Pontypridd manager Damien Broad stands down from role
Pontypridd Town manager Damien Broad has stood down from his role as manager of the Division One club.
Damien leaves Pontypridd Town having spent more than six years in the role. Brother Dominic stood down from the management team earlier this year.
The pair led Pontypridd to promotion to the second tier of Welsh football last season, finishing second in Division Two.
Damien Broad tweeted: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down as manager of Pontypridd Town with immediate effect.
I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years, but it is now the right time for the club to move in a new direction.”
After playing careers in the Welsh Football League, the Broads joined Pontypridd Town six years ago, when they were almost relegated from the Welsh League altogether, finishing 15th out of 19th.
Since then, Pontypridd won the Division One title in 2015/2016 and almost won back to back promotions, but secured a 4th placed finish in their first season in Division Two.
Pontypridd were also semi-finalists in the Welsh Football League Cup last season.
Broad added: “I and Dominic joined the club nearly 6 years ago and would like to thank all the committee for their hard work.
Those who have supported us through thick and thin, the development and youth section, the support staff we have had and lastly but certainly not least all the players over the years who have been part of our amazing journey.
It’s not only been just a club for me.”
Under the leadership of both Damien and Dominic Broad, the club attracted glamour friendlies against a TalkSport XI, which included players like Danny Murphy, Danny Gabbidon, Matthew Etherington, Dietmar Hamann and former Wales international Simon Davies.
Pontypridd also played Spanish side Valencia in a pre-season friendly, which created a viral social media campaign.
The Dragons are scheduled to play Ammanford at the Recreational Ground on Saturday. The club are currently bottom of Division One.
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