Trearddur Bay are reintroducing a men’s team as part of exciting plans to relaunch the village football club.
The rebrand will see Trearddur Bay Juniors, Trearddur Bay Ladies and Trearddur Bay United amalgamate under the one name of Trearddur Bay Football Club,
A new badge will be produced incorporating some of the juniors’ crest with the old Trearddur Bay United one.
The men’s side have already appointed a new first team manager in the experienced Nick Dumbarton, a man with a rich background in Anglesey football.
Under their last name of Trearddur Bay Bulls – a joint enterprise with the former Bryngwran Bulls – the men’s team resigned before the current 2021-22 season, but vowed to return for 2022-23.
Football teams representing Trearddur Bay have been around for countless years, but the club in its present form and with the majority of its present committee on board was born in 1989.
The newest incursion of Trearddur Bay FC formed as a Saturday football club in 2008.
They won a magnificent 12 trophies before reluctantly deciding to resign from the Welsh Alliance League for the 2018/19 season due to a player shortage.
In 2019-20, Bay joined forces with promoted Anglesey League champions Bryngwran Bulls and became members of the Gwynedd League, finishing fourth in a shortened debut season due to Covid.
After the 2020-21 campaign was cancelled due to the pandemic, Trearddur Bay Bulls were set to participate in the new tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division this term, but difficulties in forming a competitive squad in the summer led to the club temporarily calling it a day.
Now they are planning a return, having applied to re-enter the senior men’s team into the North Wales Coast West League as Trearddur Bay Football Club.
Club secretary Chris Davies said: “We’ve been having discussions with potential managers over the last couple of months and we are pleased to announce that Nick Dumbarton will be our first team manager when we kick off the new season.
“Nick currently coaches our under-15’s side, so fits perfectly into the criteria we were looking for. We want our youth section to grow and have a clear route to the senior men’s team once they reach 16.
“Nick has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all levels of football. His playing career saw him play for Amlwch Town, Holyhead Hotspur and Trearddur Bay United. He spent his youth years at Trearddur Bay so to have him back with us is great news.
“He holds the UEFA B coaching license and again has coached at youth and senior level. He has also coached Holyhead Hotspur youth and at the Bangor City academy.
“Seniors-wise Nick was assistant-manager for Hotspur’s first team and also coached their reserves.
On his appointment, Dumbarton said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of starting a new side from the beginning and bringing my ideas and those that will be alongside me into practice. Blending youth with experience that will support the growth of the club and promote consistency for the future.
“I played the majority of my youth football with Trearddur Bay before playing for the senior side and then moving on to Holyhead Hotspur where I spent 14 years.
“As a coach and a player I have learnt a lot from those that I have worked alongside and under, gaining experience and knowledge along the way.
“This opportunity will be both exciting and challenging and I’m really looking forward to getting a pre-season underway.”
Chairman Davies added: “Nick is also looking at bringing a couple more coaches on board with him, so we look forward to the confirmation of these.
“We would like to welcome Nick to the club and we look forward to working with him.”