Flint Town United

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Some information about Flint Town United.

INFORMATION

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Founded

1886 (as Flint F.C.)

Home Town / Village

Flint / Y Fflint

Flintshire Map - Flint Town United

 

Home colours

Black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts, black socks

Nicknames

The Silkmen

Stadium

Essity Stadium (sponsored name) / Cae-y-Castell (traditional name)

Cae-y-Castell - Flintshire

 

STADIUM ACCESS

Flint’s football ground is only a 10 minute walk from the train station and high street, and very close to the ruins of Flint Castle, as well as 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. It is regarded as one of the best football grounds in North Wales, and is regarded as FAW Tier 1 standard.

Hot food and drinks are served in the snack hatch beside the main stand, whilst alcoholic drinks can be bought from the club’s social club (which they share with the rugby club), which is only a short walk away from the ground. In addition, Flint has a number of pubs in the town, which are just a short walk away from the ground and train station.

 

BRIEF HISTORY

Football has been played in the castle town of Flint since the 1880’s, 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 founding members of the League of Wales in 1992. However since 1998, the Silkmen have competed in the Cymru Alliance / Cymru North, with the club traditionally being one of the stronger teams in the second tier. For the past couple of seasons, Flint has finished in the runners-up position.

 

FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY

  • 2015-16: Cymru Alliance – 9th
  • 2016-17: Cymru Alliance – 6th
  • 2017-18: Cymru Alliance – 11th
  • 2018-19: Cymru Alliance – 2nd
  • 2019-20: Cymru North – 2nd* [PROMOTED]

[* – Decided on points per game – gained promotion after Prestatyn Town failed to get a Tier 1 licence]

 

HONOURS

Welsh Cup

1 [1953-54]

Welsh Amateur Cup / FAW Trophy

1 [1947-48]

Cymru Alliance

1 [1990-91]

Cymru Alliance League Cup

1 [2009-10]

Welsh Alliance League

1 [1988-89]

North Wales Challenge Cup

2 [1990-91 & 2006-07]

 

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