Grange Albion Football Club

                  CLUB HISTORY

* The history of the Grange Albion club goes back as far as 1907 when the baseball team was formed.  However, it wasn't until 1942 that the football team was formed when local Grangetown team Stockland Rovers, who had been a formidable junior team in the 1930's, merged with players of the Grange Albion baseball team to form Grange Albion AFC.

* Since 1942, Grange Albion has been a long standing and leading team in the Cardiff and District League and the South Wales Senior League since its inception in 1992.  During the 1950's, we also spent time in the South Wales Amateur League having gained promtion from the local Cardiff and District League.

* The 1946/47 season saw the club finish as undefeated winners of the 1st Division of the Cardiff & District League and Lord Ninian Stuart Cup winners. 

* In 1949/50, Grange Albion became the first Cardiff and District team to win the South Wales and Monmouthshire FA Amateur Cup and have gone on to win this cup on two further occasions - in 87/88 and 2000/01 seasons.

* In 1987, Grange Albion hosted TSV Birkach of Stuttgart as part of Cardiff City Council's twin town initiative.  The following year, Grange Albion paid a return visit to Stuttgart and many friendships were formed.

* The 1987/88 season was one of the most successful in the club's history in winning both the Cardiff & District Premier Division and the SWFA Intermediate Cup and losing finalists in the Lord Ninian Stuart Cup.  Grange Albion then went on to retain the Premier Division title in 1988/89.  The 1989/90 season brought further success with another appearance in the SWFA Intermediate Cup Final and the Reserve Team winning both the Cardiff & District 1st Division title and the Greyhound Cup.

* In 1990/91, Grange Albion joined the newly established South Wales Senior League and in that first season won the League's CW Bruty Cup with a 4-1 win over Tredomen Athletic at Somerton Park, Newport (see pictures below).  The Club have gone on to win the CW Bruty Cup on two further occasions - in 1995 (against Caerau Ely) and in 2011 (against Cogan Coronation).

* The 1997 season saw the Club open brand new changing facilities at their Coronation Park ground in Sloper Road, Cardiff.  

* Over the years, a number of former Grange Albion players have gone on to make their mark in the professional ranks including full Welsh internationals Fred Stansfield, Graham Verncombe, David Giles and Melvyn Rees.

* The following are pages from the programmes of some of our more prominent and memorable games:

Hertford Town v Grange Albion - April 9th, 1955:

Kingstonian FC v Grange Albion - 28th March, 1959:

Wealdstone v Grange Albion - April 1956:

Grange Albion v Tredomen - 16th May, 1992:

Porthcawl Town v Grange Albion - 3rd May 1990:

Grange Albion v Rhyl - January 8th, 1993: 

Season 91/92 - Results to February 1992:

             1988 South Wales Echo Articles

   Bruty Cup Final 1991 (at Somerton Park, Newport)

    Kenny Doolan and Neil Dimond celebrate the win

      Mac Purchase with trophy but minus his shirt!!