About Bellevue FC.
Bellevue Football Club is Wales' first and award winning, league registered, multi-ethnic and inclusion specific football club, offering competitive football opportunities to people from perceived adverse backgrounds and people from backgrounds of social poverty who have faced barriers in sport participation. We are an all-inclusion football club promoting community cohesion and social integration as a means of achieving true equality and diversity, both within our sport, and within society.
Bellevue FC was first created in 2016 by a group of friends who regularly met up in Bellevue Park, Wrexham to play football. Due to a lack of use by a regular football team, the facilities were put under review for decommission by the local authority and so some of the group got together to try and save the pitch for all of the community users of the pitch.
With Bellevue Park being right on the very edge of the town centre, it was often the first vacant facility found by casual footballers in the are who faced barriers accessing regular sport, including Wrexham's vibrant BAME community. This meant that when expressing an interest to start a football club, Bellevue FC was not short of willing players.
In the spring of 2017, Bellevue Football Club submitted their application to officially join the North East Wales Football League in the fifth tier of the Welsh football pyramid. The club has been proudly competing in the league ever since and has proudly stuck to the very values that it was founded on.
Today the journey we are on is one of growth. In the spring of 2023, almost six years to the day from registering our men's team, we registered our first ever women's team, alongside the formation of an Under 12's and an Under 11's football team in the junior leagues.
Due to this growth, sadly we reached a point where the single pitch at Bellevue Park was no longer a sustainable home for our ambition as a community football team. The decision was made in 2022 that in order to pursue this ambitious new venture, moving from one team to four, we would also need to leave our beloved Bellevue for somewhere more suited to our plans for the future.
Supported by Offa Community Council and Wrexham County Borough Council, the club moved five minutes walk up the road to the fantastic Court Road football ground where we can lay down the roots for a bright future. Although Court Road is where the club now calls home, Bellevue Park is where our heart will always lie, with a community that embraced and supported us, made us welcome, cheered us on from the sidelines and were every part as much of this club as our players.
If you would like to be part of the Bellevue story, whether that's looking to setup and coach a team, or to volunteer for one of our existing projects, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our ambition here at Bellevue is to give everyone a safe space where they can play football, no matter what. We are one club, one people, united.