Ynysygerwn Football Club was formed in 1981 when some of the cricketers wanted to keep fit in the winter. The football section started out with one team in the 1981 season and has continued to grow. Since the 2012/13 season, the football section has really escalated.
At the start of that 2012/13 season, they had one junior side operating at Under 12’s level along with the first team, with the reserve side looking like folding. By the time the 2013/14 season had arrived they had 3 senior teams, as well as 2 more junior sides. In 2019 they were successfully running 11 mini, junior, and youth sides as well as 3 senior sides.
The 2015/16 season saw them run 4 competitive Saturday sides. Not once in the past 7 seasons have they failed to fulfil a fixture due to lack of numbers.
Currently, the first team operate away from Ynysygerwn Sports and Social Club and play their home games at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, where they have been located since the 2014/15 season. During that season the club first applied to gain membership to the Welsh Football League, but after a horrendous start to the season, the side fell 4 points short, finally finishing in third place.
The following season proved to be extremely successful where Ynysygerwn not only won their first top tier Neath & District League trophy in over 30 years but also gained promotion to the Welsh Football League for the very first time. The 3-1 win against Team Swansea (Now Swansea University) on 31st May 2016 at Old Road, Briton Ferry in front of over 500 spectators secured their place in the Welsh League structure. After trailing 0-1 at the break goals from 16-year-old Joe Humphries levelled matters before Chris Gardner (pen) and vice-captain Adam Davies sealed the win. This was just a week after Ynysygerwn won the Neath & District Premier League Cup with a 5-3 extra-time win over Ystradgynlais.
Since then the first team avoided relegation on the final day of the 2016/17 to finish 13th, before finishing a very credible 7th in the 2017/18 season.
During that time they have developed their youth structure and sides at Under 5s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 11s, 13s, 14s and 18s. Every side has FAW qualified coaches and youth is firmly in the clubs mind moving forward. During the 3 years in the Welsh League, the side used a host of teenagers during matches, with Nathan Davies and Luke Griffiths being the latest in an ever growing list to play Welsh League games for Ynysygerwn.
The club currently competes in the Ardal Leagues South West, the third tier of the Welsh football pyramid.