Flint Mountain

Some information about Flint Mountain.

INFORMATION

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Founded

2009

Home Town / Village

Flint

Home colours

White shirts with black trim, black shorts, black and white socks

Nicknames

Mountain

Ground

Cae-y-Castell (traditional name) / Essity Stadium (sponsored name)

GROUND ACCESS

Flint Mountain FC are not based in the village of the same name, but they currently groundshare the Essity Stadium or Cae-y-Castell with the ground’s owners Flint Town United in the town of Flint. The football ground is only a ten-minute walk from Flint’s train station and its high street, and very close to the ruins of Flint Castle, as well as being beside the Welsh Coastal Path, which runs alongside the River Dee Estuary. The ground is at the end of Marsh Lane, which goes past Flint Rugby Club’s pitch and the RNLI Lifeboat Station. Cae-y-Castell (English: The Castle Field) is regarded as one of the best football grounds in North Wales, and is considered a FAW Tier 1 standard stadium.

There is car parking available either in the two large car parks situated next to the Lifeboat Station and social club, although these can often fill up quite quickly on a matchday. However, on-street parking is also available on the road which circles around Flint Castle, whilst there is another smaller car park located on the other side of the castle. Likewise, the train station also has parking facilities, although you would have to pay to park there, or you could park for free in the nearby and large Flint Retail Park but this would be a ten to fifteen-minute walk away from the ground.

Hot food, snacks, and drinks are served in the snack hatch between the main stand and entrance turnstiles, whilst alcoholic drinks can be bought from the club’s impressive social club (which they share with the rugby club). This is the barbican-looking building with the white facade which you have to walk past towards the ground and is situated next to the car park. This is usually open pre and post-game, as well as being open at half-time. In addition, Flint has a number of pubs within the town and high street, which are just a short walk away from the ground and train station.

BRIEF HISTORY

Flint Mountain is a relatively new name in Flintshire football having been founded in 2009. They played nearly all of their history within the North East Wales League, whilst also experiencing a nomadic existence. The club played at a number of pitches in and around Flint, before settling at Northop Hall Pavilion, home of Northop Hall Ladies team. The 2018-19 season would be Flint Mountain’s best in its short history, by claiming the North East Wales League title and the North East Wales FA Horace Wynne Cup, as part of a quadruple-winning season. It also saw them achieve their first promotion, moving into the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) football system.

Northop Hall Pavilion - Flintshire

Prior to the 2019-20 season commencing, Flint Mountain announced they would be moving once more, from the Northop Hall Pavilion to Halkyn United’s old pitch, Pant Newydd. This was because the ground was Welsh National League Division One league standard, and had no one playing thereafter both Halkyn United and the proposed side of Halkyn Mountain had failed to appear. As a result of the relocation, the team changed its name to Halkyn & Flint Mountain to acknowledge its move to Pentre Halkyn and played there for three seasons. However, at the end of the 2021-22 season, the side moved grounds once again, with Mountain returning back to their spiritual home of Flint to ground-share with Flint Town United at their Cae-y-Castell ground in order to obtain a third-tier licence after earning promotion from the North East Wales League Premier Division and into the Ardal Leagues. As a result of their move back to Flint, the club reverted back to its original name, and amended its badge, for the start of the 2022-23 season.

FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY

  • 2017-18: North East Wales League – 7th
  • 2018-19: North East Wales League – 1st [PROMOTED]
  • 2019-20: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One – 6th^**
  • 2020-21: North East Wales League Premier Division – Season Abandoned^
  • 2021-22: North East Wales League Premier Division – 2nd^ [PROMOTED]

[^ – As Halkyn & Flint Mountain; ** – Decided on points per game]

HONOURS

North East Wales League

1 [2018-19*]

North East Wales FA Horace Wynne Cup

1 [2018-19*]

North East Wales FA Mike Beech Memorial Trophy

1 [2018-19*]

North East Wales League President’s Cup

1 [2018-19*]

[‘* – As Flint Mountain]

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