DIVISION ONE FIXTURE CHAOS
(24/07/14) It's difficult to keep track at present of what is going on in Welsh Alliance One. The league report that Bodedern Athletic have now withdrawn their resignation while Nefyn United have resigned and will play in the Gwynedd League. Kinmel Bay's ground is not ready for the start of the season therefore our first league game against them will now be at Glantraeth. I will update the fixtures when I find time. (SS)
GAME OFF....AGAIN !
(24/07/14) For the second successive Saturday we have had to pull out of a game, this time the visit of Trearddur Bay is off due to so many players not being available.
JAMIE & DYLAN ON TARGET
(23/07/14) Glantraeth played well in a comfortable 3-0 win over Mynydd Llandegai this evening, scorers Jamie Roberts (2) and Dylan Williams.
TONIGHT & SATURDAY
(23/07/14) Glantraeth are at home to Mynydd Llandegai this evening, 6.30 pm kick- off, and next Saturday sees the visit of Trearddur Bay United. That one kicks off at 2.30 pm.
GAME OFF !!
(18/07/14) Tomorrow's scheduled game at home to Argoed United has been called off.
ONLY ONE GOAL THE DIFFERENCE
(16/07/14) Glantraeth made heavy weather of gaining a 1-0 win over a determined Menai Bridge Tigers side this evening. Despite cranking up the pressure after a goalless opening half it was only a cleverly finished goal by Malltraeth based Jamie Roberts on 47 minutes that proved the difference at the end of ninety minutes.
(15/07/14) Two home games coming up, Anglesey League Champions Menai Bridge Tigers are the visitors tomorrow. Referee is Allan Rowlands assisted by Dewi Morris and Andrew Dogan and kick-off is 6.30 pm. On Saturday we entertain Argoed United from the Welsh National League. Kick-off is 2.30 pm and the referee is Martin Roberts fresh from Europa League duty in Malta. Well done young Martin the world is your lobster, or is it oyster?
CAROL WINS £500
(12/07/14) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 9, 13 & 16. There was one winner, Carol Hughes of Newborough. The next draw is in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 26th July.
GLAN GO DOWN 5-2
(12/07/14) Missing several players through holidays Glantraeth lost 5-2 at home to Caernarfon Town this afternoon. Ryan Davies got on the scoresheet at both ends with Craig Roberts getting the other for Glan
OPEN AT KINMEL BAY
(11/07/14) League fixtures have been published and our first game on Saturday 9 August is away to newly promoted Kinmel Bay and the following Saturday we travel to face the other promoted club, Penrhyndeudraeth. In between we are at home to Llanberis on the Wednesday evening.
CAERNARFON ON SATURDAY
(09/07/14) Cymru Alliance side Caernarfon Town are the first visitors to Glantraeth next Saturday. Referee is Allan Rowlands, kick-off is 2.30 pm and admission is £2.
GLAN OPEN WITH A WIN
(02/07/14) After falling behind early on Glantraeth went on to win 3-1 this evening at Cemaes Bay against a strong Ynys Mon Island Games squad. Scorers for Glan were Craig Roberts (2) & Steve Jones.
(29/06/14) Manager Warren Gibbs has arranged a pre-season game next Wednesday 2 July against an Island XI to be played at Cemaes Bay FC, kick-off 7 pm.
(26/06/14) All 75 first edition copies of the Glantraeth history book sold out within two weeks of being launched. A second edition of 25 copies is due for delivery Friday of next week containing an extra four pages featuring the recent anniversary dinner. 19 of these have already been pre-ordered so it already seems certain a further print run will be required. 192 pages and in full colour the book costs £10 or £11.50 with postage from Stan Strickland, 6 Maes Glas, Bethel, Bodorgan, Anglesey LL62 5NW.
TARW & DJ ON BOARD
(26/06/14) Two new additions to the club's management committee are Merfyn Roberts and David John. Merfyn, known as 'Tarw', was previously with Gaerwen FC and David, known as 'DJ', is from Malltraeth. We welcome them both on board. Due to personal circumstances Stan Strickland has to reduce his involvement with the club this season and has now stood down as treasurer. Anyone interested in this position should contact chairman Gareth Evans on 07747 890497.
Training began at the ground last night and now continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
JACKPOT UP TO £2,000 !!
(15/06/14) The winning numbers in last night's 3 Number Lotto draw were 4, 8 & 9. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £2,000. The next draw is in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 28th June.
GLANTRAETH TOP FAIR PLAY
(07/06/14) The FA of Wales have written to congratulate us on winning the Fair Play Award for Welsh Alliance Division One. As a winner of the Fair Play Award we will receive a £1,000 prize which must be used towards any ground improvements or in purchasing equipment. Congratulations to the management and players from last season on this award.
(06/06/14) Start of training Wednesday 25 June 6.30 pm at ground
Sat 12 July (2.30 pm) - Glantraeth v Caernarfon Town - Ref. Allan Rowlands
Wed 16 July (6.30 pm) - Glantraeth v Menai Bridge Tigers - Ref. Allan Rowlands
Sat 19 July (2.30 pm) - Glantraeth v Argoed United - Ref. Martin Roberts
Wed 23 July (6.30 pm) - Glantraeth v Mynydd Llandegai - Ref. Martin Roberts
Sat 26 July (2.30 pm) - Glantraeth v Trearddur Bay Utd - Ref. Allan Rowlands
Sat 2 August (2.30 pm) - Bethesda Athletic v Glantraeth
KINGSLAND GARAGE TO AGAIN SPONSOR GLANTRAETH
(04/06/14) Eric 'Chubby' Roberts confirmed at the anniversary dinner on Friday night that Kingsland Garage of Holyhead will again be sponsoring Glantraeth this coming season. 'Chubby' is a Malltraeth man and we are delighted at his continued support for his local football club.
More pre-season games have been added to the fixture list. We will now be at home to Anglesey League Champions Menai Bridge Tigers on Wednesday 16th July and Mynydd Llandegai on Wednesday 23rd July.
(03/06/14) Pre-season training will commence at the ground on Wednesday 25 June at 6.30 pm. Another pre-season game has been added, Glantraeth will now be away to Bethesda Athletic on Saturday 2nd August.
PRE-SEASON GAME ADDED
(01/06/14) Trearddur Bay United will be the visitors on Saturday 26 July, the latest pre-season game to be confirmed. The season starts a week earlier this season on Saturday 9 August. Fixtures page has been updated.
GLANTRAETH BOOK OUT NOW
(01/06/14) 'GLANTRAETH - THE STORY OF AN ANGLESEY VILLAGE FOOTBALL CLUB' is out now. A full colour 188 page book detailing the thirty year history of one of the most successful village clubs in North Wales. The book has been researched and compiled by club secretary Stan Strickland and includes quotes from players and managers through the years as well as many anecdotes such as an early visit to Machno United when a query about where the showers were located resulted in a club official pointing to the nearest river and a nightmare bus trip to Penrhyncoch in later years. Did you know about the Glantraeth Zoo!! There is the story of Llanerchymedd snatching away an Anglesey League Championship from Glantraeth on goal difference with a double figure win right through to Glantraeth knocking the mighty Bangor City out of the Welsh Cup and the Bodorgan village club being the only island club to ever win a Cymru Alliance league and cup double.....and much, much more before and since.
The book includes results, scorers and league tables from all of the thirty years and makes more than passing references to many of the main football stories on Anglesey over that period such as an Anglesey XI coming close to beating Chelsea, Llanfairpwll knocking Kidderminster out of the Welsh Cup, the meteoric rise of Cemaes Bay and even the time a Glantraeth team conceded 31 goals in one game! Neither does it pull any punches when commenting on some of the more controversial issues that have affected the club.
The book costs £10 or £11.50 including postage from Stan Strickland, 6 Maes Glas, Bethel, Bodorgan, Anglesey LL62 5NW.
GREAT NIGHT AT THE TAFARN
(31/05/14) The Tafarn Y Rhos was bursting at the seams last night for Glantraeth's 30th Anniversary Dinner with players, managers and club officials from the 1980s right through to the present day. Secretary Stan Strickland gave a five minute speech detailing all the club's many achievements over those thirty years and paying tribute to the part played in those achievements by many of the people present. Iolo Owen who made part of his land available for the laying of a football pitch back in 1984 then replied and recounted one funny story about a visit by Saltney Town in those early days that is not suitable for posting here. Top Welsh comedian Tudur Owen was the star turn of the evening and fully lived up to expectations giving vice-chairman Les Thomas in particular a hard time (Tudur and Les pictured above) and asking a couple of the audience who were speaking during his act 'where did you learnt to whisper - in a helicopter?' Not a man to be messed with! Thanks also to Ali and Judith of Ben Lon Boogie who unlike many discos have the knack of getting the volume and playlist just right for any particular part of the evening. The dinner was mainly about people meeting up again as a group and it couldn't have gone better. Brilliant!
More pics by Aled Jones on Glantraeth Facebook page.
PRE-SEASON GAMES SO FAR
(31/05/14) Lee Dixon will be bringing his Caernarfon Town team to Glantraeth on Saturday 12th July and the following Saturday Argoed United a Mold based team from the Welsh National League will be the visitors. Both games kick-off at 2.30 pm. We are also in the process of arranging games at home to Pentraeth and Mynydd Llandegai.
IAN FIDLER ON RADIO CYMRU
(30/05/14) Radio Cymru will be carrying out a live interview on Rhaglen Dylan Jones about 9.45 am on Monday morning with Glantraeth's all time record goalscorer Ian Fidler. They are following up on the club's 30th year celebrations with a dinner tonight and the publishing of a book about the club and will be talking to Ian about the early days of the club.
JACKPOT UP TO £1,500 !!
(24/05/14) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 1, 5 & 19. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,500. The next draw is in the Royal Oak, Malltraeth on Saturday 14th June.
HEADING FOR ESTONIA
(22/05/14) Glantraeth's player of the year Tom Taylor will be heading to Estonia in July after the North Wales Coast FA team beat West Wales FA and will now represent Wales in the finals of the UEFA Regions Cup. The winning goal came in the 89th minute from Llanerchymedd's Matt Jones. Better learn the words of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Tom!
(21/05/14) Bodedern Athletic player Iwan Jones has asked if we can publicise an event in his home village of Bodffordd next month to raise funds for the local eisteddfod. Click here to view the poster.
ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY
(15/05/14) A reminder for those that have ordered tickets for the 30th Anniversary Dinner and haven't yet paid to get their money to Helen or Stan without delay we don't want to be messing about on the night. It's only two weeks away and we need to get the numbers firmed up with the Tafarn Y Rhos. The Glantraeth souvenir book will also be available for sale for the first time on the night. Just under 200 pages and in full colour it will cost £10 with all profits going to the club.
WARREN TAKES CHARGE
(12/05/14) Warren Gibbs is the new manager of Glantraeth. Warren was club captain last season and was also captain of Glantraeth's Cymru Alliance League & Cup double winning side of 2006. He has already had managerial experience at Bethesda Athletic and as part of the team at Caernarfon Town during their Welsh Alliance winning season. His assistant will be former Glantraeth player Neil Hughes with Darren 'Chicken' Jones taking on the role of player coach. Warren can be contacted on 07584 992921.
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