Luke Douglas Q&A

We catch up with defender Luke Douglas for a Q&A as he has been on the injured list all season to find out where he is at in his rehabilitation and when we are likely to see him back playing as boy have we missed him.

Q: Firstly, how are you getting on with your ACL injury recovery?

A: Recovery is going well, but a lot harder than I anticipated. When you take into account full time work. You see all these pros who suffer with the injury and they’re back within 9 months, but that’s with expert help and 24/7 rehab. More mentally draining than physically.

Q: Is it true that your injury came as a result of a poor first touch?

A: Fake news. Was a last ditch interception. The striker would have been through on goal. I put my life on the line to keep a clean sheet.

Q: How have you found not playing this season?

A: It’s been hard not being able to play. Haven’t missed a football season since I started playing. That Saturday morning feeling and the pint after the game isn’t the same when you haven’t played.

Q: How have you found your time at the club this far? You seem to have become a well liked squad member!

A: From joining, you can’t help but fall in love with the club. Management, players, committee. Everything second to none. Couldn’t find a single person who would say different.

Q: You have played for a number of high profile clubs in Wales, how does your experience at Buckley Town compare?

A: I think enjoyment it key and that was one of my main priorities throughout football. Now living local and having close mates at the club, it’s more than just the football. It’s everything else that goes with it.

Q: How do you see the remainder of this year going in terms of football, will we see you back to help complete the season, if and when that happens?

A: Who knows what’s happening with the league this season? May be a huge ask to be back by August time. But going to keep working hard and hopefully back at it by the turn of the year.

Q: Watching from the side lines, which of our players has impressed you most this season?

A: Regular contenders, lads who have been at the club since day one in this current group are continuing to step up. Impressed with the lads at the back, with a lot of injuries (myself, Dylan, Chris, etc) and a few outgoings, it’s always hard to adapt, but the likes of Herm (Rhys Hewitt), Bliz (Luke Blizard), and Hibbo (Chris Hibbert) have held it steady.

Q: Do you have any playing advice for our young players at the Club?

A: Work hard, stay fit, enjoy every single game, training session, meeting, night out, the lot. Then you can’t go far wrong.


Aled Bellis Q&A

In the latest of our series of Q&A we speak to central midfielder Aled Bellis about his time at the club and what he is doing to stay fit and ready should the season restart after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Q: You’ve been with the club for the majority of your playing life, apart from a couple of seasons, how does it feel to have played an integral part in the Club’s recent successes?

A: It feels good to play a part in my hometown teams recent success.

Q: How do you feel this season has gone so far?

A: It has gone okay but could’ve gone a lot better. We’ve let a lot of goals in from individual errors and sloppiness which needs to be improved on.

Q: What do you intend to do with your time, now that playing and training will take a break for a period of time?

A: Just keep active and keep things ticking over so I maintain fitness and am ready to go whenever we eventually start playing again.

Q: Who would you say is this best team you’ve faced this season and why?

A: Prestatyn. They did the simple things really well and just know how to win games anyway they have to.

Q: Which away ground for you most like visiting and why?

A: I like going Rhyl. The pitch is always in good nick and there is a decent crowd there.

Q: Who is the best trainer at the club and why?

A: Dylan Roberts. Just gets on with it and trains the same as he plays 100%.

Q: Who is the worst trainer at the club and why?

A: Rhys Hewitt. Loses at least 2 balls every session.

Q: Who has the worst dress sense at the club?  Do you have any examples?

A: Rhys Hewitt. (Photo of Aled and Rhys in Buckley’s number one night club).

Q:Outside of football, is there anything you are passionate about?

A: Big horse racing fan.


Congratulations to Alan & Claire

1st team Coach Alan Edwards & his partner Claire have announced the news of their new arrival Harri Owain Edwards who was born on Sunday.

Claire and Harri are in good spirits whilst Alan is already thinking of signing him up for Buckley Town JFC




Elise inspires a new generation

Wales international Elise Hughes says she is hopeful the Huddle initiative will help to convince more girls to join their local teams and take part in the sport on a more regular basis.

For more on this see the full article here


Become a Referee | Wales

There is a chronic shortage of Referees across Welsh football and games are being cancelled every week because of it.

To try and boost numbers the FAW is offering courses, so if you love football and want to be a major part of the game in Wales why not become a referee?

Not only do you get the best seat in the house and get to give back to the game but you could also earn money too!

In the local junior leagues, you can get paid from £18 a game on a Saturday morning. For the adults’ game fees start at £25. The higher up the league pyramid you officiate, the greater those fees become.

The courses offered are as follows:

  • Advanced course – £80 (including full kit and accessories (approx. 10 hours of online learning time, plus attendance at a one-day practical session).
  • Leaders Award – £20 (approx. 2-3 hours on-line learning time and allows successful candidates to Referee junior football).

More information is available on the website:

The North East Wales Football Association (NEWFA) are also holding a number of face to face meetings at Brymbo Sports Club, Tanyfron, Wrexham in an attempt to give any potential referees out there as much help and information as is needed to guide them through the process of applying for and passing the advanced referees course.

The course as is stands is an online course and costs £80, this includes the online course, a full matchday referee’s kit with accessories, ie, flags, whistle, notebook, and cards.

As well as having all the above, you will have the full support from NEWFA and the Referee’s Officer Steve Jones in particular.

The NEWFA is looking at holding these introduction evenings on Thursday 16th January, Thursday 30th January and Thursday 13th February 2020.

The meeting would start at 7:30 pm and last no longer than an hour.

If you’re interested and want to look at the course before attending one of the meetings the please visit:

Or you can contact:

Steve Jones

Referee’s Officer



Phone:  07723 051754



New Partnership announcement | RLA Capital Limited

Buckley Town Football Club is delighted to secure a new partnership deal with RLA Capital Limited for 2019/2020 season. 

Andy, Lee, and Ross started RLA Capital Limited in 2016 with having over 40 years’, experience in providing finance to businesses around the UK. 

Andy and Lee being local guys and both played for Buckley Town in the past, decided to support football clubs close to their hearts and we are pleased they picked Buckley Town Football Club as one of them. 

As well as providing exposure for RLA Capital Limited with various pitch side, dugout and Clubhouse signage the partnership will also see the club help to establish and develop the company’s brand and presence through all our social media channels. 

Peter Gunson – BTFC Chairman commented “We are delighted to be partnering with RLA Capital Limited, we strongly believe this partnership will be prosperous and beneficial for both parties and will support us as a club with various projects as we continue with our mission to embed ourselves within our community. We are looking forward to the start of the 2019-2020 season, welcome to the club.” 

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Sponsorship Opportunity


Buckley Town FC is currently looking for Sponsors to help establish the club in the top tiers of Welsh football. 

To cement that position, the club needs to attract new partner companies and sponsors to compete at every level of competition, develop their ground to full UEFA standard and build for the future.

The club is well supported by the growing population of the town whose residents work for companies and businesses locally or commute to the nearby cities of Chester, Liverpool, and Wrexham.

Since the millennium the club has won the Cymru Alliance League, the Cymru Alliance League Cup, the NEWFA Challenge & Presidents Cups, and the Welsh National League Premier Division.

Buckley Town Football Club offers business many different opportunities to advertise their brand and attract new customers. We offer advertising packages that can be used as a vehicle to advertise your brand in our match day programme, on our football shirts, on our website and Social Media platforms or around our ground.

For more information, please contact Justine Jones on 07808 093151 or 07757 616541.


Buckley Town Juniors FC

Buckley Town Juniors FC provide football for all ages & abilities, for both Boys and Girls aged between 5 to 16.

We have a proud history and a strong following of over 300 children in all age groups. We play in the Flintshire league and compete on all fronts. 

We are always looking for new members and currently are actively recruiting for our Girls teams 12+.

We also have our Under 5’s starting again in September along with our Under 6’s as well.

We cater for all. So a space will be there for your child. We are all volunteers and are always on the lookout for valued help behind the scenes & for coaches. If you feel you have skills that could benefit such a role please contact the club to enquire further.

Thank you.

Kevin Holden

Buckley Town JFC Chairman