Monday, 11 April 2011

Champions in our first year

Merthyr Town FC celebrated its first Championship on Saturday with a 5-1 win over Gillingham Town at our temporary home in Taffs Well. A record crowd of 501 basked in the spring sunshine to witness Wales's only community mutual football club take the Western League Division One title.

The Club has overcome numerous hurdles to reach this point but can now look positively at the future and an imminent return to Penydarren Park, it's historic stadium in the town.

The support this season has been amazing with an average crowd in excess of 300 making the 40 mile round trip to Taffs Well to ensure that the Martyrs remained on course to continue their resurrection under their main stakeholders; their own supporters via the Martyrs to the Cause Supporters Trust.

Our thanks go to the management team of Garry Shephard and Danny Carter for providing the team to match the supporters' ambitions. The team has been excellent all season and have deserved to win the Championship.

Next season we return to Penydarren Park where we belong. There's a lot of hard work to be done but with our players and our supporters there's nothing we cannot acheive.