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...

Llanelli Town AFC (the Reds) top the table

LLANELLI Town AFC got back to winning ways with two important home wins within a space of five days.

The first was a brilliant 1 nil win over title rivals and league leaders Penybont last Wednesday (Mar 7). A James Loveridge goal separating the teams, when in truth, the Reds should have run out as comfortable winners but for a host of chances, which went begging.

The win put the Reds within 3 points clear of Penybont with 5 games in hand.

News broke on Friday that Penybont had been...

Bad weather sends Carmarthenshire League to Coleg Sir Gar

THE recent run of bad weather has led the Carmarthenshire League back to college.

In an unprecedented move, the League have made the decision to play it's Cup Semi Finals at the G3 pitch at Coleg Sir Gar in Llanelli.

League secretary Colin Jenkins told Llanelli Online: “Normally the semi-finals are played on Saturday's at neutral grounds. The wet weather that we have experienced since the turn of the year has led to a mountain of...

Reds go down to Undy but eyes are still on the title

LLANELLI Town AFC (The Reds) suffered a second successive home defeat when they lost by one goal to to mid table Undy Athletic.

Despite their best efforts the Llanelli side never really looked liked winning the game even with the home advantage.

The Reds dropped down to 3rd in the league, three points behind leaders Penybont. They do have the comfort of having four games in hand, all of which, will be played at Stebonheath. From the club's perspective the title is still...

Wales beat England with a twist

One of the oldest football rivalries of all was under the microscope again this weekend in Bridgend as Wales hosted England in a special 6 a side football friendly.

A history that dates back 119 years – when England prevailed 2-1 in the very first staging of the game in January 1879 – was given a modern twist with the Welsh 6 a side team overcoming their English counterparts by a goal to nil.

The Wales side have a rich recent history in small sided football, winning the Home...

Football legends grace glittering dinner at Stradey Park Hotel

THEY don't come much bigger in Welsh football than former players and Wales managers Terry Yorath and John Toshack. Llanelli has a long and glorious football history and an association with some of the legends of the game. Clubs like Leeds Utd, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City all scouted for players regularly in the town.

The late great Jock Stein had an association with The Reds and many young men from Llanelli went on to play for clubs like Leeds Utd like Byron Stevenson and Glan...

Your chance to win Giggs’s shirt

A lucky footballer in Llanelli could be wearing their new shirt like a boss if they take part in the local community 6 a side league.

The Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who took over the biggest job in Welsh football a couple of weeks ago, broke world records in the summer when he took part in some special 6 a side games that drew the biggest crowds to have ever watched small sided football.

Giggs was a central figure in the so-called “Ronaldinho and Friends” games with a host of top...