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.

Cup celebration 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 the Huws Gray Alliance league will be even more competitive with both Rhyl FC and Airbus UK joining us as both were relegated from the Welsh Premier League.

The reserves will again this season play in the Welsh Alliance Reserve league and although it will only have ten clubs it will be good for them to be playing the likes of Bangor City, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh as well as Llandudno Junction, Llanberis, Llanrug, Llangefni Town and Penmaenmawr Phoenix. In season 2018/19 we believe the FAW will dictate that all reserve teams must participate in the Welsh Alliance Reserve league unless they are already competing in the Welsh Premier Development league.

 

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Honours board

1990/91
Club Founded
Runners-up Megan Cup
1993/94
Winners Dargie Cup
1994/95
Finalists North Wales Junior Cup
Champions Anglesey League
1995/96
Champions Anglesey League
Winners Dargie Cup
Winners Megan Cup
Winners Ellias Cup
1996/97
Promoted to Gwynedd League
Champions Gwynedd League
Finalists Eryri Shield
1997/98
Promoted to Welsh Alliance League
Champions Welsh Alliance League
Winners Alves Cup
Winners Aluminium Môn Cup
1998/99
Promoted to Cymru Alliance League
2000/01
Finalists NWCFA Challenge Cup
2001/02
Winners Aluminium Môn Cup
2005/06
Winners NWCFA Youth Cup
2006/07
Finalists Eryri Shield
2008/09
Runners-up Cymru Alliance League
Finalists Cymru Alliance League Cup
2009/10
Finalists Cymru Alliance League Cup
Finalists Presidents Cup
2010/11
Finalists Cymru Alliance League Cup
2011/12
Champions Welsh Alliance League
Winners Lock Stock Cookson Cup
Winners Barritt Cup
Finalists FAW Trophy
2012/13
Winners Bobby Owen Memorial Shield
2013/14
Winners Meditel Gwynedd Cup