Boss’s awe­some four­some

Llanelli Star - - LOCAL SOCCER -

THE ma­jor­ity of foot­ball man­agers would be de­lighted to lift a tro­phy in their first sea­son, but Gwyn­for Edwards has ex­ceeded all ex­pec­ta­tions in cap­tur­ing no fewer than four in his first stint in charge of men’s and ladies’ teams in Ceredi­gion.

The 39-year-old, who has as­sisted in the Wales se­nior set-up and been on the coach­ing staff at Ban­gor City, Pon­tard­du­lais and Kid­welly, was ap­pointed head coach at Cost­cut­ter League Club Llandy­sul be­fore the start of the sea­son and also put in charge of Aberys­t­wyth Ladies.

Putting great em­pha­sis on youth, the new man at the helm gal­vanised the Teifi Val­ley club to mount a ti­tle chal­lenge – they even­tu­ally fin­ished fourth – and led them to vic­tory in the Cost­cut­ter League Cup and Cardi­gan Bay Cup as well as reach­ing the fi­nal of Cw­pan Coffa Dai Dy­namo Davies.

It was also suc­cess all the way for the ladies as Aberys­t­wyth lifted the league ti­tle and cap­tured the Cen­tral Wales Cup.

The am­i­ca­ble coach, who lives in Llanelli, said: “I hon­estly be­lieve that the young lo­cal players at the club could trans­form Llandy­sul into one of the best around at this level for the next five years.”

Gwyn­for Edwards.

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