A NEW era has begun at Prestatyn Town after the club’s sale has now been confirmed.

A three-person consortium finalised the deal to take over at the Huws Gray Alliance side on Monday afternoon, and local businessmen Dave Farrall, Neal Colakoglu and cousin Salih have assumed control with immediate effect.

The trio will be aided by former chairman Chris Tipping during the transitional process in an “advisory role”, with CEO Leigh Williams leaving the club.

Mr Farrall will be handling the commercial development and speaking to The Journal’s sports reporter Dean Jones, he outlined ambitious plans for a 3G pitch and new two-storey clubhouse facility as they look to make the club the heartbeat of the community once again.

This also includes a new base that will be used for other social and sporting events, adding that the incoming owners plan to invest between four and five hundred thousand pound to make their dream a reality.

A member from Denbighshire county council is scheduled to visit the Motion Finance Stadium in the coming days to look at the 3G pitch proposal and get the proposal into action.

He said: “We want to get a 3G pitch here to sustain revenue and have events such as walking football, community use and other things throughout the year.

“We know it is not going to happen overnight but we have a firm plan in place, and now everything is confirmed we will be working throughout this week and beyond to make sure that we have a community hub that the Prestatyn people can be proud of.”

Matters on the pitch will be handled by Mr Colakoglu, who plans to invest heavily in improving the current squad in the hope of turning their fortunes around after a summer of unprecedented player movement.

He also confirmed they will continue to develop the Seasiders’ thriving Academy system, with a new women’s team also high on their agenda in the coming months.

The new owners will be speaking to the current squad following their training session on Tuesday, and they will also be sitting down with the joint-management team of Leon Field and Ryan Turner to discuss the best possible way to move the club forward.

“We want to build morale back up and get more people through the gates to enjoy watching Prestatyn Town again,” added Colakoglu.

“Football is my life and whatever it takes financially back to where it belongs then we will do it. We want to stay in the league at the very least this season and then make sure that next summer is a big one and add to the club’s fantastic history.”