Kingfishers Dare to Dream
24th March 2013
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Monmouth Town’s Kingfishers are setting their sights on Welsh League glory as they prepare for 12 games in 40 days in which they hope to write their name in Welsh football history books. Town are lying in third place just five points off the pace but with three games in hand on leaders Taffs well who visit Monmouth in the Town’s last home game on April 30th in what could be a title decider. Between now and then they have to visit current champions Cambrian and Clydach on Saturday, returning home on Easter Monday hosting bottom but one Tata Steel (Sportsground 2.30pm) hoping to be back on top of the table before a ten game run which could see them crowned Welsh League champions and claim their third top spot  – unprecedented in Welsh League Football.


Despite not playing again this weekend the title challenge was done no harm as second placed Haverfordwest lost at home against lowly Goytre United who town face tonight (Wednesday) in the first of their twelve encounters in a hectic six weeks ending on 4th May against seven times champions Ton Pentre.


For the Kingfishers, sponsored by Best of Monmouth and WyeMedia it will be the culmination of just short of a decade since they were relegated to the bottom tier of senior football before Andrew Smith’s return galvanised the club into remarkable 8 season run in which they have claimed five promotions  and three league titles. But promotion to the Welsh Premier League and a chance of a tilt at European competition has been ruled out – for now at least- as Town’s facilities do not meet the ground criteria for the top level.  Town Chairman Lee Robson explained “We’re in the same boat as almost all of the other Division One clubs so it won’t take any shine off anything we have achieved as far as I’m concerned. We’ve come a long way in a short amount of time but of course we hope to one day soon have a piece of land that will allow us entry into the top flight of Welsh football. The Town is good enough on the pitch – we just have to rise to the challenge off it.”


In an effort to raise funds for the title challenge and beyond the Kingfishers have launched their innovative sponsorship scheme offering a single price Vice Presidents deal for just £10 per month with businesses (and supporters)  entered into prize draws for the chance to land bigger exposure on shirt sponsorship, the huge youth tournament held in town and other offers in addition to inclusion in the award winning match day programme and new website designed and built by WyeMedia. Mr Robson continued “Our 1876 Kingfishers Club named after the year we were formed and of course our nickname is a brand new venture. We want local businesses to support us at just £10 per month and have the chance to be match sponsors, shirt sponsors for no extra cost. If we can get 100 local businesses joining on a ‘pay as you go’ basis it will certainly help in the long run. We are a not for profit club so all funds from whatever source go back into football and our facilities, building a legacy for the future and keeping the Town on the map! “  


If you are interested please call Lee on 07967 479 484 or visit the Kingfisher’s website

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Lee R

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Hi I'm The Chairman of Monmouth Town Footabll Club. We are currently challenging for the Welsh League title - ranked in the top 20 clubs in Wales. We are proud to do our bit to make Monmouth the best of...

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