Some information about Holywell Town.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://www.holywelltownfc.co.uk/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HolywellTownFC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holywell.town/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holywelltownfc/
1880 (as Holywell F.C.)
Home Town / Village
Red and white vertical striped shirts, red shorts, red socks
Halkyn Road (traditional name) / Achieve More Training Stadium (sponsored name)
There are regular bus routes taking passengers from either the Prestatyn or Flint train stations to Holywell, with the town being one of the major stops along the Rhyl to Chester coastal bus route. From Holywell bus station, the ground is only a five to ten-minute walk away. Follow the signs to the community hospital heading up Halkyn Road (B5432), walking past a Bargain Booze shop, the old Ysgol-Y-Fron school, an Evangelical Church, a pharmacy, and the newly built Plas Yr Ywen residential complex, and turn left at the traffic lights. Follow the road between the hospital and a large car park down towards the bottom of the hill, where the ground’s entrance will be located.
There is car parking beside the ground, as well as a large car park opposite the hospital, although you may have to pay here for afternoon games. Hot food and drink are sold at the ground, as well as alcoholic drinks which can be bought from the clubhouse situated next to the entrance. In addition, there are a number of pubs located back down in Holywell High Street such as the local Wetherspoons pub, The Market Cross, as well as other pubs such as The Boar’s Head that usually have live music on, and the Old Wine Vaults (also known as ‘The Cross’) where you can watch live sports events. There is also the Stamford Gate, which is located further up Halkyn Road, past the hospital junction and directly opposite the Shell petrol station. There you can order a selection of hot meals and alcoholic drinks, as well as being able to rent rooms for an overnight stay.
Due to its industrial past, Holywell was one of the first places in northern Wales where football was introduced, with records of the first club representing the town being founded as early as 1880. Since then, Holywell teams have been some of the strongest teams in the northern Welsh football scene, having won numerous leagues and cups throughout the decades, with the teams in the 1930s and 1950s being particularly successful.
Holywell Town was one of the founding members of the Cymru Alliance, as well as the League of Wales, with the early to mid-1990s being the best time for the club as they finished as high as fifth position in the 1993-94 League of Wales table. The majority of the 21st century has seen the club competing in either the second or the third tiers of the Welsh football pyramid, although they have gained a reputation of being a decent cup side in recent times. Holywell Town has won two FAW Trophies, numerous regional leagues and cups, as well as being the first-ever third-tier side to reach the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup when they achieved the feat in the 2013-14 competition before losing to Aberystwyth Town 1-3 at Newtown.
In the 2021-22 Welsh League Cup, Holywell managed to beat Colwyn Bay (2-1), Conwy Borough (3-1), and Prestatyn Town (4-3) to reach the quarter-finals of the competition. Alas, they exited the competition to the eventual winners Connah’s Quay Nomads losing 4-0 at the Deeside Stadium. The season as a whole would be a great one for the Wellmen as they managed to finish in fourth position in the Cymru North, achieving their best league finish since the 1998-99 season when they were relegated from the Welsh Premier League.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: Cymru Alliance – 5th
- 2018-19: Cymru Alliance – 14th [RELEGATED]
- 2019-20: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 1st* [PROMOTED]
- 2020-21: Cymru North – Season Abandoned
- 2021-22: Cymru North – 4th
[* – Decided on points per game]
Welsh Amateur Cup / FAW Trophy
2 [2010-11 & 2014-15]
Cymru Alliance League Cup
Welsh Alliance League
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division
North Wales Challenge Cup
94th MINUTE BLOGLIST
- 20th December 2014: Holywell Town vs. Llanrug United
- 2nd September 2015: Holywell Town vs. Flint Town United
- 27th April 2019: Holywell Town vs. Holyhead Hotspur
- 8th September 2019: Holywell Town Ladies vs. Connah’s Quay Nomads Ladies
- The Groundhog – 16th March 2011: Holywell Town vs. Llandudno Junction
- Laurence’s Football Travels – 25th August 2014: Holywell Town vs. Llandyrnog United
- David’s Adventures in Groundhopping – 24th November 2018: Holywell Town vs. Airbus UK Broughton
- Gareth’s Football Travels – 12th October 2019: Holywell Town vs. Mold Alexandra