Lily White's Club Guide


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Nickname: 'The Dragons'


Jenner Park, Barry Road, BARRY
Vale of Glamorgan CF62 9BG

Tel: 01446 735858
Fax: 01446 701884


Ground View

Valleta fans enjoy their trip to Jenner Park in 1999!

Supporters of Maltese side Valletta enjoy their Champions League trip to Jenner Park in 1999.


Programme Guide (2000/2001):

Price: £1.00
No. Pages: 28

Lily's opinion:

Barry's programme weighs in as one of the lightest in the league, but is certainly well presented with plenty to read. Past issues have tended to be 'overly' historical but this year's issue has more up -to-date features, including an article from manager Peter Nicholas and a player profile. The gloss and colour of the European issues is a far cry from this monochrome league issue but it still sits very nicely in the collection. 

Programme Cover


Lily's Jottings
Trips to Jenner Park have become synonymous with European games over the last few years, and the club are to be complimented on being able to host these prestigious games at their own stadium.

Lily first visited the ground in the 93/4 season when Barry played Rhyl in the FAW Trophy. There have been many changes to the ground since then, with a fantastic clubhouse and corporate facility built behind one of the goals, and a brand new stand almost mirroring the existing one opposite.

This is one of the few grounds were it is bearable to watch a game from the other side of a running track, and there's usually plenty of banter to be had with outspoken locals who dispute any decision that goes against their own team!

The town of Barry has very little to offer the travelling fan for shopping, etc. There are a few traditional pubs and a takeaway within walking distance of the ground but nothing worth writing home about. Being located in one of the most built-up areas in the league, it can sometimes be tricky finding the ground - it took Lily seven attempts before finally being able to use the same route on consecutive occasions!

A pleasant enough "away day", but such a shame that 'bread and butter' league games do not generate anywhere near the level of interest or atmosphere of European ties.



Lily's 'Match Experience' Rating = 7/10


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