Llanfair United

Ground - Mount Field

Formed - 2001

Nickname - United

WHILE the modern day club was formed as recently as 2001 the town of Llanfair Caereinion has a long footballing history.

The town football club was formed in 1896 and joined the Welshpool League in 1905 before graduating to the Montgomeryshire League in the 1930s with titles in 1947 and 1948.

A notable player during that period was Trefor Owen who won six youth and 18 amateur international caps for Wales before joining Tooting & Mitchum and Leyton Orient.

The club also produced a star during the 1960s with goalkeeper Kinglsey Whiffen going on to play for Plymouth Argyle and Chelsea.

The 1970s proved the club's most successful era with the Montgomeryshire League treble won in 1973 and another title in 1975 leading to their first taste of the Mid Wales League.

The club lifted the Emrys Morgan Cup in 1984 and followed that up with two successive Montgom

The 1980s also yielded success.

In 1984 Llanfair won the Emrys Morgan Cup, then in 1985 and 1986 they won the Montgomery Amateur League title before claiming the Emrys Morgan Cup once more in 1986.

From the early nineties the club competed on the field and off the field for townspeople's affections with a newly formed Llanfair Wanderers Football Club.

The rivalry lasted a decade until the club's merged in 2001 to create Llanfair United Football Club.

Since their has been no stopping the club, either on off the pitch.

In 2011 the club was promoted to the second division of the Mid Wales League and won the title and promotion 2013.

Meanwhile 2014 proved even more successful with the club winning five trophies as well as ending runners-up in the league.

Finally the club achieved it dream with the Mid Wales League title in 2015 and a two year spell in the Cymru Alliance.

Relegation back to the Mid Wales League did not deflate United for long and secured a return by winning the title in 2019 with a last day win at Kerry edging out Llanidloes Town on goal difference.

However a frustrating return to the second tier ended abruptly with the season curtailed and the club relegated on points per game.

The future of the club remains bright with Rhys Stephens at the wheel of the first team while the Mount Field club has a development pathway from junior to reserve team and a thriving senior women's club who won last season's North Wales League.