Colwyn Bay chairman Tichiner rules out move to Welsh pyramid system
Colwyn Bay’s club chairman Dave Tichiner has ruled out the possibility of the club leaving the Evo Stik North League to take up a place in Wales’ pyramid system.
A recent poll was conducted on social media by the club’s official Twitter feed at the request of the chairman in which 55% voted for the club to consider a switch to the Welsh Leagues.
The Conwy based side have come up against a number of Welsh Premier League sides this pre-season where they’ve lost in each game, losing 2-0 to Llandudno, 2-1 to Bangor City and most recently losing 7-3 to Connah’s Quay Nomads. The Seagulls will also come up in a friendly against recently relegated side Airbus UK.
Tichiner who spoke to the official Colwyn Bay website said that despite the reaction on social media, any possible move would have to be discussed with those involved with the club.
“As chairman and majority shareholder at Colwyn Bay Football Club, I am personally responsible for financially keeping the club afloat.
“The club knew this would provoke a large response, with over 1,000 followers voting on the poll. If anything, this has provided the club with some well-needed publicity and shows our social media platforms are a great way of communicating with our fan base and beyond.
“Any serious decisions in the future that might directly affect the club and its supporters would be discussed with and voted on by our true supporters only, i.e. our shareholders, season ticket holders and those who regularly attend matches.
“The board of directors and I thank all those who have contacted us directly to provide their feedback and we assure you we are looking forward to the team’s continuation playing in the English Pyramid.”
The club originally had the chance to join the Welsh Premier League in it’s early inception back in 1991 but chose to continue playing their competitive football in the Northern Premier League.
The highest the club has ever been in England is when they won promotion to the Conference North back in 2011 but after four seasons they were relegated from the sixth tier of English football, before suffering a consecutive relegation the season after.
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