Caersws Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of former player Neil Lewis as their new chairman.

This change in leadership signifies a new era for the club, as it aims to build on its rich history and return to the higher echelons of the Welsh football pyramid.

As chairman, Lewis will be responsible for providing the direction, structure and leadership required to deliver the club’s exciting new vision of becoming known as a community centred, family orientated club, with a high-performance mindset on and off the pitch.

“I played for Caersws as a youth, reserve and first team player before going to study Coaching and Sport Science at the University of Liverpool,” said Lewis.

"My time at the club, as a young man, made a huge impression on me.


"I was a local lad from Bettws Cedewain who got the opportunity to play in the League of Wales, with other local lads, many of whom went on to play in Europe.

"But what I remember most was the warmth, community spirit and family feel of the club.

"I have been privileged since leaving university to have worked in professional football with Watford, Crystal Palace and Luton and more recently in Olympic Sports for Team GB, across the last four Olympic games."

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Upon his return to Montgomeryshire Mr Lewis reconnected with his boyhood club.

"Having recently returned to live in the area, I reconnected with the club as a first team coach assisting Luke Williams and Mark Griffiths”.

“I strongly believe that my experiences and knowledge of how to succeed in High Performance Sport, can be combined with the strong community and family ethos of Caersws, to create a club which will make the community proud to support us.

"We have great momentum after winning the league last year, but we know the step up to tier two is going to be challenging.

"We have made some great new signings that fit our player recruitment strategy and hope to sign more before the end of the window."

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Sam Phillips has joined Caersws.

Mr Lewis called upon football fans to make the trip to the Recreation Ground this season.

He said: "I would encourage local football enthusiasts to come down to the Rec this season to experience the wonderful hospitality and enjoy a great brand of football.

"I would like thank the club’s previous chairman, Peter Harding, for all his hard work in recent years and for the current committee for giving me the opportunity to lead this prestigious village club with a such proud history in Welsh football.

"We aspire to be the best version of Caersws FC, and I firmly believe that by working with the community, local businesses and football talent, we have a plan that can return Caersws to tier one of Welsh football."

Meanwhile the club has completed a host of new signings.

Forward Sam Phillips joins from Whitchurch Alport having previously played for Newtown, Cefn Druids and Aberystwyth Town while fellow front runner Callum Graybook joins from Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League side Ellesmere Rangers.

Callum Francis-Jones has also joined the villagers from JD Cymru Premier champions TNS.