Our History

Beginning as village side Halkyn RFC in 1969 Flint Rugby Football Club’s fortunes have fluctuated wildly over the years. It could be said that at times the Club has survived rather than thrived but it was with great pride that the 40th Anniversary could be celebrated during the 2009-10 season with a Rugby 10s tournament held at the club, pre-season. 

The commemorative year was launched with a joint senior players and former players dinner at the Stamford Gate Hotel, Holywell. The evening was also a reunion for many of the North Wales Cup winning side of season 1983-84 and was attended by many of the stars of yesteryear.

To help celebrate we re-branded with a new club badge being designed by Gaz Williams. This captures the development of the club from Halkyn, with the move to Flint town in 1976 seeing the club change name to Delyn RFC. The team later became known as Flint RFC in 1994. The green background is reminiscent of the team’s beginnings in the village of Halkyn and the red castle representative of the current location at the Castle ground, Flint. The harp, of course - Delyn, Wales.

We presently run two senior XV’s and have a commitment to junior rugby and will run - after a long absence - a formal youth side. The current first team play in the newly formed SWALEC League Division Three North, entering the league as a result of the restructuring of the north Wales lower leagues. 

Head coach Aled Davies leads a committed coaching team with floodlit training for the senior players on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and juniors on Friday evenings. There is physiotherapy support. 
New players joining can expect to work hard but there is always a warm welcome at Flint RFC.

The club is committed to equal opportunities and fair play.