Great news on the licence front for North Wales women’s teams – and an even bigger boost for Nomads!

Connah’s Quay Nomads women can play home matches at Deeside Stadium from next season

All eight Adran North/South women’s teams which failed to secure a Tier 2 licence at the first time of asking have been successful on appeal – and the news means an added bonus for Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Bethel, Caldicot Town, Cardiff Bluebelles, Cascade YC, Nomads, Llanfair United, CPD Pwllheli and Wrexham AFC Women all got the go ahead today to continue competing on the second rung of the women’s Welsh football pyramid in 2022/23.

For Nomads, there was a double boost as the club also announced it’s ladies will play home games at Deeside Stadium next season.

A club statement said: “The application for our Adran North 2022/23 license was rejected back in April but we came together as a club to rectify the issues and meet the requirements for the criteria.

“The licensing system seeks to develop and improve the quality of football clubs in Wales and to say we are now successful is undoubtedly a huge step for our women’s team.

“A special mention goes to our women’s secretary Jade Owens who has worked incredibly hard ever since our first application was refused, to ensure we met the criteria and retain our Adran North status.

“We are delighted to announce that the decision now means our women’s side will play their home fixtures at Deeside Stadium, the home of our men’s first team, in order to show equality and solidarity between both sides.

“With the fixtures now being played at Deeside, everyone involved with our women’s team are able to have closer links with Coleg Cambria which will include a several number of benefits for The Nomads throughout next season.

“These benefits will include established relationships between individuals from both Coleg Cambria and The Nomads as well as promotion of the women’s game.

“We are also now able to hold an increased capacity for supporters of our women’s side with 420 seats available for those who wish to attend the fixtures for next season whether that be in the Genero Adran North, Cup competitions or friendly fixtures.

“We will be allowing free entry to these matchday fixtures for girls who are wearing their grassroots kit throughout the entirety of the 2022/23 season. Additional details will be announced further down the line in regards to general admission matchday fees.”

This season, Quay have still to face Llandudno Ladies in the NEWFA Cup final on Sunday 15th May at the Memorial Playing Fields in Ruthin with a 12 pm scheduled kick off time.

Today’s announcement…..

The independent Club Licensing Appeals Body met today (5 May) to consider the appeals as a result of the First Instance Body decisions on April 7 for participation in the Genero Adran North and South.  

The independent Appeals Body considered appeals from the following clubs, all of which were successful with their respective appeals:

Adran North licences secured for 2022/23 season
Airbus UK Broughton
CPDM Bangor 1876
Bethel
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Llandudno
Llanfair United
CPD Y Rhyl 1879
CPD Pwllheli
Wrexham

Denbigh Town have been relegated and CPD Y Rhyl 1879 will come up to replace them.

Regardless of whether they finish up North Wales Women’s League champions, 1879 will definitely claim a top-two spot, which is sufficient to earn promotion.

Their only rivals for the North Wales title, NFA, have not applied to go up.

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