Harland & Wolff Welders F.C.

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Harland & Wolff Welders
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Full nameHarland & Wolff Welders Football Club
Nickname(s)The Welders
Founded1965
GroundTillysburn Park,
Belfast
Capacity3,000
Manager Gary Smyth
League NIFL Championship
2019–20 NIFL Championship, 8th
Website Club website
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Harland & Wolff Welders Football Club is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Championship.

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History

The club, founded in 1965, hails from Belfast and plays its home matches at Tillysburn Park in the East of the city. [1] A new stadium and facilities in the Danny Blanchflower Playing Fields was under construction by 2020, suitable for Premiership football. [2]

The club was formed by the welders of the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard. [3]

The club's colours are amber and black to display the link with Harland & Wolff shipyard and its iconic cranes. Harland & Wolff Welders share a long running rivalry with fellow East Belfast Championship 1 side Dundela. In April 2014 the H&W Welders formed a partnership with Harland Youth, a young club composed of six teams of all ages and they will now be called H&W Welders Youth.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ben McCauley
GK Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Neil Shields
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Brandon Nelson
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Callum Byers
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Adam Wright
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Dan McMurray
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Craig Harris
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Scott Davidson
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Charlie Dornan
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR James McCarthy(on loan from Glentoran)
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Gareth Tommons
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Matthew Hendry
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Michael McLellan
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR David Graham
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ryan Deans
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Alan McMurtry
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Matthew Ferguson
GK Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Joe McGovern

Honours

Intermediate honours

† Won by Harland & Wolff Welders "A"
* Won by Harland & Wolff Welders U20

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References

  1. "Tillysburn Park, home to Harland & Wolff Welders - Football Ground Map". www.footballgroundmap.com. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  2. Fullerton, Gareth (14 February 2020). "Harland and Wolff Welders new stadium project building momentum". BelfastLive. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
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