Holywell Town










 
Halkyn Road
  Holywell
  Flintshire
  CH8 7TZ

  Tel: 

  Manager

   John Haseldin
 
Secretary
  


 
Holywell is located in North East Wales, easily accessible off the A55.
  Leave the A55 at junction 32 and head for Holywell along the A5026.
  After just over one mile turn right onto Halkyn Road (for town centre) and then a after a quarter of a mile follow signs to the right for hospital which shares the access road to the ground. Easy parking available (free) on the car park opposite the hospital entrance.
   Car Park space available and Tea Hut on ground.


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  Holywell Town FC  History & Honours
  
  Holywell Town has been represented in local football throughout this century. The 1920/21 season saw Holywell finish runners-up in the league to Holyhead and were Division 1 leading goalscorers with 92 goals. They also reached the final of the Amateur Cup but lost 1-3 to Holyhead at Bangor. The next season saw Holywell again reach the final but this time they beat Holyhead 1-0 at Llandudno to lift the cup.
  The 1930/31 season saw Holywell win the welsh league, this feat was repeated in the 1932-33 season when they finished 9 points ahead of the runner’s up. Social and football history combine to establishing the club as it is known today.  In 1946 soldiers returning home from World War Two established the club at Halkyn Road where it has remained ever since.  Success came immediately in 1947 both The Alves Cup and The Waterfall Cup were won.  Holywell won the Welsh League (North) in  1953, nine years later in 1962 a record attendance of  3000 packed Halkyn Road for a Welsh Cup 6th round tie with Swansea City, the Swans winning 2-1.   Holywell were founder members of the Manweb Cymru Alliance in 1990-91 and then founder members of the LoW in 1992/93.  The 1992-92 season was a particularly good one for Holywell winning the Clwyd League Youth Cup, the Auxiliary Youth Cup whilst also being runners up in the Alves Cup.
 The club won respect in North Wales and further afield under the shrewd management of Glyn Griffiths, but once his reign ended inconsistency crept in.  League placings of 6th and 5th in 1993 and 1994 respectively prove the point.  Since this time the club have been relegated, promoted and sadly relegated again, most recently in 1999.  During those early seasons player such as Pat Moran, Chris Milroy, Ian Howat and Richard Grundy were highly regarded in LoW circles.

  At the conclusion of the 2001-02 season, The Wellmen narrowly avoided relegation and decided to part company with their Manchester based manager and squad in favour of a more local set up. After finishing a creditable 9th in the Cymru Alliance League in 2004/05, Holywell were relegated the following season into the Welsh Alliance League and with a local set up of players, Holywell aimed to win promotion back into the Cymru Alliance.   Holywell Town won the FAW Trophy in the 2010/11 Season and have narrowly missed out on promotion for the past few of seasons, finishing behind Holyhead Hotspur, Caernarfon Town and Denbigh Town.
  The 2013/14 season also saw Holywell Town enter the record books as the only 3rd tier club to reach the semi-final of the Welsh Cup, where we finally bowed out of the competition to Aberystwyth Town in the live televised game on S4C. The cup run brought messages of support from all over the world and Holywell Town’s name was firmly established on the footballing map.
2014/15 season will go down as being one of the best seasons the Wellmen have had, as we won the treble and in the process, won promotion back into the Cymru Alliance. The Wellmen picked up the Welsh Alliance League Championship, finishing 15 points clear of the runners up, and won the FAW Trophy for the second time in recent years. The Wellmen were also runners up in the Cookson Cup but rounded off the season in style by winning the Mawddach Challenge Cup to complete the historic treble.


Holywell Town Playing Record 1991-2017
 
Season
Competition
Pos
 P
W
 D
L
F
 A
 Pts
1
1990-91
Cymru Alliance League
9th
26
6
6
14
29
40
24
2
1991-92
Cymru Alliance League 11th
30
7
10
13
48
49
31
3
1992-93
League of Wales
6th
38
17
8
13
65
48
59
4
1993-94
League of Wales 5th
38
18
10
10
74
57
64
5
1994-95
League of Wales 8th
38
16
10
12
62
55
58
6
1995-96
League of Wales 16th
40
12
7
21
53
74
43
7
1996-97
League of Wales 20th
40
7
8
25
52
81
29
8
1997-98
Cymru Alliance League 2nd
36
24
5
7
72
29
77
9
1998-99
League of Wales 17th
32
3
9
20
38
86
23
10
1999-00
Cymru Alliance League 16th
32
7
4
21
41
69
25
11
2000-01
Cymru Alliance League 10th
32
11
6
15
47
69
39
12
2001-02
Cymru Alliance League 16th
34
8
5
21
50
85
29
13
2002-03
Cymru Alliance League 17th
32
4
5
23
33
96
8
14
2003-04
Cymru Alliance League 14th
32
8
8
16
38
61
32
15
2004-05
Cymru Alliance League 9th
34
13
7
14
77
64
46
16
2005-06
Cymru Alliance League 17th
32
5
12
7
49
72
24
17
2006-07
Welsh Alliance League 10th
28
8
8
12
59
63
32
18
2007-08
Welsh Alliance League 12th
28
8
6
14
44
70
27
19
2008-09
Welsh Alliance League 13th
21
7
2
12
49
53
23
20
2009-10
Welsh Alliance League
10th
30
13
7
10
72
43
46
21
2010-11
Welsh Alliance League
3rd
30
17
3
10
68
40
54
22
2011-12
Welsh Alliance League
2nd
30
23
3
4
77
29
72
23
2012-13
Welsh Alliance League
3rd
28
18
7
3
98
38
61
24
2013-14
Welsh Alliance League
2nd
28
20
5
3
103
23
65
25
2014-15
Welsh Alliance League
1st
26
23
2
1
119
19
71
26
2015-16
Huws Gray Cymru Alliance
5th
30
15
7
8
55
34
52
27
2016-17
Huws Gray Cymru Alliance 5th
30
14
8
8
52
45
50


Manager:  John Hasildin

 
John is an experienced player with Holywell and local rivals Flint.
  He rejoined Holywell two years ago after playing for Greenfield and stepped up to the position of manager.



UPDATED AUGUST 2017


Holywell Town
Player Pen Pictures 2017-18

GOALKEEPER
 Shaun Pearson
  An experienced goalkeeper Shaun joined Holywell during the summer of 2017.
  He began his career with Llangefni before joining Barrow and then moving to Colwyn Bay. More recently he played for Airbus UK. He is the brother of centreback Mike Pearson.
Dob
16
08
1990
 Paul Turner
  Goalkeeper Paul returned to Halkyn Road in October 2015 after a few months with FC Nomads.
Dob
16
04
1981
DEFENCE
 Matt Kendrick
  A central defender who joined the club towards the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Dob
24
03
1989
 Jon Jones
  A former Chester City youth, Jon joined Holywell from Winsford United in October 2015.
  Jon previously moved to Caerws from Mid Wales rivals Welshpool Town and made more than 50 Welsh Premier appearances for The Bluebirds, mainly at rightback. Has also played for Guilsfield.

Dob
22
02 1989
 Dafydd Griffiths
  A tall powerful centreback Dafydd signed for Holywell after a lengthy association with local rivals Rhydymwyn.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Gareth Sudlow
  A tall central defender Gareth joined Holywell during the summer of 2016.
  His previous clubs include Conwy Borough, Airbus UK, Colwyn Bay, Buckley Town and Wrexham FC where he was a member of the youth and reserve sides.
Dob
06
10
1983
 Matty Harvey
  A young defender who has previously played for Flint Town and Rhydymwyn.
Dob
24
05
1990
MIDFIELD
 Darren Gowans
  A direct and purposeful left winger Darren came through the youth system at his home town team Bangor City.
  He has also played for Glantraeth, Bethesda, Llangefni and Porthmadog.
Dob
30
11
1985
 Brady McGilloway
  A hugely promising young midfielder Brady joined Holywell after he was released by Premiership side Stoke City.
  Brady was also associated with Wrexham and Chester as a schoolboy.
Dob
13
06
1998
 Danny Desormeaux
  A Chester based midfielder Dan has previously played for Christleton, Cefn Druids and Newtown in the Welsh Premier.
  Dan is the brother of former Airbus striker Joe
Desormeaux
Dob
15
08
1982
 Graeme Williams
   A consistent goalscorer Graeme joined Holywell from local junior side Greenfield.
Dob
08
12
1986
 Paul D Williams
  Midfielder Paul retuned to Halkyn Road after a spell with local junior side Greenfield.
Dob
19
09
1989
FORWARDS
 Steve Thomas
  A pacey left footed attacker Steve has also played for Flint Town and Caerwys.
Dob
06
09
1988
 Jamie McDaid
  A goalscoring striker Jamie joined Holywell during the 2016-17 season.
  An all action forward he had previously played for Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog and Holyhead Hotspur.
  He has represented the Wales U18 Semi Professional side in Wexford, Ireland in February 2012 and scored a hatrick for Wales Colleges against England.
Dob
29
03
1994
 Steve Lewis
  A well travelled Liverpudlian striker Steve has previously played for Bala Town, Rhyl and Bangor City in the Welsh system, as well as Cammell Laird, Marine and Droylsden in England.
  He has an impressive goalscoring record wherever he goes.

Dob
10
11
1987
 Shaun Tuck
  A consistent goalscorer Shaun signed for Holywell in October 2016.
  His previous clubs include Skelmersdale, Warrington, Witton Albion, Vauxhall Mortors and Colwyn Bay.
Dob
24
06
1986
 Sam Jones
  A consistent goalscorer for Holywell before joining Bangor City in June 2015 for what turned out to be an injury hit stay.
  Returned to Halkyn Road after a spell out of the game.
Dob
00
00
1900

15/17




Holywell Town
Player Pen Pictures 2016-17

GOALKEEPER
 Keighan Jones
  A lanky young goalkeeper Keighan is a product of the Airbus UK academy who gained Welsh Premier experience with The Planemakers. He joined Holywell from Caernarfon in autumn 2016.
  The Chester born glovesman was previously on the books of his home town team.

Dob
04
04
1997
 John Rushton
  An acrobatic young goalkeeper John starts the 2016-17 season as first choice.
  His previous clubs include Bromborough based Manor Athletic of the West Cheshire League Third Divison.
Dob
17
05
1990
DEFENCE
 Ross Ankers
  A promising young defender who joined Cefn Druids in July 2013 following his release by Wrexham FC where he was a member of the youth and reserve set up.
  Moved to Holywell during the summer of 2016.
Dob
07
10
1994
 Lee Emberton
  A promising young defender Lee joined Holywell during the summer of 2015 from Airbus.
  Bangor born Lee gained Welsh Premier experience with The Planemakers.
Dob
21
12 1995
 Jon Jones
  A former Chester City youth, Jon joined Holywell from Winsford United in October 2015.
  Jon previously moved to Caerws from Mid Wales rivals Welshpool Town and made more than 50 Welsh Premier appearances for The Bluebirds, mainly at rightback. Has also played for Guilsfield.

Dob
22
02 1989
 Dafydd Griffiths
  A tall powerful centreback Dafydd signed for Holywell after a lengthy association with Rhydymwyn.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Gareth Sudlow
  A tall central defender Gareth joined Holywell during the summer of 2016.
  His previous clubs include Conwy Borough, Airbus UK, Colwyn Bay, Buckley Town and Wrexham FC where he was a member of the youth and reserve sides.
Dob
06
10
1983
 Matty Harvey
  A young defender who has previously played for Flint Town and Rhydymwyn.
Dob
24
05
1990
 Ross Ankers
  A promising young defender who joined The Druids in July 2013 following his release by Wrexham FC where he was a member of the youth and reserve set up.
Dob
07
10
1994
MIDFIELD
 James Graham
  A defender or midfielder James joined The Wellmen during the summer of 2016.
  A hugely promising youngster James signed for Everton as a seven year old and stayed with the Goodison club to sign his first professional contract in 2015.
  He was released a year later having spent a loan period with North Wales rivals Colwyn Bay.
Dob
06
02
1997
 Tony Roebuck
  A promising attack minded young midfielder Tony has an eye for goal.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Paul W Williams
  Local lad Paul joined Holywell after a long association with local rivals Flint Town United.
  A former Wales Schools International who was on both Chester City and Wrexham's books as a youth, Paul joined Flint from Warrington Town
Dob
23
07
1981
 Matty Hurdman
   A Bangor born midfielder Matty joined Holywell in October 2016.
  His career began on the Wrexham FC academy but after loan spells with Colwyn Bay and Prestatyn Town Matty was allowed to join Bangor, close to his Llanfairfechain home.
  Returned to The Rock in July 2013 after a year in Australia and then again during the summer of 2015 after a spell with Caernarfon Town.

Dob
23
01
1991
 Paul D Williams
  Midfielder Paul retuned to Halkyn Road after a spell with local junior side Greenfield.
Dob
19
09
1989
FORWARDS
 Steve Thomas
  A pacey left footed attacker Steve has also played for Flint Town and Caerwys.
Dob
06
09
1988
 Connor Littler
  A hard working centre forward Connor joined Holywell from Welsh Premier side Airbus UK during the summer of 2015.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Lee Healey
  A goalscoring forward Lee joined Mold from Flint in November 2015.
  Lee joined Cefn Druids during the summer from Connahs Quay and has scored nine goals from ten WP starts (plus five as sub) to be the leading goalscorer at The Rock. Lee has also played for Bangor City.

 His previous clubs include Ashville, Congleton and Droylsden.
Dob
13
11
1986
 Shaun Tuck
  A consistent goalscorer Shaun signed for Holywell in October 2016.
  His previous clubs include Skelmersdale, Warrington, Witton Albion, Vauxhall Mortors and Colwyn Bay.
Dob
24
06
1986
 Sam Jones
  A promising young midfielder or striker Sam joined Holywell from Denbigh Town during the summer of 2016.
  He hit the headlines in North Wales with his winning goal for Denbigh in the Word Cup Semi Final in 2016.
Dob
00
00
1900

15/19




Holywell Town
Player Pen Pictures 2015-16

GOALKEEPER
 Mike Platt
  A towering goalkeeper who joined Holywell during the summer of 2014 from Newtown. Better known as "Plank" he has also played for Gresford Athletic, both in goal and in central defence.
  Has also played for Llay Welfare, Penycae and Caernarfon Town.
Dob
19
12
1987
 Paul Turner
  Goalkeeper Paul returned to Halkyn Road in October 2015 after a few months with FC Nomads.
Dob
16
04
1981
DEFENCE
 Brett Cotton
  A promising young defender Brett joined Holywell during the summer of 2015.
  His previous clubs include Airbus.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Peter Hoy
Versatile defender Peter Hoy first signed for Bangor under the reign of Peter Davenport from West Cheshire League football in 2003.  Peter was converted from fullback to centreback during the 2003-04 season to great effect and can also operate in midfield.
   He has since enjoyed a season long spell with local rivals Rhyl before rejoining City in November 2007 shortly after the departure of Clayton Blackmore. As the 2011-12 season kicks off Peter has made 174 Welsh Premier starts for Bangor a total exceeded only by Paul Roberts and Marc Lloyd Williams. He has won three Welsh Cup Winners medals and was a prominent member of the 2011 Welsh Premier Championship winning side. Peter holds the club record number of European appearances with twelve and, uniquely, has appeared in The Inter Toto Cup, The UEFA Cup, The Europa and Champions League for the club.
  Peter joined Aberystwyth during the summer of 2013 and Cefn a year later. Joined Flint during the summer of 2015.

Dob
06
05
1982
 Lee Emberton
  A promising young defender Lee joined Holywell during the summer of 2015 from Airbus.
  Bangor born Lee gained Welsh Premier experience with The Planemakers.
Dob
21
12 1995
 Jon Jones
  A former Chester City youth, Jon joined Holywell from Winsford United in October 2015.
  Jon previously moved to Caerws from Mid Wales rivals Welshpool Town and made more than 50 Welsh Premier appearances for The Bluebirds, mainly at rightback. Has also played for Guilsfield.

Dob
22
02 1989
 Dafydd Griffiths
  A tall powerful centreback Dafydd signed for Holywell after a lengthy association with Rhydymwyn.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Ryan Davies
  Centrhalf Ryan joined Holywell from Flint Town United during the 2014-15 season.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Matty Harvey
  A young defender who has previously played for Flint Town and Rhydymwyn.
Dob
24
05
1990
 Ross Ankers
  A promising young defender who joined The Druids in July 2013 following his release by Wrexham FC where he was a member of the youth and reserve set up.
Dob
07
10
1994
MIDFIELD
 Tom McElmeel
  Midfielder Tom has previous experience with Cefn Druids, Rhydymwyn and Hawarden Rangers.
Dob
11
04
1989
 Tony Roebuck
  A promising attack minded young midfielder Tony has an eye for goal.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Paul W Williams
  Local lad Paul joined Holywell after a long association with local rivals Flint Town United.
  A former Wales Schools International who was on both Chester City and Wrexham's books as a youth, Paul joined Flint from Warrington Town
Dob
23
07
1981
 John Leonard
  A midfielder John began his career as on youth team forms with Chester City before playing for Colwyn Bay. Mynydd Isa and Buckley Town.
Dob
27
11
1984
 Paul D Williams
  Midfielder Paul retuned to Halkyn Road after a spell with local junior side Greenfield.
Dob
19
09
1989
FORWARDS
 Steve Thomas
  A pacey left footed attacker Steve has also played for Flint Town and Caerwys.
Dob
06
09
1988
 Connor Littler
  A hard working centre forward Connor joined Holywell from Welsh Premier side Airbus during the summer of 2015.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Steve Lewis
  Liverpool born former Colwyn Bay striker Steve joined Holywell from Llandudno during the summer of 2015
  Other previous clubs include Rhyl, Marine and Bala Town where he made a couple of Welsh Premier appearances in January 2011. 
Dob
11
10
1987
 Graeme Williams
  A consistent goalscorer Graeme joined Holywell from local junior side Greenfield.
Dob
00
00
1900