Prestatyn Town have failed in their first attempt to retain the licence needed to compete in the Cymru North next season – but confirm they will appeal against the rejection.
The three-time Cymru Alliance/North champions had a difficult 2021-22 season under a brand new management team and group of players, but managed to avoid relegation.
Today the Seasiders discovered their application for a Tier 2 licence had been turned down by the FAW.
The decision is believed to centre around the appointment of a permanent manager.
Chairman Jamie Welsh said: “Prestatyn have reviewed the failure notice of which we believe the two minor issues can be rectified before the appeal hearing.”
An FAW statement said: “The FAW Tier 2 First Instance Body have met to consider the Tier 2 Licensing Applications for the 2022/23 season.
“The Panel assessed 57 applicants for the Tier 2 Certification and clubs were assessed against a number of infrastructure and personnel criteria.
“FAW Tier 2 Licensing is a mandatory requirement for clubs to participate at Tier 2 of the Welsh Football Pyramid for the 2022/23 season.
“Following today’s meeting, the independent First Instance Body decided on the following:
Existing Tier 2 Clubs:
Airbus UK Broughton
Airbus UK Broughton have been promoted to the Tier 1 Cymru Premier, while Llangefni Town and Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant were this season relegated from the Tier 2 Cymru North.
Existing Tier 3 Clubs:
Granted Tier 2 Licence (7)
Ardal North East and West champions respectively, Chirk AAA and Mold Alexandra, are promoted to the Cymru North, while Caersws (East runners-up) will meet either Porthmadog or Denbigh Town (West) in an Ardal Northern promotion play-off.
Cefn Albion have confirmed they will appeal.
In a statement on social media, the club said: “Today we have received confirmation from the FAW which confirms that CAFC has been refused the Tier 2 License for the 22/23 season. The refusal reason is minor and we are confident that it will be rectified on appeal.”
Llay Miners Welfare
All clubs have the right of appeal, within 10 days as of the decision of the First Instance Body, in accordance with FAW Rule 43.2.3.