Colwyn Bay to begin in FAW Championship after return from exile

Colwyn Bay will begin life in the second tier of Welsh football after the Football Association of Wales approved of their switch.

The Seasiders are ending a 34-year exile from the Welsh pyramid system after voting on a return.

They will be one of the 17 teams who will take part in the FAW Championship. The League has been given permission to run with one extra team, compared to the South Walian format.

Colwyn Bay will enter at Round One of the JD Welsh Cup and will be participants in next season’s Nathaniel MG Cup.

Colwyn already have participated in the FAW Youth Cup and have a Reserve Team in the Welsh Alliance League. 

They’ve been playing their senior club football in England since the 1984/1985 season. 

The first and second tier of Welsh football will be governed by the Football Association of Wales. 

“Everybody is delighted. It is what we hoped for.” said the director of football Neil Coverley to BBC Wales Sport.

Manager Craig Hogg who had previously worked as Assistant Manager at Llandudno recently penned a five-year contract with the club. 

Their last scheduled fixture in the English pyramid fixture is a home tie against Leek Town.

(Featured Image: Jonathan Wilkins)

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