Lily White's Club Guide

Rhayader Town

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Nickname: 'The Thin Blue Line' ??


Rhayader Town AFC
The Weirglodd


Tel: 01597-810067 (Ground)
Tel: 01597-811021 (Secretary)

Web Site:

Ground View

Main Stand

Rhayader's main stand is one of the smallest in the league. 
The changing rooms are located beneath the seats.

'Bill the Coal' Stand

The "Bill the Coal Stand" has been adapted into an all-seater
but suffers from being too far away from the action.

Programme Guide (1999/2000):

Price: £1
No. Pages: 76!

Lily's opinion:

Rhayader's programme weighs in at one of the heaviest in the league and there's no wonder when you see the amount of reading material inside. As well as the editorial and match reports they reproduce the league's weekly newsletter verbatim. Some of the contents and language seem more suited to a fanzine than an official organ of the club but this is a matchday magazine that is improving every year. Just one thing puzzles me is why the footballer's kit on the cover bears no resemblance at all to the kit they use in the game?

Programme Cover


Lily's Jottings
Rhyl first visited Rhayader in the Cymru Alliance days and the supporters soon took a liking to the new scenary with a stroll around the town. The town itself is very sleepy with plenty of welcoming 'olde-worlde' pubs -  although Lily did incur the wrath of the Lamb & Flag's landlady a few years ago by parking in her car park whilst buying some chips in the nearby Fish and Chips shop. The tea shop with old oak-lined walls in the centre of town is also a good spot for something to eat at a reasonable price.

The ground itself is accessed from a narrow road on the left as you leave Rhayader heading towards the Elan Valley. These days it's signposted which makes it far easier to spot. Situated in a basin at the bottom of town, the Weirglodd is one of the most scenic venues for football in the League of Wales.

They have a nice club-house on site with a plenty of old team photographs and memorabilia adorning the walls for the nostalgia buff. The ladies in the canteen do a fine job and serve up one of the best value Jumbo 'Hot Dog' sausages in the league. Be quick though because Lily was too late on her last visit and missed out!!

This is one of the most popular trips of the season, not least because we always seem to do well there. Miss it and you miss out!


Lily's 'Match Experience' Rating = 9/10


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