Denbigh Town Football Club was formed in 1880 and has remained one of the most popular and highly respected clubs in North Wales football ever since. One of the club’s finest achievements came in 1924 when it won both the Welsh Amateur Cup and the North Wales Coast Amateur Cup.
A number of minor successes ensued in the subsequent decades until the club hit a purple patch in the 1970’s when they won the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One Championship four times and the League Cup on five occasions. Town also landed the North Wales Coast Amateur Cup in 1970 and the North Wales Coast Amateur Cup in 1972. The manager through most of this golden period was John Trevor Roberts who remains one of Denbigh Town’s most legendary figures.
After the club left the Wrexham Area League at the turn of the 80’s and joined the Clwyd League many trophy-less years followed. The sleeping giant did not awaken until the 1991/92 season when Liverpudlian duo Bill Dawson and Roy Cook-Hannah took over the reins at Central Park.
In their first season the club won promotion to the Premier Division, but the biggest highlight was an unforgettable 1-0 North Wales Challenge Cup victory over the fourth placed HFS Loans League semi-professionals of Caernarfon Town before an ecstatic crowd at Central Park. After two seasons in the Clwyd Premier, Town were promoted to the Fitlock Welsh Alliance League 1994/95. After finishing fourth in their first season Town followed up in style by landing the League Championship and Cookson Cup double, the club’s finest achievement for almost 20 years. Denbigh took their place in the Cymru Alliance for the start of the 1996/97 and enjoyed several good seasons at that level.
Denbigh joined the Welsh Alliance League for 2002/03 and finished 3rd, reached the semi-final of the Barritt Cup and won the Alves Cup with Roy Cook-Hannah back at the helm. Roy resigned on 8th December 2003.
Clwyd Williams and Nick Hailes were installed as caretakers on the 11th December 2003 with the aim of fulfilling the remaining fixtures. Denbigh finished in 12th place with 36 points from 30 matches.
Tim Dyer was appointed Manager on the 6th May 2004. In season 2005/2006 Tim guided the Town to the Barritt Cup and Cookson Cup double, Runners Up in the Welsh Alliance League and North Wales Coast FA Challenge Cup Finalists.
Denbigh Town also won the Welsh Alliance Fair Play League for 2005 / 2006 & 2006 / 2007.
In 2007 Denbigh Town were crowned Welsh Alliance League Champions and Cookson Cup Winners. Tim Dyer stepped down at the end of 2008 / 2009 season.
Steve Jones was appointed Manager with Dean Martin as his Assistant. Under the new regime Denbigh Town finished the 2009 / 2010 Cymru Alliance season in 10th place. Unfortunately, due to the Welsh Premier Super 12, six clubs were relegated from the Welsh Premier and the 3 feeder leagues all promoted a club to the Cymru Alliance which meant only the top 7 survived in the Cymru Alliance thus the club were relegated to the Welsh Alliance League. Steve Jones and Dean Martin resigned on Sunday 23rd May 2010.
John James and Andy Lewis were appointed Manager and Coach respectively on Wednesday 26th May 2010. Ground development continued despite the setback of relegation. Hard standing completed, and floodlights installed and tested April 2012.
Ex Player and Captain, Richard Williams-Cooke was appointed Manager for 2012 / 2013. “Cookie” took the club to Runners Up in his first season and as per the two-year plan won promotion, remaining unbeaten in the league campaign, securing both the Welsh Alliance Title and the Mawddach Cup. Cookie led the club to Welsh Alliance League Championship for 2013 / 2014 with a record of Played 28 Won 25 Drawn 3 Lost 0 The best league record at this level to date. Richard resigned on Friday 13th June 2014 due to work and family commitments.
Joint Managers Dave Taylor & Terry Ingram were appointed on 23rd June 2014. The above parted company 29th September 2014 and the club appointed Reserve Team Manager Elfed Lloyd and 1st Team Captain Max Peate as Caretaker Managers.
Gareth Thomas was appointed Manager on 21st May 2015. Gareth led the club to 3rd with 63 points from 30 games. Gareth also took the club to the Word Cup Final losing 2-0 to treble winners The New Saints. On 9th November 2016 the club announced that they have parted company with their Manager, Gareth Thomas (Perry).
Eddie Maurice-Jones was appointed Manager on 12th November 2016. In his first full season (17/18) at Central Park Eddie took the club to Runners Up in a highly competitive Huws Gray Alliance League. On 15/05/2018 Eddie informed the club that he was stepping down.
The search is on for a new Manager.
- Ardal North West, Huws Gray Alliance, JD Cymru North, Welsh National League - Premier Division
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