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Haverfordwest County AFC: Players continue to progress.

Haverfordwest County AFC: Players continue to progress.

HAVERFORDWEST AFC FOOTBALL ACADEMY is the only FAW Football Academy operating in Pembrokeshire and participates in a competition set up for Welsh Premier League Clubs. To comply with the FAW Academy Regulations clubs must satisfy the FAW that players are registered for all mandatory age groups (under 10, under 12, under 14 under 16 and under 19.) and that training arrangements and playing facilities meet minimum FAW standards for the duration of the season.

To provide the pathway to a higher level of football, players are assessed regularly and their names passed to Premiership scouts and to the FAW Trust Player Identification officer to give them a chance to progress further in the game. Recent examples of this are Finn Iles, Morgan Thomas and Travis O’Connor and Nicholas Jones. Also Joseph Griffiths a member of Academy teams for three years is about to start a 6 week trial with Swansea City. Six members of the Under 19s team have been recommended for the FAW Academy Under 18s squad for a forthcoming match versus the Republic of Ireland.

These are Gwion Howell, Lloyd Hughes, Aiden Rainbow, Mark Davies, Glen Fetini, and Daniel Evans. All Academy coaches have to satisfy a rigid criteria of qualifications and competence with all Head Coaches possessing a minimum of a UEFA B qualification or be on the pathway towards this award. Haverfordwest County Football Academy in its mission statement is committed to the best practice of football coaching to ensure that local players are given the opportunity to progress to the first team of the main club, and if possessing the necessary potential to go for trials with Swansea City and the Regional Squads of the Football Association of Wales.

The combined teams of the Football Academy are pictured (see above) before the match against Academy newcomers Risca, themselves committed to giving local youngsters accesss to the pathway for players toward national squad selection through FAW Academy football. Haverfordwest County Football Academy is grateful for the generous renewed sponsorship from West Wales Properties, and for this season from The Milford Haven Port Authority and Mr Richard Morgan with proceeds from the Ollie Morgan Memorial Match and continued support from Haverfordwest County AFC, the parent club. The Academy has always had close links with the Pembrokeshire Schools F.A. who field teams in under 11s, under 13s and under 15s competitions. Players have always progressed to higher levels of football from this pathway such as Joe Allen (Swansea and Liverpool and captain of Wales), Dylan Rees (Cardiff City) and Liam Cullen (Swansea City Academy and Wales).

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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IN the latest round of fixtures in the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League, there were some excellent wins while one game finished all square.

Chaos Thunder Under 12s drew 11-11 with Pembroke while in the other game Fishguard were 33-0 winners over Pembroke seconds.

Sapphires Black and Chaos Cyclones were winners in the under 14s league while Sapphires White were the winners of the only game played in the under 16s league.

Results for Saturday, November 20:

Under 12’s:

Chaos Thunder 11 vs 11 Pembroke 1

Players player:

Chaos: Leah Davies

Pembroke: Freya Cook

Fishguard 33 vs 0 Pembroke 2

Players player:

Fishguard: Anna Walden-Jones

Pembroke: Willow Lewis

Under 14’s:

Sapphires Black 16 vs 4 Fishguard

Players player:

Sapphires: Anna Banf-Beynon

Fishguard: Maegan Peters

Sapphires White 1 vs 24 Chaos Cyclones

Players player:

Sapphires: Bella Evans

Chaos: Ella Joyce

Under 16’s:

Sapphires White 29 vs 13 Pembroke

Players player:

Sapphires: Alice Goltwaltz

Pembroke: Olivia Probert

Fishguard Under 12s
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Broad Haven win and Kilgetty maintain unbeaten start

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KILGETTY maintained their unbeaten start to the Division 2 season on Saturday (Nov 20) while there were also wins for Broad Haven and Milford United.

Table toppers Kilgetty were 7-0 winners away at Solva with two goals coming from Lloyd Hughes, and other from Richard Cope and Ross Hurst.

16-year-old Oscar Miles also scored a hat trick for Kilgetty.

Broad Haven earned their fourth win of the season as they won 2-0 away at Milford Athletic.

The Haven missed a number of chances to score in the first half while Milford Athletic saw Ben Fairbairn red carded with half an hour played.

The away side finally made the breakthrough in the 66th minute as sub Sam Pettit found the net.

Shaun Phillips made sure of the points late on as the Haven secured a comfortable win.

Milford United won 3-0 away at Johnston with Lewis Tee opening the scoring after 19 minutes.

Liam Parr doubled Milford’s lead from the penalty spot midway through the second half and he later added a second penalty to seal the points.

Craig Bendall was sent off for Johnston late on.

Saturday’s other game saw Pennar Robins seconds beat Hakin United second 3-0 at The Obs. Jack Phillips, Carl Rees and Josh Hicks got the goals for the Robins.

The fixtures for Saturday, November 27, are:

Broad Haven v Kilgetty

Herbrandston v Monkton Swifts II

Merlins Bridge II v Hakin United II

Pennar Robins II v Johnston

St Clears v Milford Athletic

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Pennar hold off Fishguard

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PENNAR Robins secured their third win in four games in all competitions on Saturday (Nov 20) as they beat Fishguard 5-3.

The home side got the scoring going on 14 minutes when Nick Willis found the back of the net.

Fishguard equalised though shortly before the half hour mark through Sean Seymour-Davies.

However, they were only level for three minutes as Luke Phillips scored after being set up by Craig Asparassa.

Pennar then made it 3-1 seven minutes later as Connor Roberts scored.

Fishguard’s hopes of getting something out of the game were all but ended three minutes into the second half as Asparassa got his name on the score sheet with Pennar’s fourth of the afternoon.

There was still plenty of time left though and on 64 minutes the visitors were awarded a penalty. Niall Kinsella scored from the spot to make it 4-2.

Willis then grabbed his second of the game eleven minutes from time to make sure of the points for the home side.

Jordan Raymond did pull a goal back four minutes from time for the visitors but it proved to be a consolation as Pennar saw the game out for the win.

On Saturday, November 27, Pennar are in action in the Senior Cup as they host Hakin United. Fishguard are in league action as they travel to bottom side Narberth.

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