Harland & Wolff Welders F.C.

Coordinates: 54°36′59.2″N 5°51′50.1″W / 54.616444°N 5.863917°W / 54.616444; -5.863917
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Harland & Wolff Welders Football & Social Club
Full nameHarland & Wolff Welders Football & Social Club
Nickname(s)The Welders
GroundBlanchflower Park,
ManagerPaul Kee
LeagueNIFL Championship
2022–23NIFL Championship, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Harland & Wolff Welders Football Club is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Championship.


The club, founded in 1965, hails from Belfast and played its home matches at Tillysburn Park in the East of the city. In October 2021 the H&W Welders moved from Tillysburn park into a redevelopment of Blanchflower Park Stadium costing over £5m with 3G pitches and new stands.[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 cranes. Harland & Wolff Welders share a long running rivalry with fellow East Belfast Championship side Dundela. In April 2014 they 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. The club would also have quite a close relationship with Glentoran, with many former Glens players turning out for the club.

The club is currently managed by Irish League stalwart Paul Kee.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Canada CAN Michael Argyrides
2 MF Northern Ireland NIR Lewis Patterson
3 DF Northern Ireland NIR James McCarthy
4 DF Northern Ireland NIR Jason Weatherup
5 DF Northern Ireland NIR Kyle Owens
6 DF Northern Ireland NIR Jack Kinner
7 MF Northern Ireland NIR Jonny Frazer
8 MF Northern Ireland NIR Craig Harris (Captain)
9 FW Northern Ireland NIR Matthew Ferguson
10 FW Northern Ireland NIR Michael McLellan
11 FW Northern Ireland NIR Tiarnan O'Connor
12 MF Northern Ireland NIR Daylen Farren
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Northern Ireland NIR James McClay
15 DF Northern Ireland NIR Dan McMurray
17 MF Northern Ireland NIR Joshua Kee
18 DF Northern Ireland NIR Jamie Glover
19 MF Northern Ireland NIR Oisin Barr
20 MF England ENG Aidan Finnegan
22 DF Northern Ireland NIR Ewan McCoubrey
23 DF Northern Ireland NIR Lewis Barr (On loan from Crusaders)
24 MF Northern Ireland NIR Ronan Wilson
26 GK Turkey TUR Yusuf Mersin
29 FW Northern Ireland NIR David Parkhouse


Intermediate honours[edit]

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

54°36′59.2″N 5°51′50.1″W / 54.616444°N 5.863917°W / 54.616444; -5.863917


  1. ^ "Tillysburn Park, home to Harland & Wolff Welders - Football Ground Map". www.footballgroundmap.com. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ Fullerton, Gareth (14 February 2020). "Harland and Wolff Welders new stadium project building momentum". BelfastLive. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "weldersfc". weldersfc. Retrieved 6 May 2019.