No nonsense midfielder who can do damage in both halves of the pitch.
Angela returned to football with the reds last season having not played for a number of years due to International commitments in hockey. She has added strength and experience to our defensive line and will deputise as captain this season in the absence of Anna Doble.
Anna joined us 2 years ago from premier league outfit PILCS (Now Abergavenny). She has great pace and is a talented footballer who can play in defence or in one of the attacking positions. As well as her ability, she has a great attitude and has captained the team for the last 2 years. Unfortunately she will not be available until the end of this season as she is expecting her second child in February.
Another young player who is stepping up to senior football this season having joined from Ammanford Town juniors. She has a great touch and will be an asset to our midfield.
Arnie is dangerous when running with the ball and another with electric pace looking to get in behind defenders. Can also operate as a wide player, he will no doubt prove to be a nightmare for opposing teams. Has goals in the locker. Recently signed from Birchgrove.
Ashley joined last season from Swansea City ladies. She is a pacey winger or full back who will cause problems for defences when pushing forward.
Becca is in her second season with the club having been an important member of last seasons promotion winning squad. She is a winger or striker who is a great finisher and will also be a great benefit to the team with her delivery from set-pieces.
Recent signing. Huge presence between the sticks, comfortable with the ball and great distribution.
left back with great experience and a good reading of the game.
Returned to playing in 2013-14 after several years out but
unfortunately her appearances that year were limited due to injury.
However last season she established herself as a vital member of the
Ex-BP player who has a wealth of Welsh league experience, can play anywhere and do a job.
Ex-BP, Port Talbot and Neath centre forward. Carl has now proved himself to be one of the best young managers outside the Welsh Premier gaining promotion from Division 3 to 1 within 5 seasons, also guided his squad to a respectable seventh in his first season in division one.
Carys has joined the club last season from Pontardawe Town and was an important member of our promotion winning squad. She possesses a great touch, ball-control and the ability to assist all those around her with her great reading of the game.
First season in senior football, will have a lot to offer in her development in midfield.
Players Player of
the Year in the title winning campaign in 2013-14. Charlotte is an
extremely talented young footballer who has the ability to play
almost anywhere on the field. However she is most at home as a
holding player in the centre of midfield where she will break up any
opposition attacks and start attacks of our own.
A left footed player who possesses unbelievable pace. Dan’s energy and enthusiasm is second to none. Although a left sided player Dan is just has comfortable at centre back or out wide and is a great organiser.
Recent signing after returning from Australia.
Physical presence who last played for Afan Lido, when back fit can be an asset this season for the Reds.
Joined at the start of the 2014-15 season from South Wales League outfit Porthcawl Town. A great holding midfielder who has a tremendous reading of the game and sets a good example to others around her. Dani can also fill in at centre-half if required.
Signed from Cwmamman Utd for season 2016/17.
Central midfielder who has played in the Welsh League since he was 16, current coach Ray Pennock give him his senior debut!
Now 31 Dai has played for West End, Tata and Cwmamman and will add experience and goals to the Reds midfield.
Ela is a young player stepping up to senior football from Ammanford Town juniors. She is a talented midfielder/winger with a great touch who will cause defences problems with her pace.
Ellie is in her
second season with the club. She is strong in the tackle, reads the
game well and provides the defence with great pace.
Gareth is a big and strong centre forward who is excellent at leading the line. All time leading goalscorer for the club in the Welsh League who is strong in the air with great feet and on his day is a handful for the most experienced defender. Finished third highest goal-scorer in Welsh League the previous season with 34 goals and followed that up with 20 in our promotion clinching year. Entering his tenth season with the club.
Will also be a coach this season.
Elsey who has 28 years experience of coaching at the top level with Aylesbury Utd, Watford, Swansea City and the Wales Semi pro side has learned from some of the best coaches in the modern game.
Last season he was with Port Talbot and will be working alongside Carl Shaw and Ray Pennock for the coming season.
Grace is a strong
centre back who has pace and fitness to out-perform her opposition.
This is her first season in senior football.
Manager. Centre back who is extremely strong and knows the game well.
She is not afraid to make a challenge and has been with the club
since the ladies team started and was part of the 2013-14 league
Ian is another fine addition to the club signed halfway 2014/15, and made an instant impact. Signed from Goytre United, Ian has an abundance of experience and lists his former clubs as Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and Neath among others.
Ian is an outstanding footballer who is an inspiration to younger members of the squad. Has added valuable quality and experience to the back four.
Picked up players player two years in a row.
Also part of the coaching staff.
Recent signing from Brynawel.
Box to box midfielder with an eye for goal, looking to step up into Welsh League after recovering from a ligament injury.
Jade will experience her first season at senior level having taken a year out last season. She is a pacey forward with an eye for goal.
From Briton Ferry, Jay has been strong
since starting back for the season of 2016-17.
She is a reliable right back and strong in the tackle.
Joined the club last season after stepping up from junior football. Jess is an athletic keeper who this season has been involved in the Wales Under 19’s setup.
Younger brother of Rory, returns for second spell after playing rugby.
Honest, hard working midfielder, equally as comfortable in defence.
Made his debut for first team at end of last season.
Recent signing from Afan Lido where he was voted young player of the year. The young midfielder has had an impressive pre-season and will be a huge player for our youth side as well as looking to make a mark at senior level.
Josh has all the abilities needed for an all round modern day centre back.
Strong in the air and in the tackle, can also distribute with both feet.
the team to the 2013-14 league title. She is a versatile young player
who is most at home in the centre of midfield and loves the physical
nature of the game. She joined the army last year so appearances were
limited as they will be this season, but she has signed on so will be
available for selection when home on leave.
Recent signing from Goytre Utd, can play in defence or midfield.
Briton Ferry born Keiran has a sweet left foot and will add a wealth of experience and class to the Reds squad.
The ex-Swans trainee has played in the Welsh Premier for Port Talbot and is a major coup for all involved at the Old Road.
Kerry is a qualified Sports Therapist and Sports Masseur.
Over the past 3 years he has worked with Swansea City Under 23's and has international experience working with Wales Under 20's rugby team and Wales Under 21's netball team.
During his time the netball team he was a part of their World Cup Finals.
Kerry is currently extending his knowledge studying a BSc in Sports Therapy.
2016-17 is Laura’s
first season at Briton Ferry and she is capable of protecting the
wing with her spatial awareness gained from Lacrosse.
Laura has just started with the club but is a strong winger with pace and fitness to offer.
Vast experience in local and Welsh league, powerful forward who is always a handful and massive aerial threat.
Looking to take charge of the team for the first time this season.
Leah is in her second season with the club. She is a strong centre-half or full back with a great touch and pace. Although most at home in defence she has the ability to play in almost any position on the field.
Lianne has been with the club since the ladies team started and played an important part in our title winning season in 2013-14 top scoring with 38 goals. She can play as a winger or as the centre forward and has great pace and likes to run at defenders causing them lots of problems. Due to work commitments, appearances have been limited over the last season.
A young right
back that is extremely strong in the tackle and hard to beat. She has
been with the club since the ladies team started and was part of the
2013-14 league winning squad.
Luciana’s first season at senior level having signed from junior side Rhos this season. She is a combative midfielder with the ability to play at full back if required.
This is Lucy’s second season with the club having had a great first season where she was voted both players and supporters player of the year. She has great feet with the ability to pick a pass and adds a great attacking dimension to the team. She has been capped for Wales at both Under 15 and 16 levels.
New signing for 2017/18.
Cultured centre back who is brave in the tackle and in the air.
29 year old has played most his career in Division One since he was 16 with ex clubs including Goytre Utd, Haverfordwest, Ammanford and Pontardawe.
A good organiser of the defence and a great shot stopper who possesses great distribution that suits our way of playing. Luke’s performances
were a major part of our promotion winning season. Returns to the club after a brief spell with neighbours Baglan.
One of the longest serving players at the club, former BP player who has an abundance of experience and great organiser in defence.
Recent signing on loan from Merthyr Tydfil.
Extremely talented midfielder who rarely gives the ball away.
Will be a huge asset for the reds on his return from fitness after a cruciate injury.
Megan is in her second season with the club having impressed last season in the West Wales league. She is an extremely talented footballer with great dribbling ability as well as possessing a tremendous shot giving the team extra firepower. Last season she was selected for Welsh colleges.
Mel joined this season from Swansea junior side Llangyfelach. She is a confident full back with electric pace, however has the ability to play in almost any position having been capped by Wales at Under 16 level as a midfielder.
Mike had his testimonial last season after being with Llansawel/BFL for 25 years, still playing while also filling the small role of club chairman!
Morgan has a huge amount of energy and everything you can ask for from a Central Midfielder. Works hard, wins tackles, wins headers, controls games and chips in with plenty of quality goals. Has consistently been a top class performer yet there is more to come from him. Definitely one to watch.
Briton Ferry born forward.
A force to be reckoned with up front. Nadean is returning to football after a few years’ break.
defender/midfielder who plays lovely balls through the middle to open
play up front.
Nerys is returning to football after a few years’ break.
Another product of the Llangyfelach junior setup. Niamh is a midfielder/winger with great feet and pace. She has impressed in pre-season and is expected to have a big impact this season.
First season with the club, a strong defender.
Pennock has a wealth of experience in the Welsh Premier League and also Europe.
Has been involved at Neath, Afan Lido and Port Talbot in his last few spells.
Will be a valuable addition to our backroom staff and will work closely with manager Shaw in the coming season.
Trustworthy goalkeeper who also likes to play out in defence when
possible. She has been with the club since the ladies team started
and was part of the 2013-14 league winning squad.
Renee is a young footballer with huge talent. Another who has signed from Llangyfelach juniors, she can play almost anywhere on the field although most at home in midfield. She has great energy and despite her young age is a physical match for almost anyone.
Forward signed from Giants Grave.
Prolific scorer for Llansawel when promoted to the Welsh League.
Returns after spells in the Neath League and being on service with the Welsh Guards.
Scorer of some vital goals in clubs return to Division One, could be a massive season for the forward to prove himself.
Rory is a no nonsense hard working powerful midfielder who possesses great pace and does not like coming off second best.
Comfortable on the ball and a superb engine in the middle of the park.
Will always give you 100%.
Club vice-captain for season 2016/17 and 17/18.
Signed from Llanelli youth. The right full back loves to bomb up and down the wing and will be a massive asset this season. Was voted youth and reserve Player of Year last season and could well be a breakthrough year for him.
Ryan returns to the Old Road after a brief stint with Goytre Utd.
With lightning pace and a big heart Ryan can be effective on either wing or up front.
Will be a welcome addition for both the team and supporters.
Signed in January from Port Talbot.
Youngster can play full back or midfield and has a wealth of experience for his young years, will add quality to the squad on return to Division One.
Returned to the club after a spell at Tata, Sam is a no nonsense player who leaves nothing on the pitch.
Converted to full back this season after playing most of his career as a forward.
Sam is a wide player with electric pace which he uses to great effect gliding past players with ease. He loves to take defenders on and provides a quality service for strikers in and around the box. Great with the ball at his feet he also looks to get a fair share of goals along the way. Recently signed from Cwrt Herbert.
A young left sided winger recently signed
signed from local league side Glynneath. A talented footballer with a great attitude.
Possesses bags of pace
and although small in stature does not shirk from the physical side of
the game. A player who loves to run at defenders. A great addition to
the reserve squad last season and one to keep an eye on this season.
Scott is another player with exceptional ability complimented by a hard working ethos. Scott possesses great vision and balance in possession and is a regular scorer from midfield. Returned in March after a long lay off with injury. Will be like a new signing for coming season after returning to full fitness.
A new signing this season from local rivals Goytre United. Sophie is a strong & confident defender with a great determination wherever she plays. Sophie has been capped for Wales at Under 17 level.
defender/midfielder who plays lovely balls through the middle to open
play up front.
Nerys is returning to football after a few years’ break.
Former Welsh Premier player with Neath Steve has lightening pace with the skill to cause problems to the most experienced defenders. Quality delivery from wide plus instinctive finishing ability meaning he is regularly on the score sheet. Scorer of 'that' penalty that gained promotion to division one.
Signed from Welsh Premier team Port Talbot Town for season 2016/17.
South African born the 29 year old keeper grew up in Briton Ferry and boasts Derby County, Rotherham Utd, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Port Talbot as his ex-clubs.
A superb distributer and leader and was massive reason the reds bounced back to Division One.
Named club captain for season 2016/17 and was voted Managers Player of the year.
January signing from Cwmamman Utd.
Described as one of the best midfielders outside Division One Steve will surely add to the Reds midfield in their return to Tier 2.
All rounder that can also play up top if asked to.
Portugese born winger who learned his trade with Swansea City youth before a spell with Port Talbot in the Welsh Premier league.
One to excite the fans with his trickery and skill on either flank.
Re-signed for the reds in January after a spell with Goytre Utd.
Cultured midfielder and Welsh Futsal International will add quality and competition in the middle of the park.
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