Ammanford AFC set youthful new course
11:10am Sunday 1st July 2012 in Sport
THE past season has seen a major transformation in the senior section of Ammanford AFC with the appointment of the youngest management team in the Welsh League.
The club also intends to change its emphasis to develop the brightest young talents from the Amman Valley.
Last season, the club’s first team ended the campaign in a comfortable 12th place in MacWhirter Welsh League Division Two and were delighted to have marked the season with the introduction of five local players, none of whom had any previous Welsh League experience.
The average age of the team was just 22, with more than 88 percent of the playing squad originating from the Amman Valley.
Meanwhile, the Second team were unlucky to narrowly miss out on promotion after finishing fourth in Carmarthenshire League Division Three despite winning eight of their final ten games. Again, more than 75 per cent of the squad were local players.
As part of the club’s efforts to develop local talent, Ammanford are delighted to announce the formation of an Under-18s youth yeam, who will play in the inaugural season of the newlyformed West Wales FA U18 Youth League.
This creation of a youth side will provide a much-needed stepping stone from the club’s junior sections to senior football and also help the club retain its best young talent.
For further information on football matters, contact Colin Haines on 07972 374742.