Ruthin Town

Post code:
LL15 1PH
Contact:
Secretary 07525084687
Web site:
Short name:
Ruth
Club Colours:
All Blue
 

MANAGER - CHRIS WILLIAMS
Chris Williams was appointed in November 2016 when the club looked relegation favourites. He was instrumental in our survival and has continued to develop the squad ever since despite the limitations of not having any playing budget at all. An accomplished player who adapted from midfield to centre back he started with Ruthin as a 11 year old youth player. He has played for many clubs within the Vale of Clwyd and beyond and he has a strong knowledge of local football. He has demonstrated over the last few years that he knows what he wants and demands it from his players. They in turn revel in the challenges he sets them. He is committed to attracting the very best local players to Ruthin and has gained the respect of the footballing community as a whole.

Founded 1880

Football in Ruthin dates back to 1880 when they reached the final of the Welsh Cup only to lose 2-1 to Cefn Druids. However, the club in its present form dates back to 1949 when they joined the newly re-organised Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) as Ruthin British Legion. They joined division two coming runners up in their first year and gaining promotion to division 1. The following year they were runners up in top division.

The British Legion element of the name was dropped in 1953 and Ruthin Town FC was born.

In 1958 the club introduced a reserve team which entered the WNL (Wrexham Area) Division 3.

First team won the first division in 1963/64 and the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1967.

The 1972/73 season was an exciting one for the Vale of Clwyd as both Ruthin and Denbigh were contesting the first division title. Denbigh won on goal difference with both teams having won 18 drawn 7 and lost 3. Ruthin, however, won the Welsh Amateur cup for the second time.

In 1977/78 the first team were relegated from the first division which meant the reserves also had to go down from the second division.

The following year the club introduced a third team which played in the Clwyd league. That team was then called the Colts as it joined the WNL (Wrexham Area) division 4 in 1980. The club run three senior teams to this day.

1979/80 was a big season for the club as both the first team and reserves were promoted back to the first and second divisions both as champions of their respective leagues.

A decade of stability ensued with the three senior teams establishing themselves in their respective leagues with their youth system being set up during that decade. This youth system was to be the making of the club providing a consistent source of players for the senior teams. Most of the current first team squad are products of that very youth system.

1991/92 the first team were runners up to Wrexham Reserves under Glyn Williams and were promoted to the Cymru Alliance. They also won the League Cup that year.  Ruthin were ever present in the Cymru Alliance for a further 21 years before being relegated in 2013.

They won the WNL Premier League Cup in 2014 and matched their 1992 result in 2016 by gaining promotion back to the Huws Gray Alliance and winning the Premier League Cup for the second time in three years.

The club won the NEWFA Cup last season and their best HGA league position to date is third place 2003/4 under Tim Dyer.

 

LEAGUE RECORD

Season Pos Pd w d l for ags gd pts
2017/18 10 28 10 5 13 51 49 2 35
2016/17 11 30 10 3 17 49 72 -23 33
2013/14 16 30 3 7 20 74 16 58 16
2012/13 12 30 6 7 17 28 60 -32 25
2011/12 12 30 11 4 15 39 58 −19 37
2009/10 7 32 13 5 14 48 61 −13 44
2008/9 6 32 18 3 11 56 50 6 57
2007/8 13 32 10 6 16 41 63 −22 36
2006/7 16 34 8 5 21 41 71 −30 29
2005/6 15 34 7 13 14 43 55 −12 34
2004/5 14 34 11 7 16 57 70 −13 40
2003/4 3 32 19 7 6 78 48 30 64
2002/3 6 32 17 3 12 79 45 34 54
2001/2 6 34 17 7 10 78 53 25 58
2000/01 12 32 10 7 15 48 60 −12 37
1999/00 11 32 13 7 12 55 45 10 46
1998/9 13 30 7 15 8 36 37 −1 36
1997/8 12 36 12 9 15 57 53 4 45
1996/7 17 34 7 3 24 39 68 −29 24
1995/6 16 36 9 6 21 42 71 −29 33
1994/5 10 34 10 9 15 41 51 −10 39
1993/4 15 34 8 8 18 49 79 −30 32
1992/3 9 28 9 7 12 43 58 −15 34
TOTAL   740 245 153 342 1172 1293 114 888

Name Played matches Goal Yellow Card Red Card Subs Position
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 Goalkeeper
1 0 0 0 Defender
0 0 0 0 Defender
1 0 0 0 Defender
1 0 0 0 Midfield
1 0 0 0 Midfield
1 0 0 0 Midfield
1 0 0 0 Midfield
1 0 1 0 Midfield
1 0 0 0 Midfield
1 0 0 0 Striker
1 0 0 0 Striker
1 0 1 0 Striker
1 0 0 0 Striker