Ground name: Cae y Castell
By car: Google Maps – Flint Town Football Club
Parking: Limited parking outside the ground, would advise getting there in good time
Cae y Castell (The Castle Field) is a very decent ground by Welsh domestic standards situated next to the castle (as the name suggests) in Flint.
The is a small, free car park between the lifeboat station and Flint Town United’s Social Club. From here there is a walkway down one side of the social club which takes you to the entrance to the ground.
You enter the ground by the side of the main stand. Attached to this main stand are some toilets and a snack bar selling hot and cold food that looked pretty good to me, but having already eaten I just went with a Crunchie and a can of Coke.
The main stand is a fairly decent size, is all-seated, covered, and has no supporting pillars to spoil your view of the pitch. It is elevated to give a decent view of the action, and the two dugouts are also on this side.
Behind one goal is just a strip of hard standing with an emergency exit gate directly behind the goal, but behind the other goal there is a small, covered, seated stand placed right in the corner, with a covered disabled stand next to it.
Finally, down the other side of the ground are two of the newish, ubiquitous, seated stands popping up all over non-league football at the moment, but they do a good job, here at Flint they are either side of the halfway line on this side and are of a fairly decent size.
The ground is completely enclosed with concrete fence panels all the way around the ground which keeps the noise inside the ground, helping the atmosphere. The ground is that impressive for this level of football that even Welsh Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads have expressed a desire to leave their ground in Connah’s Quay to share with Flint. We’ll see if that comes to fruition.