Rhayader Town F.C.

Rhayader Town Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Tref Rhaeadr Gwy) are a Welsh football team. The club dates from around 1884 and their ground is called Y Weirglodd, which accommodates 435 seated spectators. The club plays in the Ardal Leagues South East, tier 3 of the Welsh football pyramid.

Rhayader Town
Full nameRhayader Town Football Club
Nickname(s)Thin Red Line[1]
Founded2007[1]
GroundThe Weirglodd
Rhayader
Powys
Capacity2200
ChairmanGareth Earp
ManagerGareth Hughes
LeagueArdal Leagues South East
2019–20Mid Wales League Division Two, 7th (of 14)

The club spent five years in the top flight of Welsh football, the League of Wales, with a best finish of 12th, before being relegated in 2002.

Rhayader Town folded in July 2006 and resigned from the Spar Mid Wales League.

A new Rhayader club formed in 2007 and played in the Watson Associates League (South) for the 2007–08 season. Playing again in Mid Wales League in 2008–09 after gaining promotion from Mid Wales South Division 1, the team managed to finish an impressive 6th in the league with 55 points on the board. The 2009–10 season saw the side promoted into the Cymru Alliance and only one step away from the top flight.

The 2009–10 season also saw the rebirth of a reserve squad who are currently playing in the Mid Wales League South division. The first team were promoted to the Cymru Alliance that season but lasted just the 2010–11 season before being relegated. They bounced back however and in 2012–13 they took their place back in the Cymru Alliance.[2]

The club was relegated from the Cymru Alliance in 2015 and in 2017 gained promotion back to the league. However, citing the difficulties of obtaining enough players to travel distances to matches, the club resigned from the league in July 2017 before the 2017–18 season commenced.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Official Football Association of Wales Yearbook & Supporters' Guide 2001-2002 (2001) ISBN 1-86223-053-6
  2. ^ Cymru Alliance History for Rhayader Town Archived 2013-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.brecon-radnor.co.uk/article.cfm?id=105380&headline=Cymru+Alliance+is+a+challenge+too+far+for+Rhayader+Town&sectionIs=sport&searchyear=2017

Coordinates: 52°17′53.7″N 3°30′34.9″W / 52.298250°N 3.509694°W / 52.298250; -3.509694