Goodwill, excitement and unity

FIFTY-two years ago England raised the World Cup with that unforgettable final at Wembley.

Bobby Moore’s team certainly raised the pulse of the nation in those closing minutes and that was football history in the making.

Could this happen again in Russia 2018? There’s no doubt that the English team has left its mark with that record 6–1 victory over Panama.

However, some commentators have already written England off, but with the unexpected departures of Germany, Spain and...

Trundle leaves Llanelli to go West

HE was a firm favourite with the Llanelli fans at Stebonheath and managed to propel the club to gaining titles, silverware and promotion to the Welsh Premiere League during his two year stay at the club.

Fans young and old visited the ground to catch a glimpse of the man nicknamed 'Magic Daps'.

Trundle maintained that it was always a team effort but those who watched the finely preened and groomed ex Swansea footballer cut his way through the opposition, or bend free kicks or...

CETMA raise awareness of mental health with football training

EVERY Monday between 9th April and 30th July 2018, CETMA will be hosting football training at People's Park in Llanelli Town Centre.
The training is open to 16+ Males and is trying to help combat mental health problems in Llanelli males while getting fit at the same time.
It is hoped that CETMA’s football team will shortly play various friendlies against organisations such as the Fire Brigade...

Football fans flock to Llanelli Footy Festival

CHILDHOOD obesity has been in the news recently with government and local authorities signalling the need for more healthy eating and participation in sport but there are those who claim that it is no more than lip service while they themselves close down grass roots sport through selling off land and replacing green field sites with artificial pitches, where charges force the most deprived families out of taking part.

Organisers of the Evans and Williams Football Festival say that...

Reds Under 8’s reach final of Academy Tournament

THE Reds senior team have done well this season gaining the title and promotion and The Reds Under 8's team is not to be outdone.

The young team got through to the final of the academy tournament in Haverfordwest yesterday, Saturday (May 5).

Getting to the final was not a walk in the park as they had to beat a number of teams on their journey including Cwmbran, CRC, Afan Lido, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen Town.

The Ace Llanelli footballers just missed out on the trophy to the...

Goalkeeping Masterclass with Glan Letheren

COULD you be the next Matthew Turner?  

Former Leeds and Swansea goalkeeper Glan Letheren will be holding a three-day goalkeeping master class on the 4th, 5th and 6th June.

Glan's goalkeeping coach credentials include Swansea City, Leicester City and he is now an international coach/scout looking for young talent all over the world.

He has associations with a number of premiere...

Llanelli’s Matthew Turner signs for Leeds

A Llanelli teenager has signed a two year scholarship with Leeds United football team.

16-year-old Matthew Turner was at Elland Road, the home of Leeds last Friday (April 20) to sign the full time contract.

The former Burry Port pupil plays for Pontadawe ACAD and has represented Wales Under 16's.

Glan Letheren who has been coaching Matthew for the past 15 months signed for Leeds United at the same age in the early 1970's.

Matthew will be under the guidance of former Scotland...

Dafen Ladies AFC gain promotion after league win

AFTER a competitive and rollercoaster season Dafen Ladies AFC have been crowned champions of the WWWGL league.

Speaking on the success, their manager Yvonne Collins said: "We set themselves a realistic target to win every game at home in the season and see where that could take us. With one game remaining at home, whilst keeping a 100% win record, we have managed to secure the league title with a game to spare."

The first half of the season was filled with optimism, joy and...

Two in one week for The Reds

LLANELLI Town AFC (The Reds) are preparing for two games in one week having come off the back of a big win over their main title rivals Haverfordwest. That game was played in front of  one of the season's largest crowds.

The first of the two games will be against Cwmamman United (away) on Wednesday 4th of April. Cwmamman United are struggling in the league and will be pulling out all the stops to try and avoid relegation. it promises to be a cracking game of football.

On Saturday...

The Reds move closer to clinching title and promotion

LLANELLI Town AFC (the Reds) went a step further towards taking the title and promotion to Welsh Premier with a fine win over Goytre last Friday.

Goals from Lee Trundle and Liam Samuel secured a 2 nil win and cemented their place at the top of Welsh League Division One.

The Reds are now 3 points clear on Penybont with 5 games in hand.

Their nearest rivals  are Haverfordwest who  are 6 points behind with a game in...