Dean Clarke and his staff have made further plans for the upcoming pre-season ahead of the 2021/22 Southern League Premier South campaign, by confirming a further four friendlies for July 2021. Having previously announced the friendly which will see the Martyrs travel to Nottingham to take on Carlton on Saturday 24th July, Dean has today confirmed further friendlies including;
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Merthyr Saints (A)
ICI Rifle Fields, Merthyr Tydfil
7:30PM Kick Off
Saturday 17th July 2021
Penydarren BGC (A)
The Bont Playing Fields, Merthyr Tydfil
2:30PM Kick Off
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Cinderford Town (H)
The MetCoaches Community Stadium
7:30PM Kick Off
Saturday 31st July 2021
Redditch United (H)
The MetCoaches Community Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil
2PM Kick Off
* ALL FIXTURES SUBJECTED TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Merthyr Saints, who are managed by former Merthyr Town Development Team coach, Rhys Llewelyn, are members of the South Wales Alliance Premiership, which is Tier 4 of the Welsh League System. The Saints, who are based at the ICI Rifle Fields in Merthyr, have been busy during the lockdown period carrying out extensive work to their home ground and surrounding facilities, which has included;
⁃ Installing a brand new 100 seater stand in the home of colours of green & white alongside their main playing surface.
⁃ Transformation of the Changing Room facilities to bring them up-to-date with the new branding of The Saints.
⁃ The construction of new dug-out & bench areas for players and coaching staff on their Main Pitch.
⁃ Renovation of a 5-a-side games court with the resurfacing of 3G Artificial Grass.
The work completed at Merthyr Saints shows their aspirations for the club and grassroots football within the town, and everyone at Merthyr Town Football Club wishes them every success on their journey!
Penydarren BGC, a team that have always been a part of Town's pre-season preparations over the years, are members of the newly formed FAW Ardal South League (Tier 3 of the Welsh pyramid). They're another team that have been busy during the lockdown period carrying out extensive work to their home ground and surrounding facilities, which has included;
⁃ Installing brand new seats to comply with FAW Tier 3 Spec
⁃ Improvements to inside Changing Room facilities to bring them up-to-date with Tier 3 Spec
⁃ Renovation of a new 'state-of-the-art 3G Artificial surface (Work to start in couple of weeks).
The work completed at Penydarren Boys & Girls Club shows another Welsh League club full of ambition, and everyone at Merthyr Town Football Club wishes them every success on their journey!
Cinderford Town, a side no stranger to Merthyr giving their battles over the years in the Southern League, will travel to the Met Coaches Stadium on Tuesday 20th July. The visitors looking to regain Southern League Premiership status next season.
We welcome Redditch United back to Merthyr at the end of July after a few seasons away, following the restructure of the Southern League System, which saw them move into the Southern League Premier Central in 2018. Another side who are looking to progress up the English pyramid.
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