PICTURE shows the Newborough Football Club team of 2012/13.
Founded in: 1930’s
Club colours: Sky blue (when last seen)
Home ground: Cae Rhosyr
I’m kicking this new series off with what is one of the Isle of Anglesey’s greatest extinct clubs – Newborough, who, historically speaking, were huge.
The club enjoyed an on-and-off 80-year history before folding back in 2015. During its existence, Newborough Football Club picked up around 32 major honours during its existence and holds the joint-record for the most Anglesey League top division titles won (nine, along with Amlwch Town). They also picked up back-to-back NWCFA Junior Cups in 1956/57 and 1957/58.
The club won the NWCFA Junior Cup twice; Dargie Cup nine times; Megan Cup five times and the Elias Cup six times. Their most famous win of all though, arguably at least, came when they beat the mighty Denbigh Town to win the North Wales Amateur Cup in 1960-61. The glory days for the club came during the 50’s and 60’s.
Newborough Football Club first appeared in an Anglesey League table in 1929-30, when they finished eighth in a nine-team division. Their final positions in the years they’ve played in the Anglesey League after that are as follows:
1930/31: Champions in a 6-team league
1946/47: 8th in a 16-team league
1947/48: 7th in a 12-team league (Division A)
1948/49: 7th in a 13-team league (Division A)
1949/50: 6th in a 12-team league (Division A)
1950/51: 6th in a 12-team league (Division A)
1951/52: 8th in a 10-team league (Division A)
1954/55: Champions in a 16-team league
1955/56: Champions in a 14-team league
1956/57: Runners-up in a 14-team league
1957/58: Champions in a 15-team league
1958/59: 4th in a 16-team league
1959/60: 3rd in a 16-team league
1960/61: Champions in a 15-team league
1961/62: 3rd in a 13-team league
1962/63: Runners-up in a 12-team league
1963/64: Runners-up in an 11-team league
1964/65: Champions of a 10-team league
1965/66: Champions of a 9-team league
1966/67: Champions of a 10-team league
1967/68: 3rd in an 11-team league
1968/69: Champions in an 11-team league
1969/70: Runners-up in a 12-team league
1970/71: 5th in a 13-team league
1971/72: 3rd in a 14-team league
1972/73: 4th in a 16-team league (AS NEWBOROUGH AMATEURS)
1974/75: 15th in a 16-team league (AS NEWBOROUGH AMATEURS)
1975/76: 16th in an 18-team league
1976/77: 6th in an 8-team league (Division Two)
1977/78: 6th in an 8-team league (Division Two)
1987/88: 7th in an 8-team league (Division Two)
1988/89: 15th in a 16-team league
1989/90: 8th in a 17-team league
2012/13: 11th in a 13-team league
Newborough then made a few brief returns to the pitch but were last seen back in 2015.
A truly historic team and it’s a real shame they’re not around to still be competing these days!
If anyone has any pics of the Newborough side of the 50’s/60’s please feel free to send them in an I’ll use them (with a credit!).