Date: Thu 15 Nov 2012

Port Talbot Praised for hosting Victory Shield

Thursday, November 1, 2012: Wales' Daniel James in action against England during the Under-16's Victory Shield match at Victoria Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thursday, November 1, 2012: Wales' Daniel James in action against England during the Under-16's Victory Shield match at Victoria Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Port Talbot Town have been praised by The Welsh Football Trust (WFT) following their hosting of the under 16 Sky Sports Victory Shield International against England earlier this month.

Despite horrific weather during the match, which included a hailstorm, the pitch remained in good condition for the duration of the game, which saw Osian Roberts' young Dragons lose 1-0.

The WFT's Chief Executive Neil Ward wrote to Port Talbot Chairman Andrew Edwards and said; "Please pass on my sincere thanks to all concerned at Port Talbot Town FC for their fantastic support in hosting the International against England.

"Even though the result did not go in Wales' favour, the event was a great success and this was due in no small measure to the efforts of the club.

It was very pleasing to see a crowd of over 1,000 turn out to support the game, testament to the club's advanced planning and marketing of the match."


"It was very pleasing to see a crowd of over 1,000 turn out to support the game, testament to the club's advanced planning and marketing of the match."

Amongst the spectators at the GenQuip Stadium that evening were Wales Manager Chris Coleman, Youth Teams Manager Geraint Williams, Wales star Craig Bellamy and England's Technical Director Trevor Brooking.