Holyhead Hotspur FC is a football team based in Holyhead, playing in the Cymru Alliance League (part of the Welsh football league system).
The team's first choice strip is blue and white striped shirts, blue shorts and blue socks. The second choice strip is dark red shirts, shorts and socks.
Holyhead Hotspur play at the New Oval ground opposite the leisure centre in Holyhead. The new stadium, adjacent to the New Oval, was opened in a ceremony on 28 July 2007 with a game played against a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI. The club won their first match of the 2007/2008 Cymru Alliance season against Gresford Athletic 1 - 0 on 18th August 2007, Curt Williams coming to the rescue in the dying seconds of the game.
Holyhead Hotspur was formed in 1990, initially playing in the Anglesey League. Towards the end of the 1980s, there were four adult football teams based in Holyhead and playing in various divisions of the North Wales Coast Football Association. A group of local football fans, led by Ken Chambers and Gary Williams, saw that efforts needed to be concentrated if a Holyhead football team was to carry on the proud tradition of the Harbourmen, the Holyhead football side of the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1997, following the success of Holyhead Hotspur in the Anglesey League and Gwynedd League, the club amalgamated with the other four clubs representing Holyhead to form Holyhead Hotspur, Holyhead Hotspur Reserves and the seven junior teams (playing as Holyhead Hotspur Peibio).
Holyhead Hotspur were promoted to the Cymru Alliance league for the 1998 / 1999 season after winning the Welsh Alliance League in the 1997 / 1998 season. At the same time, Holyhead Hotspur Reserves also saw promotion to the Gwynedd League.
Finishing league positions
Information taken from the Welsh Football Data Archive