Caernarfon Town to appeal against decision

Caernarfon Town will appeal against the decision by the Football Association of Wales to not award them the UEFA Licence.

As it stands, the Canaries will not be able to compete in the UEFA Europa League play-offs at the end of the regular season.

Other than Llanelli Town who failed to obtain the Tier One Licence, Caernarfon Town were the only side not to receive the UEFA Licence. The Gwynedd club have however obtained the Tier One Licence which will ensure Welsh Premier League football for the club for another season.

A club statement read on CaernarfonTownFC.co.uk: “Unfortunately, we have not, at this stage, been awarded the UEFA Licence but can confirm that we will be appealing the decision within the ten-day window available to do so.

“We can assure all our stakeholders that gaining the UEFA Licence has been a priority of ours this season and we are working hard to secure it during the present process.

“It is extremely important that we make the adjustments required to gain the licence in a professional manner that will benefit the club for the long term, and not just for the present, and we are very close to achieving this goal.

“Our first team has already secured a Europa League Play-off spot and we are confident that our appeal for the UEFA Licence will be successful.”

Should Caernarfon fail to obtain the UEFA Licence, instead, the highest ranked team nearest Caernarfon would qualify for the play-off final.

On the pitch, Caernarfon Town improved their league position by beating Welsh Premier League title hopefuls Connah’s Quay Nomads thanks to a first-half goal from Gareth Evans.

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