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Brymbo FC
Full nameBrymbo Football Club [1]
Nickname(s)The Steelmen
Founded1943[1]
GroundThe Crick
Tanyfron, Wrexham
Wrexham
ManagerRichard Capper[2]
LeagueArdal Leagues
2021–22Ardal NW League, 15th of 16

Brymbo Football Club are a football club based in Tanyfron, Wrexham. They play in the Ardal Leagues North West, which is in the third tier of the Welsh football league system. The team, originally Brymbo Steelworks F.C., was formed as part of Brymbo Steelworks.

History

For a full history see; List of football seasons involving Brymbo teams

Brymbo Football Club was formed over 70 years ago as part of the Brymbo Steelworks Complex. During their history Brymbo F.C. have won the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) on fourteen occasions and have numerous Cup successes, the major ones being the 1967 Welsh Amateur Cup win and the Welsh F.A. Brymbo F.C became winners of the Cymru Alliance League Cup at the first attempt under management of Gareth Powell who later went onto manage LEX X1. Gareth Powell had also managed Cefn Druids who helped the club steadily consolidated in the Cymru Alliance, helped by a renewed youth policy who strolled to the 1998/99 Cymru Alliance championship, scoring over 100 goals in the process.

Merger with New Broughton

In 1996, Brymbo merged with neighbouring village team New Broughton F.C. to create Brymbo Broughton. At that time Brymbo played in the Cymru Alliance League while New Broughton were in the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division. New Broughton had a good, experienced Committee and were financially sound, but unfortunately their playing facilities (which were Council owned) did not reach the standards set for a higher level of football. Brymbo, however, had excellent facilities but were lacking experience and expertise in key off-field positions and were financially insecure.

Merger with Summerhill United

In 2005, Brymbo Broughton merged with Summerhill United to form Summerhill Brymbo. This lasted for one season before the name was reverted to Brymbo for the 2006–07 season.[3]

In the 2018–19 season the club originally finished third in the league. After the end of the season were deducted the second highest points in Welsh league history, 63 points, and instead finished bottom of the league.[4] The club avoided relegation from the division as FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay withdrew from the league and Hawarden Rangers accepted relegation.[3]

Facilities

The club is based at The Brymbo Sports and Social Complex in Tanyfron.

The home colours are amber and black shirts with black shorts and socks[1]

Honours

Brymbo and New Broughton Senior Teams

League

Brymbo

Runners-up : 1995
Third : 1996
Winners : 2007, 2008

Brymbo Steelworks

Winners : 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 2007, 2008
Runners-up : 1946, 1955, 1956, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1984
Third : 1962, 1968, 1980, 1981, 1988

Brymbo Broughton[3]

Third : 2004

New Broughton

Third : 1952
Winners : 1991, 1996
Runners-up : 1951
Winners : 1990
Winners : 1988
Winners : 1981

Cups

Brymbo

Winners : 2007
Winners : 1996
Winners : 2008, 2013
Winners : 1996

Brymbo Steelworks

Winners : 1967
Runners-up : 1980, 1983
Winners : 1970, 1971, 1982, 1983, 1985
Winners : 1948, 1969, 1970, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

New Broughton

Winners : 1996
Winners : 1991

References

  1. ^ a b The Official Football Association of Wales Yearbook & Supporters' Guide 2001–2002 (2001) ISBN 1-86223-053-6
  2. ^ Jones, Dave. "Richard Capper takes over as Brymbo manager after Ricky Evans departs". Grassroots North Wales. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Football Club History Database – Brymbo Broughton". fchd.info. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Brymbo & FC Queens Park deducted points as Champions stripped of title". 29 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Football Club History Database – Brymbo{2}". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Football Club History Database – Brymbo". fchd.info. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

Coordinates: 53°3′51.9″N 3°2′55.5″W / 53.064417°N 3.048750°W / 53.064417; -3.048750