Kerry F.C.

Kerry Football Club is a Welsh football team based in the village of Kerry, Powys, Wales. They play in the Ardal Leagues North East, which is in the third tier of the Welsh football league system.[1]

Kerry
Nickname(s)The Lambs
Founded1876
GroundDolforgan Park
LeagueArdal Leagues
North East
2019–20Mid Wales Football League
Division One, 12th

HistoryEdit

Football was first played in the village in 1876, with newspaper reports mentioning a match between Kerry FC and Newtown.[2] The club then played in the Montgomeryshire League for the first time in 1936–37, finishing as runners-up. After the Second World War, the club rejoined the league, playing until 1951 when the club folded. The club was reformed in 1959 and finished as league runners-up in the mid 1960s on two occasions. At the beginning of the 1970s the club was relegated to the league's second division before again folding in 1972. Another reformation of the club took place in 1979, with them rejoining the league in the second division, where they remained until 1995–96 when were league champions and they were promoted to the Mid Wales Football League. After finishing fifth in the first season in the league, the club were first division champions for two successive seasons during the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons.[3] Relegation in 2009 led to a spell in the second division until the end of the 2016-17 when the club regained their division one status after finishing the season as champions.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Membership of Tier 3 leagues confirmed". Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 13 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Grosvenor, Gavin. "Spotlight on Kerry Football Club". Powys County Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Kerry". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 13 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 52°30′10.6″N 3°15′37.7″W / 52.502944°N 3.260472°W / 52.502944; -3.260472