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!

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:


What a difference a week makes

This time last week The Globe’s pitch was waterlogged and unplayable. What a difference a week makes. Today the pitch was cut, rolled and marked hopefully for the reserves’ game on Friday evening against local neighbours Hawarden Rangers.

Thanks to the facility team, in particular, Graham Davies for their hard work this week.


Best wishes & condolences

Buckley Town Football Club would like to extend their best wishes and condolences to Mark Jones and Mike Davies following the news of their recent family bereavements.

Both these long-standing loyal supporters of the club, this week, suffered the loss of the passing of their much-loved mothers. 


World Heart Day 2019

World Heart Day 2019 – Be a Heart Hero

This year the FAW and Buckley Town Football Club is supporting World Heart Day, the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke.

Run by the World Heart Federation, and supported by UEFA, World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and aims to encourage individuals, communities and businesses, including football organisations, to help protect our hearts and improve our quality of life. CVD is accountable for nearly half of all deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), making it the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.9 million lives prematurely each year. It can also make life difficult for the millions of people around the world that live with CVD.

The good news is that through simple changes to our everyday lifestyles, we can all work towards lowering the burden of CVD. This year Buckley Town FC is asking all football fans to make a promise. This includes:
• A promise to our families to cook and eat more healthily
• A promise to our children to do more exercise and help them to be more active
• A promise as a fan to walk, cycle or use public transport to travel to football matches
• A promise as a player to use the power of football to encourage people to lead healthier lives
• A promise as a football organisation to protect fans from second-hand tobacco smoke in football stadia

Together we can educate, inspire and motivate people to keep their hearts healthy while encouraging them to act as influencers themselves. Together we can create a global community of heart heroes.

By making small changes to our lifestyles and the places where we live, work and play we can have a huge impact on our health and the health of our communities.

Join the cause and share your promise by taking a photo performing the < ♥ > gesture and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #WorldHeartDay.
You can keep up to date with World Heart Day on social media by following these accounts:
• Facebook: /worldheartday
• Twitter: @worldheartfed
• Instagram: @worldheartday


Chris Roberts | Coaching

Chris Roberts was working hard last night, coaching the very little ‘uns on the Astro, looking smart!


Week to remember

Last week was one to remember for sport in Buckley.  

McDonald’s FAW Trust Community Football Awards

On Thursday night, at the McDonald’s FAW Trust Community Football Awards (North East), our Junior counterparts were presented with the Club of the Year Award, proudly represented by Chairman and Club Secretary, Kev Holden and Emma Iball.

Our Junior Chairman has been quick to recognise the overall efforts of all stakeholders of the club, ‘After winning this prestigious regional award, we are automatically given the chance to win the Club of the Year Award across the whole of Wales.

This is something we should all be proud of and is in recognition of all managers, coaches, parent reps and everybody who contributes to the club.  Well done!’

Under 19s Team

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a pathway for our Junior players to move into senior football, this season has saw the implementation of an Under 19s boys team come into fruition.

We have successfully integrated the majority of last season’s Under 16s squad into our senior set up, a few of which have had experience of first team and reserve football already this season.

Sunday saw our Under 19s take part in their first competitive fixture, despite a 2-0 loss, this marks a huge step forward for our football club and the football community within Buckley.

Our first team manager, Dan Moore, had this to say, ‘having worked with our Under 16s of last season for a period last year, I knew that it would be vital to retain as many of them as possible, they’re a good group.

We’ve already seen a number of them play in our first and reserve teams this season and this is a trend we expect to continue, and hopefully we now have a big piece of the jigsaw in place for years to come.’

Buckley Cricket Club Success

Also on Sunday, our Cricket Club saw their Under 13s boys team lift the Welsh Cup.

Under 13s coach and former Buckley Town player, Rhys Jones, commented, ‘We played 5 knockout rounds before finals day on Sunday.  We beat Carmarthen in the semi final by ten wickets (they beat us in the finals last year so that was nice!), and then an immense performance saw us beat Newport in the final. Easily the best day and feeling of my life!’

From everyone at Buckley Town Football Club, we would like to congratulate our friends at Buckley Cricket Club on this achievement, and for their continued progress and success in providing a top class environment for young players from the area to enjoy their sport!’




FAW Trust National Programme | Huddle

Buckley Town JFC are proud to announce that we have been selected to host the FAW Trust National Programme ‘Huddle’

Huddle is designed to introduce girls aged 5-12 to football in a fun, friendly and social environment, giving more girls the opportunity to get involved without the pressure of joining an official team or feel the need to be good at a sport.

Huddle will be delivered for a course of 12 weeks, every Thursday 6 – 7 pm, starting the 12th September in the indoor sports hall at Buckley Leisure Centre. The focus of these sessions will be on fun activities that develop the girls’ football skills through gameplay, whilst also increasing confidence.

To register your place for Huddle or for further information, please contact our Huddle Coaches

Jon Peatfield

Tel: 07901 643920


Tony Howard

Tel: 07736 621020




Jamie Iball Memorial | Update

Everyone at Buckley Town Football Club would like to thank everyone that took part or who has donated to the Jamie Iball Memorial.

Over £6.5k has been raised.

Thank you.


Baby girl for Chris Roberts

Everyone at Buckley Town FC would like to send their best wishes to Chris Roberts and wife Kate on the birth of their daughter on Thursday, 25th July.

Havana weighed in at 6lbs 6oz and we hope it’s not long before she takes in her first game at the Globe with a few oohs and aahs and the odd gurgle watching dad Chris playing for Buckley Town.