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26 March 2013

Tynygongl Juniors visit Boundary Park


Oldham Athletic Community Trust welcomed Tynygongl Juniors to Boundary Park for the recent home npower League One game against AFC Bournemouth.


Tynygongl Juniors were formed 20 years ago and now boasts eight teams, ranging from under-sevens to 16's.

They are a very small village club which is based in Anglesey and a Welsh FA Silver Accredited club which contains 16 qualified coaches.

Tynygongl Juniors also run a Football in the Community scheme which sees them coach in three local schools.


The under-10's were invited to play in the McDonalds Football Festival at Wembley Stadium in 2011. The team played on the hallowed turf where we met Sir Geoff Hurst and many other ex-stars.

It was an experience of a lifetime to represent Wales against 16 other clubs from various parts of the United Kingdom.


Club Chairman Bill Abott said: "The club places a big emphasis on developing players and making sure all children are offered the chance to play football rather than winning trophies.

"It's a case of development over winning at all costs. I would like to thank everyone at Oldham Athletic for a wonderful afternoon and the lads enjoyed the opportunity to go on to the pitch at half-time."

The youngsters from Tyngongl Juniors are pictured on the pitch at Boundary Park during the half-time interval at the Bournemouth game.


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