Some information about Sychdyn.
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1946 (as Sychdyn Villa)
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Northop Hall / Neuadd Llaneurgain
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Northop Hall Pavilion
Sychdyn’s new home ground of the Northop Hall Pavilion is situated on the northern outskirts of the village of Northop Hall and next to the village’s primary school, 3,5 miles away from their old ground in Sychdyn. The ground is located at the end of Llyn Ben, which connects to the main B5125 road which runs through the village, and it has a small area for car parking in front of the pavilion, although on-road parking is also available if required.
To get to Northop Hall by public transport, it would be best to either arrive at either Flint or Chester train stations, and then travel to Mold bus station. From there, you can get the 8 (Sealand Manor to Mold) P&O Lloyd bus service to Northop Hall, either stopping at the Boar’s Head Inn/Top Monkey bus stop or the old Black Lion bus stop in the village. It is then just a five-minute walk from the bus stations to the ground. The nearest pub to the ground is the Top Monkey, which is next to the former bus stop, although there is a larger choice of pubs and restaurants in Mold for any pre or post-match drinks.
Sychdyn FC began life in 1946 and was set up by a group of local lads from the village. At the time the club was known as Sychdyn Villa and proved to be a successful outfit winning numerous local trophies. During the 1960s and 70s, the club was named Sychdyn United and played their home matches on Banks Park in the village, before moving to their traditional home on Wat’s Dyke Way, under the control of the Sychdyn Sports Association. Later the team became known as simply Sychdyn and they won the North Wales Coast Junior Cup in 1985/86.
The recent history of Sychdyn has seen them successfully compete within the Clwyd League system before transferring to the North East Wales League. They would have their best ever season in the 2016-17 season, winning both the North East Wales League and Premier Cup to achieve a double-winning campaign. Alas, the club was unable to gain promotion to the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) and actually had to fold due to ground problems. Thankfully after a two-year absence, they have reappeared in local football to compete in the fifth tier once again.
For the 2022-23 season, the club has moved away from its traditional home of Wat’s Dyke Way to the Northop Hall Pavilion, home of Northop Hall Ladies team (and former home of Flint Mountain) due to continual issues with their Sychdyn ground.
FIVE-YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: n/a
- 2018-19: n/a
- 2019-20: North East Wales League – 5th*
- 2020-21: North East Wales League Championship – Season Abandoned
- 2021-22: North East Wales League Championship – 5th
[* – Decided on points per game]
North East Wales League
North East Wales League Premier Cup
North Wales Coast Junior Cup
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