Club Information

Bryn-Y-Castell Showground - Youth academy 

 


Contact Information
 

Ground Address: The Showground, Bryn-y-Castell, Ludlow Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HP
 
Ground Capacity: 1,500 (96 Seated)
 
Telephone: 01547 528999 on match days only, Non match days ring secretary below.
 
Chairman and
Treasurer:
Gary Cooper
Mobile:
07398 438261
Email: garycooper.fc@gmail.com 

 

Secretary: Dan Powell
Flat 1 5, Wylcwm Place,
Knighton ,
LD7 1AE.

Mobile: 07785 426823
Email: ktfc_secretary@outlook.com

 

Web/Media Officer: Danny Davies

Mobile: 07851 998000

Email: dannydavies1977@hotmail.com

 

First Team Manager: Adam Worton

 

Assistant Manager: Simon Vickress

 

Reserve Team Manager: John Volans

 

Youth Team Manager(s) Stuart Jarvis, Stuart Davies.

 

Groundsman David "Peg" Lloyd

 


Honours and Achievements
 

Full Name Knighton Town Association Football Club

 

Nicknames: The Radnor Robins, The Borderers, The Town & The Reds.

 

Members of The Mid Wales Football League
Central Wales Football Association
Football Association of Wales
English Football Association (Youth team's under 12 and below) and have competed in The F.A. Trophy.
*Former affiliate members of, Herefordshire Football Association and Shropshire Football Association.

 

Year Formed 1887 officially, although its recorded that Knighton Cricket Club (formed 1859) used to play association football as early as the early 1860's of which likely spawned the club which unofficially would make them one of the oldest football clubs in the world

 

Highest League Position*

4th in the Cymru Alliance, 1997-98 * since formation of Welsh Premier League/League of Wales 1992

Welsh National League (Mid Wales Section) Runners-up 1925

 

 

Mid Wales League Division One Champions 1901-02, 1902-03, 1903-04, 1991-92 
Runners-up 1900-01, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1945-46, 1949-50, 1983-84. 2015-16.

 

Mid Wales League Division Two Champions 2014-15

 

E.R. Jenkins Cup Winners 2014-15

 

Mid Wales League (South) Champions 1974-75, 2002-03, 2003-04

 

Shropshire League Runners-up 1920-21

 

North Herefordshire League Division 1

Champions 1931-2
Runners up 1934-5, 1951-2.

 

Welsh FA Cup Semi finalists 1897, 1904

 

Central Wales FA Cup Winners 1969-70, 1971-1972,
Runners-up 1975-1976

 

Mid Wales League Cup Winners 1952-53, 1960-61, 1968-69, 1988/89
Runners-up 1962-63,1965-66, 1967-68

 

North Herefordshire League Cup Winners 1932-1933, 1935-1936
Runners-up 1935

 

Radnorshire Cup 1972, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1995

 

J Emrys Morgan Cup Winners 2004

 

Record Attendance vs 2,211 v Hereford United, Welsh Cup 4th Round, 1981

 

Record Victory 16-0 v Bucknell United, Home - Mid Wales League South, 2004

 

Record Defeat 0-16 v Cardiff City, Away, Welsh Cup 5th Round, 1961

 

Other  titles include

 

Central Wales Youth Cup 1977
Kingsland Challenge Cup 1933
Knighton Cup 1920, 1930, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966
Knighton Hospital Cup (could be the same as Knighton Nurse Cup) - 1923 1930 1934 1954, 1956, 1975
Leintwardine Cup 1920
Llandrindod Cup 1961,1965, 1978
Ludlow Charity Cup 1933
Mid Wales Youth league 1991
Mid Wales Youth Cup - 1962, 1964, 1972, 1975
Mid Wales (South) Youth Cup - 1962, finalists 1977
Presteigne Ottway Cup - 1959 1961, 1967
Rhayader Cup 1951, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
Tom Stephens Cup winners 1992

Knighton played in the Shropshire League in 1919 until 1921 Research is still in progress so I can't claim this list is definitive but they did finish runner-up in 1920-21

Knighton also took part in the FA Trophy on at least two occasions In 1980-81 they lost 1-0 at home after a replay against Clevedon Town they had previously drawn 1-1 at Clevedon In 1981-82 they were lost away 1-0 to Haverford West County

 


Former Notable Players and Managers
 

Adam Worton Currently our player coach who recently guided the club to the Spar Mid Wales League Division 2 league and cup double. Started out at Hereford United's youth academy and went on to play for Newtown, Airbus Uk and Aberystwyth Town in The Welsh Premier League.

 

Glenn Tolley Played in The Football League with Shrewsbury Town, in The Football Conference for Northwich Victoria, AFC Telford United and for Newtown in the Welsh Premier League.

 

Ron Powell
Goal Keeper

Manchester City and Chesterfield.

 

Arthur Rowley
Manager
Played for Shrewsbury Town, Leicester City, West Bromich Albion, Fulham, England B' as well as manager of Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield United, Southend United and Oswestry Town. Scored a record 434 goals in the Football League and brother of full England International Jack Rowley.

 

Gary Stevens
Player Manager
Forward
Prolific goal scorer who played for Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United and Cardiff City.

 

 

Paul Tester
Midfielder
Tricky winger Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United.

 

Les Harris
Defender
Rock solid defender who played Swansea City

 

Terry Hughes Played for Shrewsbury Town

 

Curly Edgely Played in the Football League for Shrewsbury Town, Brentford, Cardiff City and Barnsley.

 

Peter Clarke
Manager
Played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers

 

Derrick Sutton
Player and Manager
Played mostly for Knighton Town along with other local clubs, but made his name with the club as a manager during the 1991-92 season as he led the club to their first Mid Wales League Championship for 88 years with just one league defeat all season.