THREE reasons why Barry Town United are WPL ready
Barry Town United were flag bearers of the Welsh Premier League before their decline over the last decade, they’ve won the second most titles and represented the league in Europe.
Off the field though, the club saw themselves placed in Division Three due to a dispute with then owner Stuart Lovering, the club now sits in Division One and are owned by the fans. Things are looking up for Barry
Barry’s recent cup-runs are an indication of what they would have to offer in the Welsh Premier League.
Their Welsh Cup run whilst up against board problems, showed a sign of unity at the club and it is that unity that has seen them achieve multiple promotions. They gave a good account of themselves against The New Saints, going ahead at one stage.
By beating Premier League sides Cardiff Met and Carmarthen Town, it shows that they can compete with the elite of this country.
A GOOD CROWD
Jenner Park has seen some high crowds, whether it’s in the Welsh Cup, a pre-season friendly or a league fixture. By having a club with such support, would show that there is an interest in the Welsh Premier League and that having a strong core fan base would bring more attention to the league and the club itself.
Jenner Park has a 3G pitch which ensures that most games are on in the Barry area, this can bring more fans in as parks games are called off due to bad weather.
A QUALITY SQUAD
Barry’s squad boasts a lot of quality, both with Welsh Premier League experience, experience throughout the Welsh Leagues and players from professional sides who played in the youth leagues.
Tyrelle Webbe plays for Wales at Futsal level as well as turning out for Barry, which shows that Barry can boast international class. Manager Gavin Chesterfield also works closely with the Wales youth squads.
Drew Fahiya, a former Premier League player with Port Talbot, has been amongst the goals this season and scored against The New Saints last season.