- Caernarfon Town F.C.
Football club infobox
clubname = Caernarfon Town
fullname = Caernarfon Town Football Club
"Clwb Pêl Droed Tref Caernarfon"
nickname = The Canaries
founded = 1876
ground = The Oval,
capacity = 3,000 (250 seated) [ [http://www.caernarfontown.net/oval/theoval.htm www.caernarfontown.net] ]
manager = Vacant
Welsh Premier League
season = 2007-08
Welsh Premier League, 14th
Caernarfon Town F.C. is a football team, playing in the
Welsh Premier League. The club are nicknamed The Canaries because of their yellow and green strip. They play at The Oval, Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
The early years
The first known football club in the town of Caernarfon was Caernarvon Athletic, formed in 1876 and playing at various locations in the town before settling at the club's present ground, The Oval, in 1888.
Athletic went out of existence in 1893 but a new club, Caernarvon Ironopolis, was formed two years later reaching the semi finals of the
Welsh Cupin 1900 [ [http://www.wfda.co.uk/welsh_cup.php?id=23 Welsh Cup results 1899/1900] at "WFDA"] and 1902 [ [http://www.wfda.co.uk/welsh_cup.php?id=25 Welsh Cup results 1901/1902] at "WFDA"] before disbanding following a dispute with the North Wales Coast League in 1903. Former players of the 'Nops' formed two new clubs, Caernarvon Colts and Caernarvon Royal Welch Fusilierswhich came together in 1906 to form Caernarvon United.
Great War, United players came together to reform Caernarvon Athletic and the club enjoyed great success in the North Wales League as well as a famous victory over Darlington in the first round of the FA Cupin 1929. [ [http://www.soccerbase.com/cup2.sd?competitionid=58 FA Cup results 1929/30] at "www.soccerbase.com"] In 1930 the Club went into liquidation and, despite resurfacing a few years later, it soon disappeared again.
In 1937 a group of football fans formed Caernarfon Town and, following many successful seasons in the Welsh League (North), the club was granted permission by the
Football Association of Walesto apply for membership of the Lancashire Combinationin 1980. The Canaries won the Championship in 1981 before the league merged with the Cheshire County Leagueto form the North West Counties Football League.In 1985 Caernarfon Town were runners up in the First Division of the North West Counties League and were elected to the Northern Premier League. The 1986/87 season saw the Canaries enjoy their best ever season when, under manager, John King, they defeated Stockport County and York City in the FA Cup, before going out to Second Division Barnsley following a third round replay. [ [http://www.soccerbase.com/cup2.sd?competitionid=58 FA Cup results 1929/30] at "www.soccerbase.com"] Caernarfon finished third in the Northern Premier League for consecutive seasons, arguably their best ever standing.
In 1995, the Caernarfon Town board of directors voted to join the recently-formed League of Wales. In 1999/2000 the Canaries were relegated but they bounced straight back winning the
Cymru Alliancethe following season.
League of Wales
* [http://www.caernarfontown.net/ Official website]
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