Rhos Aelwyd

 











  Ponciau Park

  Clarke Street
  Ponciau
  Wrexham
  LL14 1RT

  Manager

  Aled Rowlands
 
Secretary
   John Hughes

  Rhos Aelwyd play in Ponciau which is south of Wrexham and north of Ruabon.
  From the A483 Wrexham to Oswestry road, follow signs to Johnstown (ie 5246) and turn onto the B5605 to the centre of the village. Alternatively if heading south from Wrexham follow the B5605 as to the village centre.
  By the New Inn turn the into B5426 signposed Rhosllanerchurugog and Stiwt. (This is Maelor Road and then Gutter Hill) and at the top of the hill turn sharp right into Chapel Street by the Horse & Jockey Pub.
   With Aberderfyn Road on the right, turn left into Clarke Street. The ground is 400 yards along, limited parking on site and in adjacent streets.

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    Rhos Aelwyd History & Honours

  
The current Rhos Aelwyd club was formed in January 1943 at Capel Mawy in Rhos, but football in the village dates back to 1877.  Then a side known as Llanechrugog Hall were beaten one nil by a Wrexham Civil Service side which contained several Welsh Internationals of that time.
   Since that time several different clubs bearing such colourful names as Rhos Olympic, Rhos Early Closes, Rhos Rangers, Rhos Church and Rhos Albino have borne the name.
   In 1898 Rhos Eagle Wanderers won the Welsh Amateur Cup with a 6-1 defeat of Shrewsbury Tobacconist Singleton and Coles at Chirk. Forward to 1912 and another Amateur Cup success, this time against local rivals Summerhill at The Wrexham Racecourse ground. Ten years later in 1922 Rhos secured the double of Welsh League (North) championship and league cup. Llannerch Colts repeated the league and cup double several years later.
   After the war the current club came into being and in 1958 a merger with Ponciau Aelwyd, the newly formed club won the Barritt Cup in 1986.  In 1992 Rhos Aelwyd joined the newly formed Cymru Alliance but five years later were relegated to The Welsh National League.  In 2007 long serving manager Tony Williams stepped down to be replaced by former Crewe professional Steve Walters and in April 2008 Rhos Aelwyd were able to celebrate as The FA Trophy (formerly the Intermediate Cup) was captured at Plaskynaston with the defeat of local rivals Llangollen.
   At the end of the 2009-10 season, with Welsh football in the throes of a far reaching restructuring, Rhos won the Welsh National League and were promoted to the Cymru Alliance and a place in the second tier. Under the guidance of manager Steve Walters Rhos achieved a creditable fourth placed finish at their first attempt.




 
 
Rhos Aelwyd Playing Record 1991-2011
 
Season
Competition
Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
1991-92
Welsh National League Premier Division 11th
26
7
6
13
36
43
27
2
1992-93
Cymru Alliance 10th
28
7
6
15
37
37
27
3
1993-94
Cymru Alliance 17th
34
6
6
22
30
81
24
4
1994-95
Cymru Alliance 14th
34
9
7
18
45
72
34
5
1995-96
Cymru Alliance 13th
35
10
5
20
47
74
35
6
1996-97
Cymru Alliance
18th
34
7
3
24
42
91
24
7
1997-98
Welsh National League Premier Division 10th
24
7
4
13
38
64
25
8
1998-99
Welsh National League Premier Division 8th
28
11
6
11
51
47
39
9
1999-00
Welsh National League Premier Division 12th
30
9
8
13
43
59
35
10
2000-01
Welsh National League Premier Division 7th
30
14
5
11
70
58
47
11
2001-02
Welsh National League Premier Division 10th
28
7
5
16
37
49
26
12
2002-03
Welsh National League Premier Division 6th
30
18
1
11
70
52
55
13
2003-04
Welsh National League Premier Division 7th 26
12
3
11
44
46
39
14
2004-05
Welsh National League Premier Division 4th
30
16
6
8
75
44
54
15
2005-06
Welsh National League Premier Division 1st
32
21
7
4
98
51
70
16
2006-07
Welsh National League Premier Division 7th
30
11
7
12
65
60
40
17
2007-08
Welsh National League Premier Division 3rd
30
20
5
5
116
47
65
18
2008-09
Welsh National League Premier Division
1st
28
18
6
4
77
36
60
19
2009-10
Welsh National League Premier Division 3rd
26
18
6
2
90
38
60
20
2010-11
Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance
4th
30
15
6
9
68
64
51

 
 
Manager: Aled Rowlands
  Aled stepped into the gap left by departing manager Steve Walters at the end of the 2010-11 season.
  A well known player in the south Wrexham area Aled made 300 Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids - after one for Holywell - before taking over at Ponciau Banks.
  Walters will prove a hard act to follow so this should be a tough test for an experienced player relatively fresh to management.


Rhos Aelwyd Team Line ups from August 2011

at Porthmadog on 20 August 2011
at

Gareth Rowlands
1

1

2
Danny Evans
2

2

3
Ricky Wright
3

3

4
Kevin Fitzsimmons
4

4

5
Andy Torrence
5

5

6
Tom Davies
6

6

7
Steve Powell
7

7

8
Matty Holmes
8

8

9
Aaron Edwards
9

9

10
Barry Torrence
10

10

11
Jamie Jones
11

11

12
Ryan Billington
12

12

14
Khoz Jones
14

14

15
Aled Rowlands
15



16
Danny Trow
16



17
Jordan Smith
17





    UPDATED MARCH 2012


Rhos Aelwyd
Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2011-12
Gary Harris
Hugely experienced goalkeeper who lives in the Wrexham area, previously clubs include Ruthin Town and Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  28-12-1974)
Dan Evans
A right fullback Dan first played for Rhos several seasons ago before moving to Penycae and Acrefair Youth. Rejoined the club in October 2009.
(Dob:  10-10-1989)
Ricky Wright
A left footed defender or midfielder Ricky moved to Rhos after four seasons with Cefn Druids in which he made fifty odd Welsh Premier appearances.
(Dob:  18-03-1982)
Dan Gibbon
A very promising young defender Dan joined Rhos Aelwyd having progessed through the The Cefn Druids academy system.
(Dob:  20-04-1994)
Aled Rowlands
A well known player in the south Wrexham area Aled made 300 Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids - after one for Holywell - before taking over as manager at Ponciau Banks. Arguably the outstanding defender in the area for over a decade he began his playing career with Rhos who he left in 1993. One of Aled's greatest accomplishments must be playing for Wales Under 18's against Scotland, Switzerland, Northern Ireland and Austria.
(Dob:  12-07-1971)
Dan Jones
Right footed defender Dan joined Rhos from local rivals Cefn Druids where he was Reserve Team Player of the Year 2009/10. Also played for Brickfield Rangers.
(Dob:  12-08-1989)
Tom Davies
A former student at UWIC centreback Tom has also played for FC Cefn, Lex X1 and Inter Cardiff during his student days.
(Dob:  03-11-1981)
Steve Powell
  
  
  
A highly rated young midfielder, Steve joined Rhos during the summer of 2009 from Wrexham area junior side Borras Park Albion where he had progressed through the youth system. Steve spent a week on trial with Crewe Alexandra prior to the start of the 2011-12 season.
(Dob:  02-05-1988)
Kevin Fitzsimmons
A striker or attack minded midfielder Birkenhead born Kevin has a Degree in Sports Science from Edgehill and has previously played for Airbus UK, Ashton Town and Vauxhall Motors.
(Dob:  28-11-1987)
Mike Pugh
A promising midfielder who had youth experience with Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra.  Joined Rhos Aelwyd from Penycae in October 2011
(Dob:  26-11-1989)
Jamie Jones
An attack minded left footed midfielder Jamie has previously played in the Welsh National League for Acrefair Youths and Gresford Athletic.
(Dob:  26-02-1990)
Khos Hemtinafar
Iranian born midfielder Khos joined Rhos during the summer of 2010 having previously played for Lex X1, Cefn Druids and Shropshire side Whitchurch Alport. He made fifteen Welsh Premier appearances for The Ancients, mainly from the bench.
(Dob:   23-03-1989)
Dan Trow
Right winger Dan joine Rhos in August 2011 from local junior side Borras Park Albion.
(Dob: 17-02-1988)
Matty Holmes
  
  
  
Matt was been the leading goalscorer in the Welsh National League for the past three seasons whilst with Rhos Aelwyd.  Joined Llangollen during the summer of 2009 eager to prove himself at this higher level and returned to Rhos in 2010 to take up the challenge with his former club.
(Dob: 29-06-1983)
Aaron Edwards
A clever, ball playing inside forward who rejoined Rhos after a season with local rivals Cefn Druids, has previously played for Lex X1.
(Dob: 18-05-1990)





Rhos Aelwyd
Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2010-11
Gavin Pearce (GK)
Goalkeeper who has previously played for Lex and Corwen Amateurs, alongside a couple of Welsh Premier outings for Porthmadog.
(Dob:   06-06-1973)
Ricky Wright
A left footed defender Ricky joined Rhos from Cefn Druids where he gained Welsh Premier experience.
(Dob:  18-03-1982)
Shaun Barlow
An experienced defender signed from nearby Penycae in August 2010.
(Dob:  24-11-1981)
Mike Parry
Centreback who had Welsh Premier experience with Caernarfon Town before moving to Glantraeth during the 2005-06 when the Islanders won the Cymru Alliance league.  Mike signed for Rhos in July 2010.
(Dob:  16-01-1982)
Ben Powell
A midfielder who hails from Ellesmere Port, previously with Capenhurst Villa, Ben joined Mynydd Isa from CA rivals Llandudno during the summer of 2007 and then Gresford two years later.  Joined Rhos from Llangollen during the summer of 2010.
(Dob:  25-02-1990)
Dave MacIntyre
Utility player who can play in attack or defence, Dave signed from Castell Alun Colts but previously played for Gretna.
Tom Davies
Tom returned to football after overcoming a serious knee injury, having previously made a handful of Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids.
(Dob:  03-11-1981)
Aled Rowlands
After being recognised as Cefn Druids longest serving player and club captain Aled returned to Rhos after seventeen years with the Plaskynaston side. One of Aled's greatest accomplishments must be playing for Wales Under 18's against Scotland, Switzerland, Northern Ireland and Austria.
(Dob:  12-07-1971)
Wayne Phillips
Vastly experienced defender who made 267 English Football League appearances, 22 for Stockport County and the remainder for Wrexham FC.  Joined Cefn Druids from Caernarfon Town in September 2006 and went on to manage The Ancients. Moved to Rhos during the summer of 2010.
A Wales B International.

(Dob:  15-12-1970)
Stuart Tunnicliffe
A midfielder who joined the club two years ago from Penyffordd set to return in 2010-11 after serious injury.
Nathan Pugh
Midfielder Nathan joined Caernarfon from Cymru Alliance rivals Gresford Athletic in January 2010. A skilful midfielder Nathan is the latest product of the prolific Gresford youth system.
(Dob:  24-10-1989)
Steve Powell
A highly rated young midfielder, Steve joined Rhos during the summer of 2009 from Wrexham area junior side Borras Park Albion where he had progressed through the youth system.
Aaron Edwards
A tough tackling midfielder who has previous Cymru Alliance experience with Llangollen Town and Lex X1.
(Dob:  18-05-1990)
Khos Hematinafar
Iranian born midfielder Khos joined Rhos during the summer of 2010 having previously played for Lex X1, Cefn Druids and Shropshire side Whitchurch Alport. He made fifteen Welsh Premier appearances for The Ancients, mainly from the bench.
(Dob:   23-03-1989)
Barry Torrance
An attack minded midfielder, Barry joined Rhos during the summer of 2010 after scoring 35 goals during the 200910 season for Borras Park.
Ben Jones
  
  
A Hawarden based striker who began his career on the Wrexham FC academy, gained Welsh Premier experience with Cefn Druids. Joined Rhos during the summer of 2008.
(Dob: 05-09-1986)
Josh Russell
A pacey young striker who has Cymru Alliance experience with Gresford and made more than a dozen Welsh Premier appearances for Cefn Druids during the 2009-10 season. Joined Rhos in August 2010.
(Dob:  15-11-1990)
Mike Burke
A goalscoring striker Mike moved into Welsh football when he joined Bangor City from Ashville Youth during the 2005-06 season. Mike has also played in the Unibond League for Colwyn Bay.
(Dob:  29-07-1988)
Matty Holmes
Matt was been the leading goalscorer in the Welsh National League for the past three seasons whilst with Rhos Aelwyd.  Joined Llangollen during the summer of 2009 eager to prove himself at this higher level and returned to Rhos in 2010 to take up the challenge with his former club.
(Dob: 29-06-1983)
Jon Rush
A tall mobile striker, John joined Cefn Druids from Rangers Brakes FC during the January 2009 transfer window and moved to Rhos Aelwyd in July 2010.  He is the son of former Welsh international Ian Rush.
(Dob:  13-06-1989)