The Barry Woodvilles AFC

This picture of the Barry Woodvilles was featured in the  Evening Express  in December 1910

The Barry Woodvilles AFC were a Barry team that appear to have begun life playing in the Cardiff & District League 4th Division for the 1910-11 season.

A typical Woodvilles line-up would be:

Goal – W.Andrews; backs – T.Hunt, and T.English; half-backs – M.Pratt, J.Evans and H.E.Gale; forwards – L.Evans, H.Morris, W.Powell, F.Leay, and W.Gardiner

The club were still going in the immediate pre-Great War years, and was also of the clubs involved in the inaugural season of the ASRS Cup Competition of 1911-12, losing to eventual winners Barry Island AFC, in a 2nd Round replay in early 1912.

The line-ups often featured a W.Gardiner, and it is quite possible that this is the same W.H.Gardiner who later became the Secretary of the Barry & District Association Football League.