Talgarth Town FC have announced exciting plans for the 2022/23 season.
Following the success of the Breconshire Club’s Annual General Meeting on 31 May, the club is pleased not only to have retained the committee members from last season, but also to have recruited three new members.
Chairman Keith Parry said: “As a committee, we see ourselves as a group of community-minded volunteers working with and supporting a number of other volunteer groups in the city.
“However, without the support we receive from the community and the generous sponsorship of local individuals and businesses, both in Bronllys and Talgarth, we would struggle to meet the costs associated with keeping football alive in the town. .”
Mr Parry continued: “First and foremost, we are pleased to confirm the appointment of Jack Dodds and Ben Sharman as the new management team for the coming season, both of whom have been with the club for many years.
“Under their leadership and having retained the majority of the playing squad from last season, combined with the prospect of a number of new signings, we look forward to the challenges and opportunities of a new season, to both on and off the playing field.
“In addition to the experience of the senior players, we are delighted to retain the talented youngsters who made the move from the junior section of the club in the latter part of last season.”
On the player side, preparation for the pre-season is well advanced. Jack and Ben are privileged to have the support of ex-Hereford United Gareth Davies, Cardiff, Reading and Crystal Palace player, pro;icence holder and Wales Football Association Under-17 coach , who will lead practice sessions beginning Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m., at King George V Playing Fields.
New players are always welcome at the club so please contact Jack Dodds on 07534692361 or come and try.
The pre-season friendlies schedule is starting to take shape with confirmed home games against Llandovery on Saturday July 23 and Presteigne St Andrews on Thursday July 28. A number of other matches are also expected to be confirmed soon.
Off the pitch, Talgarth is busy preparing the pitch for next season and developing the facilities at King George V Playing Fields for all to enjoy.
The club are pleased to have received a grant of £25,000 from the Football Association of Wales Basic Facilities Investment Fund to help with the refurbishment of the sports pavilion.
Mr Parry added: “As a club, we have the ambition to continue to improve our position, both on and off the pitch, working closely with other community groups and developing a team football to compete with the best in the region.
“At this time there is uncertainty as to the number of clubs taking part in the Mid Wales League South next season, so we have taken the decision to express our interest in joining the new Central Wales League.”