Ground - Dolforgan Park

Founded - 1959

Nickname - The Lambs

KERRY Football Club has a long and rich history.

Indeed Kerry can lay claim to being a pioneer with football first played in the village as early as 1876.

Local press reports include mention of Kerry Football Club hosting Newtown Football Club at a ground called Maesland.

This would make Kerry Football Club one of the oldest clubs in Wales.

The Montgomeryshire Express reported the meeting between Newtown and Kerry on February 1, 1876.

'On Saturday afternoon, a return match was played on the Old Racecourse Ground, between the Newtown club and Kerry - the first match had been played two weeks before and had been drawn.

Members of both clubs had been entertained to luncheon by Mr Robert Pryce, the highly esteemed landlord of the Herbert Arms, Kerry and father of the captain of the Kerry Club.

A large crowd watched the game - Mr Ray winning the toss for Newtown - game was well contested and after continuing for two mortal hours when the shades of night set in, the contestants had to be called off the field and the game declared a draw.'

Kerry continued to be an active player in the pioneer days of Mid Wales football.

In 1880 the club beat Newtown's Royal Welsh Warehouse 1-0 and in 1886 the club hosted the first recorded 'Dingle Derby' against Abermule with the Montgomeryshire Express reporting a "very rough" 2-2 draw.

Kerry were also founder members of the Newtown League in in 1896 along with Newtown Half Holiday, Caersws, Cambrian North End, Newtown Royal Welsh Warehouse and Bettws.

Following the end of World War One the club joined the Montgomeryshire League for the first time inn 1936/37 and ended runners-up but would play only one further season in the league before the outbreak of World War Two.

Kerry were members of the Montgomeryshire League once again from 1946 to 1951 before folding and reformed in 1959.

Kerry ended runners-up in two consecutive seasons in 1966 and 1967 before falling into the newly formed Montgomeryshire League second division at the start of the 1970s and folding in 1972.

The club returned in 1979 and remained an ever present in the second division until 1995 when they secured promotion.

The following season saw the club win the Montgomeryshire League for the first time in their history and secure promotion to the Mid Wales League.

The club's remarkable rise continued with the Mid Wales League title won in 1998 and 1999.

Kerry continued to compete in the Mid Wales League until relegation in 2009 saw the club fall back into the Montgomeryshire League.

However the club regrouped and joined the newly formed Mid Wales League second division in 2010 before reclaiming its lost first division status in 2017 as champions.

Since the club has never looked back with ground developments at Dolforgan Park ensuring the Lambs inclusion in next season's revamped third tier.