Some information about Buckley Town.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://buckleytownfootballclub.co.uk/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTFCofficial77
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newbtfc/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buckleytownfc/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/buckleytownfccom
1977 (a merger between Buckley Rovers and Buckley Wanderers)
Home Town / Village
Red shirts with white trim, red shorts, red socks
The Claymen, The Trotters, The Bucks
The Globe, Globe Way
The ground is located in the northwestern outskirts of Buckley, sitting in front of the Etna Park, and has views over the Dee Estuary to the Wirral and beyond. It isn’t too far from the A55 Expressway and A494 main roads, as well as being about a fifteen-minute walk from the town centre. In addition, it is about a half-an-hour walk from Buckley train station, which is on the Bidston-Wrexham railway line. Additionally, you could get the 4 bus service (Chester to Mold) from Chester Train Station and stop at The Burntwood pub bus stop on Burntwood Road, and then walk 10-15 minutes through the industrial estate (via Mount Pleasant Road) to the ground.
The Globe is situated right at the end of Globe Way, with on-road parking available along Globe Way. Drinks are available in the clubhouse, which overlooks the ground in one of the elevated corners, whilst hot food and drinks are also available from a snack bar at the end of the large complex at the entrance end of the ground.
Football has been played in Buckley since the 1860s but the current club was formed in 1977 when Buckley Wanderers and Buckley Rovers merged together, to improve the standard of football in the town. Buckley Town has consistently been one of the stronger sides in Flintshire, having competed in the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division, and then being ‘ever stays’ in the Cymru Alliance for over 25 seasons. Their most successful season was the 2004-05 season when they won the Cymru Alliance title, but was unable to accept the promotion to the Welsh Premier League due to the large costs needed to upgrade their ground to the then-required Welsh Premier League standard.
Since then, Buckley has continued to play in the Cymru Alliance, albeit a season’s hiatus back in the third-tier Welsh National League after getting relegated at the end of the 2016-17 season. Nonetheless, they soon regained their position in the second tier, and became one of the founding members of the Cymru North league in the 2019-20 season.
Buckley Town is also the record winner of the North East Wales FA Challenge Cup, having won the regional cup on nine occasions, with six of them coming in the 2000s.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier League – 1st [PROMOTED]
- 2018-19: Cymru Alliance – 8th
- 2019-20: Cymru North – 10th*
- 2020-21: Cymru North – Season Abandoned
- 2021-22: Cymru North – 8th
[* – Decided on points per game]
Cymru Alliance League Cup
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
North East Wales FA Challenge Cup
9 [1979-80, 1980-81, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 & 2012-13]
94th MINUTE BLOGLIST
- The Groundhog – 7th August 2009: Buckley Town vs. Newtown AFC
- LostBoyos – 10th October 2015: Buckley Town vs. Flint Town United
- Gareth’s Football Travels – 12th May 2018: Buckley Town vs. Llanuwchllyn