Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that Southern League Premier Division side and local neighbours Merthyr Town will be visiting Aberaman Park as part of the 
build up for the new season.

The friendly against the Martyrs is the only home game and will take place on Tuesday 31st July (ko 7.30pm). Admission is set at £3 for adults & concessions and Under 16s are FREE

Aberdare have lined up four other friendlies, all away from home, which start on Saturday 14th July with a visit Blaenrhondda FC followed a week later with a visit to face Pontyclun. On the 28th July Aber will play old friends AFC Porth on the Abercynon 3G pitch.

The Merthyr game then takes centre stage before pre-season is wrapped up on Saturday 4th August at Treowen Stars.

The league season will get underway on Saturday 11th August.

Preparations are also underway for the ladies team with their first friendly being confirmed away to Cascade on Sunday 5th August. 
With a busy summer relaunch ahead for the Club, they have started by making some changes with their match day admission prices.

In a bid to try and increase their attendances in the Welsh League Division Two, the adult admission price has been cut to just £3 while under 16s will continue to get in FREE while concession rates remain at £3. Match day programme will now cost £1.00 and will no longer be included within the admission price.

The Club will also be introducing season tickets at a cost of £35 which will give holders access to all home league games and friendlies.  An application form will be available to download from the newly revamped club website.

The Clubs committee are working hard on making some big changes to give the 125 year old Club a new lease of life and before the new season kicks off a refurbishment of the club house is being planned along with a full ground clear up, changes to match day ogranisation including a new match day office and a renovation of the refreshment outlet.

Meetings have also started with officials from our successful and ever expanding girls and ladies section which will see a much closer working relationship including a new social calendar of events.

As well as the upcoming Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for the 26th June (when the well supported ‘1892 Club will be drawn), the Club are also preparing to hold an open evening with all those with an in interest in the Club from the boys, girls, ladies and mens sections can come along and help shape the future direction of the Club by airing their views.

In a busy few weeks for the Club they have also announced a Community Partnership deal with Aberdare radio station Dapper FM.

Both organisations serve the local area and by agreeing this arrangement it is hoped to boost the awareness of both both in Aberdare and further afield.

From Dapper FM Jonathan ‘Eggy’ Evans said: “We are pleased to link up with the towns football team and will be helping however we can. We recently located to a brand new purpose built studio based in Jacs and are looking to improve our output and anybody who wants to get involved we will be delighted to hear from you.  Like the football club we have expenses to pay regularly to stay on air so any donations are most welcome”.

Aberdare Town were as equally as thrilled with the new partnership with Ian Pearce from Aber's committee saying: “Dapper, like the Club, are going through similar relaunches as we both are aiming at reaching out to the local community more.  We are delighted of the enthusiam from Jonathan and all those with the station at wanting to build a great relationship that will benefit us both”.

You can listen in to Dapper FM on www.dapperfm.co.uk or on the Tunein app.

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