Porthmadog Football Club

Porthmadog Football Club in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, United Kingdom | Club

Welcome to Porthmadog Football Club, Porthmadog, United Kingdom. Porthmadog Football Club, one of the oldest in Wales, was founded in 1884. They were North Wales League champions in 1902/03 and reached the final of the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1905 -06 but had to wait until 1937-38 before they gained another championship.
For the1995/96 season Colin Hawkins was promoted to the manager's job. The Club nearly folded because of serious financial trouble and a disaster was averted thanks to the hard work of the directors who re-launched the Club as a limited company and £10,000 was raised through the sale of shares.
In the 1997/98 season, Port's time in the League of Wales came to an end following a poor run of form towards the end of the season. Knowing what has happened since in this league, it is a cause for amazement that Porthmadog lost their WPL status despite ending the season in 4th place from the bottom.
Back in the Cymru Alliance, things went down hill after a good start following the news that Port would not be promoted due to a lack of facilities. This was a big blow but some pride was restored as they won the League Cup. They could only manage 5th spot in 1999-2000 despite a run of victories after Viv Williams had succeeded Colin Hawkins.
Viv, together with assistant-manager Osian Roberts, re-built the team and 2002-03 proved to be one of the most successful in the history of the Club. Every home game throughout the season was won and the only two defeats came after Port had already gained promotion. They returned to the WPL with a 19 points advantage over their nearest rivals. Port also lifted the League Cup and North Wales Coast Challenge Cup.
Under the management of Viv Williams and Osian Roberts, the Club took the step back into the WPL and finished season 2003/04 in a respectable 12th position. In the following three seasons, they finished in 11th place without any relegation worries. In 2006/07, the Club gained some notable cup victories in all three competitions and reached the semi-final of the League Cup. By this time, Osian Roberts had become the manager with Viv Williams assisting. For the greater part of the season, the dark cloud of the FAW’s unreasonable punishment, for racist remarks by one individual, cast its shadow over the Club. A satisfactory conclusion to this saga was not achieved until the Club had taken the matter to an independent sports tribunal and this provided a fair hearing and, at last, justice.
After a successful period in charge, the Viv and Osian era came to a sudden close at the end of 2006/07 with the departure of Osian to a senior coaching position at the FAW and Viv deciding to call it a day after 7 years at the helm. Clayton Blackmore, the former Manchester United and Wales player, was appointed manager for 2007/08. But his period in charge was a short one, following a disastrous start to the season. The Porthmadog Football Club looked once more to Viv Williams to save them from relegation and Alan Bickerstaff was appointed to assist him. This was achieved with a dramatic final day victory. In May 2008, Paul Whelan was appointed to the vacant manager’s chair.

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19 Pensyflog, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd
United Kingdom
(01766) 512 353
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