Bellevue FC win the 2019 Community Cup!

March 17, 2019

The Wrexham Community Cup this year saw Bellevue FC take on the Wrexham DSA All Stars, managed by Wrexham DSA's Steve Gilbert and local poet Evrah Rose, the team featured high profile players, both past and present in a mixed age, mixed gender and mixed ability team.

Bellevue FC ran out 5-3 winners against the All Stars in a fantastic game.

You can read the full match report by clicking the link below.

Arfon Jones Trophy!

October 19, 2018

The Arfon Jones Trophy was the culmination of Hate Crime Awareness Week in Wrexham, organised by North Wales Police, Show Racism the Red Card and Bellevue FC, the 6-a-side tournament saw teams coming together from all across Wrexham to fight for the cup, but also to promote this important message.

The draw for the first round was picked by Steve Gilbert from Wrexham DSA and Cllr. Gwenfair Jones just before the first kick off at 2pm. The draw saw Belllevue FC draw their second team, Bellevue Against Hate Crime in what was likely to be a closely contested game. The Albion, formed from North East Wales League newcomers Borras Albion FC drew Wrexham Enterprise Hub and Glyndwr University School of Creative Arts were unlucky to be drawn against tournament favourites, Wrexham Fans FC. Due to a last minute cancellation, this left Wrexham Inclusion FC with an automatic place in the semi-finals.

Wrexham Fans FC showed no mercy in the first round, brushing a spirited School of Creative Arts aside with an 8-0 victory, while the pace of The Albion was too much for Wrexham Enterprise Hub as they fell to a 5-0 defeat. The two Bellevue teams did not disappoint as Bellevue Against Hate Crime went 3-0 up before Bellevue FC brought the scoreline to 3-2. The last five minutes were a real end to end affair with both teams battling hard, but Bellevue Against Hate Crime made their chances count to claim the victory 5-3.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones and Show Racism the Red Card's Eryl Jones drew the semi-final which saw The Albion drawn against Wrexham Fans FC and an all inclusion derby with Bellevue Against Hate Crime drawn against Wrexham Inclusion FC.

Both games saw controversy, with referee Nathan Hauton disallowing a goal for Wrexham Fans which could have saved their place in the tournament, but The Albion played brilliantly to secure a 2-1 victory and a place in the final. On the other pitch, referee Toni Hughes allowed a goal that Wrexham Inclusion FC thought should be chalked off, leading to a player from each team being sent off amid the protests. Despite this, Bellevue Against Hate Crime scored two well worked goals to put the game beyong doubt and secure a 4-1 victory.

The final between The Albion and Bellevue Against Hate Crime saw Belllevue's captain starting from the bench due to his red card in the previous round, but Bellevue put the pressure on early and were rewarded with a two goal lead. The Albion played well across the pitch and Bellevue's furious pace was likely to see a tired last ten minutes, when The Albion pulled one back and started to get a foothold in the match. Bellevue's manager, Jimmy Wright then made the bold move of substituting their top goalscorer, but the move paid off with a third goal for Bellevue Against Hate Crime. The last few minutes were intense, with free flowing chances at both ends for the North East Wales League teams, but both keepers played their parts and the game ended 3-1 to Bellevue Against Hate Crime.

The trophy was presented to the team by Arfon Jones at full time.

Citizens of the World

July 09, 2018

Bellevue Football Club are proud to announce the start of a new partnership with Citizens of the World, a project championed by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

 

A researcher from Lord Roberts’ office, Mark Lavender, first came across Bellevue FC and some of the stories behind our team, after a chance encounter with North East Wales Football League Secretary, Nicola Beech. Following their talk, Mark took the story of Bellevue back to Lord Roberts in London and a meeting was set up in parliament a couple of weeks later.

 

Club Secretary Delwyn Derrick, accompanied by Nicola Beech and Bellevue player Nebas Amin, travelled to London on 10th July in order to meet Lord Roberts and Mark in person to discuss if there was any scope for cooperation between the two organisations.

 

Following one of the more interesting cups of tea they will ever have, on the Lords terrace no less, the group easily found common ground and were able to start putting forward a plan of collaboration between the projects that will hopefully work out mutually beneficial and lead to greater success for both organisations in combating inequality and hate crime.

 

Lord Roberts - “I am thoroughly delighted that the Bellevue FC has agreed to be our first ‘Citizens of the World’ supporting football club, with their fine record of supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in North Wales. We have a Citizens of the World choir welcoming more than 20 nationalities from some of the most vulnerable parts of the world and it will be great to have Bellevue leading the way in the world of football and other sports, in the same way we have done through music. My hope is that other clubs will follow their example.”

 

Delwyn Derrick – “It was a brilliant day with Lord Roberts and with Mark. We spent our first season focusing on surviving as a club in a very competitive and demanding league. By making connections with organisations like Citizens of the World, we are able to use various activities to try and improve people’s lives and together I am confident that we can stop surviving and start thriving. Hopefully this will be the start of some really good times ahead.”

Wrexham is the Name

June 29, 2018

Wrexham is the Name is a new exhibition at Ty Pawb in Wrexham. Six artists were commissioned to create six souvenirs depicting stories and people from Wrexham who make a real difference in our town. A Wrexham born artist called Martha Todd, who is now based in London, was inspired by the story of Bellevue FC and chose our team as the basis for her project.

Representatives from Bellevue attended the opening day on Saturday 30th June to see the work Martha had created. The ceramic bottle and accompanying cups represent the importance of water in sport and individual people from the club. Each item has 'One People', part of our club motto, printed in different languages along the bottom and they are all languages you can hear at Bellevue FC.

The club consider it an honour to be recognised and represented this way in the exhibit and even more honoured that Martha saw something at the club that made her want to join our little family.

What a Season!

May 07, 2018

Bellevue FC's season ended on Sunday 6th May at Penyffordd. We didn't win the league, truth be told, we didn't win a game in the league, but the potential of the team was clear to see! Some strong performances saw Bellevue FC lifting the community cup, winning a few in-season friendlies and even earning our first ever point in a hard fought draw against fourth place Acton FC.

This season was always going to be about building and we feel that we have built a strong foundation to be the jumping off point for next season. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this season happen and supported us throughout, many thanks to all the players for turning up week after week despite results and a massive thanks to all our sponsors for getting us to this point!

Bellevue Win Wrexham Community Cup 2018

February 24, 2018

Bellevue Football Club won the first Wrexham Community Cup in a tough match against Wrexham Inclusion Football Club. Bellevue were pushed all the way and the game eventually came down to spot kicks to decide where the silverware would end up.

A full match breakdown, written by Dave Jones, Bellevue manager Delwyn Derrick and Wrexham Inclusion manager Carl Austin, can be found on the Daily Post website:

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