Some information about Rhydymwyn.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/rhydymwynfootballclub/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rhydymwynfc1
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhydymwyn1/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhydymwynfc/
Home Town / Village
All blue kit with white trim
Mornflake Mighty Oats Ground (sponsored name) / Dolfechlas Road (original name) / Vicarage Road (alternative name)
The ground, which is situated in the centre of the village, is sandwiched between the A541 Mold-Denbigh road on one side and Dolfechlas Road on the other. The entrance to the ground is situated just a short distance down Dolfechlas Road and not far from the junction to the A541 road. Car parking is available at the ground.
Rhydymwyn is not the easiest of locations to get to via public transport, but can be reached via a locally operated bus company that services the Mold to Denbigh route (the 14 bus route). Bus stops are available in the village, and just a short walk away from the ground, with the journey taking about no more than 20-30 minutes from Mold’s bus station.
Hot food and drink are available from the snatch hatch at the ground, whilst the club also has an excellent clubhouse where alcoholic drinks can also be bought. Sadly the village is current without a pub, so additional drinks will have to be bought either from the off-license located in the petrol station opposite the ground, the pubs back in Mold, or potentially in the Red Lion pub, located about a mile away in the next village of Rhosesmor (be aware it’s quite a steep walk up!)
Rhydymwyn FC is an old and well-renown name in Flintshire football, having competed in the local leagues since its foundation in 1911. However, it wouldn’t be until the 1990s when the side would experience its ‘golden period’. During a four-year period, Rhyd managed to win the FAW Trophy for two consecutive seasons, as well as winning the Welsh Alliance League. The highlight of that period was the 1997-98 season when they clinched the Cymru Alliance title. Sadly they were unable to accept the promotion to the Welsh Premier League due to financial reasons.
Since then, they have fluctuated between the second and third tiers, with the club winning the 2009-10 Welsh Alliance League, although the club had to fold after the 2014-15 season, which also saw the club finish bottom of the Cymru Alliance table. Following their resignation, the club had bounced back in stellar form, and found itself back in the third tier once again, this time in the Ardal North West League after gaining promotion from National League (Wrexham Area) Division One at the end of the 2018-19 season and subsequently becoming founding members of the new northwestern third-tier league. Alas, seven years after they left the football pyramid, Rhydymwyn resigned from the Ardal NW in September 2022 having played six league games into the season.
In our opinion, Rhydymwyn has one of the best and most scenic grounds in Flintshire.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2017-18: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One – 9th
- 2018-19: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One – 3rd [PROMOTED]
- 2019-20: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 11th*
- 2020-21: Ardal North West – Season Abandoned
- 2021-22: Ardal North West – 12th
[* – Decided on points per game]
2 [1994-95 & 1995-96]
Welsh Alliance League
2 [1994-95 & 2009-10]
94th MINUTE BLOGLIST
- The Groundhog – 8th September 2012: Rhydymwyn vs. Penrhyncoch
- Gareth’s Football Travels – 18th January 2020: Rhydymwyn vs. Brymbo FC