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Football Legends of the Llŷn – No6: The Griffiths brothers of Porthmadog FC

Football Legends of the Llŷn – No6: The Griffiths brothers of Porthmadog FC

Words: Dafydd Wyn Jones Photograph: Dafydd Gerallt Owen You cannot be anymore Llyn Peninsula than Abersoch and this small village produced not one, but three soccer legends in the Griffiths brothers. They were farming sons who lived at Greigir Goch, Abersoch. All three played for the all-conquering Porthmadog FC team that won two Welsh Amateur...

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Flashback: When pioneering Prestatyn Ladies FC blazed a trial for women’s football in Wales

Flashback: When pioneering Prestatyn Ladies FC blazed a trial for women’s football in Wales

Last week delivered the sad news that Prestatyn Town Ladies football team had folded before the start of the new season due to a lack of players. However, back in 1969, the Denbighshire seaside town was making much bigger waves through its women’s soccer connection. Exactly 50 years ago, a group of pioneering ladies from...

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North Wales football’s greatest stories No19 – Llandudno Albion’s rise to prominence

North Wales football’s greatest stories No19 – Llandudno Albion’s rise to prominence

The town of Llandudno has celebrated some tremendous football successes over the past five years. Llandudno FC lifted the 2014/15 Huws Gray Alliance title and went on to finish third in their debut Welsh Premier League campaign to qualify for Europe. There has also been the emergence of Llandudno Amateurs, back-to-back champions in the Vale...

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