Goytre United - History
 
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In the spring of 1963 a new era began for the footballing village of Goytre. A tin box holding what funds the club had was handed to new football secretary Boris Suhanski. Boris was a 37 years old football lover and was keen to re-establish Goytre as a football village. Together with fellow founder members John H Tobin and David G Evans the journey began. Utilising these funds Goytre United Football Club was reborn. Times were hard for the village football club during the sixties and early seventies but patience and commitment from a hard working committee started to pay dividends. The Club were members of the Port Talbot and District Football League but were promoted to the South Wales Amateur League in the late sixties. After a successful opening spell things became more difficult and the Club was eventually relegated back into the Port Talbot League in the late seventies.

This was a set back to all concerned at our Club, but the Club had to take stock and a re-building process took place. Part of that re-building process took place in 1982 when the Goytre United AFC Social Club opened its doors. The Social Club went from strength to strength, our hard working committee acted as staff on a voluntary basis to serve the community and is still being run in this way today. Countless hours are being spent behind the bar serving, with all funds being made to help the cause of our village football team. Also without the continuous support of our club members and locals our efforts would have been wasted. Various fund raising schemes were set up such as raffles, totes etc. Which have all contributed to the cause. 

A period of ten years passed when we competed in the Port Talbot and District League, during this time the Club grew in stature on and off the field and in 1988 was re-elected back into the South Wales Amateur League. In the 1989/90 season the Club secured promotion into the First Division of the South Wales Amateur League. Also in this year our 350 all seating grandstand was built which is a proud result of all the hard work and commitment over the years. Now called the Boris Suhanski Stand it is a great tribute to the man himself.

History was made in the 1990/91 season when we were promoted into the Welsh Football League and on the 24th August 1991 we played our first match against Milford United. Since our elevation into the Welsh League steady improvements have been made both on and off the pitch and in the millennium we erected our floodlighting. Our ground at Glenhafod Park Stadium is now the envy of most and is a symbol of what may be achieved when people pull together. In the 2003/2004 season the Club ended the season in the runners up spot in division one and just missed out on promotion to the Welsh Premiership behind eventual champions Llanelli. In the 2004/2005 season our club won the prestigious League Challenge Cup sponsored by Shamrock Travel for the first time at Ton Pentre. Promotion to the Welsh Premiership is the Clubs ambition and with the progress we are making this is not too far away. Further history was made in the 2005/06 season when the club lifted the prestigious Welsh League First Division Championship, only losing three games in the process throughout the whole season. An excellent achievement by our club. Further history was made by the club in the 2007/08 season when we won the MacWhirter Welsh league Division One Championship and the Nathaniel League Cup. We are the only club to achieve the League and Cup Double in our area. In the 2008/09 season the club continued its consistency by finishing Runners Up in Division One. Further celebration followed in the 2009/10 season when we lifted the MacWhirter Welsh league Championship for a third time.

Once the 2011 season drew to an end, further investment was made and our floodlighting was upgraded to 500 lux which brings them up to Welsh Premier standard. Continual improvements are being made year after year on and off the pitch which is the catalyst for the clubs stability and success. In 2015 Glenhafod Park Stadium was chosen as a training venue for the Sweden under 19s Womens International team.
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Goytre United
Glenhafod Park Stadium
Goytre, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
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