Newi Cefn Druids
Cefn Druids Association Football Club is a football team based in the village of Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, Wales, who play in the Welsh Premier League.
The club was founded in 1872 from the amalgamation of Cefn Albion F.C. and Druids United. Depending on sponsorship, the club was renamed Flexsys Cefn Druids F.C. in 1998, and NEWI Cefn Druids F.C. in 2003 (after sponsorship by the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education), and plays at Plaskynaston Lane in Cefn Mawr. The club was renamed again following in the summer of 2009 to Elements Cefn Druids F.C. The club reverted to Cefn Druids A.F.C. in 2010 following the end of the sponsorship deal.
The team take their prolific history from the famous old Welsh team Druids FC who were founded in the early 1860s. They had won the Welsh Cup on no less than 8 occasions and have finished runners-up five times but fell on hard times with the advent of professional football. Druids can claim to originate from the oldest existing team located in Wales, thus making it also the oldest football club in the world outside England. This is reflected in club's nickname, 'The Ancients'. However, Oswestry Town does predate Druids but is geographically in England, though the team has always participated in the Welsh system and were early members of the Welsh FA, and would thus consider themselves a Welsh side
In 1992 after many years of discussion the inevitable amalgamation of Druids United and Cefn Albion F.C. took place to end the internal village soccer rivalry in the village of Cefn Mawr. The new look club took the bold step of applying to join the new Cymru Alliance. The joint resources of the clubs could be focused on a revival of football fortunes in the village of Cefn Mawr.
Druids (c.1869–1923)/ Druids United (1923–1992)/ Cefn Druids A.F.C. (1992–present)