An Evening with Clayton Blackmore
Saturday 9th March 2012

Welsh CupBriton Ferry Llansawel host their inaugural Gentlemen's Evening with Manchester United and Wales Legend Clayton Blackmore on Saturday 9th March 2013.

The evening will be the first presented by Briton Ferry Llansawel’s new events committee and will held at Bar Red (Clubhouse) starting at 7.00pm

Tickets are priced at an unbelievable £15 per person and includes an evening entertainment plus a Hog Roast buffet. The evening will also include top comedian Johnny Dimes and a hog roast buffet, followed by a raffle and auction.

Tickets can be purchased from Bar Red.

About Clayton Blackmore

Clayton Graham Blackmore (born 23 September 1964 is a former Welsh international footballer. He was a combative player known for his attacking free kicks and a utility player who excelled in defence, but could play equally well in midfield or as an emergency forward.

Manchester United
He joined Manchester United as an associated schoolboy at the age of 14, and was an FA Youth Cup finalist in 1982.[2]

He made his debut for United on 16 May 1984 in their 2–0 league defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. He made a solitary league appearance the following season, although in 1985–86 he scored three goals in 12 league games, but he didn't get a serious run in the side until the 1987–88 season, by which time Alex Ferguson was United's manager, when he played 22 league games and scored three goals. 1988–89 saw Blackmore enjoy even more first team opportunities as he played 28 times in the league.

He made regular appearances as a winger or full-back in 1989–90, which saw an injury blighted United side struggle in the league and finish 13th but win the FA Cup with a 1–0 replay win over Crystal Palace after drawing the first game 3–3. He was United's first choice left-back in 1990–91 as they won the European Cup Winners' Cup, were runners-up in the Football League Cup and finished sixth in the league, but he was forced out of this position for the 1991–92 season when Paul Parker joined the club as first choice right-back and the previous season's right-back Denis Irwin was switched to Blackmore's favoured position of left-back. His other favoured position of left wing was now being contended for by youngsters Lee Sharpe and Ryan Giggs. However, he still had the opportunity to play in 33 league games that season, as United led the table for most of the season before a shortage of goals after the turn of 1992 cost them the title, which was won by Leeds United.

In 1991 he won a European Cup Winners' Cup medal with United,[5] and in 1990 he won the FA Cup with them.

Middlesbrough

He joined Middlesbrough for the 1994–95 season, linking up with newly appointed player-manager and former team mate Bryan Robson. He helped them win promotion to the Premier League as Division One champions in his first season on Teesside, playing in 30 League games and scoring two goals. He also appeared in Middlesbrough's 1997 FA Cup Final defeat by Chelsea. Whilst at Boro he had a loan spell with Bristol City.

Later career

He later had brief spells with Barnsley and at Notts County. Later he moved into non-league football with Leigh RMI[1] and Bangor City.

International career

He won 39 caps for Wales.[1] He made his senior debut for the national side on 26 February 1985, in a 1–1 friendly draw with Norway, and his final appearance for the Welsh side came on 29 March 1997.