Cardiff Corinthians Association Football Club Records

Scope and Content

Committee and AGM minutes 1898-1905, 1966-1995; programmes 1985, 1994-2004; press cuttings 1985-2005; register of members 1948-1952; results and lists of players 1951-1953; handbooks 1952-1953; accounts 1945-1994; photographs 1897-c1970; history of club c2000; specification for reconstruction of pitch 1949; plan of stand at Radyr Athletic Club 1985; correspondence 1955-1992

Administrative / Biographical History

Cardiff Corinthians AFC was started in 1898 as an offshoot of the Alpha Cricket Club as a means of keeping company during winter. The club became recognised as one of the most famous and respected amateur clubs in Wales, and was a founder member of the Welsh League and the South Wales Amateur League. Early games were held in Sophia Gardens. In 1904 the club joined the Rhymney Valley League and took part in the Welsh Amateur Cup soon afterwards and the English FA Amateur Cup in 1911 setting a precedent for its entry into the Welsh Cup and English FA Cup. In 1921 the club joined the English Western League, switching to the Welsh League in 1924. The club had several grounds including Corinthian Park in Rhiwbina, Pengam Farm up to 1937, Cae Syr Dafydd in Canton c.1945-c.1968, and Llandaff Fields, but in 1973 it joined with Radyr Cricket Club to form a parent club Radyr Athletic Club at Riverside Ground (though Cardiff Corinthians and RCC maintained their separate identity). Previously CCAFC had been based successively at various grounds including Corinthian Park, Rhiwbina. The club has achieved notable sporting success including the winning of the Welsh Amateur Cup on six occasions.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by James Dunleavy, son of the club's late chairman, Michael Dunleavy, in December 2010

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Morgan for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


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