Sunday, 25 October 2009


Football in Rhyl dates back to the 1870s. Rhyl F.C. was formed in 1882 but changed name from time to time. In 1893 the team became Rhyl Athletic and was a founder member of the North Wales Coast League, winning the title in 1894-95.

That league disbanded at the end of 1910-11 season. The team joined a new league and operated with the new name Rhyl United for a while before becoming Rhyl Athletic again a few years later. This picture from 1926-27 season (in which the team topped the Welsh League) was provided by Dave Williams.