Barry Athletic FC

Name of club?

Barry Athletic Football Club

Established?

The club was formed in 1946 as Cadoxton Albion. In 1973, Cadoxton Albion captain and ex Barry Boys headmaster, the late Billy Webber, arranged for the Albion to play their home games at the cricket ground on Barry Island. On 11th July 1975 it was agreed that the Albion would change names to Barry Athletic to tie in with the Athletic’s cricket, bowls and tennis teams.
How many teams do you have?

The club currently run’s 2 men’s teams, Under 16’s, Under 15’s, Under 11’s, Under 9’s,Under 8’s, Under 7’s, Under 6’s and Under 5’s.

Tell us about the club?

The club was formed after the second world war. A meeting was held at the Royal Hotel after local men decided they wanted to form a team. The team, led by the late Billy Wall, won the league and cup in their first season. The current committee are extremely proud to continue the legacy left by it’s original founders.

Where do you play?

At the Barry Athletic Club, it’s in a great location in between Barry Island beach and the Old Harbour. The club also has lawn bowls, tennis, cricket and a brass band!

Greatest achievement?

It’s hard to pick one out, we have won the Vale of Glamorgan Premier League on 13 occasions so that stands out, also winning the Lord Ninian Stuart Cup 4 times. Playing the South Wales Intermediate Cup Final at Ninian Park in 1991/92 was a superb occasion. Winning the South Wales Amateur League in 1967/68 was probably our highest accolade.

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