Llanfairpwll and Trearddur Bay withdraw from Welsh Alliance League

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The Welsh Alliance League accepted Llanfairpwll’s resignation earlier today.

Llanfairpwll are to continue playing, but for Trearddur Bay United they will take a break from first-team football.  Both Welsh Alliance League teams will operate with a fifteen team league until notice.

Llanfairpwll were scheduled to play new boys Holyhead Town at home, whilst Trearddur Bay were scheduled to play Mynydd Llandegai. Trearddur were also scheduled to play in the JD Welsh Cup Round One Qualifying against Meliden.

Llanfairpwll withdrew from the league having failed to find a new First Team Manager. They have since joined the Anglesey League, under the leadership of Steve Hughes. Hughes will be assisted by coach Spud Thomas.

“It is with great regret that we have had to resign from the Welsh Alliance League. Unfortunately, despite applicants and many enquiries, the club have been unable to appoint a new manager to continue in this league. ” said a statement from CPD Llanfairpwll.

The club was one of the founding teams in the Welsh Alliance League and spent 16 years there, before a nine-year spell in the Cymru Alliance. They were relegated back to the Welsh Alliance League back in 2010, suffering relegation to the fourth tier in 2012.

Trearddur Bay joined the Welsh Alliance League back in 2013, finishing third for two consecutive seasons. In 2015/2016, they were crowned the Champions of the Welsh Alliance League, before 7th and 14th place finishes.

“It is with great regret we can confirm that Trearddur Bay United will not have a team in the Welsh Alliance this season.” said a statement from Trearddur Bay.

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“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved at this small village club. We have come from the first division of the old Sunday league to where we are today relatively quickly, and sometimes your success on the field is your downfall off it.

We would like to thank all the players that had signed and stayed loyal to us and by making this decision earlier rather than later we hope you have enough time to find a club to play your football.

Although this is a setback for the club it is not all doom and gloom, we are still working on an exciting project off the field and we are going to be putting things in place to return stronger than ever when ready.”

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One thought on “Llanfairpwll and Trearddur Bay withdraw from Welsh Alliance League”

  1. Trevor Green says:

    Running a club in the most underfunded system in Europe gets ever harder as a group of aging volunteers try to keep clubs afloat . Whilst others get 100% grants and actual assistance we get fines for bookings and disciplinary action if we complain about anything. In Soligorsk last week it was eye watering to see the facilities PROVIDED by the Belarusian FA and Government.

    Standing in Shakhtyor’s training base looking at the two full size immaculate grass pitches set in clearings in a pine forest with a frange of offices,restaurants meeting rooms and a fully equipped gym overlooking, (all provided free of charge by their FA ) it made me realise just what a small nation we actually are , and how far above our weight we fight just to be there.

    People have loved these two clubs and fought to keep them afloat. I hope they return soon.

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