Cwmaman Institute FC currently have senior sides in Division 3 of the MacWhirter Welsh League and Premier Division of The Heatwise Aberdare League. We also run several junior sides including Mini-Football (Under 9’s and 11s), Under 12s, 14s, 16s and Youth.
Founded in 1965 as Ivy Bush FC, the early days were very successful for the club. They succeeded in winning several cups and the Aberdare Valley League in 1968-69. The club started to grow in the 1970’s with the formation of junior teams. In 1976 it was decided to change the name of the club to FC Cwmaman. After this name change the club really started to take off with the building of new facilities on the site of the old colliery and club started to reap the benefits with a period of success. After winning the Aberdare League three years in succession they applied to enter the South Wales Amateur League only to be turned down on a number of occasions. This however all changed in 1983 when the club was finally admitted to the second division of the Amateur League. The season of 1984/85 saw the club win the Second division of the league and promotion to the first division, only to be relegated the following season. In the 2006 – 2007 Season the Club won the South Wales Amateur League and the resulting play-off against Sully Sports to gain promotion to the Welsh League 3rd Division finishing in a creditable 5th place in the first season. In Junior Football the Under 16s won their Division and League Cup while the Under 12s came Runners-Up in both their tournaments.
Over the last 20 years the club has been witness to many ups and downs, and in 1999 it was time for a change of name again to secure the future of football in Cwmaman. It was decided that the club was to move to a new base, the Cwmaman Public Hall and Institute and was duly renamed Cwmaman Institute FC. We are looking forward to a bright future, and will now as always look to build on our successful youth policy of developing our younger players with the hope of seeing them represent the club in one of our senior sides.
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Cwmaman Institute FC are always striving for success both on and off the football field, and would like to say thank you to all the players and members that have helped the club live up to its motto.
“Egni a Lwydd – Effort will succeed”