Unstoppable Rise: Pontnewynydd AFC’s Journey to Gwent Central League Glory”

In the annals of Gwent Central League Division One history, few stories rival the meteoric ascent of Pontnewynydd AFC. Established in 2018, they were always a formidable presence but often hovered just below the summit, until the 2023/24 season when they etched their name into the league’s folklore as the undefeated champions.

Pontnewynydd AFC


This wasn’t merely a triumph of skill but a testament to resilience and teamwork. Pontnewynydd AFC embarked on the season with a squad predominantly comprised of homegrown talents, embodying the spirit of the club. Faced with the departure of key players, they embraced the challenge of rebuilding, promoting several reserves to the first team.



The season’s narrative began on a note of adversity, as they faced Mardy AFC’s battle-hardened reserve team on September 2nd, 2023. Despite conceding early, Pontnewynydd displayed their fighting spirit, orchestrating a stunning comeback to clinch a 5-3 victory. This set the tone for what would be a remarkable campaign.

Week after week, Pontnewynydd AFC’s victories piled up, each match a testament to their growing prowess:

Pontnewynydd AFC champions of gwent central league division one 2023/24


Their unbeaten run was a testament to their defensive solidity, conceding a mere 17 goals across the season. Offensively, they were a force to be reckoned with, averaging 2.56 goals per game, showcasing their attacking prowess and tactical acumen.


At the outset of the season, Pontnewynydd AFC defied the odds stacked against them. Listed at 8/1 by Dragonbet, they were considered outsiders in the title race, with favourites like.

Fairfield United (7/20),

Tranch FC (5/2),

and Race AFC (5/1)

commanding the attention of pundits and fans alike. However, Pontnewynydd AFC surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts to emerge as the undisputed champions of Gwent Central League Division One.

Their journey epitomizes the essence of sportsmanship, dedication, and perseverance. As they bask in the glory of their triumph, their story serves as an inspiration to aspiring footballers and a testament to the power of teamwork and determination in the pursuit of greatness.

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