Cardiff City Football Club’s First-Team Squad and Management sat for their official 2015/16 photographs recently, in the plush surroundings of Hensol Castle.

Located in the parish of Pendoylan and just a stone’s throw away from the Bluebirds’ Vale Pavilion Training Resort, the castellated mansion (in its re-developed form) dates back to the early eighteenth century. A Grade One listed building of Gothic Architecture, its magnificence overlooks the Bluebirds, Cardiff Blues and Welsh football and rugby union teams’ training pitches.

This summer, Cardiff City Stadium hosted its ‘Biggest Ever Team Photo’. The historic picture included over nine hundred City fans, plus the Cardiff City first-team squad, management and auxiliary teams and age levels.

And following the closing of the summer transfer window and completion of Russell Slade’s senior squad, additional photographs were taking at Hensol. These shots included a first-team squad and management shot, plus additional shots taken with our sponsors and partners – The Vale Resort, Edwards Coaches and TM Lewin.