Founded July 2016
12,000+ social media followers
Y Clwb Pêl-Droed was founded in July 2016 by innovative and aspiring journalists Nick Davies and Jordan Jones. With the Twitter having already been dedicated to sharing the fixtures and results in the league, Davies’ contribution saw a high quality website produced and an alteration to becoming a news site dedicated to producing high-quality content regarding domestic Welsh football.
Things advanced quickly from this decision. An editorial team was founded after a high intensity recruitment drive, with Will Catterall joining the site as a writer, and then editor.
The Twitter and Facebook site have been massive successes with the sharing of resutls, fixtures and content produced on site.
The team continues to grow and so has the site. A move from a wordpress hosted site, to a self-hosted site occurred in January 2017.
The site continues to make great strides to improving the coverage of the Welsh game, with the goalscorers tab evidence of such growth. We are the only site to produce comprehensive lists of goalscorers for numerous South Wales leagues and to host it all in one place.
With over 300,000 views in our inaugural year, YCPD has much more growing to do, with continual improvement the desired aim in ensuring Welsh football receives the coverage it deserves.