Undy A.F.C. was formed in 1947 by Mr. Joe Champion, Mr. Lambert Bird, Mr. Harry Hodges and others. The changing facilities were in Undy Church Hall, using a tin bath for washing. Back then, the club colours were black and white.
Unfortunately in 1962 the club was disbanded, due to lack of support. During the period between 1947 and 1962 the Argus Shield was won three times.
1970 saw the reformation of the club, the driving force behind this, amongst others, were Mr. John King, Mr. Percy Pope, Mr Malcolm Pope, our president Mr. J.Smith, and the tote organiser Mr. Bob Scrivens, the tote keeping the club on a firm financial setting for more than 10 years. Our junior section was led by Mr. Bernard Smith, Mr. Alf Little and others.
From 1970 to 1981 Undy Football Club operated without any team managers, a selection committee picked the teams every week. The first manager taken on by the club, in 1981, was Mr. Dave Segal. New changing facilities were built on the playing fields in 1974, making the tin bath at the church hall redundant.
During the mid-eighties Undy United F.C. took over the management of the Playing Fields from Undy Playing Fields Association, changing our name from Undy United to Undy A.F.C.
In 1992, the football club poured its first pint of beer in its new clubhouse, by obtaining its licence to sell alcohol. 1996 saw the project to extend the clubhouse, providing us with new changing facilities, and more recently in 2005 the development of our new pitch. Our colours changed during this period to the Red that the whole club wears today.
Honours achieved by the club since being reformed include several East Gwent titles, including the Argus shield again. Having gained entry to the Gwent Count League, the Gwent County Motors Cup was won in 2004, and with a continual improvement of our first team, we became an established Gwent County Division one side and, with our excellent facilities, we began setting our sights on a place in the Welsh League. During this period our managers included Alan Lancaster, Wayne Jones and John Watkins. Also at this time, the club established itself as a major force in youth football, boasting one of the largest junior sections in South Wales and hosting widely acclaimed tournaments.
Finally, in season 2010/2011, under the management team of Mark Crook and Jason Davies, we finally fulfilled our ambition by being crowned Division one Champions and gaining promotion into the Welsh Football League. Our time in The Welsh League has been a successful one, with us winning the Third Division in our first season, and gaining promotion to Division two. Over the next three seasons, still under the guidance of Mark Crook, we came agonisingly close to gaining a further promotion, missing out by a single point in successive seasons.
However, in 2015/16, now under the management of Laurence Owen, with Mark Crook as Director of football, we achieved our objective, and gained promotion to the top tier of Welsh League football. Two excellent mid table finishes in the following seasons, under Laurence’s management, saw us start the 2018/19 season as an established first division side.
A new pitch and stand were installed ahead of the 2018/19 season, a major investment that showed the club's ambitions to improve off the pitch as well as on it. Today, that pitch is the envy of many in our region and is the result of a lot of hard work by a dedicated band of volunteer ground staff, which allows for all of our senior teams to play football on a decent surface. This includes our Women's team, who entered the league for the 1st time ever in 2023-24,and are now established as part of the senior football team set up at the club.
Our Juniors' section has grown in line with the expansion of Undy and neighbouring Magor in recent years, and now boasts teams across 4 league associations, providing football from Under 6 to Under 16, for boys and girls. We continue to host a very highly-regarded annual tournament in June each year. The demand for junior football, and the dedication of our coaches and volunteers, allowed the club to rapidly reach the highest level of accreditation with the FAW, and we are proud to be one of only a handful of Platinum Accredited Clubs in Wales. With recognition in a host of annual awards, both regionally and nationally, and as approved partner clubs for McDonalds Fun Football and the FAW's Huddle programme, the club has established itself as a great place for young people to learn to play football in a safe environment.
Off the pitch, Our clubhouse, now known as The Causeway Bar, has recently undergone a refurbishment and provides a full and varied social programme and the opportunity to watch sports in a relaxing, family environment. The annual fireworks display has now become a firm feature in the local community's calendar and is run solely by club volunteers, providing Undy and Magor residents with a traditional community event each winter. On match days, the Causeway Café was established to provide hot food and drinks to supporters and passers-by, with award-winning Welsh Cakes and a range of hearty food on offer. The Tote was refreshed and is now The 100 Club, of which there has never been a better time to join!
In recent years, the club has also established a number of community support activities, including setting up Undy Boots to recycle boots and trainers and raise money for charity, providing Autism-friendly junior training sessions, supporting local food banks, promoting the Welsh Blood Service, and linking up with the Kafunjo Community Project in Uganda, who have received several football kits and equipment from the club.
We are, rightly, very proud of our history and we celebrate our heritage, which is the result of a long line of volunteers who just got stuff done. That ethos continues to this day, meaning that we have come a long way in the past 77 years!