Fleur-De-Lys AFC was established by Jason Needs in 2000 consisting of one mini football team with just a handful of players. Originally based at Trelyn Park the club moved to The Ynys, in 2002. With The Ynys being decommissioned, the club moved to its current home Old Bedwellty School in 2015.
Steadily but surely the club has grown with Mini and Junior teams and a Senior team providing football opportunities for over 100 boys, girls and adults; and has become a name synonymous with good football and fair play. Our aim is to continue with our progress in promoting grass roots football in the community in a responsible manner and in the right spirit. As members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wales, we provide our club members with the opportunity to take part in a variety of sporting activities (not just football), competitions and opportunities to compete at county and national level. We’re also affiliated to Gwent County FA, members of the Islwyn Junior League and North Gwent League and are an accredited club at standard level for Football Association of Wales Trust.
In addition to our regular games and coaching in the season the club is dedicated to developing the players skills and experience by entering football festivals and tournaments both locally and outside Wales. Across the age ranges our players have the opportunity to play against a variety of teams they don’t regularly play against. This has proved very successful and a great opportunity for the club to make new friends from near and far.
On our tour to Southport to celebrate the clubs 10th anniversary we were the club that made the biggest impression whether it was the playing or supporting. We won 2 Fair Play awards and stole the show on presentation night with all the 80+ plus tour party together wearing club shirts. More recently our teams have competed and made a big impression on and off the field on tours in England, Holland, Belgium and France, with teams winning or being runners up in their respective tournaments.
To ensure the continuous growth of the club, a dedicated committee and volunteering section has been established allowing the club to flourish both on and off the field. Of course we are always on the look out for willing volunteers and sponsors to help progress the club.
Below is a photo of the original team in 2000 wearing their new football kit, with thanks from TMS Greenwood Limited for their sponsorship helping the club get up and running. The initial kit colours comprised of a blue and white stripes before changing to current club colours of black and white striped kit. The other photo is celebrating our 10th year anniversary on tour at Southport in 2010.