Some information about Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: https://www.the-nomads.co.uk/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_nomads
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gapnomads
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenomadsfc/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/gapConnahsQuayNomadsFC
1946 (as Connah’s Quay Juniors)
Home Town / Village
Red shirts with white trim, red shorts, red socks
The Deeside Stadium is part of the Coleg Cambria (formally Deeside College) campus in Connah’s Quay, and can be accessed through the college’s main entrance on the B5129. It is very near to the Connah’s Quay junction on the A548 and the Flintshire Bridge, although some walking distance from both Flint and Shotton train stations. However bus services are very regular along the Flintshire coast road, and will stop directly outside of the college.
There is plenty of car parking available at the college, as well as hot food and drink served at the ground. As it is on college grounds, naturally alcohol is not sold although there are a couple of pubs within walking distance from the ground – the Sir Gawain & The Green Knight and The Halfway House.
The club was founded in 1946 by former Everton and Welsh international, and town native, T.G. Jones, who wanted a club for youngsters in the area, before turning senior in 1948. Historically they have always been one of Flintshire’s strongest sides throughout the years, and have spent the most time in the top flight than any other Flintshire side.
The Nomads were both founding members of the Cymru Alliance and League of Wales, having won the northern second tier title in two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012 after promotion was denied the first time. However they are currently enjoying their best period in their history. They became only the third Flintshire side to win the Welsh Cup in 2018, before becoming Flintshire’s first national league champions by claiming the 2019-20 Cymru Premier title. In addition, they also lifted their second Welsh League Cup in the same season, to make it a double-winning campaign. Connah’s Quay then successfully defended their Cymru Premier title in the following season to ensure two consecutive titles under the management of Andy Morrison.
Connah’s Quay are one of the few Welsh league teams to have won a European tie, having beaten Norwegan side Stabæk in the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League, and then famously Scottish club Kilmarnock in the 2019-20 edition of the European competition. They are also the first non-Scottish side to reach the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, getting there in 2019.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2016-17: Welsh Premier League – 2nd
- 2017-18: Welsh Premier League – 3rd
- 2018-19: Welsh Premier League – 2nd
- 2019-20: Cymru Premier – 1st* [CHAMPIONS]
- 2020-21: Cymru Premier – 1st [CHAMPIONS]
[* – Decided on points per game]
2 [2019-20 & 2020-21]
Welsh League Cup
2 [1995-96 & 2019-20]
2 [2010-11 & 2011-12]