Chairman's Welcome

On behalf of Llangennech Football Club may I welcome you to our website. I hope you will find it enjoyable and informative to view.  The site is the focal point of our online presence with our Facebook and Twitter pages also constantly updating our members, supporters and visitors.

The club is run by an incredible group of proud and committed coaches, committee members, ex-players and dedicated parents, and new faces with new ideas are always welcome.

Llangennech Football Club has grown exponentially over the past several years.  Every year, the club aims to run two senior teams right down to under 6s minis teams; with mixed teams up to under 11s age group. This gives a great opportunity for both young boys & girls in the local community and surrounding areas to play football. The club takes pride in it's emphasis on helping young players make the transition from our junior section into our senior set up, while aiding their development as people both on and off the field.

The club’s relatively brief history has seen its ups and downs, but recent seasons have brought unprecedented success to our club.  The club claimed its first ever knockout competition silverware in lifting the Darch Cup in 2017, while the first team won promotion from CAFL Div 3 in 2019, and Reserves gaining promotion to CAFL Reserve Div 2 for the first time ever in 2020. 

Llangennech AFC recognises the role that it has to play in the local community and surrounding areas and we will work determinedly to secure facilities that our members deserve. The club is proudly a founding member and affiliated to the Llangennech & Bryn Sports Association which is a community led charity who aim to improve grass-roots facilities for all sports within the community. 2021/22 will see the club maintain it's work alongside the charity. The LBSA was delegated the responsibilty of the Recreation Ground Sports Pitch maintenance program, in which the club plays an integral part along side Llangennech RFC.

The long summer of 2020 brought about the design of a new club badge to update the 1982 version. All club members and patrons were invited to vote on the design with the club driving its policy of inclusivity of members and community helping to make the club thier own. The winning crest has the club colours, year of establishment and includes the new and recently used club motto emblazoned in welsh "Brwydro Nid Plygu"; Fight Not Fold. The motto captures the spirit and history of the club's historical fight to survive as the underdog, while it will maintain significance into the future with the iconic Knights theme conveying chivarly, nobiltiy, pride, courage, faith, hope and genorosity and a continued "never say die" attitude.    

The cancellation of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic saw the club continue its off-field work and the 2021/22 launch will see 8 junior and mini teams, with 3 senior teams, who will play in the Carmathenshire League. The club also launches a girls section - in partnership with Street Star Soccer - with no less than 45 playing members part-taking from ages 7 to 12 intially. The Girls section will be donning a new bespoke kit design, which they voted on during spring 2021.

Aside from those, following it's popularity since it's launch in 2018, the club will continue to run the "Llan Pops" veterans team who will play friendly games on Sunday afternoons. 2021 also sees the Club launch a Walking Football section with the aim of having a competitive Over 50s side in due course. These will offer opportunities for past and new players and affiliates to come and be part of the club in whatever capacity they feel fit enough to do!

In 2021 the club can finally lay claim to having the cradle to grave structure it has aspired to have for so long by now truly offering "community football for all". Rather fitting for the launch of a new season where the club will celebrate it's 40th year in 2022!

We are very grateful for the many generous offers of support that have come our way both from local volunteers and businesses, without which we could not operate, and to reassure past and future sponsors that by sponsoring Llangennech AFC  you are contributing to the local community as a whole. Feel free to pop along to the “Llan Siro” to watch a game or two this season. Due to the pandemic, the 2021/22 season will see the club run out in a new kit and - for the first time - all players from boys under 6 to Senior will all be kitted out in the same strip! 

To finish, if you have any suggestions about possible improvements to this website, or wish to sponsor Llangennech AFC please feel free to email at committe@llangennechafc.org.

Many thanks

Emyr Williams

Chairman

Llangennech AFC