Blaenau Ffestiniog FC
NICKNAME: The Quarrymen
GROUND: Cae Clyd, Manod Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd LL41 4AU
First choice: All Red
Second Choice. All Blue
League position and current form
Blaenau Amateurs FC - in 1980 was founded on the 7th of July,1980 with one of its sole aims to provide footballing opportunities for local players.
A meeting was held at the North Western Hotel to discuss the formation of a new football club. Chaired by Gwilym Penniel Roberts the meeting was a great success and the present BLAENAU AMATEURS FC was formed and officials elected to administer the club.
Gwilym Roberts, a former professional player with Bolton Wanderers was elected as Manager for the first season and the club successfully applied for membership of the Vale of Conwy Football League, gaining entry to Section A.
The first match ended in success, a 5-1 win for the Amateurs, but the club took time in establishing itself and it was not until the 1983-84 season that the club gained its first honour in the form of the League’s Frank Tyldesley Trophy which they successfully retained the following season and regained in 1986-87.
The most successful season so far on record was the 1987-88 term when the club won the Vale of Conwy League title by two points from Penmaenmawr in a very tight finish. Having completed the season as runners-up the previous year, it was an even greater pleasure to take the championship unbeaten and to complete the double by winning the League’s Challenge Cup - then sponsored by the North Wales Weekly News - in a final against near-neighbours Dolwyddelan.
This success, coupled with the fact that they were by now amongst the top clubs in the Vale of Conwy League, prompted an application to join the Gwynedd League. The application was successful and their membership of that League commenced at the start of the 1988-89 term.
The club maintained its status in the Gwynedd League for a number of years culminating in 2008-2009 when they won the league championship by 9 points from Holyhead Hotspur. This success meant a deserved promotion to the Welsh Alliance Division 2 a division eventually gaining promotion to division 1 as runners-up to Glan Conwy in 2018/19.
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