Some information about Castell Alun Colts.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/castellac/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CastellAlunFC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/117062085053938/
Home Town / Village
Hope / Yr Hôb
Forest green and black vertical striped shirts, black shorts, black socks
Castell Alun Sports & Leisure Complex
As the name suggests, the ground is part of a leisure and sports complex in Hope, which also includes the Castell Alun High School, situated in the centre of the village. The entrance to the sports centre is situated on Fagl Lane. Therefore the complex has plenty of car parking available, with the grass football pitch located a short walk around the tennis/netball courts and 3G pitch, at the top of the complex’s sports fields.
Hope can be reached either by the M&H Coaches-ran Wrexham to Mold bus route (route 29) if arriving via Wrexham’s train stations, or even by the train itself as the village has its own train station on the Borderlands Line. The bus stop opposite Saint Cynfarch’s Church is the nearest bus stop to the ground in Hope, and just a couple minutes’ walk away from the ground, whilst the train station is just a 5-10 minute walk away from the ground.
There is no snack bar available at the ground although snacks and hot drinks can be bought from vending machines inside the sports centre section of the building complex. Pre and post-alcoholic drinks can be acquired from the White Lion pub, which is just a five-minute walk away from both the football ground, the bus stops, and the train station. It is located on the corner of the junction between the A550 and Stryt Isa.
For the entirety of their history, Castell Alun Colts have played within the leagues of the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) pyramid, with their most recent history playing in either the Premier Division or Division One of the northeastern Welsh system. During their history, the club have won a number of league and cup trophies, with the pinnacle being crowned the 2002-03 WNL Premier Division champions! Alas, they were unable to accept a promotion to the Cymru Alliance, and actually had to drop down a division.
The Colts competed in Division One for the near entirety of the 2010s, where they were considered one of the stronger teams within the league, but just missed out on promotion on numerous occasions. However, the 2019-20 season was Castell Alun’s best league performance since they dropped into the WNL Division One, as they finished in the runners-up position and earned themselves promotion back to the WNL Premier Division for the first time since 2010. Unfortunately, since the reorganisation of the Welsh leagues in 2020, Castell Alun are back in the fourth tier and are currently competing in the North East Wales League Premier Division.
FIVE-YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One – 8th
- 2018-19: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One – 2nd [PROMOTED]
- 2019-20: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 16th*
- 2020-21: North East Wales League Premier Division – Season Abandoned
- 2021-22: North East Wales League Premier Division – 9th
[* – Decided on points per game]
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One
2 [1996-97 & 2005-06]
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division Two
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division Three
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division Four
North East Wales FA Horace Wynne Cup