Denbigh Town

Ground - Central Park

Founded - 1880

Nickname - The Reds

DENBIGH Town Football Club is among the oldest in Wales.

The club was founded in 1880 and entered the Welsh Cup for the first time in 1884 and members of the Welsh Senior League in 1893.

The club joined the North Wales Coast League in 1900 and returned in 1906 with the club changing its name to Denbigh United in 1908 when Denbigh Church Guild Football Club was also established in the town.

However both disappeared in 1910 with only Denbigh United rejoining the league two years later.

The club returned to the North Wales Coast League following the end of World War One.

In 1924 the club won the Welsh Amateur Cup, beating the renowned Lovells Athletic in the final.

The club entered the short lived Welsh Football League in 1932 as Denbigh Juniors before changing their name to Denbigh Town the following season with the founding of Denbigh Mental Hospital Football Club.

Denbigh Mental Hospital represented the town in the inaugural Welsh League North in 1936 who folded after one season.

Denbigh Town Football Club joined the Welsh League North in 1949, winning the second division in their first season.

In 1958 the club joined the Wrexham Area League and won their first title in 1973 and retained the championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976.

At the same time the club is recorded to have competed in the Clwyd League.

The club were inaugural members of the Clwyd League in 1974 and were joined by a host of other clubs from the town for the next two decades including Golden Lions, Denbigh Youth Club and Denbigh Albion.

Denbigh Town joined the Clwyd League in 1984.

Denbigh Town stepped up to the Welsh Alliance in 1995 and won the title the following season to join the Cymru Alliance for the first time.

A five year stint in the second tier ended in 2002 but the club bounced back and regained their status in 2007.

In 2016 the club played in its first national cup final since the 1920s, losing the Welsh League Cup final 2-0 to TNS.

Two years later the club achieved their highest ever league position, ending runners-up in the Cymru Alliance before the departure of manager Eddie Maurice-Jones culminated in relegation to the Welsh Alliance the following season.