Cwmffrdoer Sports and Llanhilleth Athletic withdraw from Gwent County League

The Gwent County League has lost two clubs over the course of the weekend as Cwmffrwdoer Sports and Llanhilleth Athletic withdrew from the League.

The news comes as Malpas United and Newport Civil Service announced their merger, bringing Division One to 14 teams for the upcoming season.

Cwmffrwdoer released a statement on Twitter to confirm the news of their withdrawal from the league and have since taken up a spot in the Gwent Central League.

“It is great disappointment that we have to announce that Cwmffrwdoer Sports Club have withdrawn from the Gwent County League due to lack of player commitment.

The club looked at all options but in order to protect the club in the long term we felt this option was sadly the most viable.”

Cwmffrwdoer Sports will run two teams in the Gwent Central Football League a side Gwent County Youth League and run two sides in the Torfaen Junior League under eights and Under 11’s.

Gwent Central First Division team will be managed by David Jennings an the Gwent Central Second Division team will be run by David Dixon

Just under a month ago, Cwmffrwdoer had appointed former Cwmbran Celtic youngster as their new First Team Manager, having managed Wainfelin Club to back-to-back titles and promotions but now it be David Jennings to take the club forward.

Everyone connected to the club is committed too ensure it has a great future and success in the long term.”

Llanhilleth Athletic will now contemplate re-joining the North Gwent Football League but the deals are yet to be finalised as they regroup from their withdrawal from the Gwent County League Division Two.

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The club have also released a statement stating their reasons why they have resigned from the league and what their plans are for the future.

“It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that Llanhilleth Athletic have withdrawn from the Gwent County Leaggue due to lack of player commitment.

The club have looked at all options but in order to protect the club in the long term we felt this option was sadly the most viable.

Llanhilleth Athletic will play in the North Gwent Premier Division. The team will be managed by Shane Jones with help from Gethin lewis.

It’s a very sad moment in our history after being a founder member of the Gwent County Leaue but we look to rebuild and start again. Best wishes to all clubs and we hope to be sharing the same pitch sometime in the future.

Everyone connected to the club is comitted to ensure it has a great future and success in the long term.

Sebastopol, Cromwell Athletic and Spencer Boys and Youth Club all have either left the Gwent County League or folded as a club in the last year.

(Featured Image: Matt Jackson)

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