More heartbreak for Ynys Môn football as second club folds

The beautiful scenery on view at Llandegfan’s ground. The club will be sadly missed

A second Anglesey football club has folded ahead of the 2021-22 season.

CPD Llandegfan announced they are calling it a day for the time being following a committee meeting on Sunday.

The club was due to compete in North Wales Coast West Division One.

Their announcement came three days after Bro Goronwy decided to withdraw from the North Wales Coast West Premier Division because of ‘a need to reorganise and come back stronger’.

Llandegfan’s reason for resigning is down to ‘lack of facilities to match the requirements set by the North Wales Coast FA and the Football Association of Wales’

The villagers, who won their first match in two-and-a-half years with a 2-1 victory at Pentraeth Reserves last season, were re-formed in the Anglesey League for 2017-18 following a three-year absence.

Llandegfan manager Arron Evans said: “Sad news for us as a club as we have decided to fold the club for the time being following a meeting of the committee.

“As we don’t have the facilities required to play in tier five next season we will be unable to carry on as a club at this moment in time.

“We have exhausted every avenue to try and get things back up and running in Llandegfan, but unfortunately the requirements for the league for 2021/22 are beyond what we can achieve in less than two months time.

“Gone are the days when you can just rock up on a weekend and play football now – the FAW are putting more and more pressure on clubs to get facilities up to scratch and we can’t meet their demands in a sustainable way.

“I am absolutely devastated to be writing this as this club means the absolute world and more to me and I and so many others have overcome every obstacle which has stood in our way since 2017. However, this is one obstacle we can’t pass through and we can’t keep being in denial about it.

“I want to thank each and every player and volunteer for their efforts up to now (whether they have only been with us a few months or been here for years), their commitment cannot be faulted at all.

“We would also like to thank anyone from the community who has helped the club also, from sponsors to volunteers on match day – it’s all been massively appreciated.

“It would have been easy to throw in the towel years ago, but we didn’t. We kept going and kept fighting and I’m extremely proud of that.

“It was our belief as a club that we would have our facilities done last year but we were let down by a member of our community who unfortunately did not follow through with a promise he had made to us.

“Maybe someday we’ll be back, who knows? But for the time being this is where the story ends for Llandeg.

“And it’s been a great one – giving some lads who wouldn’t have otherwise had a chance to play the opportunity and watch them grow into great players has been wonderful to witness.

“That first win in two-and-a-half years last season will never be forgotten and was a testament to the hard work put in by all.”

Llandegfan FC honours list

Anglesey League champions – 1937/38 & 1973/74
Dargie Cup winners – 1983/84 & 1992/93
Megan Cup winners – 1937/38, 1947/48, 1977/78 & 1987/88
Elias Cup winners – 1975/76, 1977/78, 1980/81 & 1985/86
SK Williams Challenge Shield winners – 1980/81
NWCFA Junior Cup winners – 1974/75

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