In here you will find details of the club's early history up to the outbreak of World War Two.
Many teams took their name from the day their league played, the most famous being Sheffield Wednesday and also in Wales, Abergavenny Thursdays.
So it was that Prestatyn Thursdays held their own in the Flintshire Midweek League and enjoyed reasonable success in the local cup competitions, the most prestigious being the Easter Cup which was a knockout tournament organised by Rhyl FC and played over the holiday weekend.
In 1906/07 season Rhyl St Anne's had beaten Thursdays in the first round of the Easter Cup but the following year the Prestatyn team were fired up for revenge and their finest eleven took to the field with high hopes of success. Lining up for the competition were H Roberts, T Brooks, L Watts, D Davies, J Roberts, J Parry, J Roberts, J Littler, Percy Hughes, W Davies and teenager A Coward whose father was a regular with the United team.
The 1907/08 Easter Cup drew some of the top teams in North Wales football and Colwyn Bay were put to the sword in the first round by 3-1. Next up were fierce rivals Meliden who were edged out 1-0 then a third round bye saw Thursdays paired with Rhyl St Anne's at the semi-final stage. In what was reported at the time as an exciting encounter.
Prestatyn won 3-1 and in the final, Abergele were beaten 2-0 to give Thursdays the cup while Coward - the youngest player on the field - was given the Man of the Match award.
Mascot that day was Charlie Parnell who later played a prominent role in Prestatyn's football history and for more on him go to the Legends section in the index.
To give an idea of just how big a deal this victory was at the time the Prestatyn Weekly reported that the "whole town lined the streets to greet the team with the young hero Coward carried on his team-mates shoulders while holding the cup aloft to the accompaniment of many a lusty song and cheer."
Thursdays were finalists in the Easter Cup again the following year (1908/09) but despite huge interest in whether they could retain the trophy, it was not to be as they were edged out in the final in controversial circumstances,.
Up to the final Thursdays had played "consistently and at times brilliantly" according to the Weekly. In the first round Ruthin were beaten 1-0, Llanrwst were next up and despatched 2-1 then Llandudno fell by the same score to set Thursdays up for a semi-final clash with Rhyl Church Guild who were duly beaten 2-0.
In the final against Rhyl Grange there was nothing to separate the rivals and with the score at 0-0 with minutes to play, extra time seemed inevitable. But astonishingly the referee added 10 minutes of injury time in which Rhyl scored the only game to the disgust of the Thursdays team and supporters.
Once again the Prestatyn Weekly reporter waxed lyrical about the defeat: "To my mind nothing can be said about the extenuation of such an inglorious display. Tis true the Thursdays were holding their own with their ultimate conquerors right up to time, it was the extra ten minutes that proved their undoing."
We can be fairly certain that the club did not play in an organised league during 1909/10 as nothing appears in the press until the March 19th edition of the Prestatyn Weekly when the following leader piece appeared:
"Little if anything has been heard of local football and further, even less of the generally much talked about Easter Cup competition.
"In the past, the chief topic opf football conversation has been the Easter competition but up to now no arrangements whatsoever have been made for Prestatyn to be represented. Surely, even if football is on the wane locally, a most capable side can be got together, strong enough in my opinion to maintain the standard of play set up by former elevens.
"Enthusiasts! Now is the time if we are to add to the prestige of Prestatyn's footballers!"
The author went on to suggest his own starting eleven and his words must have galvanised someone into action as the following week a short piece appeared in the Weekly confirming Prestatyn's appearance in the Easter Cup. However, for some reason, no reports of the how the team fared in the competition were printed and there was no mention of Prestatyn's football team again until the September 10th edition of the Weekly when a paragraph appeared announcing an event was to change the whole course of the resort's sporting history.
The piece called for interested parties to attend a public meeting at 8.30pm on Tuesday September 13th in the Parish Church Room when the subject up for discussion would be the formation of a properly organised football club to represent the town of Prestatyn.