

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1972, Welshpool beat Aberystwyth in the Welsh Amateur Cup final played at Newtown.

In 1973 a group of ex footballers of the 1950-60 era in Mid Wales got together again to play a series of matches with any proceeds going to charity. They called themselves the 'All Stars (1960) F.C.' and played six games raising £30. 
So keen were these 'veterans' that they bought their own playing strip (white shirts and green shorts) and were eager to play more matches during their campaign.
Anyone interested to play a Sunday morning or afternon, could have contacted Mr Llew Foulkes, c/o B.R.D. Pool Road, Newtown.
Players are pictured here at The Cock Hotel, Forden.

Mid Wales League 1974
Back; E. Morgan, trainer, A. Everall, K. Tanner, T. Lewis, J. Smout, B. Trow, D. Jenkins A. Morris, D. Bridgewater
Front row; D. Rogers, J. Ward, M. Wray, R. Walker


DID YOU KNOW?

In 1974, the last Welsh Amateur Cup Final was held at Newtown, when Whichurch Alport beat Cardiff College of Education 2v1.
The competition was renamed the Welsh Intermediate Cup
.

Back; Keith Jones, Doug Green, Gareth Gerrard, Steven Shanks, Steve Owen, Mike Powell, Bryn Evans, Rob Chapman
Front; Phil Edmunds, Martyn Shanks, Ivor Evans, Gary Stephens, Rob Clayton


Mike Wray, Newtown F.C., donated a scrapbook to Newtown F.C. covering part of his Amateur Football career.
Here are a few memorable extracts.


Mid Wales League Cup Final
17th April 1976
Aberystwyth 1v4 Newtown

Newtown retained the Mid Wales League Cup with a sparkling display of attacking football that knocked the highly fancied Aberystwyth side right out of their stride, the 'Robins' fully deserving their victory.
Played at The Victoria Ground, Llanidloes, with weather conditions perfect, the game was played at a cracking pace throughout. The Aberystwyth defence never looked happy against the threat of Brian Davies and Andrew Morris. The 'Robins' were controlling affairs in midfield through Howard Williams and Mike Wray.
Newtown took the lead on 20 minutes when Howard Williams raced away down the left and crossed for Brian Davies to powerfully head home. The Robins went two up six minutes later when Mike Wray powered a direct free kick into the net.
Aberystwyth piled on the pressure in the second half and Pugh headed into Newtown's goal to pull one back.
The Robins rallied and went further ahead through a left footed shot by B. P. Jones. The issue was put beyond doubt with 10 minutes remaining as Mike Wray netted his second with a superb shot from just outside the penalty area.
 
 


Mid Wales League
Newtown 10v0 Prestiegne

With this convincing victory, the 'Robins' boosted their goal-average and also added two more valuable points to the quest for their first ever Mid Wales title that is now within the grasp of the Latham Park lads if they can maintain their outstanding late run of success.
Newtown's scorers were; Russell Smith 4, Brian Davies 3, Tom Reid 1, Graham Lloyd 1, Andy Morris 1

Mid Wales League
Newtown 4v1 Kington
NEWTOWN WIN BREATHTAKING DOUBLE

Two breathtaking goals in the first five minutes after half time clinched the Mid Wales League championship for jubilant Newtown on Monday night.
It was a night that will be remembered in Newtown. But it was one that started disastrously for Derek Humphreys' men.

Adrian Evans gave Kington an early headed lead. Chances went begging for Newton before Morris levelled after 19 minutes.
Ex-Welsh Youth International Howard Williams fired Newtown ahead with a shot which went in off the post within two minutes of the restart. Brian Davies increased the lead and Russell Smith created the fourth for Davies, as the former Wrexham player netted his 50th goal of the season.
Twelve minutes later, Newtown were celebrating their first league championship
.


HUMPHREYS STAYING ON

Derek Humphreys has agreed to stay as club manager for another term.
Team secretary Keith Harding said that the committee was delighted with what had been achieved under Derek Humphreys.

"Derek's record speaks for itself" said Mr Harding, "Last season we won the Central Wales Cup and Rhayader Cup, and we have already completed the League and Cup double this year, and still have the Rhayader Cup to come.

"He has achieved a tremendous amount in just two and a half seasons and we now have the framework of a side which should make Newtown one of Wales' top clubs for a good many years to come"
Every one of the regular players re-signed for the club immediately after the victory over Kington. 

1977 Pre Season Friendly Newtown 3v3 Weston Rhyn.
Back row; Graham Lloyd, Keith Tanner, Tony Lewis, Pat Lovell, Tony Cole, Merrick Corfield, Adrian Wheeler
Front row; Russel Smith, Mike Wray, Dai Jenkins, Brian Davies,
Robert Chapman


Presenting Footballs; Dai Rogers to Gary Roberts, Penygloddfa, Mike Wray to David Lawrence, Trehafren, and John Smout to Mark Rimmer, Maesyrhandir

Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1975/76
Click here to see the League Table

 

 Newtown Town Council recognises

Newtown FC achievements 1975/76.
Newtown Officials: Club Secretary Keith Harding, Chairman John Hughes, President Eric Thomas & Committee Chairman David Powell in attendance



 

 Newtown FC end of season banquet (1977?)

Front Row: Jack Blayney, John Hughes, Len Evans,/....../, Abby.
Middle: Keith Harding, David Powell, Trevor Jones, Derek Humphreys, Carol Badger, John Dawkins, John Banfield (Sooty),/....../,/........./, Elwyn Morgan & David Davies  Back Row: Dai Jenkins, Bryan Tanner, Keith Tanner, Eric Alport, Emyr Jones,Bob Conway, Jack Cockroft & Mike Davies
 
 

DID YOU KNOW?

Newtown appointed Manager D. Jenkins at the start of the 1977/78 season having enjoyed success with the Club as a player, after signing in the Autumn of 1973. As a youngster he was on the staff of both Everton and Shrewsbury Town.

THE DOUBLE
1978/79 SEASON


MID WALES LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
MONTGOMERYSHIRE CUP WINNERS
Back row; Tony Oliver, Derek Lockyer, Bobby Thompson, Colin Dovaston, Mike Wray, Keith Tanner
Front Row; Richie Oliver, Pat Douglas, Jacky Pryce, John Cadman, Brian Davies, Elwyn Morgan
Newtown won the Mid Wales League Championship for the first time in the 1975/76 season with Derek Humphreys as Manager. The 1979/80 Manager, D. Jenkins, played centre back in the team that won the League and League Cup.

Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1978/79
Click here to see the League Table

 

NEW FLOODLIGHTS
1979/80


WELCOME
We welcome Wrexham Football Club both as our guests and opponents in  a match to mark the opening of our Floodlights. It is an honour for the Club to have such distinguished visitors.
We would like to congratulate Wrexham on the success that they have achieved in recent seasons and, at the same time, record Newtown's success in achieving the unique double in 1978/79 of Mid Wales League Champions and Winners of the Montgomeryshire Cup.
John Hughes
Chairman, Management Committee
 
 

NEWTOWN OFFICIALS 1979/80
President
Eric Thomas
Chairman
John Hughes
Treasurer
John Dawkins
Secretary
Mrs Carol Badger

Management Committee

D. Bridgewater
J. Cockroft
D. C. Davies
W. Evans
K. P. Harding
J. M. Jones
M. Jones

T. Jones
W. Mantle
E. Morgan
D. Powell
B. Rowlands
B. Tanner
P. B. Watkins

NEWTOWN SQUAD
Manager; Dai Jenkins

Howard Johnson
Keth Tanner
Tony Barker
Derek Lokier
Pat Douglas
Tommy Knight
Alan Everall
Colin Dovaston
Clive Shortman
Garry Stephens
Jackie Price
Bobby Thompson
Brian Davies
Richard Evans
Match Sponsors;
Mr & Mrs Geoff Varley,
Elephant & Castle Hotel, Newtown

WREXHAM SQUAD
Manager; Arfon Griffiths

Dai Davies
Eddie Niedzwiecki
Wayne Cegelski
Alan Dwyer
Gareth Davis
John Roberts
Joey Jones
Mick Vinter
Terry Darracott
David Giles
Alan Hill
Steve Fox
Mel Sutton
Graham Whittle
Dixie McNeil
Steve Buxton
Peter Williams

The Floodlit facility at LATHAM PARK was officially opened on 24th September 1979 when the Robins played the highly successful 2nd Division WREXHAM team. In a highly competitive and entertaining game, Newtown beat the full strength Wrexham team, watched by 1,500 spectators.

The floodlights will be further improved to enable the Club to stage representative games, such as UEFA Youth Internationals and the popular Ansells Floodlit Trophy.

To date, UEFA Youth games have seen Belgium, Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland play at LATHAM PARK.
 

 

NEWTOWN F.C. 1979/80

Newtown players and Manager with the Montgomeryshire Cup won in 1978/79
Standing; Mervyn Jones, Manager, Brian Davies, David Rowlands, Howard Johnson, Hywel Jones, Gary Stephens, Steve Jeffreys, Adrian Williams
Seated; Johnny Triper, Colin Dovaston, Keith Tanner, Keith Jones, Brain Tanner

 

NEWTOWN
SUPPORTERS
CLUB

President  Mr Gwyd Jones
Chairman  Mr Jack Blayney
Secretary  Mr D. Davies
Treasurer  Mr J. Dawkins


Mr Jack Blayney presents a match ball to Derek Lokier,
Captain of Newtown Football Club

Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1981/82
Click here to see the League Table

  TRIBUTE TO
MR JOHN EDEYRN HUGHES
Former Chairman and President of Newtown A.F.C.  

Although born in Cardiff in January 1935, and  forever a 'Bluebird' supporter (Cardiff City that is!), John was brought up on a small holding just outside Cemaes Bay in Northern Anglesey. Having attended school in Llanfaethlu and Llanrhyddlad, John joined British Rail in Holyhead before undertaking his 2 years National Service with the Army - serving in Egypt during the Suez crisis. 

Upon his return from National Service John moved to London to resume working with British Rail in Euston House until 1967 when he took a change of direction and went to work in local government with Camden City Council. 

Whilst in London John played as a center back for London Welsh FC (a career cut short due to a severe broken leg), and was a member of the Welsh Chapel in Wood Green, where he met and married Margaret. 

In 1972, John and family, returned to Wales to work for the then Mid Wales Industrial Corporation in offices which were then housed above Barclays Bank, behind the town clock. 

The Mid Wales Development Corporation (1967) evolved to become the Development Board for Rural Wales (1977) to which John was appointed Board Secretary. Subsequently DBRW became the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) under the umbrella of the National Assembly. 

During his time with DBRW, John headed up the Social Development department overseeing the vast improvement and development of thousands of social, recreational, arts and educational initiatives within the DBRW's boundaries. From the launch of the vastly successful Ian Rush International Soccer Tournament with Dr. Iain Skewis in Aberystwyth to a huge variety of community projects throughout the whole of Mid Wales, including The Hay Festival. 

As an avid football supporter, John instantly became involved with Newtown Football Club, attending games at Latham Park and meetings at The Bell Inn Hotel. Upon being voted in as Chairman in 1982.

 John Hughes 2nd left looks on as Tommy Jarman meets a player


John Hughes makes a presentation

 John, along with other committee members and many key volunteers, ensured that the club evolved to become one of the pioneers in forward thinking from within Welsh football. During John's tenure he oversaw the building of 2 new clubhouses (one following a fire which destroyed the original building), the introduction and upgrading of the floodlights and the pitch, the move to the English Pyramid System (the Northern Premier League - HFS Loans League) and subsequent return to the League of Wales.  

Following 7 years as Chairman, John then became club President a position he held until passing away in 1989.

Gareth Hughes has kindly supplied photos to this Keith Harding Selection in fond memory of his father, Mr John Hughes,former Chairman of Newtown F.C.

 Central Wales Youth Representative Squad

Cymru Cup (1984):

 

 

Representing Newtown FC: Back Row: Colin Love, Middle Row: Barry Mantle & Guy Jones, Front Row: Gareth Hughes

Coaches: Glyn Harding, Byron Hughes, Mike Lockwood

 

 Central Wales Youth Cup Winners (1984)  

  
Celebrating in the clubhouse after their 4-3 victory in Llanidloes against old rivals Caersws.

Back Row: Winston Mantle (Asst manager), Kevin Morrison, Ian Malloy, Nigel Thomas, Colin Reynolds, Alan Jarman, Robin Davies, Adie Swinbourne, Bryan Rowlands (Trainer)

Front Row: David Rowlands (Manager), Paul Reynolds, Gareth Hughes, Colin Love, Barry Mantle & Kevin Jones


 1984 Two Newtown High School Touring squads
who ventured to Reston, Washington DC, USA.

Organized by Newtown High School teachers: Keith Harding and Carl Edwards seated either side of Headmaster Eric Gent


Central Wales Youth Cup Final in Berriew in 1985.
Newtown
beat Oswestry Town Youth 3-2 with goals by Guy Jones (2) and Gareth Hughes
Back row (from left to right): Kevin Jones, Alan Jarman, Guy Jones, Paul Hawthorn, Colin Reynolds, Adie Swinbourne & Chris Stephens (Elwyn Morgan the trainer in the background)
Front Row: Rob Gallagher, Barry Mantle, Gareth Hughes, Nigel Pryce and David Inns
The team was managed by David Powell, Assisted by Winston Mantle.
Celebrations in the clubhouse appear below.
Welsh Intermediate Cup Final 1985

Newtown  0v1 Aberystwyth 

Newtown
Squad:
Back Row (from left to right): Gareth Hughes, Derek Pryce, Steve Blakemore, Mal Watkins, Tony Tolley, Mike Hughes, Richard Pike, Guy Rigby & Elwyn Morgan
Front Row: Guy Jones, Jimmy Steele, Graham Breeze, Kevan Sherry, Simon Richards & Mike Powell


Richard Pike, Gareth Hughes and Derek Pryce consoling each other following the defeat to Aberystwyth in the 1985 Welsh Intermediate Final


John Hughes (former Newtown Chairman and President) and Keith Harding share a pint with Football League Referee Howard King

 
 Mid Wales League South Champions 1984/85

Back row: Emyr Jones (Trainer), Paul Morgan, Nick Hopwood, Vinny Faelli, Tony Lewis, Gareth Hughes, Duncan Andrews , Arthur Williams, Ken Davies, Ian Jones, David Davies

Front Row: Phil Jones, Phil Kenyon, Hywel Jones (Manager), Gwyn Hamer, Mike Davies (Asst Manager), Gary Lewis

  Newtown FC Youth Team first Tour to Tonegido, Holland (1985) 

Losing in the final to Zwart-E-Leeuw having gone unbeaten in group play beating Duno (2-0), Alphanse Boys (1-0), G.V.V (4-0), Hontrop (2-0) and Docos (2-1)

Back Row: Steven Bell (kit man), Bryan Rowlands (Physio), Alan Jarman, Guy Jones, Anthony Griffiths, Rob Gallagher,/......./, Ian Corfield, Colin Reynolds, John Hughes (Chairman), David Powell (Manager), Winston Mantle (Asst Manager)

Front Row: Gwyn Powell, Kevin Jones, Chris Stephens, Gareth Hughes, Nigel Pryce, Barry Mantle, Aidie Swinbourne & Paul Ballantine (Official Linesman)

London Welsh 6 a side Champions 1986

 

Back Row: Trevor Jones, Guy Rigby, Keven Sherry, Steve Blakemore, Tony Tolley, Graham Breeze & Elwyn Morgan
Front Row: Simon Richards, Mike Powell, Gareth Hughes, Adie Clark & Wayne Rowlands


I am very grateful for Gareth's contribution to 'A Keith Harding Selection' in memory of his father, John Hughes, former Chairman and President of Newtown A.F.C..
Gareth works in America where he is the National Tours Director with Challenger Sports. He offers the following wonderful opportunity to all would-be football coaches;
Visit the fascinating  CHALLENGER SPORTS website here

"We are always trying to attract young coaches to come out to the States to help coach the 95,000 kids we get on our camps each summer - opportunities for longer term contracts and full time employment also exist for some.Last summer we brought over 600 coaches to work our camps - it's a crazy time for 'Soccer' out here!"

Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1986/87
Click here to see the League Table


Newtown 1987/88
Standing; Derek Humphreys,(Peter Davies), Guy Jones, Richard Evans,
Rowland Barnes, Ian Jones, Guy Rigby, Trevor Jones, John Hughes, Merfyn Foulkes
Front row; Mike Powell, Steve Pritchard, Adie Swinbourne,
Brian Jones, Kevin Sherry, Stevie Blakemore, Ian Clarke, Elwyn Morgan


NEWTOWN F.C.
1987/88 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS


Crowd at Penrhyncoch where title was won



Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1987/88
Click here to see the League Table


DID YOU KNOW?

For 1987/88, the 'Robin', Newtown F.C.'s Programme, won the best Non-League Programme Award for Wales. Programmes from 773 Clubs were received and in our efforts to make the 'Robin' an interesting production, we hope we can get into the National top thirty in the coming season.

 

Newtown Reserves c1989
Back Row; Peter Canning, Jamie Gilmour, Colin Mullen, Barry Mantle, Richard Sim, Guy Jones, Paul Hughes, Paul Canning, Nigel Pryce, Paul Ballantine
Front Row; Brian Jones, Mike Powell, Peter Cluskey, Colin Reynolds, Marcus Canning

Pete Bonsall, Kevin Sherry, Arthur Howard, Ian Jones, Phil Watkins

 NEWTOWN F.C.
HFS LOANS LEAGUE
DIVISION ONE
1988/89  -
 1991/92


Details of Newtown's period in the
HFS Loans League
appear here

Click on each year to access full League Table
                                                       Pl   W  D  L    F  A   Pts
1988/89 NEWTOWN F.C.  9th  42 15 12 15  65 59  57
1989/90 NEWTOWN F.C. 14th 42 14 12 12  49 62  54
1990/91 NEWTOWN F.C. 13th 42 13 12 17  68 75  51
1991/92 NEWTOWN F.C. 14th 42 15   6 21  60 95  51
Resigned - entered Konica League of Wales
Copyright (C) Russell Gerrard and the RSSSF

F.A. TROPHY

1989-90 1Q GRANTHAM                         H    3-2
                2Q  RADCLIFFE BOROUGH   H    1-0
                3Q    LEEK TOWN                     H    0-1
1990-91   1Q    CONGLETON TOWN     A    1-3
1991-92   1Q    WINSFORD UNITED     A    0-3
Info copyright of Football Club History Database
wwww.fchd.info

 

 

THE
FOOTBALL
ASSOCIATION
CHALLENGE
CUP


In May 1927, Cardiff City paraded the F.A. Cup in Newtown,
when the Cup winners toured Mid Wales

Many years later, Newtown themselves went on
The F. A. Cup Trail!

1990/91

Prem Rd
Replay

Newtown 1v1 Eastwood Town
Eastwood Town 2v1 Newtown

1991/92

Prem Rd
1 Qual Rd

Newtown 4v2 Glossop
Rhyl 1v0 Newtown 

Newtown's F.A. Cup dreams died when they resigned from the HFS Loans League Division One and joined the  Konica League of Wales in the 1992/93 season.

However, Newtown continued on the F. A. Cup trail and in 2001, Keith helped bring it back to Newtown  one more time. Also pictured with the F.A. Cup is his grandson Josh.

DID YOU KNOW?

Back in 1895/96, Newtown played an F.A. Cup tie against Wrexham, losing 3v1 and along with a number of other home teams including Aberystwyth competed in the competition on more than one occasion.




NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
DIVISION ONE
1988 / 89

Newtown Football Club
President: Mr John Hughes
Chairman: Mr Trevor Jones
General Admin. Secretary: Mrs Carol Breeze
Treasurer: Mr Jim Murray 
Playing Admin. Secretary:Mr Keith Harding

Committee:
Reg Bryan, David Powell, Peter Hughes, Elwyn Morgan,
Jim Mitchell, Cyril Bloor, Winston Mantle, John Harris
Geoff Davies, Phil Watkins, Derek Howells, Neil Badger, Mike Williams

Chairman's Corner
Today it really gives me great pleasure to welcome to Latham Park and Newtown, all connected with FARSLEY CELTIC. The long awaited first game in the Northern Premier League is here and from today, we start a new chapter in the long history of the Club. Perhaps it is appropriate that our visitors come from Yorkshire as Newtown has had close connections with that area being called the Leeds of Wales back in the days of the thriving Woollen Industry here in Mid Wales.

I look forward to the game today, but will be on edge more than ever as it really is a milestone.

Trevor Jones.

The opposition arrived late due to motorway traffic but the crowd of over 500 were entertained by a closely contested
0-0 draw.

  

Keith Harding, John Hughes, Doug Green, Barry Gregory, Martin Jones

DID YOU KNOW?

A major fire in September 1989 caused major problems, but thanks to great efforts by individuals, the Social Club was re-opened in March 1990.


Welsh Squad;
Martyn Margetson   Man City
Jason Leaman  
Cardiff
Nathan Blake  
Chelsea
Howard Rubbery  
Liverpool
Russell Wigley   Leeds Utd
Jason Bowen   Swansea
Alex Johnson  
Swansea
Simon Dyer   Man City
Paul Vowles  
Q.P.R.
Craig Lawton   Man Utd Capt
Paul Jarrett  
Cardiff
Stephen Jenkins  
Swansea
Roy Davies   Swansea
Robert Jones  
Cardiff
Dawson Edwards   Nottm For
Jason Roberts   Cardiff

 

 

 

ALLBRIGHT WELSH CUP
3rd Round Replay
13th November 1990

NEWTOWN
1. John Sillitoe
2. Mark Williams
3. Gary Curtis
4. Ian Jones
5. Greg Moffatt
6. Brian Coyne
7. Dave Galloway
8. Andy Harper
9. Andy Edwards
10. Chris Hyde
11. Ian Clarke
12. Ian Howatt
14. Nigel Pryce

Hereford United
1. Tony Elliott
2. Martk A. Jones
3. Chris Hemminhs
4. Richard Jones
5. Darren Peacock
6. Russell Bradley
7. Steve Lowndes
8. Jon Narbett
9. Paul Wheeler
10. Stuart Phillips
11 Paul Tester
12 Colin Robinson
14 Mel Pejic


 

1991/92
Newtown's last game in the HFS Loans League

Programme Notes;
Todays game tales on particular significance as it will be our last one in the HFS Loans League for the present. Who knows what the future might hold?

Farsley Celtic were the first team we played at this level and Lancaster will take on the mantle of the last. All the Clubs have made us really welcome and it will be a real wrench to leave a system that is so positive and also progressive.

We thank all who have supported our HFS Loans League exploits and all will remember the days at this level as part of our proud traditions 

Officials 1991/92
President; Mervyn Foulkes
Vice-Pres; John Dawkins
Chairman; Trevor Jones
Gen Admin Sec; Shirley Reynolds
Treasurer; Jim Murray
Play Admin Sec; Keith Harding


Committee;
David Powell, Peter Hughes
Elwyn Morgan, John Harris
Phil Watkins,Derek Howells
Mike Williams, Keith Tanner
Nigel Bevan, Iain Skewes,
Jim Lee, Martin Thorpe,
John Evans, Colin Jones,
Ken Arch




KONICA
LEAGUE OF WALES
1992/93 - 2001/02

SEASON      P    W     D   L    F     A    Pts      POS
1992-93        38    9     9   20   55   87   36     18/20
1993-94        38   18    9   11   52   48   63      6/20
1994-95        38   20    8   10   78   47   68      4/20
1995-96        40   23   11    6   69   25   80      2/21
1996-97        40   22    5   13   74   49   71      5/21
1997-98        38   23    9    6  101   47   78      2/20
1998-99        32   13   10    9   45   35   49      6/17
1999-00        34   14    6   14   49   41   48      8/18
2000-01        34   18    4   12   48   37   58      4/18
2001-02        34    9   11   14   35   44   38     13/18
Info copyright of Football Club History Database
wwww.fchd.info


Keith wins the
1992/93 Welsh Football
Programme of the Year Award.

Newtown Youth Team 1992/93.
Winners Central Wales Youth Cup & Mid Wales Youth Cu
p.
Derek Howells, Brian Jones, Mark Davies, Jamie Davies, Paul Richards, Richard Lewis, David Rider, Wynford Morris, Mervyn Jones
Richard Harris, Dai Durbridge, Mark Howells, Chris Roberts, Dave Williams, Jamie Digwood


DID YOU KNOW?

At the start of the 1994/95 season, a large crowd watched the visit of Swindon Town, evidence of the determination of the Club to attract top sides to Newtown.

Welsh Football Data Archive;
Newtown, Champions of the Mid Wales League 1995/96
Click here to see the League Table

LLANYMYNECH v NEWTOWN  1995/96

You are enjoying 
A KEITH HARDING SELECTION

 

LEAGUE OF WALES
NEWTOWN 2v0 INTER CARDIFF
4th May 1996

These goals by Nigel Pryce left, and Colin Reynolds right, ensured Newtown's U.E.F.A. Cup place  in 1996-97.
Newtown finished off the season with a 5v0  trouncing of Porthmadog 5v0 at Y Traeth.


U.E.F.A.
CUP
1996/97

Preliminary Round
NEWTOWN 1v4 SKONTO RIGA
SKONTO RIGA 3v0 NEWTOWN
Skonto Riga are a Latvian team

Chairman's Message
Tonight it gives me great pleasure to welscome our visitors SKONTO F.C. from Riga to Big T Latham Park. The occasion is an historic one and the thrill of staging this UEFA CUP preliminary tie is one that everyone involved in the Club will never forget

The work that has gone into the staging of the game this evening cannot be calculated. So many people have helped, along with the various contractors who were also involved in our ground developments. To all who have contributed I say thank you and I hope that those who attend the ground this evening will appreciate the enterprise, and determination to stage the game, for the local community to stage such an event. Groundsman Brian Evans has done sterling work.
Keith Harding

Above, Newtown and Skonto take to the pitch, and below the Skonto team weigh up the Newtown side.

Message from the Mayor
Councillor Glynn Lumsden

This evening's game is without doubt the greatest occasion in the history of football in Newtown, even greater than the winning of the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1955. I, myself was fortunate to be a member of that talented Cup side and like tonight's game it was an occasion which I shall never forget.
To be here on the occasion of the first UEFA Cup tie is an honour as it was to be member of the first team to play on the ground in 1951. The present set up have a brilliant coaching duo of Manager Brian Coyne, Coach Jake King and Reserve Team Mnager Mervyn Jones, whilst Chairman Keith Harding is at the helm of a group of dedicated workers at the club.
I applaud all involved at the club and also issue a very warm welcome to our visitors from Latvia and hope that all connected with Skonto F.C. enjoy their visit to our country.

HOME FROM HOME


Mr Imants Grant, of Grants Studios, shows Newtown players Mike Barton, Gary Haman, Jason Evans and Peter Wilding his old home country
The Newtown team were in Latvia to see whether the club could fight back from their home 4v1 defeat by Skonto Riga in Latham Park in the UEFA Cup.
Mr Grant not only showed the players the sights of his old home town, but acted as interpreter during the trip.
Mr Grants photos from earlier years have contributed greatly to this Keith Harding Selection.

 

 

The away leg Programme




FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
OF WALES
PREMIER CUP

1997-98  FAWPC  GpB  
WREXHAM                        H   2-2
MERTHYR TYDFIL             A   2-1
MERTHYR TYDFIL             H   2-2
WREXHAM                        A   0-1
CARDIFF CITY                   H   1-1
CARDIFF CITY                   A   2-3
Finished third in group
QF    BANGOR CITY          A   5-3
SF    WREXHAM                A   0-2
          WREXHAM              H   0-2

1998-99  FAWPC  GpC  
CWMBRAN TOWN                H   0-1
INTER CABLE-TEL                H   2-1
CWMBRAN TOWN                A   0-6
CONNAH'S QUAY NOMADS  H   2-1
INTER CABLE-TEL                A   1-0
CONNAH'S QUAY NOMADS  A   2-1
Finished 2nd in group.Qualify for quarter finals
QF    WREXHAM                  H   0-1

1999-00  FAWPC  GpB  
CARDIFF CITY                   A   1-2
MERTHYR TYDFIL             H   1-0
CARDIFF CITY                   H   0-1
BARRY TOWN                   A   0-0
BARRY TOWN                   H   1-1
MERTHYR TYDFIL              A   0-2
Finished 4th in group and failed to qualify

2001-02  FAWPC  GpA  
CAERSWS                                  H   1-1
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN               H   3-0
CAERSWS                                  A   0-2
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN               A   1-3
TOTAL NETWORK SOLUTIONS    A   2-0
TOTAL NETWORK SOLUTIONS    H   2-3
Finished 2nd in group to qualify for quarter finals

QF    CARDIFF CITY                    H   0-3

2004-05  FAWPC 
1  BANGOR CITY                    H   0-4

2005-06  FAWPC      
1 WELSHPOOL                                A   0-2
2 HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY         H   2-1
QF TOTAL NETWORK SOLUTIONS   H   2-5


UEFA CUP
Preliminary  Round
1st Leg

NEWTOWN
v
T.S. WISLA KRAKOW
Wednesday 22nd July 1998
Latham Park, Newtown





NEWTOWN FC OFFICIALS 1998/99

President
Mr R. Edwards
Vice-Presidents;
Mr John Dawkins
Mr M. Foulkes
Mr M. Williams
Chairman
Mr Keith Harding
Vice-Chairmen
Mr David Lewis
Mr Phil Williams
Gen. Admin. Secretary
Mrs Shirley Reynolds
Playing Admin. Sec
Mr Howard Ellis
Match Day Secretary
Mr J. Annereau 

Manager; Brian Coyne
Coach; Richard Pike
Football Dev. Officer
Mervyn Jones

 

Board Members
Chairman
K. Harding
R. Banfield
G. Stephens
P. Williams
D. Lewis
T. Lloyd
J. Morris
N. Bevan
N. Badger
E. Preece

Committee;
Roy Francis, Colin Gardiner
Mike Harding, John Harris
Shirley Howells, Mervyn Jones
Colin Jones, Colin L. Jones
Elwyn Morgan, Mel Ward
Phillip Watkin, I. Parry Jones

Reserve Team Manager;
Mike Pearce
Reserve Team Coach;
George Stewart
Youth Team Manager;
Alan jones
Tetley Sunday League Manager;
Simon Like
Ground Co-ordinator;
Brian Evans & Cyril Bloor
Club Chaplain
Rev. Michael Gudgeon

DID YOU KNOW?

Well known players, Ian Woan (Nottingham Forest), Mark Williams (Shrewsbury Town and Chesterfield), Ray Newlands (Plymouth Argyle, Chester City and Torquay United), Andy Cooke (Burnley), Gareth Hanmer (West Bromwich Albion and Shrewsbury Town) and Peter Wilding (Shrewsbury Town), who played in the Football League, have all appeared regularly in 'Robins' shirts in recent times and supporters followed their progress with interest.

 

SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in sponsoring this
KEITH HARDING SELECTION
webpage
please contact
Ken Davies at
mail@penmon.org  
All monies will go directly to help support
NEWTOWN WHITESTARS Junior Football Teams

This Newtown team played in the League of Wales.
Can you please help with the year?

Standing; Jake King, Nigel Price, Steve Copeland, Daryl Mann, Martin Evans, Mike Barton,
Simon Evans, Andy Jones, Richard Pike, Barry Mantle, Brian Coyne
Sitting; Elwyn Morgan, Colin Reynolds, Gareth Hamner, Andy Evans,
Marcus Canning, Mark Thomas


Latham Park, 1999

LEAGUE of WALES

CARMARTHEN TOWN
2 v 3
NEWTOWN

7th April 2001

NEWTOWN SQUAD;
Mark Jones
John Cotterell
Gareth Evans
Phil Bates
Mark Thomas
Terry Green
Justin Wickham
John Leah
Steve McCormick
Mark Williams
Jonathan Williams
Chris Adamson
Sam Bowen
Chris Taylor
Colin Reynolds
Wayne Hewitt

Welcome To Newtown.
Newtown, our visitors today, under the astute chairmanship of League of Wales Director Keith Harding, are one of our nation's most progressive clubs. Incidentally, some may have read Keith's interesting article on the launch of the LOWPAC (League of Wales Player and Coach Development Plan) in the Wales v Ukraine 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying group 5 match programme on 19.3.01.
Jeff Thomas, Chairman, Carmarthen Town F.C. 

Manager;
Brian Coyne

Assistant;
Richard Pike 


Part of Keith's article appears here;
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PLANS CONTINUE
Keith Harding (Chairman Newtown AFC)

THE RECENT UEFA BRIEFING for National Associations on International Transfer proposals was attended by LoW Secretary John Deakin and Chairman Chris Whitley. The implications of certain parts of the proposals will have a major impact on the development of young players. It is vitally important that the framework now being put in place through the LOWPAC scheme is consolidated and the measures put in place in the summer to build on the progress made to date. The work already done by consultant Mark Aizelwood is appreciated by all and he has won the respect of both club chairmen and youth development officers for his knowledge and perceptive views.


Keith Harding


A TALE OF TWO CUPS


Mr Edward William Griffiths, President of the TSB Central Wales League, presents the League Cup to his son,
Caersws Captain Gareth Griffiths.
Mr Griffiths is also pictured with Keith Harding and the
F. A. Cup in 2001.

NEWTOWN LADIES F.C.


Programme notes;
Newtown Ladies F.C. have played in the Hughes Lighting North Powys League since its inception three seasons ago. They won the League Cup in 2001-2002 and again this season also adding the Central Wales Cup to their silverware
.

How they got to the Final;
NEWTOWN LADIES F.C.;
Round 2; Caersws  2v3 Newtown
Round 3; Newtown 2v1 Llanrhaeadr YM
Semi-Final; Newtown 4v2 Swansea City 

CARDIFF CITY LADIES F.C.
Round 2; Merthyr Tydfil 0v1 Cardiff City
Round 3; Cardiff City 11v0 UWIC
Semi-Final; Cardiff City 4v0 Bangor City
 



Ian Rush Tournament, Aberystwyth, 2003.
Ian with Shaun Hindmarsch, Nick Mumby, Arwel Jones, Christopher Carroll, Luke Evans, Cliffy Lawson, Steven Price
Dylan Green, Joe Everton, Christian Lewis, Jonathon Carroll 

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE, PLAYER OF THE MONTH 

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE
PLAYER OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2005
Craig Williams, Newtown F.C. with his award.
Craig remains the youngest player ever to win the award.


 Newtown Youths 2002/03.  
Back row; Gareth Wilson, George Ruggeri, Mike Coverdale, Gareth Ruggeri, /........../, Aaron Warwick, Danny Ellis, Chris Bennett, Jack Bermingham, Nick Benton, Hugh James, Jack Watkins, Phil Trenbath
Front row; Carl Phillips, Jonathan Reynolds, Lee Powell, Daniel Pierce, Pat Childs

NEWTOWN F.C. LIFE MEMBERS

Back row; Terry Owen, Benny Rimmer, Dixie Griffiths, Mike Lewis, Bert Evans,
Glynn Lumsden, William Morris, Mike Bebb, Billy Purnell, Keith Bowen, John Smout,
Keith Harding,  Keith Tanner
Front row; David Llywelyn Jones, Cledwyn Evans, Brian F. Jones, Pryce Smith,
Ken Holloway, Harry Jones. Gordon Stephens.


Glyn Stephens,/........./ Phil Watkins, Dai Lewis, Phil Williams, Elwyn Preece. Terry Hughes, John Annereau

 


Mr Glynn Lumsden 

Mr Glynn Lumsden a former mayor of Newtown who was also a star of the town's all conquering 1956 football team, sadly died in March 2008.He leaves behind his wife, Jean, two daughters, Sue and Janet, and grandson, Ben.

Mr Lumsden served as a Newtown Councillor for many years and as mayor from 1996 to 1997. Former mayor of Newtown David Pugh described Mr Lumsden as "a man of the highest integrity and a perfect gentleman who was courteous to everyone".

During his time in the Royal Navy his footballing prowess saw him selected for an Australian Navy side to take on their American counterparts in New Guinea.

After his retirement Mr Lumsden became a Newtown Town Councillor, eventually becoming town mayor from 1996 to 1997.

Mr Lumsden was also a key member of the Newtown Football Club side which claimed three cups in 1955.

The side claimed the Welsh Amateur Cup with a victory against Chirk in Welshpool and also picked up the Montgomeryshire Cup and the Mid Wales League Cup, both with wins over Caersws. Edgar Williams was the captain of the side and said Mr Lumsden was a regular in the side and an important part of the team.

He said: "He was a very cultured kind of a player, very calm."

 


THANK YOU BOTH.
Jack and Rhoda Blayney who have retired at the end of the 2007/08 season, having given Newtown Football Club sterling service for 50 years.
We wish them both well.

Bryan Rees
Captain of
Arsenal Over 80's
2008/09

Bryan Rees, when assisting in naming past players,  jokingly mentioned that he now played for the Arsenal Over 80's team. We have made him their Honorary Captain for 2008/09!

 Wales call up for Robin's skipper
(County Times, Friday November 13th, 2009)

Craig Williams, Newtown's captain, has been called into the stand by list of the Wales Under 23 semi professional squad, to face Northern Ireland in the International Challenge Trophy on November 24. 

 Josh Morris in the running
for major coaching award
(October 2012)


Keith Harding


Josh Morris


May Harding

 

Josh Morris, grandson of former Chairman of Newtown F.C., Keith Harding and his wife May, is one of just 28 finalists in the Sports Wales Coach of the Year competition.

He is seen below, taking a break from his studies at Glamorgan University, where he aims to obtain a degree, to coach potential Newtown football stars in the under 13 Newtown White Stars team, and the club's academy.

Josh regularly returns to help the youngsters, acknowledging the fact that the White Stars were originally set up by his grandfather Keith Harding, to help Josh and his friends play the game, when they were just 10 years old.  

The family 'White Star' set is complete, as Josh's mother Nicky Morris is the chairperson of the Newtown White Stars Junior Club, and took over from her father Keith. She is understandably very proud of the continued support given by Josh to his grandfather's idea, which of couse had its original seeds with Newtown White Stars in the late 1870s.


Josh's brother
Cai with mother Nicky Morris
 
Keith Harding
in his footballing days

Josh has already received many awards, particularly the Montgomeryshire Sports Award for Volunteer of the Year, and also completed his 200 hour Millenium Volunteering certificate.

Nicky mentioned "It's great that Josh is following in his grandad's footsteps, as it was my dad's dream. He is an excellent role model for the coaches and players."

We wish Josh well, not only in the competition, but also in his coaching career.



NEWTOWN F.C.
HONOURS BOARD

WELSH CUP
WINNERS

1878/79
1894/95

LEAGUE
OF WALES
Runners Up
1994/95
1997/98

WELSH
AMATEUR
CUP
WINNERS
1954/55

SUMMER CUP
WINNERS

1994/95
1995/96

MID WALES
LEAGUE
SOUTH
CHAMPIONS

1981/82


MID WALES
LEAGUE
CHAMPIONS
1975/76
1978/79
1981/82
1986/87
1987/88
1995/96

ARTHUR BARRITT
CUP WINNERS
1986/87

WELSH
INTERMEDIATE
CUP FINALISTS
1985/86
1986/87


CENTRAL
WALES CUP
WINNERS

1992/93
1993/94

 

CENTRAL
WALES
FLOODLIT
CUP
WINNERS

1994/95

MID WALES
LEAGUE CUP
WINNERS
1994/94

MONTGOMERYSHIRE
CUP
WINNERS
1995/96
also many earlier years
details to follow


QUALIFIERS
UEFA
CUP
1996/97

1997/98

 


Keith Harding was
working on the
History of
Newtown A.F.C
The following record of the
League and Cup
is part of his research.



              

Central Wales League 

  League Cup        

  


Season Champions Runners Up Winners Finalists
1950/51 Llanidloes Aberystwyth Llanidloes Machynlleth
1951/52 55th R.A. Newtown Llanidloes Newtown
1952/53 55th R.A. Newtown Knighton Newtown
1953/54 55th R.A. Caersws Llanidloes Caersws
1954/55 Kington Llanidloes Newtown Caersws
1955/56 55th R.A. Newtown Kington Newtown
1956/57 55th R.A. Newtown Newtown Kington
1957/58 55th R.A. Kington 55th R.A. Newtown
1958/59 Aberystwyth Caersws Llanidloes Aberystwyth
1959/60 Caersws Llanidloes Bala Newtown
1960/61 Caersws Machynlleth Knighton Caersws
1961/62 Llandrindod Caersws Llanidloes Llandrindod
1962/63 Caersws Llandrindod Kington Knighton
1963/64 Kington Caersws Llandrindod Llanidloes
1964/65 Berriew Llandrindod Kington Llandrindod
1965/66 Kington Aberystwyth Berriew Knighton
1966/67 Llandrindod Welshpool Welshpool Llanidloes
1967/68 Welshpool Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Knighton
1968/69 Welshpool Aberystwyth Knighton Barmouth
1969/70 Barmouth Llanidloes Barmouth Caersws
1970/71 Welshpool Llanidloes Aberystwyth Welshpool
1971/72 Llanidloes Welshpool Welshpool Aberystwyth
1972/73 Welshpool Barmouth Welshpool Berriew
1973/74 Llanidloes Welshpool Aberystwyth Berriew
1974/75 Welshpool Newtown Newtown U.C.W.
1975/76 Newtown Aberystwyth Newtown Aberystwyth
1976/77 Welshpool Caersws Welshpool Llanidloes
1977/78 Caersws Welshpool Welshpool Presteigne
1978/79 Newtown Caersws Llandrindod Presteigne
1979/80 Welshpool Aberystwyth Caersws Aberystwyth
1980/81 Llanidloes Aberystwyth Llanidloes Presteigne
1981/82 Newtown Llanidloes Newtown Llanidloes
1982/83 Caersws Newtown Caersws Kington
1983/84 Aberystwyth Kington Newtown Aberystwyth
1984/85 Aberystwyth Caersws Aberystwyth Caersws
1985/86 Caersws Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Tywyn
1986/87 Newtown Aberystwyth Newtown Caersws
1987/88 Newtown Caersws Caersws Newtown
1988/89 Caersws Newtown Knighton Caersws
1989/90 Caersws Welshpool Caersws Tywyn/Bryncrug
1990/91 Morda Llansantffraid Caersws Talgarth
1991/92 Knighton Morda Caersws Rhayader
1992/93 Machynlleth Morda Machynlleth Newtown
1993/94 Machynlleth Llandrindod Morda Machynlleth
1994/95 Machynlleth Llansantffraid Newtown Machynlleth
1995/96 Newtown Llansantffraid Llansantffraid Penparcau
1996/97 Caersws Newtown Carno Penparcau
1997/98 Kerry Padarn Newtown Padarn


The
Montgomeryshire
Cup Final Results

Keith Harding was compiling  a history of this fine Cup.
Here we feature Keith's work in recording
the Cup Finals. 
(Missing details will be completed in due course)


1906/07

Royal Welsh Warehouse

3v2*

Llanidloes

1907/08

Royal Welsh Warehouse

2v1

Newtown North End

1908/09

Montgomery

1v0*

Llanidloes

1909/10

Llanidloes

1v1
3v0

Welshpool

1910/11

Llanfyllin

4v1

Llanidloes

1911/12

Llanfyllin

 

Newtown

1912/13

Llanidloes

2v1

Llanfyllin

1913/15

Royal Welsh Warehouse

2v1

Caersws

1914/14
to
1918/19

First World War

 

 

1919/20 

Llanidloes 

2v1 

Newtown

1920/21

  Llanidloes 

2v1

Welshpool

1921/22

Llanidloes

3v0

Montgomery

1922/23

Newtown   

3v0

Llanfyllin

1923/24

Llanfyllin

2v0

Llanymynech

1924/25

Llanidloes

2v0

Welshpool

1925/26

Llanymynech

1v0

Llanfyllin

1926/27

Llanymynech

4v1

Llanidloes

1927/28

Llanidloes

2v1

Llanfyllin

1928/29

Llanidloes

3v1

Welshpool

1929/30

Llanidloes

3v2

Welshpool

1930/31

Llanidloes

3v1

Welshpool

1931/32

Llanidloes

4v1

Welshpool

1932/33

Llanidloes

5v3*

Welshpool

1933/34

Llanidloes

0v0
1v0

Newtown

1934/35

Llanidloes

7v2

Welshpool

1935/36

Llanymynech

2v1

Newtown

1936/37

Newtown

5v0

Montgomery

1937/38

Machynlleth

1v0

Welshpool

1938/39

Llanidloes

3v1

Machynlleth

1939/40
to      
1944/45

Second World War



1945/46

Llanymynech

3v2

Newtown

1946/47

Llanidloes

2v0

Machynlleth

1947/48

Newtown

3v2

Llanidloes

1948/49

Llanidloes


Newtown

1949/50

Newtown


Caersws

1950/51

Welshpool

3v1

Llanfair Caereinion

1951/52

Newtown

2v1

Caersws

1952/53

Caersws

4v1

Welshpool

1953/54

Llanidloes

2v0

Caersws

1954/55

Newtown

4v3* Caersws

1955/56

Newtown

4v0

Welshpool

1956/57

Newtown

5v2

Machynlleth

1957/58

Newtown

8v2

Forden

1958/59

Montgomery

3v1

Llanymynech

1959/60

Caersws

4v0

Llanidloes

1960/61

Llanymynech

6v1

Newtown

1961/62

Llanidloes

4v1

Caersws

1962/63

 



1963/64

 

 


1964/65

Llanidloes

2v1

Caersws

1965/66

 



1966/67

 



1967/68

Newtown
(two games played)

8v4
Agg

Caersws

1968/69




1969/70

Caersws

1v0

Llanidloes

1970/71

Caersws

4v1

Llanidloes

1971/72


 


1972/73

Llanidloes

2v1

Berriew

1973/74

Llanfechain

2v1

Llanidloes

1974/75

 



1975/76

Llanidloes

3v1

Welshpool

1976/77

Caersws

1v0

Llanidloes

1977/78

Caersws

1v0

Llanidloes

1978/79

Llanidloes

1v1
3v0

Llanfechain

1980/81

Montgomery

 

Newtown

1981/82

Newtown


Welshpool Rangers

1982/83

Carno


Llansantffriad





Can you help please?
If you have any old photos or programmes which can be scanned and returned to you, or interesting facts on Newtown F.C.
to add to the collection, 
please contact Ken Davies on
mail@penmon.org

Visit the website of the current
NEWTOWN WHITESTARS
Newtown Whitestars became the junior section of
Newtown Football Club in Sept 2005.
Come on the White Stars!
The Newtown Whitestars web site was set up with donations in the memory of Andrew Cornish a dad to two of their young players.


      WELSH FOOTBALL DATA ARCHIVE
THE Welsh Football Data Archive (WFDA), which involves a number of researchers and historians within Wales and beyond, has a number of aims. The project began with an intention of compiling a full list of Welsh Cup match results from 1876 to the present day, and details of each final. This has now been achieved and the end product is a more comprehensive set of results than that held by the FAW.

In due course the archive will include the full results of all Wales international matches complete with team line-ups, but the present focus is to produce an archive of all the leagues that have existed in Wales and their histories, from the early attempts in the 1890s to the present day.

For the leagues, the intention is to record the history including the formation of the league, its development and in most cases its demise, with as many final tables from the league's lifespan as possible. Where tables are not available, a list of champions and member clubs for each season in question is the desired alternative. A list of the 90 or so leagues that are known to have existed in Wales has been compiled and work on this part of the project is now reasonably well advanced. Details of individual leagues will be added to the website as the work is completed.

The Welsh Football Data Archive will be a major resource for football fans, historians, the media and of course the Football Association of Wales and will provide a readily accessible source of detailed information on soccer, past and present, in Wales.

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Photograph and other copyrights;
We are grateful to;
The County Times and Shropshire Star for permission to use their photographs which appear on this webpage.
The Robin, Newtown FC Match Programme and its printers,
Welshpool Printing Co. Ltd
for permission to use information, photos and team details.
Welsh Football Data Archive for permission to access League Tables and Welsh Cup Results.
Clifton Press,
Neil Badger, Grant Studios, Kim Davies
 for photos
Football Club History Database for details of various leagues
Russell Gerrard and the RSSSF for HFS Loans League details


Acknowledgements;
Mrs May Harding, Nicky Harding, 
Mr Elwyn Preece, Chairman Newtown F.C., Phil Williams,
Mel Thomas, Ian Garland, Gareth M. Davies, Steve Jones,
David Pugh, Barry Gardner,
Newtown A.F.C.
Age Concern, Montgomeryshire
Newtown White Stars F.C.
Mr and Mrs Edgar P. Williams, Brian Rees, Brian F. Jones,
Gordon Stephens, Frank Clayton, Arthur Powell
Dave Rowlands, Marie Williams, Mike Lewis, Mike Wray,
Gareth Owen, David Davies, Gareth Hughes, Maurice Glyn Jones, Nigel Bevan,
Edward William Griffiths, Gareth Griffiths, Colin Love, Chris Reynolds,
Jonathan Reynolds,  Peter Davies, Chris Brown, Elaine Orrells,
Dylan Green, Anne Bayliss, David Phillips (Llanidloes), Gordon Breese,
Mike Williams, Adrian Williams, Howard Johnson, John Williams (Llandeilo)