Meliden FC have announced club secretary Peter Evans has decided to step down with immediate affect due to increasing work commitments.
Evans is a former long-serving Meliden player who has also been manager of the club.
Club chairman Steve Boyle said: “Peter phoned me this afternoon to inform me of his decision to step down from his role at the club which was met with total surprise from myself due to the future plans we spoke of over the weekend.
“After a lengthy chat I completely understand why he’s had to make this decision and I know it wasn’t a decision he has made lightly. On behalf of everyone at the club we would like the place our thanks on record to Peter for everything he has done on and off the pitch and we look forward to giving him a warm welcome at The Mine when football returns.”
Evans, 41, first made his name as a dynamic midfielder at Prestatyn Town in the late 1990’s and into the 2000’s, representing the club in the Clwyd League and Welsh Alliance.
He won the Clwyd League treble in 1998-99 and in 2005/06 was part of the invincible Seasiders squad which scooped the Welsh Alliance title in a canter, going unbeaten all season over 30 matches.
Evans remained at the club for its first season in the Cymru Alliance (2006-07) but then moved on before Town won the tier-two championship and progressed to spend eight campaigns in the top flight Welsh Premier.
He went on to become a star player at Meliden and in 2012-13 earned a place in the North Wales Coast squad which represented Wales in the UEFA Regions Cup in Macedonia.
Under coach Chris Morrell, the Coast earned Wales’ first-ever point in the competition, narrowly losing their other two matches.
Evans has remained loyal to Meliden, taking over as first team manager in 2018 before becoming club secretary.