Glantraeth reject promotion to Huws Gray Alliance

Welsh Alliance League Division One winners Glantraeth have rejected promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance according to reports.

The DailyPost say that Warren Gibbs‘ men who had a successful season both in the League and Cup this season have decided that they are to remain in the Welsh Alliance, thus passing on promotion to the second tier.

The decision was made at a meeting this evening involving those who have an involvement with the club.

With the club rejecting promotion, it could open the door for second placed side Llandudno Junction to accept promotion after finishing ahead of 3rd placed Llangefni Town on Goals For after being tired on points and Goal Difference. Glantraeth finished 16 points ahead nearest placed Llandudno Junction and Llangefni Town.

Another possible outcome should Llandudno Junction pass on promotion, could be a reprieve for one of the relegated sides in the Huws Gray Alliance.

With new rules set to come in to place in the 2018/2019 season, Glantraeth would need to require a 250 seater stand in their second season, should they have stayed up if they accepted promotion, but that is not doable due to not owning the land of their home ground.

Glantraeth chairman, speaking to DailyPost Wales as well as addressing those in attendance at the meeting, spoke about the matter.

The club are prepared and do understand that some players may leave the club as they seek the opportunity to play at a higher level. 

“We might be accused of lacking ambition but this is a dilemma that many clubs in the Welsh Alliance are going to have to face in future if they finish in a promotion position.”

We appreciate there will be disappointment after all we have achieved this season. Some of our players will be happy to continue in the Welsh Alliance while others are ambitious to play at a higher level. We respect that and accept that some might leave but I believe the decision we have made is the right one for the club.

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  3. Eric Hall says:

    Not a single word about any attempt being made to resolve the situation – something about which they have known for quite some time.
    Sooner or later, standards will slowly percolate down the leagues as supporters seek a more modern experience than the 1930s muddy fields and windswept open banks, and clubs ought to be looking forward to doing something about improving facilities.
    If they simply throw in the towel at the first little setback then they are doomed to stagnation. The best players will leave and take half of the supporters with them, and in 5 years time the club will have withered away.

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