Bro Goronwy withdraw from league but will aim to come back stronger

Trophy success has never been far away for Bro Goronwy

Sad news for Anglesey football.

Bro Goronwy have temporarily folded, ruling them out of involvement in the 2021-22 season.

The Moelfre-based club was due to compete in the Tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division, but notified supporters yesterday it had withdrawn from the league.

Club chairman Gareth Parry issued the following statement: “North Wales Coast West League officials have been informed that @BroGoronwyFC will be unfortunately withdrawing from the league and taking a year out to reorganise and come back stronger.”

By the time competitive football returns in July, the vast majority of North Wales clubs will not have played a game in 16 months because of the coronavirus situation.

Times have been tough and one wonders whether Bro Goronwy will be the only withdrawal ahead of the new campaign.

Since the club was reformed in 2003, originally entering the North Gwynedd and Anglesey Sunday League before registering for Saturday football, Bro have enjoyed some tremendous successes.

They have lifted the NWCFA Junior Cup twice, in 2016-17 and 2018-19 (making it three wins in their history), were Anglesey League champions in 2009-10 and 2015-16, landed the Dargie Cup in 2007-08, Megan Cup in 2009-10 and 2015-16, plus the Elias Cup in 2015-16.

Bro were Gwynedd League champions in 2010-11, and their honours list also includes the Thomas and Williams Cup, Bwlch Car Boot Trophy and Bob Owen Memorial Shield.

North Wales Coast West Premier Division new line-up (16 teams)

CPD Aberffraw
Amlwch Town
Bangor 1876
Bodedern Athletic
Gaerwen
Glantraeth
Gwalchmai
Llanberis
Llanrug United
Menai Bridge Tigers
Mynydd Llandegai
Nefyn United
Penrhyndeudraeth
Pentraeth
Pwllheli
Trearddur Bay Bulls.

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