Llandudno FC

Football in Llandudno dates back to 1878 when the club, probably known as Gloddaeth Rovers was in existence for around a decade.

The club was formed for the purpose of providing activity for cricketers during their close season. A full international, Wales v Ireland, was played on the “council field” in 1898. Llandudno were founder members of the Welsh National League (North) in 1921 and were champions in 1923 and League Cup winners in 1930.

The club won the North Wales Combination FA Cup in 1926 and the North Wales Amateur Cup in 1929. Controversy struck the club in 1931 when the FAW instructed them to play in East Wales, which Llandudno refused and were suspended.
Llandudno were founder members of the Welsh League (North) in 1935 and remained in the league until war broke out in 1939 and the rejoined in 1945 and stayed till 1974. Llandudno were League champions in 1936 and repeated the feat the following season, in addition the club won the North Wales Amateur Cup in 1948 and 1962, the Alves Cup in 1951 and the Cookson Cup in 1965.

The club moved to its current home at Maesdu Park in 1991 after the “council field” was used for the construction of an ASDA store in the late 1970s, now the new Parc Llandudno. The current ground was officially opened in 1991 and floodlights were added in 1994.

The following season saw the erection of a clubhouse and two small stands which provide covered seating for 130 spectators. The club has in the past few seasons undergone major transitions, with the addition of a new press box.
In season 2004/5 new dressing rooms were completed. New grandstands, with disabled access, are in place and the stadium now meeting the criteria set down for Welsh Premier League football. A new project of putting seating from one end of the back goal to the other is now under way and when complete the ground will have a seating capacity of 1,013. The club also has a successful youth academy.

In August 2014, Wales national football team manager Chris Coleman visited Maesdu Park to officially open Llandudno’s new £420,000 3G pitch.

After a successful 2014/15 Cymru Alliance season, Llandudno were promoted as champions to the Welsh Premier League for the first time in their history and, in their first season, qualified for the Europa League.

The following season was a disappointment with a ninth-place finish and, after winning their first three games in 2017/18, the Seasiders went on a losing streak which resulted in the sacking of manager Alan Morgan and the appointment of Caernarfon Town boss Iwan Williams in his place.

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