Cambrian & Clydach Vale change name to Cambrian United

JD Cymru South club Cambrian & Clydach Vale will now become known as Cambrian United ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The new identity sees a return to the name that the club were founded as in 1965, before they merged with Clydach Vale Boys and Girls Club in 2002.

The club have announced the name change on the 59th anniversary of the Cambrian Colliery disaster, when an explosion tragically claimed the lives of 31 local men.

A full statement from the club reads:

“Returning to our roots doesn’t mean going backward; it’s about embracing where we come from while moving forward.

“Our journey has been one of growth, innovation, and progress. Today, we celebrate 59 years of achievements that have shaped who we are. But through it all, our essence remains unchanged.

“Established in 1965 in the heart of Rhondda, as Cambrian United, we proudly return to our roots, shedding light on a rich history. A number of name changes and merges; Sky Blues, Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC to name just two, we’re thrilled to reclaim our identity.

“With over 350 players and a tier two academy, our footprint extends to prestigious tournaments. Our men’s first team shines in the Cymru South, achieving a top four finish this year, alongside a thriving disability team.

“In 2023, our commitment to inclusivity birthed our unbeaten women’s team. By 2024, we’ll welcome the Hotsteppers walking football team. We’re making waves.

“As we reflect on our history, we’re reminded of the values that have guided us: unity, resilience, community and a commitment to excellence. Join us as we redefine football in the Rhondda and pave the way for a new era of excellence.”

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