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Football: Mystery surrounds North Wales Coast FA walkouts

MYSTERY surrounds an apparent walkout by up to eight officials at the North Wales Coast FA which has left just two committee members at the helm.

The association – which has roles in the administration of the Welsh Premier League, Welsh Alliance and Cymru Alliance among others, felt forced to respond via their own website to ‘malicious rumours’ that had allegedly been circling regarding the handling of its finances.

The statement confirms that despite reports to the contrary the league is solvent and that ‘quite possibly, the combined figures exceed those given at the AGM in July.’

Nevertheless this has not prevented a mass walkout that has left the league without a president, deputy president, general secretary, treasurer, registrations officer, disciplinary, welfare and development officers and struggling to form a quorum of officers to run the association.

League patron Ken Davies of Holywell turned down the opportunity to clear up the complicated matter once and for all when approached this week by the Chronicle.

The statement on the North Wales Coast FA website goes on to declare that ‘defamatory’ and ‘deeply hurtful’ allegations had been made to top officials and their families.

Davies and Llandegfan-based competition and referees official Alun Foulkes have now begun their search to find replacements for the recently-departed officers.

Former general secretary and now Football Association of Wales (FAW) vice-president Trefor Lloyd Hughes, of Holyhead, has now been asked to step in as co-ordinator.