Famous old name returns to fold as Felindre reform


Gavin Grosvenor

FELINDRE Football Club have risen from the ashes half a century following their demise.

The newly formed club was accepted into Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South) at the annual meeting at the Hundred House Inn this week.

Felindre previously shone briefly and brightly half a century ago, winning three successive Mid Wales League (South) titles between 1963 and 1965.

The former club regularly rubbed shoulders with the region’s top clubs, even beating Newtown in the third round of the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1960.

However the club folded at the end of the  1965 season and consigned to the history books before this week.

One of the founders of the revived club, George Morgan, hoped the new club would put the village on the Mid Wales football map like other villages in the area.

“It is great to have a club back in the village,” said Morgan. “It’s a club for the village to support and will give lads from the area a club to play for.

“Obviously the village club won three league titles back in the 1960s and efforts have been made to get a club going again over the years.

“Things have come together so we can form a club next season, we have had a lot of interest from local lads keen to play and the village pub, the Wharf Inn, as headquarters.

“We have also sorted a pitch and changing facilities and in the next few weeks will be looking to sort out a kit and sponsorship.”

Morgan insisted the club’s initial aim was to be competitive in a league dominated by the region’s reserve sides.

“It is a good league with some strong sides,” said Morgan. “From our point of view we just want to enjoy ourselves next season and get a couple of wins under our belt.

“We will have a young team but one which is looking forward to the challenge and proud to represent their village club.”

League secretary Paul Worts confirmed Felindre would be competing next season, subject to ground and changing facility inspection in the next few weeks.

The Watson Financial Mid Wales League South will run with 12 clubs next season with Brecon Northcote’s application to enter a reserve side accepted at the league annual meeting.

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