Some information about Flint Town United.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/flinttownunited
- New Website: https://flinttownunited.co.uk/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlintTownFC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlintTownUnited/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flinttownfc/
1886 (as Flint F.C.)
Home Town / Village
Black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts, black socks
Essity Stadium (sponsored name) / Cae-y-Castell (traditional name)
Flint’s football ground is only a ten-minute walk from the train station and 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 regarded as 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.
Football has been played in the castle town of Flint since the 1880s, with the town being one of the first places in the county to establish a football team. The current club was created after the Second World War when a merger between Flint Town and Flint Athletic took place to create Flint Town United. The combined might of the teams resulted in some of the greatest results in the town’s history with the zenith being the 1954 Welsh Cup victory – becoming only the second Flintshire side to win the national cup.
The club would enjoy a renaissance in the early 1990s, when they became founding members of the Cymru Alliance, winning the inaugural league in the 1990-91 season and becoming the de-facto best Welsh league team as they beat Welsh League winners, Abergavenny Town to become Wales’ first national champions via this ‘playoff’. Naturally, Flint Town United would become one of the founding members of the League of Wales in 1992. However, from 1998, the Silkmen competed in the Cymru Alliance / Cymru North, with the club traditionally being one of the stronger teams in the second tier and often finishing in the runners-up position. They finally achieved their goal of returning to the top-flight when they gained promotion to the Cymru Premier for the 2020-21 season.
The 2021-22 season was a great season for Flint as they finished in fifth position in the Cymru North and reached the Play-Off final, but lost 1-2 to Caernarfon Town after extra time.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: Cymru Alliance – 11th
- 2018-19: Cymru Alliance – 2nd
- 2019-20: Cymru North – 2nd* [PROMOTED]
- 2020-21: Cymru Premier – 11th
- 2021-22: Cymru Premier – 5th [Play-Off Finalists]
[* – Decided on points per game – gained promotion after Prestatyn Town failed to get a Tier 1 licence]
Welsh Amateur Cup / FAW Trophy
Cymru Alliance League Cup
Welsh Alliance League
North Wales Challenge Cup
2 [1990-91 & 2006-07]
94th MINUTE BLOGLIST
- 22nd November 2014: Flint Town United vs. Denbigh Town
- 28th December 2015: Flint Town United vs. Holywell Town
- The Groundhog – 30th October 2010: Flint Town United vs. Cefn Druids
- David’s Adventures in Groundhopping – 5th December 2015: Flint Town United vs. Newtown AFC
- Gibbo’s 92 – 15th October 2019: Flint Town United vs. Ruthin Town
- Laurence’s Football Travels – 21st December 2021: Flint Town United vs. Caernarfon Town