Chirk AAA F.C.

Chirk AAA F.C. is a Welsh football team based in Chirk, Wales. They compete in the Ardal Leagues North East. They were previously in the Premier division of the Welsh National League[1] since their relegation after one season in the Cymru Alliance.[2]

Chirk
Short nameThe Colliers
Founded1876
GroundHolyhead Road, Chirk
Capacity1,000
ChairmanColin Heyward
ManagerAndy Pryde
LeagueArdal Leagues North East
2019–20Welsh National League Premier Division, 14th
WebsiteClub website

Their reserve team plays in the FAW Reserve League(North Esst)

HistoryEdit

For a full history see; List of Chirk AAA FC seasons

Chirk, along with other local teams Wrexham, Oswestry and Druids, became founder members of the Welsh Football Association[3] in the same year as their formation.

Chirk’s early teams were formed mainly from employees from both Chirk Castle and Black Park Colliery. Chirk played friendly fixtures against other local teams and it was not until October 1877 that Chirk competed in a competitive fixture, although archive information from the Football Association suggests that the club entered the 1885–86 FA Cup, losing in the first round to Burslem Port Vale 3 – 0.[3]

Billy Meredith started his footballing career for the club before joining Manchester City.[4]

HonoursEdit

Taken from the Chirk AAA website[5]

  • Welsh Cup Winners: (5) 1886–87, 1887–88, 1889–90, 1891–92, 1893–94[6]
  • Welsh Cup Runners-Up: (1) 1892–93[6]
  • Welsh Amateur Cup Winners: (3) 1958–58, 1959–60, 1962–63
  • Welsh Amateur Cup Runners-Up: (2) 1951–52, 1954–55
  • FAW Trophy Winners: (1) 2016–17
  • FAW Trophy Runners-Up: (1) 2013–14
  • The Combination Champions: (1) : 1899–1900[7]
  • Welsh National League First Division Champions: (8) 1947–48, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1983–84, 2012–13
  • Welsh National League Second Division Champions: (2) 1978–79, 1984–85
  • North Wales Alliance Cup Winners: (2) 1919–20, 1920–21
  • Welsh National League Premier Division Cup Winners: (4) 1988–89, 1990–91, 1998–99, 2003–04
  • Welsh National League Division 1 League Cup Winners: (1) 1953–54
  • Welsh National League Division 2 League Cup Winners: (4) 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1984–85
  • Horace Wynne Cup Winners: (1) 1978–79
  • Carlsberg Pub and Club Cup Cymru Winners: (1) 1996–97

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   WAL Callum Thurnham
GK   WAL Zac Bebbington
DF   WAL Phil Pearce
DF   WAL Ryan Williams
DF   WAL Matthew Williams
DF   WAL Adam Williams
DF   WAL Will Evans
DF   WAL Sean Valentine
DF   WAL Jake Ellison
DF   WAL Aaron Roberts
MF   WAL Jack Edwards
MF   WAL Spencer Parrish
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   WAL Josh Phillips
MF   WAL Jake Simms
MF   WAL Aston Williams
MF   WAL Lewis Clamp
MF   WAL Nathan Lavender
MF   WAL Matty Thomas
FW   WAL Joe Roberts
FW   WAL Louie Middlehurst
FW   WAL Niall Freeman
FW   WAL Ollie Lewis
FW   WAL Dale Davies

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welsh National League". www.wnl.org.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2013-02-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-02-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Wales - List of Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  7. ^ "England - The Combination". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°56′5″N 3°3′33.7″W / 52.93472°N 3.059361°W / 52.93472; -3.059361