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Football Pitch, Globe Way, Buckley


On 30th July 2004, the arc lights were installed at six points around the ground to enable play to continue in poor light. They have a pink light permanently on at the very top as a safety precaution for aircraft.


The football pitch sometimes becomes water-logged and not fit for use. On Saturday 30th April 2005, for example, the game between Buckley Town Reserves and Penyffordd was transferred to Castell Alun Sports Centre in Hope.


In July 2005, Buckley Town agreed a deal with Wrexham F.C. for them to use Globe Way as their reserve-team base for the next season.


On Tuesday 16th May 2006, Buckley Town Football Club beat Rhos Aelwyd one nil to win the North East Wales Challenge Cup at Wrexham's Racecourse ground.


In early June 2006, Buckley Town JFC was named the top grassroots club in the country and awarded the Loosemores Sports Managment Club of the Year, which is given to the club who has shown the most committment to the development of grassroots football.

The nomination read: "This club is an exceptionally organised outfit which demonstrates genuine ambition. Buckley Town are very proactive in their fundraising and with the money they raise they focus on purchasing equipment, running projects with schools and putting coaches through the award system to ensure high standards. They are currently working towards the silver award on the club accreditation scheme, and with teams from Under 7s right through to U16s, including two girls' teams, they are developing at an amazing rate."


In May 2007, Buckley Town FC had been granted permission by Flintshire County Council to intall new stands and hardstanding for disabled people. The scheme cost £16,000, with a grant from the Buckley Town Council of £1,580 and the remainder coming from a Flintshire County Council Trust.


In February 2008, the new 109-seater stand stand was ready, complete with wheelchair access and a covered area for wheelchair users. The club thanked The Football Association of Wales and the Cymru Alliance League in addition to those mentioned above.


In May 2008, vandals caused severe damage (fencing and cash booth on the first acassion and on the second, two breeze block and transparent plastic dugouts and breaking two double-glazed windows in the changing rooms) twice in three days, at a cost of more than £1,000. The club was about to paint the fence surrounding the groud with vandal-proof paint.


In July 2009, Buckley Town Juniors Football Team took part in their annual extravaganza over two days; the event was based at the leisure centre. Teams attended from all over North Wales and the North West of England.


In February 2010, Buckley Town Junior Football Club added The Wanderers, an under-sevens side which started playing competitively during the month, managed by Dene Spendlove. The under-sevens already had The Vipers and The Colts. The under-twelves side is also named The Wanderers.


In May 2010, Buckley Town Juniors Under 16s won the NEWFA U16s Cup, beating Hawarden Rangers. The under 15s won the Clwyd Junior League against Ewloe Harriers. The senior side won the NEWFA Challenge Cup.


In July 2010, Buckley Town United Under 12s won the Flintshire Junior Tournament at Padeswood Cement Works.


In mid 2011, it was reported that the Buckley Town Juniors Football Club had had a successful season. Three teams reached the finals of the North East Wales Football Association competitions; Buckley United retained their under 13s cup and the Vipers U15s and U16s were successful in the Clwyd Junior League.

The teams were:

Buckley U6s

Buckley U7s

Buckley U9s

Buckley U13s

Buckley U16s

Buckley Colts U10s

Buckley Colts U15s

Buckley Girls U12s

Buckley Girls U 14s

Buckley United U8s

Buckley United U13s

Buckley Vipers U8s

Buckley Vipers U10s

Buckley Vipers U15s

Buckley Wanderers U11s

Buckley Wanderers U13s


On Father's Day in June 2013, the Elfed playing field was host to Buckley Town Junior Football Team's eleventh Festival of Football. Eighty teams from across North Wales and North West England took part and the event was sold out by February. More than 3,000 people attended.




Author: Anon


Year = 2003

Landscape = Urban

Sport = Ball

Extra = 2000s

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