New Chairman appointed
Shaun Davies replaced Chris Doyle as Chairman at the Club’s A.G.M. on Sun 14th July. Shaun has been on the committee for many years serving as a player and manager of the Summer & Winter League teams. Shaun a local builder was the driving force behind the construction of the Pavilion at the football ground in 2009 and continues to work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Shaun will be supported by three vice-chairmen :- Chris Doyle, Andy Affleck and Dylan Thomas
Club Secretary – Phillip Parry
The Comet Administrator & Treasurer for the club is Helen Edwards.
President, 200 Club Promoter, Press officer & Match Programme Editor – Steve Griffith
Vice Presidents – Jack Phillips & Billy Neen
First Team Managers – Ethan Jones & Jordan Hadaway
First Team Secretary – Billy Neen
Veterans Team Manager – Richard Newsome assisted by Garry Thomson
Veterans Team Secretary – Ian Smith
Summer League Manager – Dyfan Davies
Summer League Team Secretary – Ruari Wood
Social Media – Ethan Jones & Jordan Hadaway
Committee member – John Owens
Website admin – Paul Grosart/Steve Griffith
Charity Match a Major Success
On Saturday 15th June Caerwys All Stars took on Wrexham Legends in front of a crowd in excess of 200. See the match report page for details of the game. Proceeds from the game including a donation of £140 raised in the region of £800 to be shared between the local school Ysgol yr Esgob and Caerwys in Bloom.
First Team News
Jordan Hadaway and Ethan Jones join us as joint-managers of the First Team and will take over from Shaun Davies for the 2019/20 season. Shaun has done a very good job by keeping the team going and competing well in all games. It was a good end to the season with a big 7-2 win, which saw the team finish on a four game unbeaten run and a potential 5th placed finish (depending on results elsewhere).
Jordan joins us from Holywell Town where he is currently assistant coach with their successful Reserves Team and is the Youth Director for Holywell Town Youth. Jordan will continue in his role as Youth Director at Holywell Town Youth next season. He is currently close to finishing his UEFA B Licence qualification and is also the current North East Wales FA Coach of the Year. Jordan said, “I am looking forward to challenging myself at a club with a long history behind them, when this opportunity arose I couldn’t turn it down as it is a big step up in my coaching career. I know from being local to the area that Caerwys has a committee full of hard working people that are committed to the club and are looking to move the club forwards. I look forward to sharing my first step in first team management with Ethan, we will be putting a lot of work in from day one to ensure that our team is fully prepared for next season.”
Ethan joins us from Ruthin Town where he has managed the Colts/Development Squad to a strong finish this season and has 5 seasons experience within the Ruthin Town Youth set-up previously. Ethan also spent 2 seasons with Bala Town Academy, in which his team won the national Academy Cup and the elite Super Six League. Ethan also holds a UEFA B Licence. Ethan said, “I’m looking forward to taking my first steps into first team management. Having spoken to Chris, Dylan and Rich about the club and their ambitions it was clear that we were a good fit. Having met Jordan through the UEFA B Licence I know we’ll be a good management team as we like to play the game the same way and are totally on the same page. The challenge at Caerwys is one that really excites me and I’m really positive about what we can achieve here.”
December – January Review
Caerwys First Team went for seven weeks without a game from 24th November. Team Manager Nick Voyle resigned in December citing a distinct lack of commitment from certain players. Assistant Manager Lee Jones took charge of the next match on 12th January at Acton and a makeshift team were unlucky to lose 1-2 in a league fixture. Jones had been let down by six players on the morning of the game, something which had been a common problem for Voyle. As a result, Jones decided that the position was not for him and he packed in as well.
Former player Gareth Rush (36) came to the rescue for the next match at home to Airbus Youth in the Horace Wynne Cup, but disaster struck on the morning of the match when Rush was involved in a car crash on Rhuallt Hill and ended up in YGC with his children who had been passengers in the car. Club Officials had no idea what had happened and wondered why the interim boss hadn’t showed up. Again a makeshift team did well, but ran out of steam in the second half, conceding three well taken goals on a very heavy pitch. Fortunately the Rush family escaped with minor injuries despite the car being a total write off. Gareth is looking forward to the next game at Penyffordd on 26th January.
Caerwys Veterans enjoyed a 4-2 home win over Ruthin Town In December with Dai Jones hat-trick and Danny Williams on target. This was followed by a 5-5 draw at Connah’s Quay Nomads. Antony Weardon 2, Dai Jones, Dale Adamson and Graeme Davies scoring. After the festive period Caerwys enjoyed a 2-1 win at Wirral with Weardon scoring both goals.
Summer League Team preparations are underway. Any newcomers to the area who are interested in playing for the team are asked to contact Shaun Davies on 07771674491or any club official.
First Team Manager’s Position
12 Jan, 2019
The club would lie to thank Lee Jones for stepping in to fill the shoes of Nick Voyle who resigned before Christmas. Voyle was in his third season as first team boss and cited lack of commitment from players as the major reason for leaving. The team are still in two cup semi finals and a makeshift team were unlucky to lose 1-2 at Acton today after six weeks with no fixtures. The club are likely to announce a permanent manager by the next game.
Life President Loses Battle Against Illness
21 Oct, 2018
CPD Caerwys FC sadly announce the death of Life President Glyn Brooks who passed away peacefully at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd on Friday 19th October. Glyn (63) had been battling leukemia and also had a heart condition. Glyn moved to Caerwys in 1994. He was a keen Everton fan and Welsh Rugby follower who became heavily involved with Caerwys Football Club and turned out as a player until bad knees forced him to stop in his early 40’s. Glyn was a member of the Caerwys squad which lifted the Veterans Umbro Cup played at Rushden & Diamonds FC back in 1998. Glyn also managed the Reserves Team in the Clwyd League in the 90’s and he also managed the Summer League team when they finished runners up in 2002 and won the 7 a side tournament. Glyn took over as Club Chairman before the Football Club was elevated to the Welsh Alliance League back in 2000. He later became Club President and was made a Life President in 2017. Glyn will never be forgotten for his support on match days particularly with his humour. He was a well liked and popular character and had served on the Town Council for six years, his highlight being made Mayor in 2002. Glyn who hailed from Bodfari returned to live there in 2008 but kept his close ties with Caerwys and the club. Glyn was one of the few original members of Caerwys Male Voice Choir and a regular with the Royal Oak Cavaliers Dominoes Team. He was also a keen golfer and a former member of Abergele and previously Denbigh Golf Club until he became ill. Sincere condolences go to his wife Jane and all the family. SG.