Llanelli Town promoted to Welsh Premier League after successful licence appeal

Llanelli Town will join the JD Welsh Premier League next season after seeing their appeal accepted.

The Reds had initially failed the FAW Domestic Licence, but after a meeting of the FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body today, Llanelli have been granted the Tier 1 Licence.

For clubs to be awarded a Tier 1 Licence, they must satisfy the following criteria: Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel, Legal and Financial.

The Reds last featured in Wales’ top-flight league in the 2012/13 season, when they finished 11th and were subsequently relegated.

However, Andy Hill’s men have bounced back, winning promotion from the Welsh Football League Divisions Two and Three, and they sealed the Division One last weekend with a 3-1 victory against Port Talbot Town.

The Reds have enjoyed a successful season in the Welsh Football League’s top echelon, winning 22 of their 28 games to date, scoring 81 goals in the process.

The Stebonheath side will be joined by Cymru Alliance winners Caernarfon Town, in replacing relegated Prestatyn Town and Bangor City, who were today refused a Tier 1 Licence.

(Featured image: Lewis Mitchell)

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