Lily White's Club Guide

Port Talbot Athletic

Club Emblem
Nickname: 'The Steelmen'


Victoria Road,

Tel: 01639 882465
Fax: 01639 886991

Web Site:

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Ground View

Main Stand in October 2000 prior to match v Rhyl

The Main Stand at Victoria Road in October 2000


Programme Guide (2000/2001):

Price: £1.00
No. Pages: 68

Lily's opinion:

Athletic's programme has come on in leaps and bounds since their Welsh League days, and now weighs in as the heaviest production in the league. The full colour cover features a nice picture of the newly seated stand along with the details of the fixture. The advertising pages are printed on glossy paper whilst the 'content ' pages are photocopied mono.

Font size tends to be on the big size with the league table filling a whole page, but there is plenty of reading along with club news and views. A good value issue and one which looks likely to improve as time goes by.

Programme Cover


Lily's Jottings
Having once watched a Welsh League game at Victoria Road, when a match at nearby Lido was called off, Lily is able to comment on the transition of the club's ground to National League status with some authority.

Sitting in the heart of residential Port Talbot, the pitch sits in something of a basin with only two sides actually on the same level as the pitch. The other two, one behind the goal and the other opposite the main stand are elevated and offer probably the highest view of the game at any club in the LoW.

The club's social club sits on the bank behind one of the goals and this is well patronised, although many do not bother to watch the local football. LoW rules require that the club must lock the gate leading to the ground from the clubhouse, and this means a short detour outside the ground and then back in to get a drink.

Although there is no sheltered accommodation other than the main stand, a visit to Port Talbot does give you the rare opportunity of watching the game (with a good view too!) from the comfort of your own vehicle in the car park that overlooks the pitch.

Not one of the most scenic grounds in the league, but a pleasant experience nonetheless.


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


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