Pen-y-cae Football Club has continued in its tradition of growth and development from its humble beginnings in 1982. The club strives to provide an inclusive sport for those who reside within the parish of Pen-y-cae and welcomes others from the surrounding communities.
In 2005 the football club secured the lease on their Afoneitha ground and has since made huge strides in developing it both on and off the field for all levels at the club.
The senior teams currently play in the Welsh National Premier League and Reserve divisions and for the forthcoming season, their home and away kits kit has been kindly sponsored by Apollo Taxis. Pen-y-cae has also had a long history with youth football and continues to encourage growth within the youth sections.
The Football Club currently has a mini kickers section, three sections of boys mini-football ages 7s, 9s, 10s, we also have an Under 12s and 15s which compete in the Wrexham & District Youth League.
Pen-y-cae Football Club is committed to raising the standards of youth football development and the safety of players who participate in organized activities for their enjoyment. We place a high value on the commitment to the club and in that ethos progress our growth through positive encouragement to players, managers and committee members alike. As a team, we maintain the need to develop a comprehensive format of procedures to enable the club to provide young people and players with opportunities to develop their sportsmanship qualities, football skills and sense of community and team spirit. Whilst we acknowledge the main aim of our club is to promote football within the village of Pen-y-cae, we also realise that legislation dictates how and in what way we promote and direct our activities. Our policy document is therefore an ongoing process and hopefully will continue to be developed, reviewed and revised on a regular basis. We as a club hope our policy will provide parents with a greater understanding of our commitment to engaging young people of all ages in a sense of being, self-worth and team spirit.
All coaches involved with Pen-y-cae Football Club have completed the F.A.W. foundation courses and have been CRB checked.
Another tradition Pen-y-cae Football Club is proud of is its Charity work. Over the years it has raised thousands of pounds for various causes, particularly through its work with the Karl Thomas Charity football matches. In 2008 the club with the support of Karl's family set up the Penycae and Karl Thomas Memorial Fund to support worthwhile causes in the village. In April 2013 the club finally opened The Karl Thomas Memorial Hall at the ground after spending 18 months renovating the building. This facility now allows the club to cater for both home and visiting teams with refreshments after the match.