Cardiff Grange Quins

Grange QuinsGRANGE Harlequins joined Welsh League Division Three in 1993/4 and enjoyed a rapid rise up the Welsh Pyramid.
Runners-up in their first season, they were promoted to the second division and won the title in 1995/6, although they were helped by an eight point deduction for rivals Pontardawe Town.
But the club were relegated in 1999, changing their name to Portos Grange Harlequins.
After four years in the second flight, they won promotion back to Division One in 2002/3 as runners-up, although only on goal difference, and after finishing third in 2003/4, finally achieved their ambition of Welsh Premier football in 2005.
Quins played their first season ever in the top flight at the soulless Cardiff Athletics Stadium, known as Leckwith, which was also home to Inter Cardiff during some of their Welsh Premier days.
Cardiff Grange Quins
Cardiff Grange Quins spent just one troubled season in the top flight.
Despite being registered as Grange Harlequins, the Welsh Premier new boys used the name Cardiff to precede their title to help people away from the capital to identify with them.
The debut season soon ran into difficulties after an encouraging start which saw them win their first two games in the Loosemores Challenge Cup and their first Welsh Premier fixture, at home to Caernarfon Town.
A promised sponsorship deal from a Cardiff-based cleaning company failed to materialise and, with little or no money for wages, manager Paul Giles departed along with the majority of the senior players.
Assistant Mel Camilleri stepped up into the hot seat for only a few days followed by Gary Proctor (who never took charge of a game), before the club turned to third team manager Steven May, assisted by former Cardiff City player Andy Gorman.
Using mainly youth team players and playing out the season on an amateur basis, Quins spent the whole of the rest of the campaign at the bottom of the table and never looked either likely or willing to retain their Welsh Premier status.
Over the new few years the club fell down the Welsh League into Division 3 and sadly resigned from the competition in March 2015.

Club histories and stats based on information compiled by David Rapson.