Airbus UK Broughton F.C.

Airbus UK Broughton Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Airbus UK Brychdyn) is a football team based in Broughton, Flintshire, Wales. They had their origins as the works team of the Airbus UK aerospace factory where the wings of the Airbus airliner are produced, and are consequently nicknamed The Wingmakers or The Planemakers. They currently play in the Cymru Premier.

Airbus UK Broughton
Full nameAirbus UK Broughton Football Club
Nickname(s)The Wingmakers
Founded1946; 76 years ago (1946) (as Vickers-Armstrong)
GroundHollingsworth Group Stadium
Broughton
Capacity1,600 (500 seated)[1]
OwnerBroughton Wings Sports and Social Club
ChairmanMichael Mayfield
Managervacant
2021–22Cymru North, 1st of 15 (promoted)

The club was promoted to the Cymru Premier for the first time in 2004, and play at The Hollingsworth Group Stadium (previously known as The Airfield), Broughton (capacity 1,600, of which 500 are seated); however as their pitch could not be brought up to Cymru Premier standards in time following their promotion, for their first two games they shared Conwy United's ground. The Airfield features three unusual retracting floodlights as it is adjacent to an operational runway. In 2014, the grass surface was replaced with a 3G synthetic pitch. At the end of the 2016–17 season the club were relegated to the Cymru Alliance having finished bottom of the league.


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