GROUND: War Memorial Park. Green Lane, Corwen LL21 0DN
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League position and current form
Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Diff GD Points Current form 7 Corwen FC 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 ?????
The earliest mention of football in Corwen is their entry into the inaugural Welsh cup in 1877. After beating neighbours Bala 1-0 after a reply they lost heavily to Bangor.
Corwen's recent revival started as early as 1966 in the wake of England's World Cup success when a new committee was formed. Success was soon to follow gaining promotion to the 1st Division from the 3rd Division in 2 seasons of the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area). This progress however did not continue however due to the retirement of players and others moving on to other clubs.
In 1986/87 things improved again and within two seasons they were in the reformed Premier division, winning the Division 2 League and cup double in 86/87 and the Division 1 League in 87/88.
In 94/95 and again in 97/98 they finished runners up in the League but season 98/99 they at last managed to win the championship. Promotion to the Cymru Alliance proved too testing for the team so they returned to the Welsh National Premier Division the following season.
However, success is not only down to the first team, a very young Reserves team are holding their own in the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division 2, and a very progressive Youth structure is in place with the Under 14's winning the prestigious North East Wales Cup in 2001-02.
Also Corwen have both a Ladies & Girls team who play in North Wales Leagues, the Ladies team have reached the last eight of the Women’s Welsh Cup twice and they won the inaugural N. Wales Women’s Cup in 2003.
In 2008 Corwen reached the F.A.W. Trophy final, where they lost 4-2 to fellow Welsh National League side Rhos Aelwyd at Cefn Druids ground. Corwen came through 3 penalty shoot outs on the way to the final.
The Reserve team, managed by Richard Crimp, gained promotion from the Welsh national League Reserves and colts Division, after finishing second in the 2009/10 season, finishing a point behind champions Ruthin Colts.
After the departure of John James and Andy Lewis, who left to take over the vacant Denbigh Town post, Corwen appointed former Ruthin Town Reserves manager Neil Jones as first team manager for the 2010/11 season, and was being assisted by Tony Jones.
Under Neil Corwen were able to get to the 2010/11 Premier Division Final, the first to be played at Cefn Druids new ground ‘The Rock’, but left empty handed after losing 1-0 to Gresford Athletic.
Due to personal reason Neil Stepped down from the managerial post early in 2011/12 season, and was replaced by Elfyn Roberts, who ran the role in a player/manger basis.
Former Chairman John Billington took over the First Team management role for the 2012/13 season, guiding Corwen to the 2nd round of the Welsh Cup, where they were defeated 2-1 after extra time by Gwalchmai.
The start of the 2013/14 season saw another managerial change, as John stepped down to be replaced by Steve Crompton. Steve was on the Bala Town FC coaching staff that guided the side to the Welsh Premier, but he stepped down to take over at Cymru Alliance side Ruthin Town. Steve is a former professional footballer, with spells at Wolves, Hereford United, Worcester City and Runcorn.
Steve stepped down at the end of the 2016/17 season after leading Corwen to a 4th placed league finish, as well as the Welsh Trophy Quarter Final and the Third Round of the Welsh Cup to be replaced by former Bala Town player Danny Jellicoe. Danny, assisted by former Rhyl, Swansea and Bangor City player Tommy Mutton, led Corwen to a 3rd placed league finish, the club’s highest since winning the Welsh National League Premier Division title in the 1998/99 season.
In 2018/19 the team better this achievement by winning the Premier Division title and achieved Tier Two of Welsh football and became inaugural members of the JD Cymru League North, but suffered relegation on a points per game basis after the season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.