FAW Tier two league formed in 1990

 Holyhead Hotspur

Post code:
LL65 2YE
Contact:
Secretary 07796238415
Web site:
Short name:
HH
Club Colours:
Blue/White shirts
City:
Holyhead
  Manager

Darren Garmey

Darren 35, was a product of Hotspur youth set up, and in 2000 was handed his first team debut by Bob Brodie. Making around 150 Cymru Alliance appearances over 10 years he was forced to retire from playing way before his time with multiple knee problems. He took over the managers role in the summer of 2018


Founded Late 1880's

Holyhead is a town with a rich footballing tradition, from Holyhead F.C. in the late 1800’s and in the early 1900’s being represented by teams as diverse as Holyhead Liberals and Holyhead Locos.  Holyhead’s ‘purple patch’ was in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the famous Harbourmen rode high on the stage of North Wales football from their base at Cae Mwd on Turkeyshore Road. In the 70’s and 80’s Holyhead was represented by Mountain Rangers and Holyhead United Juniors who secured Welsh League status.

Holyhead Hotspur F.C. was founded in 1990, when several prominent people involved in local football formed the Club. At the time of its formation there were four other local Clubs in the town operating in different leagues of the North Wales Coast Football Association.

By 1997, with the success of Hotspur, all the Clubs amalgamated and Holyhead Hotspur F.C. became the modern day successor to the ‘Harbourmen’ of years ago, and formed a senior team and a reserve team and Youth teams called Holyhead Hotspur Peibio in recognition of their past association with Peibio and the great work done by many people over the years in fostering youth football at Peibio. In 2009 ‘Clwb Cybi’ a special needs team joined us and this underlines the Club’s desire to be an ‘all inclusive football club’ within our community.

The Club has enjoyed much success over the years.  In successive seasons 1995/6, 1996/7, 1997/8 winning the Anglesey League, Gwynedd League and Welsh Alliance League Championships, and this was the focus which resulted in the amalgamation of all the Holyhead Clubs at that time. The season 1998/9 saw the reserve team promoted to the Gwynedd League and the senior team promoted to the Huws Gray Alliance League. The Huws Gray Alliance League is North Wales and Mid Wales’s feeder league to the Welsh Premier League.

The senior side had over a period of time consolidated its position in the Huws Gray Alliance League, and the reserves had likewise done so in the Gwynedd League, culminating in both teams finishing runners – up in their respective leagues, their highest ever final league positions at the end of the 2008/2009 campaign, as well as the first team finishing as losing finalists in the Huws Gray Alliance league cup. This occurred twice each time losing out to Bala Town FC in the final.

However despite a more than creditable 8th position in season 2009/10 after a very poor start, the Club was relegated to the Welsh Alliance Division 1. This was because the Welsh Premier League decided to reduce its membership for season 2010/11 from eighteen to twelve teams.

This was a great disappointment to us, and we had to strive to gain our rightful place in the Huws Gray Alliance League (which is tier 2 of Welsh Football) which we did as League champions in the season 2011/12, also winning both the Cookson and Barritt Cup competitions and were losing finalists in the Football Association of Wales Welsh Trophy competition.

This coming season Darren Garmey the newly installed manager will know that the Huws Gray Alliance league will be even more competitive with Bangor City, Prestatyn Town, Conwy Borough, Llanrhaeadr YM joining us together with last season’s  Rhyl FC and Airbus Broughton both of whom  were relegated from the Welsh Premier League the previous season.

The reserves will this season be playing in the Anglesey League and will be composed very much of last season’s successful under 18’s with a few ‘older heads’ and will be managed by Mike Kelly. The club gave Mike a very well deserved  pre season Testimonial when the visitors were Sheffield United under 23’s.


LEAGUE RECORD

Season Pos Pl W D L For Ags Gd Pts
2017/18 12 28 9 3 16 40 57 -17 30
2016/17 9 30 12 6 12 57 52 5 42
2015/16 7 30 13 7 10 44 40 4 46
2014/15 5 30 15 6 9 49 38 11 51
2013/14  9  30 9  10  11  53  57  -4  37
2012/13 7 30 13 4 13 51 55 -4 43
2009/10 8 32 13 4 15 53 52 1 40
2008/9 2 32 23 3 6 71 36 35 72
2007/8 5 32 15 9 8 76 53 23 54
2006/7 7 34 16 5 13 63 51 12 53
2005/6 16 34 8 9 17 44 67 -23 33
2004/5 11 34 12 6 16 46 63 -17 42
2003/4 11 32 10 8 14 51 67 -16 38
2002/3 10 32 11 8 13 60 62 -2 41
2001/2 9 34 15 4 15 72 78 -6 49
2000/01 9 34 15 4 15 72 78 -6 49
1999/00 12 32 9 6 17 52 67 -15 33
1998/9 11 30 11 6 13 49 62 -13 39
TOTAL   540 229 98 222 950 978 -28 755
Name Played matches Goal Yellow Card Red Card Subs Position
6 0 1 0 Goalkeeper
0 0 0 0 Goalkeeper
2 0 0 0 Goalkeeper
4 0 0 0 Defender
9 0 2 0 Defender
4 0 0 0 Defender
6 1 2 0 Defender
8 1 3 1 Defender
3 0 0 0 Defender
8 0 0 0 Defender
8 3 0 0 Midfield
5 0 1 1 Midfield
3 0 0 0 Midfield
8 0 1 0 Midfield
6 0 0 0 Midfield
2 1 0 0 Midfield
2 0 1 0 Midfield
2 0 0 0 Midfield
0 0 0 0 Midfield
9 1 0 0 Midfield
1 1 0 0 Striker
3 0 0 0 Striker
5 1 0 0 Striker
8 2 1 0 Striker
1 0 0 0 Striker

League results

Rank Played Won Lost Drawn GD Pts
15 9 1 6 2 -7 5

Current form

AwayHomeHomeAwayHome
DWLLD

Latest matches

Date Team Location Result
31-08-2018 19:45 Bangor CityAway
08-09-2018 14:30 Prestatyn TownHome
26-09-2018 19:30 PorthmadogHome
29-09-2018 14:30 GuilsfieldAway
13-10-2018 14:30 Buckley TownHome

Upcoming matches

Date Team Location Result
26-10-2018 19:30 RhylAway
03-11-2018 14:30 Holywell TownHome
17-11-2018 14:30 PenrhyncochAway
23-11-2018 19:30 Denbigh TownAway
01-12-2018 14:30 Airbus BroughtonAway