North East Wales League Champions Sychdyn forced to fold

North East Wales Football League (NEWFL) club CPD Sychdyn have today announced that they will not compete in the feeder league competition in the 2017/18 season due to promotion being unbelievable.

Following their outstanding campaign last season which saw them only lose 2 games and lift the league title, the club released a statement on twitter this morning detailing why they won’t compete.

“It’s a decision hasn’t been taken lightly and one that sadly brings an end to our time as a football club in the North East Wales Football League” The coach Shaun Antrobus wrote as an introduction to the statement.

“The club can no longer achieve both mine (Shaun) and the teams ultimate aim of gaining promotion due to the fact upgrades to our pitch are no longer possible with the lease of the pitch coming to an end in October 2018”  

The club also tried to obtain the use of Northop Hall Pavilion in order to gain promotion to the Welsh National League Division 1 but were denied the opportunity to do so, this ground will be used by Flint Mountain of the NEWFL for their first time this season however.

Antrobus went on to say thank you to the club secretary Geraint Jones “who has been with the club for over 20 years and has without a doubt been the glue that’s held the club together”

Players of past and present were given a special mention too ” winning the league and cup double last year was down to your hard work and dedication and would’t have happened without each and every one of you”

The statement concluded by thanking the fans, “I hope we made you proud”  being a suitable end to the announcement, with it being that Sychdyn hadn’t won a trophy for decades prior to the 16/17 season.

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Sychdyn’s departure from the league  means that 17 teams are now scheduled to compete in the North East Wales Football League, the fixtures for the opening round of the competition on Tuesday 8th August were announced on Monday evening.

Shaun Antronus has since taken the managerial role of Reserve Team manager at Hawarden Rangers.

Read the full statement here:

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