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Halkyn United FC




Ground: Pant Newydd
Pentre Road
Comp: Welsh Alliance League
Area: North Wales Coast FA
Colours: All Blue

Halkyn United FC is a Welsh football club representing the Flintshire villages of Halkyn, Pentre Halkyn and Rhosesmor, near Mold, in Wales. They play their home games at Pant Newydd, which is also home to Halkyn Cricket Ground. They currently play in the Welsh Alliance League after being relegated from the Cymru Alliance in the 2005-06 season.

Halkyn United Football Club was formed in 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War and became founder members of the old Halkyn Mountain League, which was a forerunner to the Clwyd League. It is believed that during this period of the club's history, the club played their home games on various grounds within the village of Pentre Halkyn.

The earliest honours that were won by Halkyn were the Mountain League in 1956 and the League Cup in 1959. After years playing in the Mountain League, the club joined the Clwyd League in 1975 and played their home matches in Pentre Halkyn on a field that was owned by the council. This field was adjacent to the Village Park in Pentre Halkyn, with the changing facilities being the nearby community centre.

Many of the current long serving officials involved with the club's modern day success started to arrive at the club in the late 1980ís and the 1990ís. In the 1992/93 season the club won the Clwyd League Division One title and with it promotion to the Premier League. In the first season in the Premier League despite finishing midway in the league United won both the Presidents Cup and the Arrows Cup. Further progress up the pyramid system was achieved, and in the season 1994/95 Halkyn achieved promotion as champions from the Clwyd League Premier Division to the Welsh Alliance League. Success continued with the prestigious Barritt Cup making its way to Halkyn in the season 1995/96 and the Cookson Cup the following season.

Throughout their four years in the Welsh Alliance the club competed well and made steady progress. In the 1997/98-season a 4th place finish was achieved behind runaway champions Holyhead Hotspurs. However, the following season brought the club down to earth with an indifferent season culminating in a mid-table finish. The season 1999/2000 season proved the most successful in the clubs history as they won the Tyn Lon Rover Welsh Alliance by a clear 11 points whilst remaining unbeaten in the League. Added to that the club progressed to the 4th round of the Welsh Cup including an away victory at League of Wales outfit Haverfordwest County.

The club managed to stay in the Cymru Alliance for a few seasons, but last season proved too much of a challenge for them, and they finished bottom of the table. This ensured the club would be relegated, and would play their football in the Welsh Alliance for the 2006/07 season.

Promotion to the Cymru Alliance meant work was required at Pant Newydd to bring the ground up to the required standard. A makeshift stand was built and changes made to the rooms and the showers. More changes are in the pipeline as Halkyn strive to continue building the football club.

Rival Clubs include - Holywell, Brynford and Mold.

    Denbigh Town FC v Halkyn United


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