AMMANFORD AFC will use their first home match under floodlights to remember a former player with donations being made to a new charity named in his honour.

After a number of scheduled Friday night games were called off, Ammanford will hope to finally play their first evening game under the new floodlights at the Rec on Friday.

The club is set to take on Goytre United in Welsh League Division One at 7.30pm.

It will be the first ever fixture under the lights in more than 70 years of Welsh League history and represents a significant milestone in the development of the club.

It will also be the first chance the club has to remember Jac Lewis, an Ammanford player, and Anthony Davies, a friend of the club and former sponsor.

A spokesman for the club said: “On what will be an historic but very poignant occasion, giving the tragic loss of our own Jac Lewis and the passing of club friend and sponsor Anthony ‘Anton’ Davies, the game will be an opportunity for us all to pay tribute to them both.

“The club will also honour Jac’s memory that evening by donating all net proceeds from the game with Goytre United to the newly formed Jac Lewis Foundation.”

The new foundation will be set up with intention of supporting young people at the club and in the wider local community in terms of their well-being.

An Ammanford AFC spokesman added: “We would welcome and encourage everyone within the local community, and those beyond, to come and share this very special occasion and support a cause that is desperately needed to help young people right across the Amman Valley.

“Hot refreshments will be available in the ground and Ammanford RFC will be open from 6pm onwards for spectators and supporters to enjoy a pre-match and half time drink, with a warm welcome extended to all to visit the cricket club after the game to enjoy the rest of evening following what it is hoped will also be a very enjoyable football experience.”

Ammanford sit ninth in Welsh League Division One ahead of their match with fifth placed Goytre United on Friday night.

Victory for the hosts will see them leapfrog Cwmbran Celtic into eighth place, with multiple games in hand over a number of teams that lie above them in the table.