Airbus UK Broughton

Airbus UK

Some information about Airbus UK Broughton.


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1946 (as Vickers-Armstrong)

Home Town / Village

Broughton / Brychdyn

Flintshire Map - Airbus

Home colours

Blue shirts with white sleeves, blue shorts, blue socks


The Wingmakers, AUK


Hollingsworth Group Stadium (sponsored name) / The Airfield (original name)

The Airfield - Flintshire


The ground is only a few miles outside of the city of Chester, and within walking distance to the Broughton Retail Park. So there are always regular bus routes from Chester Bus Station to the factory and/or retail park via the 3 route service (Chester to Broughton), the 11 routes services (Chester to Rhyl), or from Chester Train Station directly via the 4 route service (Chester to Mold).

The Airfield football ground is located on the old entrance road to the Airbus Broughton factory, just before the security gate. Drinks are available in the new Broughton Sports & Social Club that has been built next to the ground, whilst hot food and drinks are also available in the ground. There are a number of restaurants, fast food joints, and cafes in the Broughton Retail Park, whilst there is also the Mill House gastropub just a short walking distance from the ground. There is also the Offas Dyke pub that is a further distance away from the ground, located within the residential part of the village, which can be reached by walking 10-15 minutes down Broughton Hall Road to reach it.


Originally the factory team of the Broughton aeronautical factory, the team and factory has had many names throughout the years, such as Vickers-Armstrong, Hawker Siddeley, British Aerospace, and BAE Systems. However the team is currently known as Airbus UK Broughton to acknowledge the company the factory is now a part of, and the village they are based in. The Wingmakers (the nickname given as the wings to Airbus’ multiple aircraft variants are assembled in the Broughton factory) play at The Airfield, which is located just in front of the large factory complex and uniquely beside the runway of Hawarden Airport.

Airbus UK Broughton was one of the strongest sides in Welsh football during the early half of the 2010s, finishing runners-up in the Welsh Premier League on two consecutive occasions in 2013 and 2014, as well as reaching a Welsh Cup final in 2016. It also saw the club qualify for the UEFA Europa League for three straight seasons, giving a great account of themselves each time by losing just twice in six European games.

Airbus UK was the last Cymru Alliance champion after winning the final season of the league’s history in 2018-19 before it was reorganised into the Cymru North. Despite suffering relegation back to the second tier in 2020, Airbus UK Broughton has returned back to the top-flight for the 2022-23 season after winning the 2021-22 Cymru North title and earning promotion.


  • 2017-18: Cymru Alliance – 3rd
  • 2018-19: Cymru Alliance – 1st [PROMOTED]
  • 2019-20: Cymru Premier – 12th* [RELEGATED]
  • 2020-21: Cymru North – Season Abandoned
  • 2021-22: Cymru North – 1st [PROMOTED]

[* – Decided on points per game]


Cymru North / Cymru Alliance

3  [2003-04, 2018-19, & 2021-22]

Cymru Alliance League Cup

1  [2018-19]

Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division

1  [1999-2000*]

[* – As British Aerospace]


2013-14 UEFA Europa League

First Qualifying Round

Ventspils [LAT]: 1-1 (h), 0-0 (a) = 1-1 on aggregate (exit on away goals)

2014-15 UEFA Europa League

First Qualifying Round

Haugesund [NOR]: 1-1 (h), 1-2 (a) = 2-3 on aggregate

2015-16 UEFA Europa League

First Qualifying Round

Lokomotiva Zagreb [CRO] 1-3 (h); 2-2 (a) = 3-5 on aggregate