Buckley Town is an old established football centre in North Wales. The game was first introduced in Buckley in around 1860. There were very few organisations, and lack of funds meant that the game was played in a basic way. An early player named Sarbat recalls playing football with his friends on the common in Buckley, using coats for goal posts, because the Lord of the Manor had forbidden the use of permanent wooden posts on the land. He recalls the day when he and his friends were presented with a real, full sized, brand new football, from a vicar in the area.

With the new ball, they regarded themselves as a real team, and established themselves as a football club, playing under the name of Belmont Swifts Football Club. This formed the heart of what would later become Buckley Victoria Football Club, the first organised team in the town. The team had their own pitch at Mill Lane, and soon played home and away matches against teams such as Mold Athletic, Wrexham Victoria, and Rhyl Athletic.

Buckley Victoria were superseded by the Buckley Engineers, who carried on the ‘Vics’ winning ways. The amateurs’ most famous team consisted of ten colliers and a plumber. They picked up a huge amount of silverware in their playing days, including the Welsh Amateur Cup which they won on 3 occasions. In 1887 Buckley Town football club was formed, and it wasn’t long before they had a taste of success. They went on to win the Wirral & District League in 1898 and picked up the Pike Challenge Cup in the same year. Buckley Town continued to play right up to the 1920’s, and in 1925 joined the Welsh League, North Division. In 1937 they went on to win the North Wales amateur cup.

During the 1930’s it seemed that Buckley Town Football Club and other organised football teams in Buckley fell apart and no longer continued to be successful in competitions. Then, in 1937 Buckley Town A.F.C won the North Wales Amateur Cup. In 1949 Buckley Wanderers and Buckley Rovers were the only two teams playing competitive football in Buckley. Buckley Rovers struggled in the lower division of the Welsh Leagues, while Buckley Wanderers joined the Welsh National League Division One. In their first season, Buckley Wanderers finished runners-up behind Chirk AAA, and again in the 1953-54 season finished runners-up to Overton St Mary’s. Then in the 1955-56 season, Buckley Wanderers scored over one hundred goals to clinch the League title.

During the 1960-61 season, Buckley Rovers joined Buckley Wanderers in the Welsh League Division One. With two teams firmly established in top-flight Welsh football, Buckley once again was revelling in the ‘Glory days’. Buckley Wanderers finished runners-up for the third time in their history, with Chirk AAA finishing just two points ahead of them. ‘Rovers’ struggled in their first season in top-flight football, finishing ninth in the league. Then in the 63-64 season, Buckley Rovers were relegated, only to come straight back up the following season.

From 1974 Buckley Rovers then became the better of the two sides, with a runners-up finish and a third-place finish.

The 1976-77 season saw both teams finish in the bottom half of the table. This was the end of both teams, and in 1977 an agreement was made for both teams to join and play under the name of Buckley Town Football Club, which is the club we know to this day.

The club has gone from strength to strength since they moved to a new facility at the Globe which has progressively been built up. Since the Millennium, the club has had its most successful period to date. They have won the NEW Challenge Cup five times, the Cymru Alliance League Cup once in 2003-04, and in the League the club finished 3rd in 2002-03, 2nd in 2003-04, finally becoming Champions in 2004-05

2016-17 saw them finish bottom of the Huws Gray Alliance and relegated to Welsh National League’s Premier Division for 2017-18. The club stayed mid-table for the early half of the season due to cup commitments and the exceptionally bad weather meaning fewer games were played than should have been. With fixtures stacked into April & May, they went toe to toe with Brickfield Rangers finally taking the last point needed in the last game of the season in almost the final minute against in front of a crowd of 604 at the Globe to take the league title and win promotion back to the second tier at the first time of asking.

Results

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2022

Penrhyncoch vs Buckley Town

0 - 6
NEWFA Challenge Cup
2022

Cefn Mawr vs Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Guilsfield

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Conwy Borough

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2022

Ruthin Town vs Buckley Town

3 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Holywell Town

2 - 0
JD Cymru North
2022

Gresford Athletic vs Buckley Town

Postponed
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Lex XI vs Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2022

Bangor City vs Buckley Town

Postponed
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Shotton Steel vs Buckley Town

4 - 2
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Llanrhaeadr

1 - 5
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Buckley Town vs Ruthin Town

1 - 2
JD Cymru North
2022

Holyhead Hotspur vs Buckley Town

3 - 0
JD Cymru North
2022

Llandudno vs Buckley Town

5 - 0
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Holt & Farndon Vets vs Buckley Town

0 - 2
JD Welsh Cup
2022

Buckley Town vs Taffs Well

3 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Conwy Borough vs Buckley Town

1 - 8
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Buckley Town vs Caerwys

1 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Airbus UK

2 - 0
JD Welsh Cup
2022

Buckley Town vs Monmouth Town

0 - 2
JD Cymru North
2022

Prestatyn Town vs Buckley Town

2 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Llangefni Town vs Buckley Town

0 - 11
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Buckley Town vs Nomads

3 - 1
JD Welsh Cup
2022

Buckley Town vs Porthmadog

2 - 1
NEWFA Challenge Cup
2022

Buckley Town vs Holywell Town

1 - 0
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Colwyn Bay

2 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Llanidloes Town vs Buckley Town

2 - 5
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2022

Buckley Town vs Lex XI

2 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Penrhyncoch

2 - 1
JD Welsh Cup
2022

Buckley Town vs Mold Alex

5 - 0
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Ruthin Town

3 - 2
Nathaniel MG Cup
2022

Airbus UK vs Buckley Town

0 - 1
NEWFA Challenge Cup
2022

Castell Alun Colts vs Buckley Town

2 - 3
JD Cymru North
2022

Holywell Town vs Buckley Town

1 - 1
JD Cymru North
2022

Guilsfield vs Buckley Town

1 - 0
JD Cymru North
2022

Buckley Town vs Bangor City

2:00 pm
Pre Season 1st Team 2021
Pre-Season

Corwen vs Buckley Town

2:00 pm
Pre Season 1st Team 2021
Pre-Season

Rhos Aelwyd vs Buckley Town

2:30 pm
Pre Season 1st Team 2021
Pre-Season

Buckley Town vs Nomads

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Airbus UK Broughton FC

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Guilsfield FC vs Buckley Town FC

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Gresford Athletic FC

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Ruthin Town FC vs Buckley Town FC

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Colwyn Bay FC

7:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Prestatyn Town FC vs Buckley Town FC

2:30 pm
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Llangefni Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Holyhead Hotspur FC vs Buckley Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Llandudno FC vs Buckley Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Conwy Borough FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Holywell Town FC vs Buckley Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Bangor City FC vs Buckley Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Buckley Town FC vs Llanidloes Town FC

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2021

Penrhyncoch FC vs Buckley Town FC

7 - 8
Nathaniel MG Cup
2021

Buckley Town vs Colwyn Bay

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Conwy Borough

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Bangor City

Postponed
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Buckley Town v Ruthin Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Colwyn Bay v Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Ruthin Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Rhyl

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Guilsfield

Postponed
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Holywell Town v Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Llanfair United v Buckley Town

Postponed
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Shotton Steel v Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Colwyn Bay

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Gresford Athletic v Buckley Town

Postponed
2020

Castell Alun Colts v Buckley Town

Postponed
NEWFA Challenge Cup
2020

Buckley Town v Mold Alex

Postponed
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Rhyl v Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Corwen

Postponed
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Gresford Athletic v Buckley Town

Postponed
U19s
2020

Holywell Town v Buckley Town

Postponed
JD Cymru North
2020

Guilsfield v Buckley Town

Postponed
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Hawarden Rangers

0 - 1
U19s
2020

Buckley Town v Brickfield Rangers

1 - 0
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Penrhyncoch

3 - 1
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Caerwys v Buckley Town

2 - 0
JD Cymru North
2020

Porthmadog v Buckley Town

3 - 1
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Cefn Druids

Postponed
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Rhos Aelwyd

Postponed
U19s
2020

Rhydymwyn v Buckley Town

Postponed
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Llay Miners Welfare v Buckley Town

Postponed
U19s
2020

Johnstown Youth v Buckley Town

1 - 2
JD Cymru North
2020

Llanrhaeadr v Buckley Town

3 - 1
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Brickfield Rangers

Attendance: 35
3 - 3
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Buckley Town v FC Nomads

1 - 0
Welsh National League - Reserves Division Cup
2020

Mold Alex v Buckley Town

2 - 3
U19s
2020

Penyffordd Lions v Buckley Town

1 - 1
JD Cymru North
2020

Corwen v Buckley Town

Attendance: 87
3 - 0
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Cefn Druids v Buckley Town

1 - 3
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Buckley Town v Nomads

0 - 5
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Prestatyn Town

Attendance: 330
0 - 1
JD Cymru North
2020

Llandudno v Buckley Town

Attendance: 191
5 - 3
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Corwen

4 - 1
U19s
2020

Buckley Town v Johnstown Youth

6 - 0
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Nomads v Buckley Town

0 - 2
NEWFA Challenge Cup
2020

Cefn Druids v Buckley Town

0 - 6
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Brickfield Rangers v Buckley Town

0 - 3
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Llangefni Town

Attendance: 382
3 - 0
JD Cymru North
2020

Flint Town Utd v Buckley Town

Attendance: 232
5 - 0
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

FC Nomads v Buckley Town

0 - 2
Welsh National League - Reserves Division Cup
2020

Corwen v Buckley Town

2 - 1
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Buckley Town v Point of Ayr Vets

3 - 1
U19s
2020

Hawarden Rangers v Buckley Town

3 - 1
JD Welsh Cup
2020

Pontardawe Town v Buckley Town

5 - 0
Welsh National League - Reserves Division
2020

Buckley Town v Penycae

1 - 2
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Buckley Town v Shotton Steel

2 - 3
JD Cymru North
2020

Conwy Borough v Buckley Town

Attendance: 90
1 - 1
JD Cymru North
2020

Buckley Town v Gresford Athletic

Attendance: 170
2 - 5
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Point of Ayr Vets v Buckley Town

4 - 1
JD Cymru North
2020

Rhyl v Buckley Town

Attendance: 179
0 - 3
JD Welsh Cup
2020

Holyhead Hotspur v Buckley Town

Attendance: 78
4 - 2
North East Wales Football League Veterans Premier Division
2020

Ruthin Town v Buckley Town

1
U19s
2020

Buckley Town v Lex XI