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Full nameClwb Pêl-Droed Penrhyndeudraeth
Penrhyndeudraeth Football Club
Nickname(s)Penrhyn / Cockles / Cockle Town
Founded1981
GroundMaes Y Parc, Penrhyndeudraeth
ChairmanDesmond Jones
ManagerTrystan Davies[1]
LeagueNorth Wales Coast West Premier Division
2021–22North Wales Coast West Premier Division, 3rd of 15
WebsiteClub website

Penrhyndeudraeth Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-Droed Penrhyndeudraeth, also abbreviated Penrhyn) is a football team, playing in the North Wales Coast West Football League Premier Division. The club was re-formed in 1981 and plays their home fixtures at Maes Y Parc, Penrhyndeudraeth.

History

Clwb Pêl-Droed Penrhyndeudraeth / Penrhyndeudraeth Football Club

Although football is believed to have been played in Penrhyndeudraeth as far back as the 1900s, and then by a team known as Penrhyndeudraeth Rovers in the 1910s, there are no real records for that period. Competitive football in Penrhyndeudraeth can, however, be traced back to the 1930s, with the team of the village's Cooke's Explosive Works team, Cooke's United FC, being involved in the Lleyn & District League during the 1937–38 and 1938–39 seasons, then in the Lleyn Peninsula League after the 2nd World War during the 1946–47 and 1947–48 seasons. For the 1948–49 season they joined the Welsh League (North) and were involved in that League until 1950–51. The team then joined the Cambrian Coast League for the 1951–52 season, and records show their involvement, with limited success, until the end of the 1957–58 season.

A new club, Penrhyndeudraeth United, was then formed and joined the Caernarfon & District League at the start of the 1966–67 season, but folded, after 3 unsuccessful seasons, at the end of the 1968–69 season.

Maes Y Parc (October 2013)
Maes Y Parc (October 2013)

Clwb Pêl-Droed Penrhyndeudraeth, in its current form, was formed in 1981, joining the Sain Caernarfon & District League. Matches were played on the Cae Sarn pitch, in the centre of the village, and despite various problems with the nature of the facilities, the club grew from strength to strength, winning the League Championship in the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons; Alves Cup in 1984–85; Will Evans Cup in 1985–86 and the Moorings Cup in 1984–85 and 1985–86. Promotion was gained to the Gwynedd League for the 1986–87 season, when the Club moved to its current Maes Y Parc ground. Honours achieved in the following seasons were the Wyn Burrows (Most Sporting Team) Trophy at the end of the 1991–92, 1995–96 and 1996–97 seasons; the Heritage Homes Eryri Shield in 1995–96, President's Cup runners-up 1996–97, but winners of that Cup in 1997–98, as well as Gwynedd League runners-up at the end of the 1998–99 season. Despite an opportunity of promotion to the Welsh Alliance League at that time, the team disbanded and the 1999–2000 season saw the Club go an entire season without winning a single League match, and relegation followed to the Caernarfon & District League.

CPD Penrhyndeudraeth FC 2013–14 (Aug 2013)
CPD Penrhyndeudraeth FC 2013–14 (Aug 2013)

The Club saw many managerial and squad changes, with little or no success, until the 2009–10 season, when the team were finalists in the League's Gwynedd Safeflue Cup and their League position led to promotion from Caernarfon & District Division 2 to Division 1. The team were then runners-up in Division 1 and winners of the Kon-X Wales Cup and Moorings Cup in 2010–11 under the management of Gareth Piercy and Richard Davies. During the next pre-season, Gareth Piercy resigned as manager, with Richard Davies taking over and added Bleddyn Williams as his assistant. Promotion was eventually and belatedly gained to the Gwynedd League and the team achieved a League treble, League Championship and winners of both the Gwynedd Safeflue Shield and Bob Owen Memorial Shield. The 2012–13 season, the club's first ever at Welsh Alliance League level, was again a success – finishing 3rd in the League, winning the Take Stock Van Hire Cup (for 2nd Division Clubs), runners-up in the Mawddach Challenge Cup and also the trophy for the best official programme in the League's 2nd Division. The 2013–14 season saw the Club being champions of the Welsh Alliance 2nd Division, finalists in the Take Stock Van Hire Cup and semi-finalists in the FAW Trophy, also winning the trophy for the best official programme in the League's 2nd Division, for the second season in succession. 2014–15 saw the team finish 5th in the Welsh Alliance 1st Division, as well as reaching the final of the FAW Trophy, which was the most prestigious day ever in the club's history. Last season, the team finished 6th in the Welsh Alliance 1st Division and added a new trophy to the honours list by winning the Mawddach Challenge Cup, another memorable day in the club's relatively short history. 2016–17 saw another 6th-place finish and another cup final, eventually losing out to Glantraeth in the closing minutes of extra time in the Cookson Cup Final. This season the club will again compete at its highest level in Welsh football and seek to establish itself at this level.

League standings in recent years

Season League Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against +/- Points
2018–19 * Welsh Alliance League (Div. 1) * 8th * 28 11 5 12 65 56 9 38
2017–18 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 1) 8th 28 11 5 12 55 49 6 38
2016–17 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 1) 6th 30 14 7 9 66 46 20 49
2015–16 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 1) 6th 30 15 5 10 81 53 28 50
2014–15 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 1) 5th 26 12 6 8 55 44 11 42
2013–14 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 2) 1st 24 22 1 1 114 23 91 67
2012–13 Welsh Alliance League (Div. 2) 3rd 24 15 3 6 73 32 41 48
2011–12 Gwynedd League 1st 24 20 3 1 104 33 71 63
2010–11 Caernarfon & District League (Div. 1) 2nd 20 15 2 3 65 27 38 47
2009–10 Caernarfon & District League (Div. 2) 3rd 14 6 5 3 31 22 9 23
2008–09 Caernarfon & District League (Div. 2) 5th 12 4 3 5 26 29 −3 15
2007–08 Caernarfon & District League (Div. 2) 8th 18 5 1 12 38 56 −18 16
2006–07 Caernarfon & District League 12th 26 8 3 15 49 76 −27 27
2005–06 Caernarfon & District League 15th 28 2 3 23 33 114 −81 9
2004–05 Caernarfon & District League 10th 28 8 5 15 51 75 −24 29
2003–04 Caernarfon & District League 11th 26 7 3 16 52 88 −36 24
2002–03 Caernarfon & District League 9th 26 9 1 16 64 75 −11 28
2001–02 Caernarfon & District League 5th 22 12 1 9 75 61 14 37
2000/01 Gwynedd League 14th 26 0 0 26 15 116 −101 0
* Current league position as of 27 April 2019

Results Grid - 2018–19 season

Home \ Away BDU BOD GRE LNB LNA LNJ LLD LLG LRU LRW MYN NAN PEN PRE STA
Barmouth & Dyffryn United 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–4 2–0 1–4 0–6 3–3 6–1
Bodedern Athletic 3–0 2–1 6–1 0–1 8–0 4–1 0–2 3–1 7–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 6–1
Greenfield 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–0 2–3
Llanberis 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 4–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 3–3
Llandudno Albion 3–1 5–1 4–0 5–1 4–3 0–1 0–5 1–1 4–3 8–1 3–0 2–4 4–0 1–2
Llandudno Junction 2–2 1–4 1–4 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–3 0–4 0–6 0–2 1–6 1–1 1–2 0–4
Llandyrnog United 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3
Llangefni Town 7–0 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 8–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–0
Llanrug United 1–1 1–3 4–4 1–2 2–6 6–0 5–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–1
Llanrwst United 5–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–1
Mynydd Llandegai 1–1 1–4 4–0 4–1 2–3 1–1 4–3 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–5 4–2 0–4
Nantlle Vale 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–1 6–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 4–0
Penrhyndeudraeth 2–0 0–1 4–2 2–3 1–3 8–0 4–2 0–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 5–3 3–3 3–1
Prestatyn Sports 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–1 3–4 1–2 6–1 2–3 2–1 3–2 5–0 4–3 1–3 2–1
St Asaph City 3–3 0–1 2–3 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–8 1–2 4–2 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 February 2019. Source: Welsh Alliance League - Results Grid
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Honours

* Promoted to Gwynedd League 1987 *

* Promoted to Caernarfon & District League Division 1 *

* Promoted to Gwynedd League 2011 *

* Promoted to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division 2 *

* Promoted to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division 1 *

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Wales WAL Meilir Ellis
GK Wales WAL Robert Watson
DF Wales WAL Adam Griffiths
DF Wales WAL Barry Evans
DF Wales WAL Ben Jones
DF Wales WAL Cedri Lloyd
DF Wales WAL Harri Davies
DF Wales WAL Ifan Jones
DF Wales WAL Jack Jones
DF Wales WAL Liam Watson
DF Wales WAL Richard Jones
MF Wales WAL Iwan Lane
MF Wales WAL Iwan Thomas (Captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Wales WAL Iwan Williams
MF Wales WAL Sion Jones
MF Wales WAL Sion Williams
MF Wales WAL Steven Jones
MF Wales WAL Tom Llewelyn Owen
FW Wales WAL Carwyn Price
FW Wales WAL Daniel Rylance
FW Wales WAL George Sutherns
FW Wales WAL Huw Quaeck
FW Wales WAL Justin Williams
FW Wales WAL Meilir Williams
FW Wales WAL Paul Roberts
FW Wales WAL Tomos Smith

Management

Manager Wales Trystan Davies
Coach & Physio Wales Robert Watson

Club Officials

Role Name
Chairman Wales Desmond Jones
Secretary Wales Aled Thomas
Treasurer Wales
Groundsmen Wales Aled Thomas

Wales Owen Evans

Junior Teams

All play in the Llyn and Eifionydd Junior Football League

Under 15 Coaches: Wales Iwan Roberts & Wales Robert Watson
Under 13 Coaches: Wales Paul Clark & Wales Gwion Roberts
Under 11 Coaches: Wales Sion Harris & Wales Asa Bentham
Under 9 Coaches: Wales Gareth Piercy, Wales Liam Watson & Wales Steffan Jones

References

  1. ^ Jones, Dave. "Change of management at Penrhyndeudraeth of the tier 4 North Wales Coast West League". Grassroots North Wales. Retrieved 1 January 2022.