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Cefn Druids AFC
Rock Stadium

Capacity: 2,500 (Seats 500)
Address:
Rock Road, Rhosymedre, LL14 3YG
Main Telephone No: 01978 810287
Team Nickname: The Ancients or Druids
Year Ground Opened:
2010
Home Kit Colours: Black and White Stripes
Official Web Site: www.cefndruidsafc.co.uk






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Contents
What is the Rock Stadium Like?
Main Stand
(photo)
Visiting Supporters
West Side
(photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The North End
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
By Train
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Rock Stadium Location Map

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What is the Rock Stadium Like?

The stadium which was opened in 2010 is situated in the village of Rhosymedre, not far off the A5 near Llangollen. It was built near a disused quarry and this has given it a unique and memorable look. Although there is only one stand at the ground, the pitch sits in the shadow of a sizeable rock face which is located just beyond the ground perimeter on the West Side. With a number of trees surrounding the rock face then you have quite a picturesque setting for a football match to be played in. The Main Stand on the East side of the stadium, is a small all seated stand, that is covered and has a capacity of 500 seats. It does not run the full length of the pitch being around a quarter of the length, sitting astride the half way line. Disappointingly for a new stand it has a couple of supporting pillars. On one side of this stand there is a separate large building which houses the Club house, dressing rooms etc.., whilst the other side is empty. The other three sides of the stadium do not have facilities for spectators as such, just a flat pathway around the perimeter of the playing area. Oddly the team dugouts are located on the other side the pitch to the Main Stand and dressing rooms. They are situated to either side of a covered elevated platform which is used as a television gantry. The stadium has a set of eight floodlights, four of which are spaced down each side of the ground.

As a point of interest Cefn Druids came about in 1992 after the amalgamation of two clubs; Cefn Albion and Druids United. Druids United were formed in a previous amalgamation in 1923 of Druids FC and another club. Druids FC are thought to be one of the oldest surviving Clubs in Wales, being originally formed as Plasmadoc FC in 1869, before changing their name to Druids in 1872.

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Main Stand

Main Stand

Thanks to Iain Badger for providing photos for this page.

Visiting Supporters

Although it is a small ground in terms of spectator facilities, it more than makes up for this in the warm and friendly welcome that visitors receive and the unique setting that the stadium is set in. You don't see many grounds like this! Although the ground is open the Main Stand can normally accommodate most fans if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

West Side


  Rock Stadium

Where To Drink?

There is a club house bar at the ground that welcomes all fans. The nearest pub is the Jolly Masons on Rock Road. It is only a five minute walk away from the stadium; as you come out of the stadium entrance turn right and the pub is down on the left. If you are arriving by train, then only a few minutes walk from Ruabon Railway Station is the Bridge End Inn. A regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (it was even voted the CAMRA National Pub of the Year in 2011), thus traditional pub offers seven real ales, including at least one  from its own McGivern Brewery which is located at the back of the premises.

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Looking Towards The North End


North End

How To Get There And Where To Park
From the South:
From Oswestry take the A5 northbound towards Wrexham. On reaching a roundabout that is the junction with the A483, take the first exit, continuing on the A5 towards Llangollen. Continue straight across at the next roundabout and then take the next available right hand turn (that is not a dead end) onto the B5605 (Signposted Newbridge, Cefn Mawr). After passing through Newbridge, passing the Newbridge Arms and the Bakery on your left, take a left hand turn onto B5096 towards Cefn Mawr) and then take the second right into Rock Road. After passing the Jolly Masons Arms pub on the right, you will reach the entrance to the ground further up on the left.

From the North:
From Wrexham take the A483 towards Oswestry. After around four miles, the road is filtered with the right hand lane continuing on the A483 towards Oswestry, whilst the left hand filter is signposted for the A539 Whitchurch/Llangollen. Keep in the left hand A539 filter lane and at the bottom of this road you will reach a roundabout where you take the 3rd exit towards Llangollen. Go straight across at the next roundabout and then at the next take the first exit onto the B5605 towards
Rhosymedre/Cefn Mawr. After a mile turn right onto the B5096 towards Cefn Mawr and then take the second right into Rock Road. After passing the Jolly Masons Arms pub on the right, you will reach the entrance to the ground further up on the left.

From the West:
From Llangollen take the A539 towards Ruabon. After around four miles you will see just after pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, the Eagles pub on the right. Turn right just after the pub onto King Street. Continue on this road (passing along the way through Cefn Mawr) and after one mile, you will go by a small Somerfield store on your right. Take the next left
into Rock Road. After passing the Jolly Masons Arms pub on the right, you will reach the entrance to the ground further up on the left.

Car Parking:
There is a free car park at the ground that has space for 100 cars.

Map showing the location of the Rock Stadium
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
The nearest railway station is Ruabon, which is located around a mile and a half away from the stadium. It is served by trains from Cardiff Central, Chester and Birmingham New Street.

The stadium is around a 25 minute walk away; 'As you exit the station building, turn left and walk up the station approach road. At the top of this road turn right
(or turn left for the Bridge End Inn pub!) onto Bridge Street. You will then reach a roundabout, which you go straight across onto the B5096 towards Rhosymedre. After another 3/4's of a mile turn right onto the B5096 towards Cefn Mawr and then turn immediately right into Chapel Street. At the top of Chapel Street you will reach a T-junction where you turn right into Rock Road. The stadium entrance is up on the left. 

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Admission Prices

Adults 7
OAP's 4
Under 16's 2
Child 1 (when accompanied by an adult)

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2

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Local Rivals
The nearest Premier League team are the New Saints.

Ground Layout

Stadium Layout
Fixtures
Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
To be advised

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 160 (Alliance League)

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Hotel Accommodation
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Map Showing The Location Of The Rock Stadium


 


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26 August 2014