Taffs Well Football Club

The Meeting

1946 saw the end of World War 2, with the homecoming of the young men of the area from War service Worldwide.  Friends met up again and the talk inevitably turned to Football, and the formation of a new club. People who were previously involved in football saw the opportunity of forming a bigger and better club.  A general meeting was arranged in St. Mary’s Church Hall, Glan-Y-Llyn.  Notices were posted and the word spread.  All football minded people in the area were aware of the meeting. On the night, a well attended meeting backed the forming of a new club.  Taffs Well was the biggest village in the area at the time so it was decided that the name of the club should be “Taffs Well Football Club.”  A large committee was voted in and officers elected.

Foremost amongst these was the club secretary Bill Newman from Nantgarw.  The treasurer was Alan Gough, also from Nantgarw.  Sid Day, who attended the meeting, decided not to join and continued with Taffs Well Rangers at Taffs Well Park.

 

Enough Players showed an interest and it was decided to run both a senior and a junior side.  A pitch was found at the home of the old Gwaelod-Y-Garth Cricket Club’s Ynys Field.  It was across the river and opposite the playing fields of the primary school.  The dilapidated pavilion served as changing rooms.  Both teams were entered into the Cardiff & Ditstrct League.

 

The Amateur League
While the club was still in it’s infancy the South Wales Amateur League was being re-formed and an application by the club for membership was accepted in 1947. Ynys Field was not really suitable.  The pavilion was dilapidated with no services.

The Dominant Years
To strengthen the committee, Eric Jones of Tongwynlais accepted the post of secretary, he brought new ideas to the club.  The weekly sweep became soccer sweep.  The promoter was Celia Jones.  The team grew from strength to strength forming a strong link with Grangetown through players such as;  John Kennedy, Peter Kennedy, Alan Smith, Martyn Poole & Robert Brown.

*  This indicates our corporate day, that is included in some of the packages  you have just reviewed.

A Corporate day will include:
– A table for yourself and five guests
Pre match hospitality / Buffet (waitress service) / 24 Bottles of Lager or Beer /
– Two bottles of wine (one Red/ one White) / Watch the match (A Taff’s win!!) /
– Half time refreshments / post match presentations / and some fine hospitality.