Chairman’s Report – October

It’s been a hard return to football but, despite the results on the pitch, we are making headway off it. Off the pitch the bar is open, and the selection of food and drinks has increased and improved in some areas. Our prices are competitive against the local pubs but is exclusive to fans and members only. We have BT Sports on the screens, and we will be showing as many games as possible through the season.

We’ve attempted to restart the sports and social club but had no volunteers to form a committee. If anyone is keen to help and wants to volunteer their time to rebuilding the sports and social club, please let us know.

On the field its been a little difficult. Niall McGuinness came in and started well but the results were not going his way and he resigned. We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for all his efforts. Along with Niall leaving, several players were also released, and we are currently looking at bolstering the squad in the next transfer window. We would like to thank those players for their efforts and all the best for the future.

The league is extremely competitive and only getting stronger by the season. Although (at the time of writing) we’re not adrift from the others, its getting harder to stay in the hunt. The alarm bells aren’t ringing yet but things on the pitch need to change and fast if we are to remain n the top tier of Welsh football.

The academy is the strongest its been in many years. The Elite Development Squad (EDS) are showing the way with some outstanding performances against senior men’s competition and holding their own. Some of the young players are showing their true potential and getting the odd call up to the first team, and a few have started a league game.
We recently hosted a few games for Gresford, Penycae and Cefn Albion are back playing and its great to see the local teams making use of our facilities. We are in the middle of a plan to reach out to local schools and promoting the academy and club to a younger audience and community.

The hard work has started.