This is the start of my side project to take pictures or collect photos of all the Welsh football grounds in the top six tiers, and then turn them into a sticker style format. Initially this was something I just did to test out my Photoshop skills, but considering the popularity it achieved on Twitter and Facebook, I decided to expand it and try to encompass the whole of the country – a big task!
Anyway I have decided to group the grounds into their respective Welsh counties, so the first county I have done is my home county of Flintshire.
The links to the other counties’ sticker albums can be found below:
FLINTSHIRE / SIR Y FFLINT
As of the 2018-19 season, there are 18* grounds within Flintshire that are used by clubs currently playing within the five tiers of the Welsh football pyramid that cover the county. From the Deeside Stadium, used by Connah’s Quay Nomads at the pinnacle of the Welsh Premier League, down to Abbott’s Lane used by Penyffordd Lions, who play within the North East Wales League. The only exception is Greenfield F.C. who currently play in the Welsh Alliance Division One (third tier), with the remainder playing either in the Cymru Alliance, Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) system or the fifth-tier North East Wales League.
[* – It’s technically 19 grounds as Prestatyn Sports play in the Flintshire village of Gronant, on the Flintshire-Denbighshire border. However as Prestatyn Sports obviously originate from Prestatyn (just 2 miles away from Gronant), they have been included within Denbighshire’s sticker album rather than this one.]
1. Airbus UK Broughton – The Airfield
2. Buckley Town – Globe Way
3. CPD Caerwys – Lôn yr Ysgol
4. Castell Alun Colts – Castell Alun Sports & Leisure Centre
5. Connah’s Quay Nomads – Deeside Stadium
6. F.C. Nomads of Connah’s Quay – Wepre Park
7. Flint Mountain – Northop Hall Pavilion
8. Flint Town United – Cae-y-Castell
9. Greenfield FC – Bagillt Road
10. Hawarden Rangers – Gladstone Playing Fields
11. Holywell Town – Halkyn Road
12. Mold Alexandra – Alyn Park
13. Mold Town United – Maes Bodlonfa
14. Mynydd Isa Spartans – Argoed Sports & Social Club
15. New Brighton Villa – Estadio de Mark Lopez
16. Penyffordd Lions – Abbott’s Lane
17. Rhydymwyn FC – Dolfechlas Road
18. Saltney Town – Sandy Lane
Other potential ground pictures / historical football grounds within Flintshire that could be created in the future:
- Castle Ground – former home of Penyffordd FC.
- Dock Road – former home of Connah’s Quay Town.
- Ffynnongroyw Playing Fields – former home of Point of Ayr.
- Hafod-y-Bryn – former home of AFC Brynford.
- Maes Pennant – former home of Mostyn Dragons, currently being used by Holywell Town U19’s team.
- Pant Newydd – former home of Halkyn United.
- Shotton Lane – former home of Aston Park Rangers.
- Wat’s Dyke Way – former home of CPD Sychdyn