CwmbrÃ¢n Town A.F.C.
The Cwmbran Town Athletic Football Club (short: Cwmbran Town ) is a football club based in Cwmbran (Wales). The club was founded in 1951 and plays in the Gwent County League Division One, the fifth- highest league level in the Welsh football.
Cwmbran Town initially played in the Monmouthshire Senior League. It was played in Cwmbran Park. 1960, joined the club in the Welsh Football League and joined in 1975 in the Cwmbran Stadium, where the club still plays today. 1978, the club was relegated and took three years to get on it. 1987 Cwmbran runner-up, three years later it failed just short of the championship.
Cwmbran in 1992, founding member of the League of Wales and was equal to the first Masters. The championship brought the club to Europe. In qualifying for the European Champions Cup Cwmbran met from Cork City Ireland. The home game was just me won after a 3-0 lead 3:2. In Ireland, Cwmbran lost with 1:2 and separated on away goals from.
Three times Cwmbran reached the final of the Welsh Cup, but went every time the loser from the square. 1997 and 2003 was named the victories Barrytown, during 2000 Bangor City was allowed to take the trophy in reception. 1998, 1999 and 2004 Cwmbran be qualified again for the European Cup. Each time was terminus in the first round. The opponents were called FC Naţional Bucharest, Celtic FC and Maccabi Haifa.
In the season 2005/ 06 Cwmbran fought long against relegation and would last but one really must stay. Since only a second division wanted to ascend remained Cwmbran in the League of Wales. Although it runs sporty better this season, but the club is plagued by financial problems. End of November 2006 appeared the first reports of outstanding players' wages. After an initial denial, the club admitted at the end of the month, that he could no longer pay the players. Many performers then left the club. In order to strengthen the team manager Sean Wharton returned back to the square.
Cwmbran plays its home games at Cwmbran Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 8,200 seats, of which 2,000 covered seats. The Cwmbran Stadium is considered the best and most comfortable stadium of the League of Wales. Nevertheless, the average attendance of 163 is surprisingly low.
- Welsh Champion: 1993
- Welsh Cup finalist: 1997, 2000, 2003