Weekly Forecast Prize hits £525

No winners this week.

The total prize money for the Weekly Forecast now stands at £525.00. With this sort of prize fund waiting to be won it has to be worth a dabble, so why wait. Simply download the form and enter by giving it to any Committee member or email your completed form to the before the deadline day.

Please note that the sheet below is for 17th November 2018:




James “Ginger” Williams

Buckley Town FC would like to pay its tribute to all those people involved in wars globally and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

John William Williams was born in Buckley on the 15th February 1885. He later became known as James and most noticeably Ginger Williams. He started out playing in the town of Buckley and then moved into the professional game playing for Atherton Church House, Accrington Stanley and Birmingham (now Birmingham City).

In 1909 Ginger signed for Crystal Palace. It is here his career glistened and fans admired his forward play. Ginger Williams netted 58 times in 149 games for Palace before his move to Millwall FC.

Millwall paid a club record fee for Ginger in the February of 1914, but his career was cut short due to the advent of war which would be a great loss to Millwall and football.

During his career Ginger Williams represented Wales twice at full international level competing against Scotland and Ireland. In one of the games he was replaced by Manchester United legend Billy Meredith.

Sadly, on the 5th June 1916, Ginger was killed in action at Vimmy Ridge aged just 30. A benefit match was held between Crystal Palace and Millwall at the Den for his wife and only son Kenneth.

Further to this, Millwall hold a plaque remembering the ultimate sacrifice of Ginger Williams at the New Den stadium.

Buckley Town FC would like to thank Millwall FC for their support in supply the information.

R.I.P. John William “Ginger” Williams


Weekend Preview

Manager Dan Moore in his weekend preview said, “After our poor performance against Rhyl, we’re looking for a reaction from the players going into a vital Welsh Cup fixture against Denbigh Town on Saturday.

Looking at the bigger picture, it’s probably to be expected to have periods of games go the way it did on Saturday with a relatively inexperienced squad at this level, so the key now is to ensure that we take Saturday’s result as a harsh lesson.

Denbigh have a good group of players and we are in for a tough game; we’ll prepare well for the game this week, we’ll be looking to get back to what works well for us and what has got us to where we are.”

Kick off 2:30pm

Admission : Adults £5 / OAP £3 / Kids free


Sportsman’s Evening with David Fairclough selling out fast

Buckley Town Football Club are proud to present an Evening with “David Fairclough ” (The Original Super Sub) to be held on Saturday 24th of November 2018 at the Old Padeswood Golf Course.

Ticket prices are £25 which includes compare, comedian and two-course meal.

Doors open from 7.30pm.

Tickets are selling fast, so to book your ticket now, contact Buckley Town Football Club or call in at Old Padeswood Golf Club, Station Road, CH7 4JD.


Scottish Power

Everyone at Buckley Town Football Club would like to thank Scottish Power for their assistance in putting up the new signs on the Main Stand at the Globe providing both the manpower and the Cherry Picker to enable us to display the logos of our new Main Stand sponsor HRGO Recruitment.


Pitch Maintenance ready for Airbus game

The working party have been busy over the last two days doing pitch maintenance getting the Globe ready for the visit this Saturday of the Huws Gray League leaders Airbus UK Broughton.

In the last two days the pitch has been cut, double rolled, marked ready for ‘The Bucks’ big challenge this weekend (Picture shows Graham Davies rolling the pitch).


Buckley Town Vets 2 Caerwys Vets 1

Buckley Town Vets overcame their league rivals Caerwys Vets 2-1 to move onto the next round of the NEWFA Vets Cup.

Buckley Town went 2-0 up in the first half through two Colin Pugh goals (great effort since he has been out for number of months and has only just returned).

The weather then turned foul in the second half and Caerwys were able to pull one back. Buckley then weathered the storm and managed to see out the game as winners.


Rob Jones on road to recovery

It was nice to be able to catch up with Rob Jones at the FAW Round 1 Cup tie at the Globe on Saturday against Brymbo FC as he was there supporting his team mates in their 3-1 victory. Rob unfortunately dislocated and broke both his leg and ankle in a recent match at FC Nomads.

Rob said, “I am well and on the road to recovery following the surgery to repair the damage.”

“I have had to have a metal plate and screws placed in the leg to hold it all together and allow the bone to heal. At the moment I am working with the Physiotherapist to build up the strength to allow me to walk again. I have been told that I should be able to play football again once everything is healed and so it is just a matter of time and taking it in stages to allow that to happen.”

“Once there I then have to be mentally right, which will probably be the toughest test but I am sure I will be fine once I get back into the action.”

Everyone at the club wishes Rob all the best and a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to see him back playing in the back four sometime soon.


Michelle Griffiths Q&A

  1. You’re one of the leading female football coaches in the area, working with Buckley Town and Chester FC. How does it feel getting involved with football and is it your main passion? 

I’ve been a football fan since I was little and it used to be one of my biggest hobbies but is now my job ha-ha! Football is a different game all the time as well as the training sessions. I would say it is my main passion and I would love to be doing it full time in the future.

  1. You’ve truly excelled in football, gaining all sorts of coaching badges and working with various people. What got you motivated to get started with coaching? And, what advice can you give to coaches looking to get involved?

I offered to do some scouting for Chester FC Women about 5/6 years ago. I never thought about coaching until Mark and Bernard at Chester FC asked if I was interested in it as I had quite a good footballing brain. Before I knew it, I was signed up to my Level 1, that was it and I have come a very long way since then.

If I could give any advice to people who are wanting to get involved in coaching, make sure you are 100% committed. It does take a lot of time and effort, from the courses, training and games. It’s the best thing I have done. 

  1. Buckley Town FC Juniors, there’s so many teams, tell us a little bit about the juniors’ side of the club… 

Buckley JFC have teams from Under 5s to Under 16s as well as all girl teams in Under 10s and Under 12s, the girl’s section has grown a lot in the last 2 years and it continues to grow now. We have a good base of volunteers that run all age groups and are always looking for people to get involved.

  1. And Chester FC, how are things going there?

Yeah, they are going well thanks, I am working with the Under 13s Academy team and we have entered a league this year, which is also a test for me as it is the first time I have been involved in 11 a side football, which allows me to use my B license credentials. Also, I am doing some work with the Chester FC Ladies team, which helps me and I can get ideas for future training sessions 

  1. Women’s football, it’s generating a huge interest and the popularity keeps growing. You teach junior girls’ teams at Buckley Town FC and Chester FC. What’s your message to girls/ladies wanting to play football? 

Girls/ladies football has grown so much in the last couple years, due to the success of the England and Wales ladies’ teams. I would just say if you are interested just go along to your local club and see if you like it as you will be surprised. If you used to play and want to get back into it just do it, it’s good fitness and it is also good socially as well.

  1. With you being a Liverpool fan, they’ve started very well, will they be at the top come May? 

They have started well, but I never make predictions when it comes to my own team, one game at a time.

  1. Buckley Town FC, 4 wins, 3 loses, doing well so far… it’s a good vibe at the Globe, are you happy with the direction of the club and its community-based ethos?

Yeah, the way the juniors and seniors have integrated the past two seasons has been great, with both the boys and the girl’s tournaments being played here last season. The work Dan, Pete, etc have put in has been really good and I’m sure it will continue to grow. 

  1. Who was/is the greatest player of all time? WHY? 

Oh, that’s a tough one, I can’t decide. Robbie Fowler or Steven Gerrard… 

  1. What’s the best advice to give to any youngster playing the game today? 

First of all, make sure you enjoy it, listen to your coach and always have the willingness to improve and learn.

  1. Messi or Ronaldo?

Messi ha-ha, could not possibly pick Ronaldo!! 

  1. Tell us a little bit more of what you do! Where can people find the coaching programmes you have on offer? 

As well as my coaching roles with Chester and Buckley, I do offer some specialised 1-2-1 coaching sessions which allows the player to state what they would like to work on and how they would like to improve. They can be individual sessions or group sessions and if you would like to book in you can contact me on 07795123417.

  1. Finally, a word for the fans…

Keep up with the amazing support for the seniors. Dan, Alan and Jase are doing a fantastic job and with the drive and ideas Pete has it looks like an exciting future for the club.


Opening of Globe Way Recreation Ground and Pavillion

The Beatles once sang:

“It was twenty years ago today,

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play,

They’ve been going in and out of style,

But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile”

Buckley Town Football Club’s Committee have been remembering that twenty years ago this week the official opening of the ‘Globe Way Recreation Ground and Pavillion’ took place on the 12th September 1998.

A plaque commemorating the day hangs in the Committee Room to this day, recording the opening by Councillor W A Jones JP, Flintshire County Council Chairman.

The first game ever played at the Globe was a little earlier on 22nd August 1998 and saw Buckley Reserves beat Gresford Athletic Reserves 3-1 with Anthony Hinchcliff scoring the first ever Buckley goal at the ground. A plaque from the Committee also commemorates that goal.


The main stand at the Globe came from Deeside Sports Centre after great help and support from local Councillor Dennis Hutchinson, who was also a Chairman of Buckley Town FC.

The late Mr Ron Hampson was another local Councillor who was always a great help and supporter of Buckley Town FC.

Only President Jeff Bradshaw, Mike Williams and John Aird still remain as Committee members. 

The original committee from 1998 after moving from The Elfed to the Globe was as follows:

Peter Gomery Chairman
Jeff Bradshaw President
Allan Brown Vice Chairman / Fund Raising
Bill Evans Treasurer
Mike Williams Secretary
John Aird Fund Raising
Ken Hughes Fund Raising
Derek Ince Committee
Andy Dodd Committee
Roy Greaves Committee
Steve Owens Committee
Derek Cairns Committee
Alan Buckley Committee
Gary Collins Committee
Peter Grindley Committee
Mrs Leslie Gomery Committee
Mrs Bev Ince Committee

John Aird has dug into his memory bank for these recollections and the present day Committee would be pleased to hear your memories of the opening of the Globe.

The club are planning a commemoration of 20 years at the Globe, and details will be published on this club website shortly.

Buckley Town Footbal Club, like Sgt Peppers band has also “been going in and out of style and they are still guaranteed to raise a smile” and certainly looking forward to the next 20 years.

John Spooner

With thanks to John Aird