Mid-Wales champions Rhayader Town resign from the Cymru Alliance

Spar Mid Wales Division One Champions Rhayader Town have announced their resignation from the Huws Gray Alliance after winning promotion to the league last season. 

The club enjoyed a successful season by not only winning the third tier Mid Wales league but securing an FAW licence to play in the second tier Cymru Alliance.

Rhayader have explained their resignation is due to being unable to raise a team in relation to the long distances the club would have to travel as the most southernly team on the Cymru Alliance map.

The official club statement released on the club’s Twitter feed which is apologetic to each club involved in what could mean a fifteen team Cymru Alliance next season as the league only list fifteen teams in

A statement from the Huws Gray Alliance league reaffirmed the reason behind the resignation as failure to raise a team.

“Rhayader have informed the Huws Gray Alliance that they are resigning from the league due to their .failure to raise a team to for the 2017/18 season.”

The club had been on the look out for a new manager to guide the club through the second tier of Welsh football but now the new manager will have a different task of managing a team in a new division.

It is unclear where the Red Kites will compete in the Welsh pyramid as of yet, but Rhayader have assured the football club will continue to run during the 17/18 season.

(Featured Image: Rhayader Town FC)

2 thoughts on “Mid-Wales champions Rhayader Town resign from the Cymru Alliance”

  1. Eric Hall says:

    This isn’t the first time either.
    They did exactly the same the year that they were relegated from the Welsh Premier League too.

  2. Jasper6 says:

    Withdrawing from the Huws Gray Alliance a fortnight before the start of the season shows an appalling disregard for the league’s management and clubs.

    The reason given, that Rhayader could not raise a team as some of them did not like the idea of travelling long distances, is inexplicable given that the club knew this when they were promoted as Mid Wales League champions at the end of last season.

    Of course, as has been pointed out, they have previous in this situation.

    The remaining sides now have to face a 28 fixture season, which means that those members of the Huws Gray Alliance that exit cups at an early stage will be staring at a number of blank Saturdays and an early end to the season unless the weather intervenes. In addition, another club from the Mid Wales League have been denied the opportunity of promotion.

    In response to Rhayader’s statement that they intend to field a team at an unspecified level of the Welsh Pyramid this season, I can only comment that it is just as well the second tier of Welsh football does not apply a “fit and proper person” test.

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